Winter market food finds

If you can stand the weather, take advantage of the artisanal items beyond produce that are being sold at Washington's winter/year-round farmers markets. Here's a sampling that Food section staffers found last week and over the weekend.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Here are more of our winter market picks and where we found them. Note: Weather may alter some vendors' schedules, some vendors may sell at additional markets, and prices might not be uniform across markets.

-- Butter, eight ounces, $5.15, Heritage Farm and Kitchen Cooperative; Oakton Smart Market

-- Biscotti, $1.50 each, the Dressed Up Nut; Del Ray

-- Gingersnaps, four for $4, Cats Paw Organic Farm; Bethesda Central Farm Market

-- Honey jellies including spiced cider and pomegranate, eight ounces, $8.75, Bees 'n Blossoms; Arlington and Takoma Park

-- Smoked kielbasa, Stachowski Brand Charcuterie, one pound, $8; Falls Church and Palisades

-- Lamb summer sausage, $18 per pound, Everona Dairy, FreshFarm Market Dupont Circle and Silver Spring

-- Oysters, one dozen, $6 (or shelled and unpasteurized, $13 per pint), Buster's Seafood; Arlington and FreshFarm Market Dupont Circle

-- Peanut butter, 16 ounces, $9, the Copper Pot Food Co.; FreshFarm Market Dupont Circle and Takoma Park

-- Pickles, one pint, $6, Oh Pickles; Clarendon, Columbia Pike, Eastern Market, Falls Church and Palisades

-- Salted caramels (made with homemade butter), $2.50 per piece, Krishon Chocolates; Kensington

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