A taste of what will be at area farmers markets:
At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter, Mountain View Farm will have speckled trout lettuce ($3 per head) and fresh basil; the Farm at Sunnyside will have freshly dug carrots ($3.75 per bunch) and green onions; Groff’s Content will have fresh, unfrozen chicken ($4.50 per pound).
At Thursday’s Smart Market at Manassas, Uncle Fred will have smoked meats; Tyson’s Farm will have pickles, applesauce, strawberries and asparagus; Jose Montoya Produce will have greens, lettuces, beets, turnips and onions; Ma Chef will have Argentinian empanadas, pastries and sausage sandwiches; Great Harvest Bakery will have breads, cookies and granola.
At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market by the White House, Bigg Riggs Farm will have strawberries; Pleasant Pops will have chocolate cream and strawberry-rhubarb popsicles; Red Zebra will have wood-oven pizza; Garden Path will have pasture-raised pork sausage sandwiches.
At Thursday’s Bethesda Central farmers market, Northern Neck Produce will have strawberries, sweet garlic, lettuce and onions; Cat’s Paw Organic Farm will have spinach, chard and mixed salad greens; MeatCrafters will have chicken basil sausage, half-smokes, prosciutto and truffle salami; Neopol will have hot smoked salmon, pot pies and savory cheese pies
At Friday’s Smart Market in Centreville, Betty’s Chips and Salsa will have tomatillo and tomato salsas and black-bean dip; Culinary Herb Farm will have herbed oils for dipping and spice mixes; Tyson’s Farm will have strawberries and asparagus; Angelic Beef will have Piedmontese beef.
At Saturday’s Smart Market in Oakton, Heritage Farm and Kitchen will have dairy products; Angelic Beef will have Piedmontese beef; Jose Montoya Produce will have summer squash, sugar snaps and English peas.
At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring, Blue Ridge Dairy will have mozzarella and fresh butter; Evensong will have pork belly pastrami; Sligo Creek Farm will have strawberries, red leaf lettuce, snow peas, Swiss chard and garlic scapes.
At Saturday’s H Street NE FreshFarm Market, Blueberry Hill will have organic leeks and squash blossoms; Richfield Farm will have varieties of lettuce ($3 each, two for $5), spring onions and strawberries; Quaker Valley will have green and purple asparagus ($4 per bunch)
At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Bethesda, Pleitez Produce will have English peas, cabbage and broccoli.
At Saturdays 14th & U Farmers Market, Pecan Meadow Farm will have pastured lamb and goat meat, goose and duck and chicken eggs, grass-fed Piedmontese steaks, sausages, whoopie pies and rhubarb dream bars; Whisked! will have strawberry-rhubarb pies, coffee cake, molasses spice cookies and basil-spinach-sundried tomato quiche; Truck Patch Farms will have earliglow strawberries, pastured pork, ribs, sausages, ground beef, whole chickens, asparagus, mesclun, arugula, eggs, chives and mint; Kuhn Orchards will have freshly pressed cider made from Pink Lady, Gold Rush, Granny Smith, Stayman and York apples, asparagus and rhubarb; McCleaf’s Orchards will have tender purple and green asparagus; Mountain View Farm will have kimchi and sauerkraut, baby carrots, sugar snap peas, baby beets, bok choy, kale, chard, collard greens and spinach; Garner’s Produce will have strawberries, asparagus, cabbages for coleslaw, shelled peas, kale, daikon, bok choy and turnips; Copper Pot will have beer-can chicken tortellini, ham-parmesan tortellini, beet-and-goat cheese ravioli, spinach dip and strawberry-vanilla jam; Panorama Bakery will have rustiques, croissants, baguettes, pumpernickel and muffins; Cherry Glen Goat Cheese Co. will have fresh chevre and ricotta, crottins and soft-ripened, brie-like goat cheeses.
At Saturday’s Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, Bella Terra Family Farm will have spring greens, radishes, pasture-raised pork and rabbit; Bonaparte Breads will have French pastries and breads; Briars Farmstead will have asparagus, spinach, loose leaf lettuce mixes, fresh herbs, pastured pork, chicken and ground beef; Chapel’s Country Creamery will have cheddar and tomme; Chesley Vegetable Farms will have strawberries, asparagus, rhubarb, apples and apple cider; Dragonfly Farms will have Boston lettuce, spinach, asparagus, onions, radishes, greenhouse tomatoes, rhubarb and wine vinegar; Gunpowder Bison and Trading Co. will have bison meat, including ground bison; Pleasant Pops will have popsicles; Springfield Lamb will have lamb meat; Spriggs Delight Farm will have feta, camembert, valencay and tomme, whole goat’s milk ricotta, whole goat’s milk yogurt, whole goat’s milk fudge; Stachowski Brand Charcuterie will have sausages; Twin Post Farms will have chicken and duck eggs from free-range birds.
