A taste of what will be at area farmers markets this week:
At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter, Red Apron Butcher will have salami; Clear Spring Creamery will have skim milk, cream and butter.
At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market by the White House, Blueberry Hill will have blueberries; Bigg Riggs Farm will have sweet cherries.
At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring, Spring Valley Farm and Orchard will have sour cherries, red raspberries and zucchini blossoms; Three Springs Fruit Farm will have blueberries; Down to Earth Farm will have hot Italian pork sausage; Quaker Valley Orchards will have purple and pink potatoes; North Mountain Pastures will have pink sauerkraut.
At Saturday’s H Street NE FreshFarm Market, Richfield Farm will have head lettuce, black raspberries and cauliflower; Quaker Valley Orchards will have sweet cherries, tart cherries and red raspberries.
At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Bethesda, Sunset Valley Farm will have ice cream.
At Saturday’s 14th & U Farmers Market, Dolcezza will have blackberries and cream gelato; Whisked! will have cherry-apple pie (using local fruit), apple coffee cake, zucchini and bacon quiche, mushroom and Gruyere tart; Mountain View Farm will have tomatoes, ginger, garlic and fire kimchi, Persian cucumbers, fresh garlic and sweet yellow Spanish onions; Pecan Meadow Farm will have beef bratwurst and beef chorizo; Truck Patch Farms will have pastured pork chops, bacon, pork steaks, ribs, sausages, beets (red, golden and striped) spinach, mesclun, arugula, eggs, chives and various mints; Kuhn Orchards will have blueberries, raspberries, gooseberries, Ulster sweet cherries, leeks, garlic scapes and Fuji, Goldrush and Pink Lady apples; McCleaf’s Orchard will have Emperor Francis white cherries, Valera and Ulster red cherries, blueberries and garlic ; 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; North Mountain Pastures will have prosciutto, pastured chicken and eggs, kimchi and other pickled vegetables and three kinds of bacon; Garner’s Produce will have raspberries, garlic scapes, green beans, Yukon Gold potatoes, eggplant and blackberries.
At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, Bella Terra Family Farm will have pork, zucchini, summer squash, basil tops and chicken; Briars Farmstead will have broccoli, spinach, potatoes, loose-leaf lettuce mixes, head lettuce, fresh herbs, pastured pork (various cuts), ground beef, chicken breasts, whole, half and quarter chickens; Chesley Vegetable Farms will have cherries, black raspberries, red raspberries, cucumbers, carrots, broccoli, apples, cider, sugar snap peas, snow peas, green beans, garlic scapes, basil, zucchini, summer squash, Swiss chard and potatoes; Dragonfly Farms will have blueberries, broccoli, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, collards, kale, beets, green beans, Yukon Gold potatoes, artisan wine vinegar and radishes; Licking Creek Bend Farm will have blueberries, basil, cherries, white cherries, tomatoes, scallions, garlic scapes, romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, five varities of summer squash, purslane, sorrel, spinach, Swiss chard, collard greens, kale, onions, beets, rhubarb, arugula, radishes, turnips and sugar snap peas; Gunpowder Bison & Trading Co. will have bison meat; Twin Post Farm will have eggs; Springfield Farms will have lamb; Stachowski Brand Charcuterie will have sausage; Chapel’s Country Creamery will have talbot, cheddar, blue cheese and yogurt; Spriggs Delight Farm will have feta, Camembert, tomme and valencay cheeses; Bonaparte Breads will have French pastries and breads; Upper Crust Artisan Bread will have artisan breads.
At Saturday’s Glover Park-Burleith Farmers Market, Westmoreland Produce will have four varieties of eggplant (white, purple, zebra, Chinese), cherry tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, field tomatoes, green beans, Yukon Gold and red potatoes, leeks, fresh garlic, onions (white and red), squash blossoms, squash and cut herbs; Waterview Foods will have Maryland oysters in the shell ($6 per dozen); shucked oysters ($13 per pint), jumbo-lump crab, backfin, local free-range chicken and farm fresh eggs (chicken and duck); Spriggs Delight Farm will have smoothies, yogurt, feta, ricotta, Camembert and chevre; Toigo Orchards will have cherries, tomatoes, Persian cucumbers, barbecue sauce, bloody mary mix and applesauce; Cavanna Pasta will have handmade pastas and sauces; Whitmore Farm will have pork chops cut extra thick for grilling, ribs, sausages, prosciutto, Boston butt, ground pork, merguez sausage, lamb shanks, lamb bacon, butterflied leg of lamb, stew meat, pastured chickens and eggs; Krantz Apiary will have buckwheat honey and wildflower honey; Spring Valley Farm and Orchard will have cherries, green beans, purple and white cauliflower, new potatoes, field tomatoes and salad greens; KarenKay’s Cakes will have pound cakes and scones; S tachowski Brand Charcuterie will have bratwurst and chorizo; Heirloom Kitchen will have soups including African sweet potato, white bean with Swiss chard, Thai vegetable curry, curried red lentil, chilled tomato leek, borscht and chilled yellow squash bisque; Bonaparte Breads will have french pastries and artisanal breads; Pavaraga Coffee will have Hawaiian coffee beans.
At Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market, Black Rock Orchard will have dark red sweet cherries, sour cherries, apricots, blueberries and red firm-fleshed greenhouse tomatoes; Blue Ridge Botanicals will have arugula and Swiss chard (six for $10 or $2 each); Calvert’s Gift Farm will have fava beans and garlic; Smith Meadows will have brewed herbal tea made from locally harvested herbs; Keswick Creamery will have Spring Cheese.
At Sunday’s Bloomingdale Farmers Market, Keswick Creamery will have yellow Spring Cheese flavored with spring garlic; Dolcezza will have blackberries and cream gelato; Painted Hand Farm will have German-style bratwurst, cured goat belly, goat chorizo, rose veal scaloppine, Pennsylvania-farmed rainbow trout smoked with apple and hickory; North Mountain Pastures will have breakfast bacon, prosciutto, pastured chicken and eggs, kimchi and other pickled vegetables and three kinds of bacon; Copper Pot Food Co. will have smoked pork and apricot tortellini; SnowBear Farm will have leeks, peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, 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 steaks, ribs, chops and sausages. Garner’s Produce will have raspberries, garlic scapes, romano, wax and green beans, Yukon Gold potatoes, eggplant and blackberries.
At Tuesday’s FreshFarm Market in Crystal City, Barajas Produce will have purple and green peppers, green, red and yellow tomatoes and black and orange cherry tomatoes.
At Wednesday’s FreshFarm Market in Foggy Bottom, Pleasant Pops will have chocolate strawberry truffle popsicles; Atwater’s Bakery will have currant orange bread.
At Wednesday’s Health and Human Services FreshFarm Market, Garner’s Produce will have blackberries, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers wax and green beans and leeks; Three Spring Fruit Farm will have cherries ($5 per pint), head lettuce ($3 each or $4 for two); Evensong Farm will have pasta salad with ham.
At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter, chef Ramon Martinez of Jaleo D.C. will perform a cooking demonstration from 4-5 p.m.
At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, Randall Smith, executive chef at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, will perform a cooking demonstration from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
At Wednesday’s Health and Human Services FreshFarm Market, Laura Smith of Yola in the District will teach fruit-smoothie recipes at 11 a.m.
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