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Market Roundup: May 3-9

It’s opening day for a number of farmers markets in the coming week. Here are the season premieres (additional details available through the map link below):

• Multiple Fairfax County markets

• Multiple Loudoun County markets

• Thursday’s FreshFarm Market by the White House

• Thursday’s Calvert County Farmers Market Prince Solomons

• Thursday’s Potomac Village Farmers Market

• Friday’s North Beach Farmers Market

• Friday’s Petworth Community Market

• Friday’s Smart Markets at Centreville

• Saturday’s 14th & U Farmers Market

• Saturday’s Briggs Chaney-Greencastle Farmers and Artisans’ Market

• Saturday’s California Farmers Market

• Saturday’s Calvert County Farmers Market Prince Barstow

• Saturday’s College Park Farmers Market

• Saturday’s DC CHEW

• Saturday’s Del Ray Farmers Market

• Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Bethesda

• Saturday’s Gaithersburg Main Street Farmers Market

• Saturday’s Middleburg Community Farmers Market

• Saturday’s Mount Pleasant Farmers Market

• Saturday’s Mount Rainier Farmers Market

• Saturday’s Vienna Farmers Market

• Saturday’s West Frederick Farmers Market

• Sunday’s Four Mile Run Farmers’ and Artisans Market

• Sunday’s Westover Farmers Market

Get a taste of what you’ll find, after the jump.


INTERACTIVE: Click the image above to view our interactive farmers market map.

At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market by the White House:

Bigg Riggs Farm: ramps; Swiss chard; mustard greens.

Coulter Farms: organic grass-fed beef, lamb and pork; raw cow’s milk cheese.

Pleasant Pops: peaches ’n’ cream pops.

Toigo Orchards: hothouse tomatoes and cucumbers.

At Thursday’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter:

Garner’s Produce: sugar snap peas; asparagus; beets.

Red Apron Butchery: Frank the Cart (hot dogs).

Sand Hill Farm: basil; garlic scapes.

Toigo Orchards: tomatoes; hothouse cucumbers.

At Saturday’s 14th & U Farmers Market:

Cherry Glen Goat Cheese Co.: chevre; ricotta; soft-ripened cheeses (Monocacy Silver, Monocacy Ash, Monocacy Chipotle, Monocacy Gold, Monocracy Crottin).

Dolcezza: seasonal gelati and sorbets.

Garner’s Produce: strawberries; kale; kohlrabi; vitamin greens; bok choy; spinach; tatsoi; spring onions.

Kuhn Orchards: Goldrush and Pink Lady blended cider; Asian pears; York, Fuji, GoldRush and Pink Lady apples; sunchokes; shallots; asparagus; rhubarb; horseradish; honey; canned peaches; jams; jellies; herbs, including chervil and tarragon.

McCleaf’s Orchard: single variety (Fuji) apple juice; five varieties of strawberries (Chandler, Jewel, Ovation, Wendy, Cavendish); rhubarb; buttercrunch lettuce; herbs, including lemon balm, sorrel and marjoram; Cameo and Fuji apples.

Mountain View Farm: baby beets with greens; herbs, including epazote, lemon verbena and basil; rose veal; nettle-radish spring kraut; beet greens kimchi; purple sauerkraut; herb and tomato transplants.

North Mountain Pastures: sausage; bacon.

Panorama Bakery: rustique; baguettes; sandwich rolls; croissants; pumpernickel; rye; sourdough; country.

Pecan Meadow Farm: duck, goose and chicken eggs; pastured goat, lamb, beef, rabbit and chicken; whoopie pies; strawberry bread.

Plantmasters: herb and tomato transplants; eggs; lettuce gardens in bowls.

Truck Patch Farms: Earligrow strawberries; green and purple asparagus; mesclun mix; lacinato kale; baby arugula; pastured pork (all cuts); ground turkey; turkey breasts; eggs.

Whisked!: strawberry cream pie; spinach-basil-sun-dried tomato quiche; blondies; brownies; Crackerjack bars; lemon bars; turtle bars; cookies.

At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Bethesda:

Evergrain Bread Co.: Sun Buns (butter-cinnamon-sugar croissants).

Pleitez Produce: sugar snap peas; asparagus; strawberries; greens.

At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring:

Capitol Kettle Corn: Mexican chocolate kettle corn.

Evensong Farm: Canadian bacon.

Mock’s Greenhouse: Green Zebra tomatoes.

Our House Farm: arugula.

Spring Valley Farm and Orchard: zucchini blossoms; asparagus; mixed greens.

At Saturday’s H Street NE FreshFarm Market:

Clear Spring Creamery: milk (nonfat, whole and chocolate); yogurt; cheese.

Full Cellar Farm: eggs; spinach; baby carrots; bok choy; scallions.

Red Apron Butchery: rendered duck fat.

Richfield Farm: rhubarb; asparagus; strawberries.

At Sunday’s Westover Farmers Market:

Black Rock Orchard: GoldRush, Pink Lady, Fuji, Braeburn, Granny Smith, red Winesap, Stayman Winesap, Ida Red and Mutsu apples; apple, cherry and cinnamon cider; asparagus; baby gold, red and black heirloom greenhouse tomatoes.

At Sunday’s FreshFarm Market at Dupont Circle:

Gardener’s Gourmet: rhubarb.

Spring Valley Farm and Orchard: zucchini blossoms.

At Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market:

Blue Ridge Botanicals: edible flower starter plants (nasturtium, gem marigolds, African Blue bush basil, scarlet runner beans, chives).

Calvert’s Gift Farm: organic greens, including spinach, spring mix and arugula.

Ferry Landing Farm and Apiary: eggs.

Glenville Hollow Farms: asparagus; mustard; kale; collards; Swiss chard; lettuce; bok choy; popcorn; potted herbs; hanging cherry and patio tomato plants.

Gunpowder Bison and Trading Co.: Delmonico steaks; flank steak; burgers; sausages.

Homestead Farm: sugar snap peas; strawberries; greens.

Keswick Creamery: aged raw-milk cheeses, including cheddar, Vermeer, Wallaby, Lesher and feta; pasteurized fresh products, including whole milk, ricotta, yogurt and chocolate pudding.

Smith Meadows: green garlic pesto; plus salsa beef empanadas; Jamaican beef empanadas.

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

Twin Springs Fruit Farm: asparagus.

At Tuesday’s FreshFarm Market in Crystal City:

Barajas Produce: strawberries; mint; asparagus; Swiss chard.

Bigg Riggs Farm: mustard greens; apples; hickory syrup.

The Farm at Sunnyside: asparagus; rainbow chard; cilantro; apple cider. Certified organic.

Haskins Family Farm: eggs.

Kuhn Orchards: apple cider; fresh horseradish; shallots; red onions.

At Wednesday’s Foggy Bottom FreshFarm Market:

Atwater’s Bakery: savory egg tart.

Barajas Produce: head and leaf lettuce; Swiss chard; green garlic.

Blueberry Hill: parsley.

Sunnyside Farm and Orchard: asparagus soup.


At Friday’s Petworth Community Market, watermelon cutting and live music.

At Saturday’s 14th & U Farmers Market, D.C. State Fair holds a seedling swap of veggie starters.

At Saturday’s Del Ray Farmers Market, a chef’s demo by Stephen Scott of La Strada Osteria & Enoteca.

At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Bethesda, a food drive (fresh as well as nonperishable) to benefit Bethesda Cares.

See our farmers market interactive map and list of Community-Supported Agriculture farms.

Search for seasonal recipes in our Recipe Finder.

If you have a new market or see information that needs to be corrected in our farmers market 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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