At Saturday’s Glover Park-Burleith Farmers Market, Waterview Foods will have jumbo lump crab ($25 per pound) and backfin ($20 per pound), fresh chicken ($4 per pound), chicken eggs and duck eggs; Westmoreland Produce will have squash blossoms ($3 per dozen), red and white potatoes, sugarsnap peas, strawberries, arugula, herbs, lettuce, green beans, baby zucchini and broccoli; Cavanna Pasta will have handmade artichoke ravioli, pumpkin ravioli, cheese ravioli, tagliolini, gnocchi, pesto, pomorola sauce, walnut sauce, ragu, alfredo sauce, eggplant parmesan and lasagna; Spriggs Delight Farm will have goat feta ($1 per ounce), tomme, five types of chevre, camembert, fresh yogurt, ricotta and goat’s milk fudge; Toigo Orchards will have apples, hothouse tomatoes, Persian cucumbers, apple sauces, tomato sauces, bloody mary mix and canned peaches; Whitmore Farm will have roasting chickens, boneless goat loins, ground goat, bone-in leg roasts, boneless lamb loins, lamb shanks and ground lamb; Heirloom Kitchen will have African sweet-potato-and-peanut soup with cilantro and spices, Thai vegetable-and-coconut curry with organic tofu, cream of tomato soup with leeks and celery leaves, curried red-lentil soup with cilantro and apricots-and-tomato chutney; Stachowski Brand Charcuterie will have sausages; Spring Valley Farm and Orchard will have strawberries, salad greens, chard, broccoli, stir-fry mix, peach butter and local honey; KarenKay’s Cakes will have blueberry cobblers, red velvet whoopie pies and miniature pound-cake cups; Bonaparte Breads will have French pastries and artisanal breads.
At Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market, Twin Springs Fruit Farm will have Chandler strawberries and vine- ripened greenhouse tomatoes; Potomac Vegetable Farms has lettuce, bok choy, kohlrabi, scallions, garlic scapes, spinach, sorrel, dandelion greens, escarole, endive and Hakurei turnips; both Calvert’s Gift Farm and Flower of the Forest Farm will have shiitake mushrooms; Smith Meadows food cart will have hamburgers, half-smokes, egg-and-cheese breakfast sandwiches, sausage breakfast sandwiches as well as sausage, salsa-beef or spinach empanadas.
At Sunday’s Bloomingdale Farmers Market, North Mountain Pastures will have guanciale, lonzino and prosciutto, pastured chicken and eggs, pickled vegetables and three kinds of bacon, including Italian tesa; Painted Hand Farm will have bratwurst and Pennsylvania-farmed rainbow trout smoked with apple and hickory; Keswick Creamery will have tommes washed in local beers, ciders and wines, feta cheese, cheddars, quark, ricotta and yogurt; Copper Pot will have gnocchi, beer- can chicken tortellini, ham-parmesan tortellini, beet-and-goat cheese ravioli, spinach dip and strawberry-vanilla jam; SnowBear Farm will have Simpson lettuce, broccoli rabe, parsnips, kohlrabi, baby collards, radishes, mustards, kale, garlic chives and scallions; Truck Patch Farms will have earliglow strawberries, asparagus, arugula, beets, eggs and pastured pork, ribs, chops and sausages; Dolcezza will have strawberry-tarragon gelato and strawberry gelato; Garner’s Produce will have strawberries, asparagus, baby squash, cherry tomatoes, red and white new potatoes, cabbages, shelled peas, kale, daikon, bok choy and turnips; Reid’s Orchard will have earliglow strawberries, herbs, jams and fruit butters; Panorama Bakery will have rustiques, croissants, baguettes, pumpernickel and muffins.
At Sunday’s Smart Market in Gainesville, Grandma’s Garden will have sweet and spicy relishes; the Flour Shoppe will have European-style breads including baguettes and focaccia; Rappahannock Natural Foods Co-op will have grass-fed beef.
At Sunday’s Bethesda Central Farmers Market, Painted Hand Farm will have goat and veal; Bending Bridge Farm will have pea shoots, chard, mushrooms and lettuce; Springfield Farms will have chicken, flank steak, chicken and pork sausage, eggs and butter; Sababa Market will have falafel sandwiches.
At Tuesday’s Smart Market in Fairfax Corner, the Flour Shoppe will have European-style breads; Culinary Herb Farm will have herbed olive oil; Cavanna Pasta will have porcini ravioli and sauce.
At Tuesday’s FreshFarm Market in Crystal City, Atwater’s Bakery will have baguettes and bread rolls; Rockahock Farms will have strawberry-rhubarb pie, apple dumplings and cheese straws; Gunpowder Bison and Trading Co. will have bison steaks, roasts and burgers; Toigo Orchards will have tomatoes and cucumbers.
At Wednesday’s FreshFarm Market in Foggy Bottom, Blueberry Hill will have squash blossoms; Pleasant Pops will have summer strawberry popsicles.
At Wednesday’s Health and Human Services FreshFarm Market, Quarter Branch Farm will have romaine and butter lettuce, radishes, Swiss chard and spinach.
At Wednesday’s Smart Market in Reston, Rappahannock Natural Foods Co-op will have grass-fed beef; Angelic Beef will have Piedmontese beef.
At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter, Allison Sosna of DC Central Kitchen will demonstrate a salad of strawberry, feta and arugula.
At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring, chef Erik Berlin of the Tenleytown Whole Foods Market will do a cooking demonstration from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
At Saturday’s Glover Park-Burleith Farmers Market, market chef Rachel Brumitt will demonstrate a broccoli-pasta salad with lemon sesame goat yogurt and seared zucchini with raw hemp oil.
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