A taste of what will be at area farmers markets:


At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter, Harvest’s menu will include a portobello, onion and blue cheese tart,and a parsnip-potato galette with walnuts and herbs (prices vary); Red Apron will have wild boar andouille and smoked duck sausage ($12); Toigo Orchards will have Persian cucumbers ($5 per box) and basil plants; Endless Summer will have salad greens; Clear Spring Creamery will make its Penn Quarter debut with fresh milk and cheeses.

At Saturday’s Smart Market in Oakton, Heritage Farm will have spinach and microgreens, cress and eggs; Cherry Glen Goat Cheese will have goat cheese; Cavanna Pasta will have spinach and cheese ravioli.

At Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market, Bees ‘n Blossoms will have bee pollen and power honey, creamed honeys and honey jellies.

At Sunday’s FreshFarm Market in Dupont Circle, Gardener’s Gourmet and Harmony Creek Soap will both return; Next Step Produce will have French breakfast radishes; Red Apron will have a sausage called Italian Stallion.

At Saturday’s Maker’s Market in Dowell (Solomons), Md., Grandpa’s Country Harvest will have blueberry jelly, peach jelly, apple butter, peanut butter and honey butter; Year De’ Herbal Teas will have organic teas.

*At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring, Spring Valley will have baby red Russian kale; Mock’s Greenhouse will have hydroponic cilantro and basil. (The market will be held at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road; Panera parking lot.) Also starting this week, the market will open at 9 a.m.

At Sunday’s Smart Market in Gainesville, Cherry Glen Goat Cheese and Spring Gap Mountain Creamery will both have cheese; Rappahannock Natural Foods Cooperative will have beef, lamb, poultry, pork and goat. Starting next week, the market hours expand, with closing time at 2:30 p.m.


At Saturday’s Smart Market in Oakton, Annie Sidley will hold a cooking demonstration with market ingredients.

Starting Sunday, the Takoma Park Farmers Market will host two nonprofits to set up on the sidewalk on the corner of Carroll and Laurel Avenues during market hours (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) to share information about their organization. This week: Docs in Progress and Main Street Takoma’s Art Hop.

Starting Sunday, the FreshFarm Market at Dupont Circle will expand one block north on 20th Street NW. The market has new hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cookbook author Joan Nathan will sign copies of her new book and demonstrate a dish at 11 a.m.

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

Search for seasonal recipes in our Recipe Finder.

We are compiling our 2011 summer farmers market list, which will run in May. If you have a new market please e-mail information to smitht@washpost.com.