It’s holiday season, which also means it’s party season.(Invitation’s in the mail.) Perhaps you have a showstopper main course and dessert planned, but you’ll probably also want to have some drinks and snacks to greet guests as they arrive. The makings of a great welcome platter can be found at area farmers markets. We like the sound of the Spanish chorizo and hot pepper jelly at Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring and the Keswick Creamery cheeses at Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market.


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Need more holiday inspiration? Be sure to check out The Post’s holiday guide.

In other market news:

At today’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter:

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Black Rock Orchard: apple cider; fruit leathers; jams.

Evensong Farm: fresh horseradish; bacon; chicken.

Garner’s Produce: Brussels sprouts; cauliflower; Savoy cabbage.

At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace:

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Goldilocks Goodies: gingerbread men; peanut butter-chocolate chip cookies; chocolate gingerbread; chocolate peppermint whoopie pies.

At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring:

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Blue Ridge Dairy: mozzarella.

Chicano Sol: arugula; baby leeks.

Evensong Farm: beef roasts; Spanish chorizo; lardo; fresh horseradish.

Koiner Farm: spring onions.

North Mountain Pastures: sauerkraut.

Quaker Valley Orchards: ears of popping corn.

Spiral Path Farm: organic carrots.

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: duck eggs.

Spring Valley Farm and Orchard: spinach; ramp mustard; hot pepper jelly.

Three Springs Fruit Farm: red potatoes.

At Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market:

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Black Rock Orchard: cider.

Blue Ridge Botanicals (last day of the season): culinary herb plants.

Ferry Landing Farm and Apiary: eggs; jam.

Glenville Hollow Farms: popcorn; turnips; sweet potatoes; winter squash.

Gunpowder Bison and Trading: ground bison; sausages; steaks; stewing cuts.

Keswick Creamery: Vermeer, cheddar, Dragon’s Breath, Wallaby and Blue Suede Moo raw-milk cheeses.

Smith Meadows: chili verde; chicken stock.

Stone Hearth Bakery: empanadas.

Twin Springs Fruit Farm: Goldrush, Fuji, Pink Lady, Cameo, Golden Delicious, Winesap and Granny Smith Apples; Bosc pears; red and yellow onions; potatoes; winter squash; sweet potatoes; red oakleaf lettuce; arugula.

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Twin Springs Fruit Farm: Stayman apples; greenhouse tomatoes.


At today’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter, free $5 market dollars to spend for the first 50 customers who come to the market information tent and ask; free reusable market bags.

At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, fall root vegetable hash demo by chef Adam Howard of Room 11, 10 a.m.-noon.

See our farmers market interactive map and list of Community-Supported Agriculture farms.

Search for seasonal recipes in our Recipe Finder.

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