A taste of what will be at area farmers markets this week:
At Thursday’s Smart Market at Manassas, Tyson’s Farm will have sweet cherries ($8 per quart).
At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter, Black Rock Orchard, Toigo Orchards and the Farm at Sunnyside will have cherries; Copper Pot Food Co. will have peppery pappardelle; Anchor Nursery, Mountain View Farm and Sand Hill Farm will have green beans and summer squash; Red Apron Butchery will have Toulouse sausage and pork sugo.
At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market by the White House, Dolcezza will have Mexican coffee-flavored and pineapple mint gelato; Fertile Plains Custom Pork will have smoked ham slices and hot barbecue sauce; Bigg Riggs Farm will have green beans, sweet cherries and sour cherries; Pleasant Pops will have strawberry basil cream and cucumber chile popsicles; Copper Pot Food Co. will have chicken and basil pesto; Panorama Bakery will have ham croissants.
At Friday’s Smart Market in Centreville, Jose’s Produce will have Northern Neck grape tomatoes, eggplant and green beans.
At Saturday’s Smart Market in Oakton, Heritage Farm and Kitchen will have varieties of berries; Montoya’s Produce will have tomatoes; Il Bastone will have Argentine empanadas.
At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring, Spring Valley Farm and Orchard will have bing cherries; Quaker Valley Orchards will have Queen Anne cherries ($5 per box).
At Saturday’s H Street NE FreshFarm Market, Richfield Farm will have fava beans and sugar snap peas; Atwater’s Bakery will have bagels ($1.50 each); Cedarbrook Farm will have sweet and hot Italian sausages; Red Apron Butchery for its hot dogs.
At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Bethesda, Pleitez Produce will have okra and blueberries; Garden Path Farms will have fresh chickens and rabbits.
At Saturday’s 14th & U Farmers Market, Mountain View Farm will have curry sauerkraut, ginger, garlic and kimchi; Whisked! will have zucchini-bacon quiche and apple pie; Pecan Meadow Farm will have pastured lamb and goat, Piedmontese steaks and goose, duck and chicken eggs; Truck Patch Farms will have pastured pork chops, bacon, pork, ribs, sausages, varieties of beets; spinach, mesclun, arugula, eggs, chives and varieties of mint; Kuhn Orchards will have blueberries, raspberries, sweet cherries, leeks and garlic scapes, plus Fuji, Goldrush and Pink Lady apples; McCleaf’s Orchard will have red fire lettuce, cauliflower, Swiss chard, kale, strawberries and spring onions; Garner’s Produce will have raspberries, garlic scapes, Romano beans, Yukon Gold potatoes, eggplants and blackberries; Copper Pot Food Co. will have smoked pork and apricot tortellini; Cherry Glen Goat Cheese Co. will have fresh chevre and ricotta , crottins and soft-ripened, brielike goat cheeses.
At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, Bella Terra Family Farm will have pork, zucchini, summer squash, snow peas, basil tops and chicken; Briar’s Farmstead will have broccoli, spinach, potatoes, loose-leaf lettuce mixes, head lettuce, fresh herbs, pastured pork, chicken breast, whole, ground beef, steaks and roasts from pastured-raised cows; Chesley Vegetable Farm will have cherries, black raspberries, red raspberries, cucumbers, carrots, broccoli, apples, cider, sugar snap peas, snow peas, green beans, garlic scapes, basil, zuccini, summer squash, Swiss chard and potatoes; Dragonfly Farms will have Swiss chard, potatoes, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, kale, green beans, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, radishes, summer squash, broccoli and artisan wine vinegar; Licking Creek Bend Farm will have cherries, lettuce, Swiss chard, summer squash, arugula, tomatoes, green beans, basil, garlic scapes, collard greens, kale, sugar snap peas, snow peas, carrots and radishes; Gunpowder Bison & Trading Co. will have bison meat; Twin Post Farm will have eggs; Springfield Lamb will have lamb; Stachowski Brand Charcuterie will have sausage; Chapel’s Country Creamery -will have varieties of yogurt and cheese including talbot and cheddar; Spriggs Delight Farm will have feta, Camembert, valencay, tomme and chevres.
