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


At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter, Sand Hill Farm will have sweet white corn (50 cents per ear), carrots and peaches; Mountain View Farm will have hot Hungarian wax peppers.

At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market by the White House, Spring Valley Farm and Orchard will have bicolor corn, peaches, cucumbers and eggplant; Bigg Riggs Farm will have broccoli, Swiss chard, basil and strawberry daiquiri mix; Clear Spring Creamery will have nonfat milk; Chef Eloy’s Kickin’ Salsa will have extra-hot salsa.

At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring, Quaker Valley Orchards will have ground cherries; Charlie Koiner’s Farm will have purslane; Evensong Farm will have striped organic cucumbers; Sligo Creek Farm will have Savoy cabbage.

At Saturday’s H Street NE FreshFarm Market, Full Cellar Farm will have eggs.

At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Bethesda, Pleitez Produce will have sweet corn; Sunset Valley Farm will have cherry ice cream and raspberry ice cream; Knouse Fruitlands will have apricots.

At Saturday’s 14th & U Farmers Market, Kuhn Orchards will have candy onions, french filet beans (haricot verts), fennel, lodi and transparent-sauce apples, sweet cherries, pie cherries and garlic scapes; Whisked! will have blueberrry pie with crumb topping, blueberry-lemon pound cake and caramelized onion-goat cheese tarts; Pecan Meadow Farm will have whole duck and duck breasts, lamb and zucchini bread; Truck Patch Farms will have cantaloupe and baby Swiss chard; Garner’s Produce will have varieties of melons including honeydew, cantaloupe and seedless watermelons.

At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, Chapel’s Country Creamery will have feta; Chesley Vegetable Farms will have peaches, green beans, cucumbers, plums and sweet cherries; Dragonfly Farms will have pattypan squash, orange cherry tomatoes and sweet white onions; Licking Creek Bend Farm will have nectarines, eight varieties of summer squash, cucumbers and sweet cherries.

At Saturday’s Glover Park-Burleith Farmers Market, Westmoreland Produce will have cantaloupes and watermelons; Whitmore Farm will have rabbit, chicken, pork chops, sausage, ham steaks, bacon, frenched racks of lamb, whole boneless lamb loins, lamb kebabs, butterflied leg of lamb, lamb bacon, ground lamb and merguez sausage; KarenKay’s Cakes will have Key lime cream cheese pound cakes and strawberry-blueberry cream cheese pound cakes; Waterview Foods will have duck eggs, jumbo lump crabmeat ($25 per pound) claw ($13 per pound) and shell oysters ($ 6 per dozen); Spriggs Delight Farm will have plain and flavored chevres, Camembert, Valencay, ricotta, feta and four-month-old tomme; Spring Valley Farm and Orchard will have peaches, corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, beans and basil; Heirloom Kitchen will have borscht, chilled tomato-roasted pepper soup, curried red lentil soup with cilantro and apricots, Thai vegetable and coconut curry with tofu, hummus with toasted sesame seeds and smoked paprika, tomato chutney with spices and lemon and also peach chutney with ginger; Toigo Orchard will have yellow peaches, white peaches, Methley plums, tomatoes and Persian cucumbers.

At Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market, Potomac Vegetable Farms will have sweet onions, beets, Swiss chard, herbs, dandelion greens, garlic and summer squash; Smith Meadows will have chicken pot pies ($10 per pie); Twin Springs Fruit Farm will have blackberries, red raspberries, blueberries, sugar plums and varieties of peaches; Clear Spring Creamery will have creamline milk, nonfat milk, cream, butter, chocolate milk, cheese curds, quark and yogurt drinks in plain, honey, vanilla and strawberry flavors; Atwater’s Bakery and Stone Hearth Bakery will have a variety of freshly made breads, scones, croissants, granola, empanadas and cookies.

At Sunday’s Bloomingdale Farmers Market, Truck Patch Farms will have cantaloupe and baby Swiss chard; Garner’s Produce will have varieties of melon including including honeydew, cantaloupe and seedless watermelons and field cherry tomatoes; Reid’s Orchard and Winery will have black currants and green gooseberries; SnowBear will have French heirloom tomatoes.

At Tuesday’s FreshFarm Market in Crystal City, Barajas Produce will have blackberries, tomatillos, watermelons, canteloupes and red hull peas; Richfield Farm will have corn, green bell peppers, summer squash and cucumbers; Toigo Orchards will have white peaches; Kuhn Orchards will have varieties of plums.

At Wednesday’s FreshFarm Market in Foggy Bottom, Blueberry Hill will have celery, shallots, sweet onions and garlic; Pleasant Pops will have sweet cream and corn and honey lavender pops.

At Wednesday’s Health and Human Services FreshFarm Market, Three Springs Fruit Farm will have sour cherry juice ($4 per quart).


Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Bethesda will move northwest one block on Norfolk Avenue to accommodate the Bethesda Artist Market.

At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, food blogger and educator Ibti Vincent will demonstrate tabbouleh with market ingredients from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

At Tuesday’s FreshFarm Market in Crystal City, chef Omar Rodriguez of Jaleo will perform a chef demonstration.

See our updated listing of local farmers markets and our 2011 listings of Community-Supported Agriculture farms.

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If you have a new market or see information that needs to be corrected in our farmers market listings, e-mail smitht@washpost.com.