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Farmers market roundup: Nov. 1-7

Thanksgiving grows ever closer. (Speaking of which, did you see our local turkey list?) That’s what I was thinking the other weekend when I spotted the first Brussels sprouts at my local market. Lovers and haters tend to fall into distinct camps. If you’re trying to bring the skeptics around, now might be the time to bring home some of the early crop and do some recipe testing. Here are a few hits from our database:

Best Brussels Sprouts Ever

Potato, Pancetta and Brussels Sprout Saute (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

Brussels Sprouts California Style

Warm Orange-Ginger Brussels Sprout Slaw

Those are just a few of the many possible dishes in the archives.

And — spoiler alert! — stay tuned for the first of our two Thanksgiving issues, Nov. 14 and Nov. 18, when we’ll share a fried Brussels sprouts recipe.Yowza.

You can find Brussels sprouts this week at today’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter, Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring, Saturday’s 14th & U Farmers Market, Sunday’s Bloomingdale Farmers Market and Sunday’s FreshFarm Market at Dupont Circle.

Get more details on these and other markets via the map link below.


INTERACTIVE: Click the image above to view our interactive farmers market map.

Also making an appearance:

At today’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter:

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Anchor Nursery: winter squash; Red Russian kale; onions.

Endless Summer Harvest: watercress; micro red radish sprouts; arugula.

Garner’s Produce: Brussels sprouts; broccoli; cauliflower.

Mountain View Farm: escarole; Napa cabbage; kohlrabi. Certified organic.

Soupergirl: lentil soup with roasted winter vegetables; “cream” of broccoli; kale miso salad; broccoli brown rice salad.

At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace:

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Chapel’s Country Creamery: gift-size wheels of blue cheese.

Pleitez Produce: cauliflower, lima beans; arugula.

Wisteria Garden: baby kale.

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Chesley Farms: cherry tomatoes.

Dragonfly Farms: squash.

At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring:

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Spring Valley Farm and Orchard: Brussels sprouts; spinach; cauliflower; cabbage.

Chicano Sol: acorn squash; red leaf lettuce; kale.

Garden Path Farms: jalapeno sausage.

Quaker Valley Orchards: Arkansas black apples.

At Saturday’s 14th & U Farmers Market:

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Garner’s Produce: Brussels sprouts.

Pecan Meadow Farm: goose; lamb; pumpkin rolls.

Whisked!: cranberry apple pie; broccoli cheddar quiche.

At Saturday’s H Street NE FreshFarm Market:

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Full Cellar Farm: French breakfast radishes; Swiss chard; Yukon Gold potatoes; Asian salad mix.

Garden Path Farms: ground turkey; eggs; smoked lamb bones (for dog treats).

Richfield Farm: mustard greens; winter squash; collard greens.

At Sunday’s FreshFarm Market at Dupont Circle:

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Red Apron Butchery: mortadella.

Spring Valley Farm and Orchard: Brussels sprouts.

Tree and Leaf Farm: Romanesco cauliflower.

At Sunday’s Bloomingdale Farmers Market:

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Garner’s Produce: Brussels sprouts.

Whisked!: cranberry apple pie; broccoli cheddar quiche.

At Tuesday’s FreshFarm Market in Crystal City:

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Barajas Produce: Daikon radishes; broccoli.

Bigg Riggs Farm: kale; Swiss chard.

Haskins Family Farm: chorizo.

Kuhn Orchards: persimmons; sweet peppers; Copra and Red Zeppelin onions.

At Wednesday’s Farmers Market at Maryland:

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Country Vittles from Critter Hill Farm: beef liver.

At Wednesday’s Foggy Bottom FreshFarm Market:

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Barajas Produce: tomatillos; daikon radishes; turnips; beets; purple beans; yellow beans; winter squash.


At Saturday’s Great Falls Farmers Market, cooking demo by Jacques Imperato of Mediterranee Restaurant, 10 a.m.-1 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

Becky Krystal covers food for the Going Out Guide and Weekend and Food sections. In her spare time she loves to, of course, eat and cook.



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