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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Farmers Market Roundup: Oct. 4-11


We’ve got your Blue Hubbards right here (but not at these prices, necessarily). (iStock)

Holy ghosts and goblins, Charlie Brown: Great pumpkins have arrived. They’re heirloom, don’t you know, and come in so many shapes and colors and textures that even Martha Stewart would have a tough time finding novel ways to use them all. You can find pumpkins at Saturday’s 14th and U Street Farmers Market and the FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring; and even pumpkin pie made from an heirloom variety (by Whisked!) at Sunday’s Bloomingdale Farmers Market.

Sweet potatoes are waiting for you at today’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter, Saturday’s H Street NE FreshFarm Market, Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market and Wednesday’s Foggy Bottom FreshFarm Market.

You can find details about these and other area markets via the map link below.

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

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At today’s Ballston FreshFarm Market:

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Mickley’s Orchard: Granny Smith and York apples.

Pleitez Produce: broccoli, radishes, lettuce.

Radix Farm: Winterbor, Red Russian and lacinato kales; curly endive; cilantro; mint; dragon beans.

Banner Bee: gift package of honey in artisan glass; beeswax tapers; creamed honey.


At today’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter:

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Garner’s Produce: October beans; black-eye peas; collard greens; sweet potato squash; white sweet potatoes.

Mountain View Farm: certified organic bok choy, carrots and German butterball potatoes.

Sandhill Farm: green beans; basil; cilantro; corn.

Evensong Farm: poulet rouge chicken; lardo; ground pork.


At today’s FreshFarm Market by the White House:

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Spring Valley Farm and Orchard: Roma, Mutsu, Jonagold, honeycrisp and McIntosh apples; apple cider; broccoli.

Coulter Farms: honey.

Bigg Riggs: chili peppers; tomatoes; sweet peppers.

Toigo Orchards: bloody Mary mix.

Baklava Couture: spiced pumpkin baklava.

At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring:

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Spring Valley Farm and Orchard: Roma, Mutsu, Jonagold, honeycrisp and McIntosh apples; apple cider; broccoli.

Spiral Path Farm: pumpkins.

Chicano Sol: kale.

Three Springs Fruit Farm: apple cider.


At Saturday’s 14th & U Farmers Market:

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Garner’s Produce: October beans.

Kuhn Orchards: edible heirloom pumpkins including Fairytale, Blue Hubbard, Speckled Hound, Blue Banana, Pink Banana, Golden Hubbard, Triamble (Shamrock), Boston Marrow, Long Island Cheese, Quince; Sun Crisp apples.

Pecan Meadow Farm: rabbit; guinea fowl; grass-fed beef; lamb; goat.

McCleaf’s Orchards: UV-processed cider; collards; kales; Sun Crisp apples.

Truck Patch Farms: arugula; young spinach; purple and green broccoli; winter squash; pork.

Whisked!: Heirloom Pumpkin Pie, made with Sweet Meat and Speckled Hound Pumpkins; kale and feta quiche.


At Saturday’s H Street NE FreshFarm Market:

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Cedarbrook Farm: guanciale, pancetta; pork belly confit cured by Eola Restaurant in Dupont Circle.

Blueberry Hill: garlic; fingerling potatoes; many kinds of kale.

Quaker Valley Orchard: Turk’s turban squash; Cortland and Ginger Gold apples.

Richfield Farm: sweet potatoes; eggplant; zucchini.



At Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market:

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Andy’s Mushroom Farm (guest vendor): button and cremini mushrooms.

Black Rock Orchard: pear cider.

Blue Ridge Botanicals: salad greens; starter plants including Spinach Hellcat, Regiment, collards, lettuce, Vivian and Red Russian kales. Last call: Genovese basil plants.

Calvert’s Gift Farm: (all organic) arugula, kale and mixed salad greens.

Flower of the Forest Farm: young kale; collard greens; white and orange sweet potatoes.

Glenville Hollow Farm: sweet potatoes; broccoli.

Smith Meadows Farm: Tuscan Bean Soup. Last call: basil pesto.

Twin Springs Fruit Farm: honeycrisp, Golds, Mutsu, Jonagold, Empire, Gala, early Fuji, Cortland  Suncrisp and Braeburn apples; Bon Bon and sunshine squash.

Waterpenny Farm: summer squash, peppers; assorted winter squash, includiing Delicate, Blue Ballet and Sunshine.



At Sunday’s Bloomingdale Farmers Market:

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Garner’s Produce: October beans.

Keswick Creamery: Tallegianator (Tallegio-style washed in Troeg beer).

Reid’s Orchard and Winery: pear cider; grapes; Mutsu and NVirginia Beauty apples.

Silly Kids Goat Cheese: gachis (a goat cheese “Parmesan” for grating); goat Camembert; pyramidal goat Valencay.

Truck Patch Farms: arugula; young spinach; purple and green broccoli; winter squash; pork.

Whisked!: Heirloom Pumpkin Pie, made with Sweet Meat and Speckled Hound Pumpkins; kale and feta quiche.


At Tuesday’s FreshFarm Market in Crystal City:

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Kuhn Orchards: honeycrisp apples; Asian pears, quince, gourds and mini pumpkins.

Bigg Riggs Farm: zucchini; squash; cucumbers; apples; chili peppers; tomatoes.


At Wednesday’s Farmers Market at Maryland:

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McCleaf’s Orchard: collard greens; Sun Crisp, Cameo and Braeburn apples.

Valencia’s Produce: hakurei turnips; salad mix; cabbage.

Goldilocks Goodies: Gluten-free goods include pumpkin bread; apple pies; savory flatbreads.


At Wednesday’s Foggy Bottom FreshFarm Market:

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Blueberry Hill: Red Russian kale; sweet potatoes.

Pleasant Pops: honey-lavender.

Gunpowder Bison and Trading: ranch steaks.

Atwater’s Bakery: raisin challah; chocolate babka.

Barajas Produce: Swiss chard.

Quaker Valley Farm: Crimson Crisp and Northern Spy Apples.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday’s Bethesda FreshFarm Market is closed this week.

At Thursday’s Ballston FreshFarm Market, chef demo of pumpkin bisque with smoked pork shanks and gluten-free pumpkin bread, 4 to 7 p.m.

At Saturday’s H Street NE FreshFarm Market, chef demo of short ribs with spiced cider glaze and drunken/orange butternut squash mash, by Eric Brannon of Ted’s Bulletin, starting at 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, 10/04/2012

Categories:  All We Can Eat | Tags:  markets

 
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