At Saturday’s Glover Park-Burleith Farmers Market, Whitmore Farm will have spring rabbit, four kinds of pork sausages, pork chops, Merguez lamb sausages, frenched rack of lamb, boneless loins of lamb, lamb shanks, lamb kebabs, butterflied leg of lamb and chicken eggs; Heirloom Kitchen will have baby food made from sweet potatoes, plus borscht, African sweet potato and peanut soup, chilled tomato-leek soup, white bean soup with Swiss chard, Thai vegetable and coconut curry with tofu;Waterview Food will have fresh chicken eggs and duck eggs and roasting chickens, Maryland lump crab ($25 per pound), backfin ($20 per pound) and pints of shucked Maryland oysters ($13 each); Cavanna Pasta will have handmade ravioli, tagliatelle and gnocchi and sauces including ragu, pesto and al fredo; Spring Valley Farm and Orchard will have haricots verts, field tomatoes, salad greens and cauliflower; KarenKay’s Cakes will have strawberry rhubarb pies, strawberry lemon cream cheese pound cake and strawberry crisps; Pavaraga Coffee will have Hawaiian coffee and beans; Krantz Apiary will have buckwheat and wildflower honeys; Westmoreland Produce will have varieties of cherry tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, tomatillos, squash, herbs, arugula, onions, garlic, new potatoes and field tomatoes; Spriggs Delight Farm will have valencay, Camembert, feta, varieties of chevre, yogurt and goat’s-milk fudge; Toigo Orchards will have sweet cherries, Persian cucumbers, tomatoes and canned bourbon peaches; Stachowski Brand Charcuterie will have bratwurst and chorizo; Bonaparte Breads will have French pastries, chicken empanadas, whole-wheat bread, baguettes, country loaves and olive bread.
At Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market, Calvert’s Gift Farm will have garlic; Potomac Vegetable Farms will have fresh sweet onions, Swiss chard, garlic scapes and lettuce; Twin Springs Fruit Farm will have red raspberries, sweet cherries, vine- ripened greenhouse tomatoes and sugar snap peas; Glenville Hollow Farms will have green beans, blueberries , baby squash and lettuce; Smith Meadows will have baked pork rolls ($7 per box of two).
At Sunday’s Bloomingdale Farmers Market, Painted Hand Farm will have German-style bratwurst, goat chorizo, rose veal scaloppine, Pennsylvania-farmed rainbow trout smoked with apple and hickory; North Mountain Pastures will have guanciale and prosciutto, pastured chicken and eggs, kimchi and other pickled vegetables and three kinds of bacon; Keswick Creamery will have tommes, feta cheese, cheddars, quark, ricotta and yogurt; Copper Pot Food Co. will have smoked pork and apricot tortellini, SnowBear Farm will have zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, carrots, sorrel, garlic scapes, snow peas, iceberg lettuce, Simpson’s lettuce, broccoli rabe, parsnips, kohlrabi, baby collards, radishes, mustards, kales, garlic chives and scallions; Truck Patch Farms will have bacon, pastured pork, ribs, chops and sausages. Garner’s Produce will have raspberries, garlic scapes, Yukon Gold potatoes, eggplant and blackberries.
At Sunday’s FreshFarm Market in Dupont Circle, Tree and Leaf Farm will have Romano beans; Spring Valley Farm and Orchard will have French filet (haricot vert) beans.
At Sunday’s Smart Market in Gainesville, Montoya’s Produce will have summer squash, eggplant and green beans.
At Tuesday’s FreshFarm Market in Crystal City, Kuhn Orchards will have apricots ($3.50 per pint) and blueberries ($3 per half pint); Barajas Produce will have jalapenos ($2 per pint), banana peppers ($3 per quart) and cherry tomatoes ($3 per quart), Coulter Farms will have chili and sloppy Joe ($5 per pound).
At Wednesday’s FreshFarm Market in Foggy Bottom, Quaker Valley Orchards will have cherries and freshly dug white- and red skinned potatoes; Atwater’s Bakery will have gazpacho; Pleasant Pops will have Strawberry Ginger Lemonade ice pops ($2.50).
At Wednesday’s Health and Human Services FreshFarm Market, Quarter Branch Farm and Garner’s Produce will have eggplant; Soupergirl will have creamy red lentil vegetable soup or chilled Tuscan white bean ($6 per pint); Three Springs Fruit Farm will have a variety of sweet cherries ($5 per pint) along with blueberries and raspberries.
At Wednesday’s Smart Market in Reston, the Flour Shoppe will have artisanal breads and breakfast pastries.
At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market by the White House, chef Michael Costa of Zaytinya will perform a cooking demonstration from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring, FreshFarm co-executive director Bernardine Prince will demonstrate canning techniques.
At Saturday’s H Street NE FreshFarm Market, Suzanne Simon and Bettina Stern of Loulies will demonstrate canning techniques.
At Sunday’s FreshFarm Market in Dupont Circle , Marian Burros will do a cooking demonstration with summer squash, 11 a.m.-noon.
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