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Market Roundup: April 12-15

A taste of what will be at area farmers markets this week:

At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter:

Garner’s Produce: strawberries.

Sand Hill Farm: asparagus; quail eggs.

Soupergirl: West African safari stew; “cream” of asparagus soup.

Toigo Orchards: Persian cucumbers.

At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring:

Atwater’s Bakery: orange-poppy seed muffins.

Capitol Kettle Corn: Ethiopian-spiced kettle corn.

Chicano Sol: green garlic.

Evensong Farm: sage; sorrel.

Many Rocks Farm: mulefoot pork; duck eggs.

Mock’s Greenhouse: Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, yellow heirloom and Green Zebra tomatoes; Middle Eastern cucumbers.

North Mountain Pastures: chicken gizzards; pork sausage.

Spring Valley Farm and Orchard: asparagus; ramps.

At Sunday’s FreshFarm Market at Dupont Circle:

Clear Spring Creamery: cheddar cheese.

Gardener’s Gourmet: pea shoots.

Tree and Leaf Farm: green garlic.

At Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market:

Blue Ridge Botanicals: herb plants.

Calvert’s Gift Farm: spring mix; spinach; sorrel; pea shoots; radishes; onion scallions; garlic scallions; arugula; heirloom tomato and herb plants. All products are certified organic.

Clear Spring Creamery: butter.

Ferry Landing Farm and Apiary: eggs.

Gunpowder Bison and Trading Co.: bison flank steak; hot dogs; sausages.

Keswick Creamery: aged raw-milk cheeses (cheddar, Vermeer, Wallaby and Lesher); pasteurized fresh quark, whole-milk ricotta, yogurt and chocolate pudding.

Stone Hearth Bakery: breads; cookies; scones; pastries; empanadas.

At Wednesday’s Foggy Bottom FreshFarm Market:

Barajas Produce: field greens; potted plants.

Blueberry Hill: green garlic; arugula.

Liberty Delight Farm: smoked bones for dogs; eggs; all cuts of pork and beef.


At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter, chef Kevin Villalovos of Cure Bar & Bistro will be making black kale and white bean salad, 4 p.m.

At Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market, summer season kickoff. Chalk4Peace will be with Art Works Studio School at the community corner, where children will help create a giant sidewalk mural as part of a global peace awareness campaign. The Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library will host a spring poetry reading. Miriam's Kitchen will set up a table to share info.

Search for seasonal recipes in our Recipe Finder.

We will publish our 2012 farmers market listings later this month. If you have a new market or see information that needs to be corrected in our current listings, e-mail

Becky Krystal covers food for the Going Out Guide and Weekend and Food sections. In her spare time she loves to, of course, eat and cook.


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