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 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.
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.
Search for seasonal recipes in our Recipe Finder.
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