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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Nov. 15-21


Lisa Jorgenson makes a stuffed Hubbard squash with layers beautiful enough to impress a geologist. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)
You know the Thanksgiving motif: a cornucopia overflowing with beautiful fruits and vegetables of the season. Nice, but not all that practical. Tell me how a wicker horn filled with uncooked produce deserves a place on your crowded holiday table. Anyone? Didn’t think so.

If you want a stunning centerpiece that does double duty as something you can eat, look no further than our feature on stuffing a Hubbard squash, complete with recipe. Most of this week’s markets will be selling a variety of winter squashes, so look for a big one. Pumpkins suited for eating will be available as well.

Buy small ones, too; I recommend adding Baked Pumpkin With Corn and Apple Pudding to your Thanksgiving menu. Talk about presentation.

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

Here’s a look at what else is on tap this week:

At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace:

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Chesley Farms: cauliflower; sweet potatoes.

Dragonfly Farms: Brussels sprouts.

Goldilocks Goodies (gluten-free): chocolate gingerbread with chocolate chips; pumpkin cranberry muffins.

Upper Crust Bakery: cranberry walnut bread; cranberry jams.


At Saturday’s 14th & U Farmers Market (last day of the season):

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Garner’s Produce: 25-pound boxes of sweet potatoes; collards; Brussels sprouts. E-mail wbboylejr@gmail.com to reserve boxes of potatoes.

Kuhn Orchards: winter squash; heirloom edible pumpkins; crates of apples.

McCleaf’s Orchard: crates of apples; boxes of sweet potatoes; sunchokes.

Pecan Meadow Farm: Narragansett heritage turkeys; pecan pies; oatmeal pies; whoopie pies; pumpkin rolls; pumpkin bread. E-mail bluemountainbeef@juno.com for Thanksgiving orders.

Panorama Bakery: bags of stuffing; multigrain, oatmeal and rye breads.

Truck Patch Farms: Broad-Breasted White turkeys; broccoli; Brussels sprouts; cauliflower of all colors.

Whisked!: Thanksgiving pies (apple, salted caramel apple, pumpkin, pumpkin chocolate swirl pie, pear cranberry, mushroom and Gruyere quiche, blue cheese-onion quiche). The deadline for reserving to pick up at market is Friday, Nov. 16, www.whiskeddc.com/Thanksgiving-.html.


At Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market:

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Andy’s Mushroom Farm: portobello and white button mushrooms.

Blue Ridge Botanicals: culinary herb containers.

Clear Spring Creamery: fresh butter.

Elk Run Vineyards: Maryland wines.

Glenville Hollow Farms: greens; spinach; cabbage; Brussels sprouts; potatoes; sweet potatoes; winter squash; turnips; popcorn.

North Mountain Pastures: fresh sausage.

Smith Meadows: chicken potpie; beef potpie; Tuscan bean soup.

Twin Springs Fruit Farm: Kaleidoscope kale; apples; pears; red oakleaf lettuce; arugula; eggplant; Manar cucumbers; Vivaldi potatoes; carrots; Beauregard and Japanese sweet potatoes; Sunshine, Bonbon and butternut winter squash; Candy and Mercury onions.

Waterpenny Farm: salad greens; cooking greens; turnips; sweet potatoes; garlic; fresh herbs (including sage, thyme, rosemary); winter squash; pie pumpkins; tomato soup; salsa.


At Sunday’s Bloomingdale Farmers Market:

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Garner’s Produce: 25-pound boxes of sweet potatoes; collards; Brussels sprouts. E-mail wbboylejr@gmail.com to reserve boxes of potatoes.

Painted Hand Farm: rose veal; goat; veal scaloppine; rib, loin and sirloin chops; German-style bratwurst; veal bones and liver bits for dogs.

Panorama Bakery: bags of stuffing; multigrain, oatmeal and rye breads.

Truck Patch Farms: Broad-Breasted White turkeys; broccoli; Brussels sprouts; cauliflower of all colors.

Whisked!: Thanksgiving pies (apple, salted caramel apple, pumpkin, pumpkin chocolate swirl pie, pear cranberry, mushroom and gruyere quiche, blue cheese-onion quiche). The deadline for reserving to pick up at market is: Nov. 16 at www.whiskeddc.com/Thanksgiving-.html.


SPECIAL EVENTS

At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, cooking demo by Jessica O'Neal of JLOkitchens, 10 a.m.-noon.

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.

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