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Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Market Roundup: July 13-20

A taste of what will be at area farmers markets this week:

THIS JUST IN

At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter, Toigo Orchards and Black Rock Orchard will both have apples and plums; the Farm at Sunnyside will have sugar baby watermelons and blackberries; Anchor Nursery will have cantaloupes ($3 per pound) and eggplants ($1.50 per pound).

At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market by the White House, Gunpowder Bison & Trading Co. will have New York strip and rib-eye steaks ($12); Garden Path Farms will have Italian sausage made with maple syrup and apples; Toigo Orchards will have plums ($4 per pint; $7 per quart), peaches ($2.50 per pint) nectarines and heirloom tomatoes; Spring Valley Farm and Orchard will have French filet beans or haricot verts ($4 per pound); Pleasant Pops will have peaches and ginger popsicles.

At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring, Atwater’s Bakery will have zucchini-walnut and blueberry muffins; Copper Pot Food Co. will have corn soup; Sligo Creek Farm will have black beans ($4 per box); Spiral Path Farm will have green beans and eggplant; Evensong Farm will have purple scallions ($3 per bunch), tarragon ($3 per bunch) and lemon thyme ($3 per bunch).

At Saturday’s H Street NE FreshFarm Market, Blueberry Hill will have fingerling potatoes, Quaker Valley Orchards will have apples and blackberries.

At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Bethesda, Pleitez Produce will have watermelons and melons; Knouse Fruitlands will have nectarines.

At Saturday’s 14th & U Farmers Market, Garner’s Produce will have sugar baby watermelons; Whisked! will have spinach-basil quiche and pizza-inspired handpies with tomato sauce, basil, feta, ricotta and mozzarella; McCleaf’s Orchard will have varieties of peppers and eggplants; Mountain View Farm will have apple fennel kraut; North Mountain Pastures will have garlic dill pickles; Truck Patch Farms will have pork tenderloin and smoked bacon varieties (including nitrate-free), boneless shoulder, butt roast, loin roast (boneless and bone-in), beefsteak tomatoes and eggplants.

At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, Bella Terra Family Farms will have tomatoes, watermelons and basil; Chesley Vegetable Farms will have eggplant, sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, white peaches and blackberries; Dragonfly Farms will have sweet corn; Licking Creek Bend Farm will have white peaches, white nectarines and sugar plums.

At Saturday’s Glover Park-Burleith Farmers Market, Waterview Foods will have Maryland blue crabs ($24 per dozen, $12 per half dozen), oysters, lump crabmeat, chicken eggs and duck eggs; Whitmore Farm will have rabbit, chicken, eggs, frenched racks of lamb, boneless lamb loins, lamb kebab, ground lamb, lamb stew meat, merguez sausage, butterflied leg of lamb, bone-in leg of lamb, smoked bacon, pork chops, ground pork, ham steaks, garlic sausage and breakfast sausage; KarenKay’s Cakes will have varieties of pound cake including peach and blueberry cream cheese, plus poundcake cups with whipped cream and fresh peaches, scones and blueberry lemonade; Westmoreland Produce will have watermelons including sugar babies, red seedless and yellow seedless, cantaloupe, tomatoes, purple and green sweet peppers, hot peppers including jalapenos, hot cayenne, poblano and hot bananas, tomatillos, eggplant, potatoes, beans, purple, red and yellow cherry tomatoes and heirloom tomatoes; Toigo Orchards will have plums, apricots, peaches and cucumbers; Spring Valley Farm and Orchard will have salad greens, peaches, baby squash and broccoli.

At Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market, Elk Run Vineyards will have chardonnay and merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, pinot gris and gewurztraminer; Ferry Landing Farm and Apiary, Smith Meadows, North Mountain Pastures and Waterpenny Farm will all have farm-fresh eggs; Toigo Orchards, Black Rock Orchard and Twin Springs Fruit Farm will all have white and yellow peaches; Calvert’s Gift Farm will have certified organic sweet onions, garlic, fingerling potatoes, arugula and salad greens.

At Sunday’s Bloomingdale Farmers Market, North Mountain Pastures will have garlic dill pickles; Truck Patch Farms will have pork tenderloin and smoked bacon (including nitrate-free), boneless shoulder, butt roast, loin roasts (boneless and bone-in), beefsteak tomatoes and eggplant; Garner’s Produce will have sugar baby watermelons; Reid’s Orchard and Winery will have blueberries, red raspberries and blackberries.

At Sunday’s FreshFarm Market at Dupont Circle, Quaker Valley Orchards will have ground cherries; Black Rock Orchard and Twin Springs Fruit Farm will both have plums.

At Tuesday’s FreshFarm Market in Crystal City, Barajas Produce will have cantaloupe, watermelons, blackberries, tomatoes and eggplant; Richfield Farm will have sweet corn; Bigg Riggs Farm will have peaches; Kuhn Orchards will have apricots and blueberries.

At Wednesday’s FreshFarm Market in Foggy Bottom, Blueberry Hill will have wine berries; Quaker Valley Orchards will have cherries.

At Wednesday’s Health and Human Services FreshFarm Market, Garner’s Produce will have Fascination melons, cantaloupes and honeydew melons; Three Springs Fruit Farm and Blades Orchard will both have peaches.

SPECIAL EVENTS

At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market by the White House, egan chef Jimmy Cooney will perform a cooking demonstration.

At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, Billy McCormack, executive chef of the Heights restaurant in Columbia Heights, will demonstrate gazpacho from 10 to 11 a.m.

See our updated listing of local farmers markets and our 2011 listings 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 smitht@washpost.com.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:59 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Categories:  Markets This Week | Tags:  Timothy R. Smith

 
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