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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Market Roundup: May 7-11

A taste of what will be at area farmers markets:

THIS JUST IN

At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter, Anchor Nursery will have rhubarb ($3.50 per pound); Everona Dairy will have lavender manchego and garlic manchego cheese ($35 per pound); Black Rock Orchards will have heirloom tomatoes ($5 per container); Red Apron will have breakfast sausage ($8 per pound) and guanciale (8 ounces, $12), smoked hamhocks ($8 each); Harvest Market DC will have chicken stock , fish stock and beef stock, vegan mushroom soup with thyme and French onion tart; the Farm at Sunnyside will have asparagus; Sand Hill Farm will have hulled barley ($2.50 per pound) and basil pesto ($6 per pint).

At Thursday’s Smart Market at Manassas, Omar Flores Produce will have bedding plants and herbs, lettuces and lettuce mixes, kale, chard, collards, onions, leeks, garlic, turnips, beets and strawberries.

At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market by the White House, Blueberry Hill will have asparagus, arugula, baby red Russian kale, radishes and green garlic.

At Friday’s Smart Market in Centreville, Jose’s Produce will have strawberries and early lettuce and greens; Tyson Farms will have applesauce and apple butter; Angelic Beef will have beef; Tommy V’s Salsa will have salsa; Windmill Meadows Farm will have dairy products and meats.

At Saturday’s Smart Market in Oakton, 1ST AVE Bakery will have pies and other desserts; Jose Montoya’s Produce will have spring onions, garlic, turnips and strawberries; Heritage Farm will have honey and fresh chicken.

At Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market, Blue Ridge Botanicals will have herb plants in 2 1/2-inch pots (four for $15, or $4 each), herbs include lovage, sorrel, burnet, Texas tarragon, stevia, Roman chamomile and Cuban oregano; Calvert’s Gift Farm will have arugula, spring mix, sorrel and pea shoots, along with spring onions, garlic scallions, kale, chard and more than 20 varieties of tomato transplants as well as eggplants and peppers for planting; Glenville Hollow Farms will have asparagus, spring onions, Swiss chard, radishes, rhubarb, tatsoi, leaf lettuce, patio tomato plants and herb plants; Black Rock Orchard will have purple and green asparagus, nine varieties of apples and apple cider; Audia’s Farm will have dried herbs and teas; Twin Springs Fruit Farm will  have greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers as well as Fuji, Goldrush and Pink Lady apples; Waterpenny Farm will have asparagus, spinach and lettuce along with plants for the garden including vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring, Copper Pot will have asparagus soup ($5 per pint); Evensong Farm will have charcuterie prepared in collaboration with chef Pedro Matamoros of 8407 kitchen + bar.

At Saturday’s H Street NE FreshFarm Market, Copper Pot will have asparagus soup ($5 per pint); Richfield Farm and Quaker Valley Orchards will have asparagus ($4 a bunch); Blueberry Hill will have asparagus, arugula, baby red Russian kale, radishes and green garlic.

At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Bethesda, Pleitez Produce will have strawberries, cucumbers and tomatoes; Sunset Valley Farm will have butter; Atwaters Bakery will have fresh baked goods.

At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, Bella Terra Family Farm will have spring greens, salad mixes and free-range pork, poultry and rabbit; Bonaparte Breads will have breads and French pastries; Briar’s Farmstead will have fresh herbs, asparagus, salad greens, spring greens and free-range beef, pork and poultry; Chapel’s Country Creamery will have cheese and yogurt; Chesley Vegetable Farms will have fruits and spring greens and salad mixes; Dragonfly Farms will have berries and artisan wine vinegar; Ginger Juice will have fresh fruit juices; Gunpowder Bison will have bison meat; Les Caprices de Joelle will have prepared foods including Belgian waffles and gazpacho; Pleasant Pops will have popsicles; Spriggs Delight Farm will have goat cheese; Springfield Lamb will have lamb and wool products; Stachowski Brand Charcuterie will have sausages and pates; Twin Post Farm will have free-range chicken and duck eggs.

At Saturday’s Glover Park-Burleith Farmers Market, Waterview Foods will have farm fresh chicken eggs and duck eggs; Cavanna Pasta will have handmade fresh pasta and sauces; Heirloom Kitchen will have soups and chutneys including cream spinach soup and African sweet potato soup this week; Midtrees Farm will have pasture-raised beef; Pavaraga Coffee will have locally roasted Hawaiian coffee beans; Spring Valley Farm and Orchard will have West Virginia wild ramps, asparagus, and field greens; Whitmore Farm will have lamb, pork and chicken; Westmoreland Produce will have early strawberries and herbs; Bonaparte Breads has artisanal breads and pastries; Wollam Gardens will have poppies and tulips for Mothers’ Day; Toigo Orchards will have hothouse tomatoes, canned peaches and apple sauce; KarenKay’s Cakes will have poundcake and scones; Spriggs Delight Farm will have goat cheese and goat’s-milk fudge.

At Sunday’s FreshFarm Market in Dupont Circle, New Morning Farm and Anchor Nursery will have rhubarb; Country Pleasures will have blueberry scones; Twin Springs Fruit Farm will have greenhouse eggplants.

At Sunday’s Smart Market in Gainesville, LMS Produce will have flowers, bedding plants and herbs and early spring produce; Shenandoah Spice Company will have herb and spice mixes.

At Tuesday’s Smart Market in Fairfax Corner, Betty’s Chips and Salsa will have salsa;Culinary Herb Farm will have herb and spice mixes, herbed oils and vinegars; Jose’s Produce and Omar Flores Produce will have lettuces and lettuce mixes, kale, chard and collards, onions, leeks, garlic, turnips, beets and strawberries; Heritage Farm will have fresh chicken and honey.

At Tuesday’s FreshFarm Market in Crystal City, Barajas Produce will have spring onions, salad greens and starter tomato plants; Kuhn Orchards will have spring onions, dried Fuji apple chips; Richfield Farm will have asparagus, rhubarb and spinach; Coulter Farms will have grass-fed Hereford beef, honey and fresh eggs. 

At Wednesday’s Smart Market in Reston, Heritage Farm will have honey (a new item); the Culinary Farm will have herb and spice mixes, herbed oils and vinegars.

SPECIAL EVENTS

At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Bethesda, Paul Yeck of Jaleo will hold a cooking demonstration.

Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring, will move to its alternate site at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road in the Gateway Plaza

The indoor season for the USDA Farmers Market in the USDA South Building Cafeteria has been extended to May 25.

See our listing of local farmers markets (updated as of May 4) and our 2011 listings of Community-Supported Agriculture farms.

Search for seasonal recipes in our Recipe Finder.

We have compiled our 2011Washington area farmers market listings. If you have a new market or see information that needs to be corrected, please e-mail smitht@washpost.com.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/05/2011

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

 
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