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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Farmers market roundup: May 31-June 6

Washington area farmers markets are hitting their stride as we get deeper into the season. Check out the first raspberries at the 14th & U Farmers Market, Bloomingdale Farmers Market, FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter, FreshFarm Market in Crystal City and Columbia Heights Community Marketplace. If you’re feeling more blue, the Takoma Park Farmers Market and Farmers Market at Maryland will have blueberries for sale.

Here’s a list of the markets opening this week. You’ll find the full list of farmers markets around Washington on the map below:

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• Friday’s USDA Farmers Market

• Saturday’s Adams Morgan Farmers Market

• Saturday’s Ward 8 Farmers Market

• Tuesday’s and Saturday’s New Morning Farm Markets

• Tuesday’s Brookland Farmers Market

• Tuesday’s National Institutes of Health Executive Boulevard Farmers Market

• Tuesday’s National Institutes of Health Farmers Market

• Tuesday’s National Institute of Standards and Technology Farmers Market

• Wednesday’s Piney Orchard Farmers Market

And here are the new fruits, vegetables and other foodstuffs at a sampling of markets, plus the items that will be making their last appearance:

At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market by the White House:

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Bigg Riggs Farm: broccoli.

Spring Valley Farm and Orchard: zucchini.

Toigo Orchards: asparagus.


At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter:

Clear Spring Creamery: low-fat yogurt.

Evensong Farm: all cuts of grass-fed beef.

Garner’s Produce: strawberry daiquiri mix; strawberry preserves; raspberries; English peas.

Mountain View Farm: certified organic sugar snap peas.

At Saturday’s 14th & U Farmers Market:

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Garner’s Produce: green beans; raspberries; shelled English peas; squash blossoms.

Kuhn Orchards: Chandler strawberries; garlic scapes; dill; Fuji, GoldRush, Pink Lady and York apples.

McCleaf’s Orchard: micro mix sprouts; fennel; summer squash; Italian parsley; rhubarb; strawberries.

Plantmasters: vegetable starter plants (squash, cucumber, Swiss chard, kale, peppers, 18 tomato varieties, Thai globe basil, pineapple sage).

Truck Patch Farms: turkey breast; turkey bacon; turkey drumsticks; ground turkey; baby chard.

Whisked!: strawberry rhubarb pie; kale-feta-garlic scape quiche.


At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace:

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Chesley Vegetable Farms: red raspberries.

Dragonfly Farms: mushrooms.

Five Seeds Farm & Apiary: sorrel; chives; braising mix.

Wisteria Gardens: peanut sauce; tahini.

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Dragonfly Farms: peas.


At Saturday’s Falls Church Farmers Market:

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Fresh Crunch: charred pickled asparagus; pickled potato salad.

Valentine’s Bakery and Meats: rhubarb pie; rhubarb coffee cake; rhubarb muffins.


At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Bethesda:

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Shells Yes!: crab cakes.

Spiral Path Farm: first week back at the market.


At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring:

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Chicano Sol: Sun Gold cherry tomatoes.

Evensong Farm: beef; garlic scapes.

Quaker Valley Orchards: garlic scapes.

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: feta.

Three Springs Fruit Farm: rhubarb.


At Saturday’s H Street NE FreshFarm Market:

Blueberry Hill: certified organic garlic scapes and zucchini.

Keswick Creamery: chocolate milk.

Richfield Farm: kohlrabi; snap peas; Swiss chard.


At Sunday’s Bloomingdale Farmers Market:

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Garner’s Produce: green beans; raspberries; shelled English peas; squash blossoms.

Truck Patch Farms: boneless turkey breast; turkey drumsticks; turkey bacon; chicken; ground turkey; baby chard.

Whisked!: strawberry rhubarb pie; kale-feta-garlic scape quiche.


At Sunday’s FreshFarm Market at Dupont Circle:

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Pleasant Pops: appearing at the market through August.


At Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market:

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Audia’s Farm: sugar snap peas; kohlrabi; pickled radishes.

Black Rock Orchard: beefsteak greenhouse tomatoes.

Flower of The Forest Farm: radishes; green beans.

Glenville Hollow Farms: baby squash; sugar peas; new red potatoes; lettuce; greens; spring onions.

Gunpowder Bison and Trading Co.: maple-ginger “grillers” sausages.

Musachio Produce Farm: shelled peas.

Potomac Vegetable Farms: hakurei turnips; chard.

Waterpenny Farm: blueberries; broccoli; summer squash; eggs.

Last chance

Black Rock Orchard: asparagus.


At Sunday’s Westover Farmers Market::

Black Rock Orchard: baby heirloom tomatoes.


At Tuesday’s FreshFarm Market in Crystal City:

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Atwater’s Bakery: gazpacho.

Barajas Produce: green beans; carrots; fennel.

Everona Dairy: Stony Man cheese; Rapidan spread (olive tapenade).

The Farm at Sunnyside: pickling and slicing cucumbers.

Kuhn Orchards: raspberries.


At Wednesday’s Farmers Market at Maryland:

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Lydia’s Fields at Wheatland (new vendor): spinach; lettuce mixes; radishes; turnips; arugula.

McCleaf’s Orchard: summer squash; sweet cherries.

Picnic Gourmet Spreads: tandoori garlic, Parmesan, red pepper feta, Moroccan cilantro and sugared lemon cheese spreads.

Valencia’s Produce: string beans; blueberries; cherry tomatoes; grape tomatoes; carrots; Yukon Gold potatoes; purple potatoes; field cucumbers (slicing and pickling); English cucumbers; basil; cilantro.

Last chance

McCleaf’s Orchard: cauliflower.

Valencia’s Produce: English and sugar snap peas; lettuce.


At Wednesday’s Foggy Bottom FreshFarm Market:

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Barajas Produce: beets; chard; broccoli.


SPECIAL EVENTS

At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, Salvadoran cooking demo by residents of Jubilee Housing, 10 a.m.-noon.

At Saturday’s H Street NE FreshFarm Market, guest vendors Dolcezza and Gordy’s Pickles; chef demo by Anna-Marie Ashe of Smith Commons, 10 a.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, 05/31/2012

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

 
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