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 corn; the Farm at Sunnyside will have okra ($6.50 per quart), red onions ($3.99 per pound), purple bell peppers ($4 per pound) and cherry tomatoes ($5 per pint); Mountain View Farm will have fennel ($2.50 per bulb), Dutch shallots ($3 per bunch) and field tomatoes; Black Rock Orchard will have raspberries and blueberries.
At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market by the White House, Spring Valley Farm and Orchard will have sweet corn and clingstone peaches; Blueberry Hill will have blueberries and currants; Rockahock Farm will have strawberry butter; Bigg Riggs Farm will have sour cherries; Fertile Plains Custom Pork will have sweet Carolina barbecue.
At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring, Spring Valley Farm and Orchard will have sweet corn and clingstone peaches; Quaker Valley Orchards will have nectarines, golden and black raspberries, sour and sweet cherries; Three Springs Fruit Farm will have blueberries, black raspberries and tart cherry juice; Our House Farm will have organic blackberries; Down to Earth Farm will have bacon; Charlie Koiner’s Farm will have gooseberries.
At Saturday’s H Street NE FreshFarm Market, Quaker Valley Orchards will have black, white and red raspberries; Blueberry Hill will have blueberries and fresh currants; Richfield Farm will have fava beans, fennel bulbs and summer squash.
At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Bethesda, Black Rock Orchard will have black raspberries and apricots; Knouse Fruitlands will have green peppers; Pleitez Produce will have eggplant and tomatillos.
At Saturday’s 14th & U Farmers Market, Whisked! will have pies; Mountain View Farm will have fire kimchi, purplette bunching onions, fresh garlic, fresh shallots and potatoes; Truck Patch Farms will have smoked pork chops, smoked kielbasa, pork ribs and nitrate-free hot dogs; McCleaf’s Orchard will have Spring Snow white peaches, yellow peaches, apricots and black gold cherries; Garner’s Produce will have bicolor corn, heirloom tomatoes and seedless watermelons; Kuhn Orchards will have blueberries, black raspberries, red and green gooseberries, red, white, pink and black currants, Queen Anne cherries, flaming fury peaches, carrots, French red shallots, green garlic bulbs, pearl onions and blackberries; Pecan Meadow Farm will have blueberry whoopie pies
At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, Bella Terra Family Farm will have ham steaks and cucumbers; Chapel’s Country Creamery will have feta, cow’s-milk cheese and yogurt; Dragonfly Farms will have purple Russian kale, eggplants and red potatoes; Licking Creek Bend Farm will have early small peaches, apricots, leeks, onions, sunburst squash and sour cherries.
At Saturday’s Glover Park-Burleith Farmers Market, Toigo Orchards will have sweet cherries, sour cherries, apricots and peaches; Spring Valley Farm and Orchard will have bicolor sweet corn, peaches, filet beans (haricot verts), green bell peppers and eggplants; KarenKay’s Cakes will have pound cakes (country coconut pecan, cream cheese and chocolate chip) and pies (strawberry rhubarb, blueberry and Key lime); Westmoreland Produce will have cherry tomatoes, bell peppers (yellow, purple, green), jalapeno peppers, poblano peppers and banana peppers, yellow wax beans, Roma beans and Yukon Gold potatoes; Waterview Foods will have unshucked oysters ($6 per dozen).
At Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market, Calvert’s Gift Farm will have sweet onions, three varieties of garlic, fingerling potatoes and arugula; Black Rock Orchard will have sweet and sour cherries, apricots, Harbinger peaches, blueberries and black raspberries; Smith Meadows will have baked sausage and veggie rolls, specialty sausages including bratwurst, rosemary pork sausage and basil-beef sausage, plus 10-packs of beef hamburger patties; Homestead Farm will have eggplants, cukes, celery, fennel and field-ripened tomatoes; Twin Springs Fruit Farm will have blueberries, raspberries, sour cherries, peaches and sugar-snack carrots; Flower of the Forest Farm will have leeks, peppers, okra and blackberries.
At Sunday’s Bloomingdale Farmers Market, Painted Hand Farm will have goat burgers, rose veal rib, loin and sirloin chops, whole goat tenderloin and beef tenderloin; SnowBear Farm will have vegan carrot breads, black cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes and black beauty eggplants; Truck Patch Farms will have pork ribs, smoked pork chops, smoked kielbasa, nitrate-free hot dogs and beef burgers; Garner’s Produce will have bicolor corn, heirloom tomatoes and seedless watermelons; Reid’s Orchard and Winery will have bing cherries, peaches, blueberries, red raspberries, apricots, sour pie cherries, red gooseberries and red currants.
At Sunday’s FreshFarm Market in Dupont Circle, Spring Valley Farm and Orchard will have sweet corn; Twin Springs Fruit Farm will have peaches and carrots; Quaker Valley Orchards will have nectarines.
At Tuesday’s FreshFarm Market in Crystal City, Coulter Farms will have various lamb cuts; Kuhn Orchards will have peaches ($2.69 per pound), garlic ($2.50 per head), black, pink champagne and red currants ($5 per box), blackberries ($3 per half pint) and tart cherries ($5 per quart); Barajas Produce will have heirloom tomatoes for ($2.50 per pound) and eggplants ($1.50 per pound); Haskins Family Farm will have bratwurst ($8 per pound).
At Wednesday’s FreshFarm Market in Foggy Bottom, Quaker Valley Orchards will have nectarines and golden and black raspberries; People’s Bao will have hot pork tamales.
At Wednesday’s Health and Human Services FreshFarm Market, Garner’s Produce will have sweet melons and fresh corn; Three Springs Fruit Farm will have the last of its cherries and the first of its peaches; Blades Orchard will have peaches and homemade strawberry preserves.
At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market by the White House, Washington Post Food Editor Joe Yonan will demonstrate corn risotto with roasted cherry tomatoes, a recipe from his new cookbook, “Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One.”
At Sunday’s FreshFarm Market in Dupont Circle , chef Barton Seaver will be demonstrate recipes from his new cookbook, “For Cod and Country.”
At Wednesday’s FreshFarm Market in Foggy Bottom, Shannon Shaffer and John Haywood of Design Cuisine will perform a cooking demonstration from 4-6 p.m.
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