A taste of what will be at area farmers markets:THIS JUST IN
At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter, Harvest’s menu will include a portobello, onion and blue cheese tart,and a parsnip-potato galette with walnuts and herbs (prices vary); Red Apron will have wild boar andouille and smoked duck sausage ($12); Toigo Orchards will have Persian cucumbers ($5 per box) and basil plants; Endless Summer will have salad greens; Clear Spring Creamery will make its Penn Quarter debut with fresh milk and cheeses.
At Saturday’s Smart Market in Oakton, Heritage Farm will have spinach and microgreens, cress and eggs; Cherry Glen Goat Cheese will have goat cheese; Cavanna Pasta will have spinach and cheese ravioli.
At Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market, Bees ‘n Blossoms will have bee pollen and power honey, creamed honeys and honey jellies.
At Sunday’s FreshFarm Market in Dupont Circle, Gardener’s Gourmet and Harmony Creek Soap will both return; Next Step Produce will have French breakfast radishes; Red Apron will have a sausage called Italian Stallion.
At Saturday’s Maker’s Market in Dowell (Solomons), Md., Grandpa’s Country Harvest will have blueberry jelly, peach jelly, apple butter, peanut butter and honey butter; Year De’ Herbal Teas will have organic teas.
*At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring, Spring Valley will have baby red Russian kale; Mock’s Greenhouse will have hydroponic cilantro and basil. (The market will be held at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road; Panera parking lot.) Also starting this week, the market will open at 9 a.m.
At Sunday’s Smart Market in Gainesville, Cherry Glen Goat Cheese and Spring Gap Mountain Creamery will both have cheese; Rappahannock Natural Foods Cooperative will have beef, lamb, poultry, pork and goat. Starting next week, the market hours expand, with closing time at 2:30 p.m.