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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Farmers market roundup: June 7-13

UPDATE: The Ballston market is now under management by FreshFarm Markets and will open June 28.

Fast on the heels of last week’s arrival of blueberries and raspberries are this week’s cherries. You’ll find them at Thursday’s FreshFarm Market by the White House, Saturday’s 14th & U Farmers Market, Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring, Sunday’s FreshFarm Market at Dupont Circle, Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market, Tuesday’s FreshFarm Market in Crystal City and Wednesday’s Foggy Bottom FreshFarm Market.

Check back with All We Can Eat on Friday afternoon for tips on storing and cooking with sweet cherries and sour cherries.

And if you thought all of the area farmers markets were alreadyopen for the season, check your calendar. Here are a few more debuts. Find the full list of farmers markets around Washington on the map below:

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Thursday’s Ballston Farmers Market

• Thursday’s Gaithersburg Fulks Corner Farmers Market

• Thursday’s Laurel Farmers Market

• Thursday’s Maryland Department of Natural Resources Farmers Market

• Thursday’s Rosslyn Farmers Market

• Tuesday’s West Hyattsville Farmers Market

For a sampling of what you’ll be able to buy this week:

At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market by the White House:

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Grassential Farm: goat roast.

Spring Valley Farm and Orchard: cheddar and purple cauliflower.

Three Little Pigs: smoked pork loin sandwich.

Toigo Orchards: cherries.


At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter:

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Dolcezza: strawberry tarragon gelato.

Garner’s Produce: blackberries; red raspberries; baby cucumbers.

Mountain View Farm: baby carrots.

Sand Hill Farm: shelling peas; beets.

At Saturday’s 14th & U Farmers Market:

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McCleaf’s Orchard: sweet cherries; sugar snap peas; micro mix sprouts.

Plantmasters: herb and vegetable starter plants.

Truck Patch Farms: Purple Haze carrots; Ruby Red and golden beets; curly kale; baby chard.

Whisked!: zucchini pesto quiche.

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Kuhn Orchards: rhubarb; garlic scapes; asparagus; thyme; tarragon; apples; strawberries.


At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace:

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Chesley Vegetable Farms: sweet cherries.

Dragonfly Farms: dinosaur kale; Swiss chard.

Five Seeds Farm & Apiary: summer squash; broccoli.

Whipple Farms: radishes.

Wisteria Gardens: Gem marigolds; nasturtiums.


At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring:

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The Farm at Our House: raspberries; radish pods.

Garden Path Farms: whole chicken.

Quaker Valley Orchards: sweet cherries and sour cherries; nectarines.

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: feta.

Three Springs Fruit Farm: Rainier cherries.


At Saturday’s H Street NE FreshFarm Market:

Blueberry Hill: zucchini; basil.

Quaker Valley Orchards: squash blossoms; broccoli; nectarines.


At Sunday’s Bloomingdale Farmers Market:

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North Mountain Pastures: eggs; sausages.

Painted Hand Farm: goat; veal.

Truck Patch Farms: Purple Haze carrots; Ruby Red and Golden beets; curly kale; baby chard; turkey breast and parts (boneless).

Whisked!: zucchini pesto quiche.


At Sunday’s FreshFarm Market at Dupont Circle:

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Country Pleasures Farm: Morello sour cherries; blueberries.

Next Step Produce: fennel; escarole.

Spring Valley Farm and Orchard: purple and cheddar cauliflower.

Tree and Leaf Farm: red-skinned new potatoes.


At Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market:

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Black Rock Orchard: sweet cherries; apricots; blueberries; Trust variety greenhouse beefsteak tomatoes.

Blue Ridge Botanicals: Shishito pepper plants (sweet, green, glossy Japanese variety).

Elk Run Vineyards: guest vendor with more than a dozen Maryland wines.

Gunpowder Bison and Trading Co.: bison steaks and burgers.

Smith Meadows: basil pesto; green garlic pesto.

Twin Springs Fruit Farm: red raspberries; blueberries ; leeks; kale.

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Twin Springs Fruit Farm: strawberries; spinach.


At Tuesday’s FreshFarm Market in Crystal City:

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Barajas Produce: blackberries.

The Farm at Sunnyside: organic herbs.

Haskins Family Farm: andouille sausage.

Kuhn Orchards: garlic scapes; red raspberries.

Toigo Orchards: sweet cherries and sour cherries.


At Wednesday’s Farmers Market at Maryland:

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McCleaf’s Orchard: peppers.

Valencia’s Produce: peppers (bell, Hungarian wax and cubella); Roma beans; eggplant.

Whipple Farms: zucchini; Swiss chard.


At Wednesday’s Foggy Bottom FreshFarm Market:

Barajas Produce: beets.

Liberty Delight Farms: beer-battered beef jerky.

Quaker Valley Orchards: sweet cherries and sour cherries.


Special Events

At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market by the White House, chef demo of strawberry salad by Stephen Hartzell of Potenza, noon.

At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter, salsa demo by Chipotle, 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Bethesda, , salsa demo by Chipotle, 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring, chef demo by Erik “Egg” Berlin of Whole Foods Silver Spring, 11 a.m.-noon.

At Sunday’s FreshFarm Market at Dupont Circle, salsa demo by Chipotle, 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon.

At Tuesday’s FreshFarm Market in Crystal City, salsa demo by Chipotle, 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

At Wednesday’s Foggy Bottom FreshFarm Market, salsa demo by Chipotle, 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

See our farmers market interactive map and list of Community-Supported Agriculture farms.

Search for seasonal recipes in our Recipe Finder.

If you have a new market or see information that needs to be corrected in our farmers market listings, e-mail krystalr@washpost.com.

By  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Becky Krystal, markets

 
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