Farmer’s Market Preview: 8/14/-8/17

Today we preview the various FRESHFARM markets around the area. The highlights:

  • At the Penn Quarter market (TODAY from 3:00-7:00pm), Rochelle Schaetzl of Nando’s Peri Peri, a new South African restaurant chain, will be giving a cooking demonstration. See here for more.
  • The Dupont Circle market (Sunday from 9:00am-1:00pm) will have a demonstration by Frank Morales of Rustico at 11:00am.

Check back tomorrow for the U St., Bloomingdale and Mt. Pleasant Markets, depending on the promptness of their various listservs. </crosses fingers>

In other farmer’s market news, evidently a new market has opened in the King St. Garden Park. Every Wednesday from 3:00-7:00pm.

After the jump, see the weekly FRESHFARM market email. You can subscribe to that email here.

Sundays, 8 am to noon, Compromise St, Downtown Annapolis

Market is open now through October 5, 2008.

At market this week: Mushroom Stand is back at market this week. Find everything you need for a family picnic or BBQ including fresh produce, breads and pastries, Gunpowder bison, Springfield’s lamb, Cherry Glen and Chapel Creamery cheeses, Chris’ crabcakes and empanadas and flowers from Farmhouse!

Sundays, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, 20th St, NW

Dupont Market is OPEN every Sunday!

August 17: Frank Morales of Rustico is our featured Chef at Market this Sunday. Demo starts at 11am.

At the Dupont Market, you’ll find:
~ Fresh fish, crabs and crab meat at Buster’s Seafood.
~ MILK from Clear Spring Creamery.
~ CRABCAKES from Chris Marketplace plus seafood soups and empanadas made with market ingredients..
~ GELATO (New flavor–Blueberry) from Dolcezza
~ Artisan CHEESES–cow/goat/sheep’s milk–from Blue Ridge Dairy, Clear Springs Creamery, Everona, Firefly Farms, Highfield Dairy and Keswick Creamery.
~ Pasture-fattened and humanely raised MEATS:
>Organic Pork from Cedarbrook
>Buffalo and Pork from Cibola
>Organic Beef from Country Pleasures
>Chicken, Lamb, Pork from Eco-Friendly Foods
>Pork and Beef from Highfield Dairy
>Beef, Lamb, Pork from Smith Meadows Farm
>Lamb (all cuts plus sausage) from Virginia Lamb.
~ Soaps, Salt Scrubs and Lip Balm from Harmony Creek.
~ EGGS from Cedarbrook, Creekside, Quaker Valley, Highfield Dairy, New Morning and Waterview Foods.
~ Best selection of seasonal FRUITS and VEGGIES from farms in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

At market this week: Solitude is back at market this Sunday with the new harvest of Honey and lots of wool!! Bumper crop of Purple Cherokee tomatoes from Tree & Leaf. Lots of Sweet Corn from Spring Valley Farm & Orchard, Toigo and New Morning Farm. Hot dogs to grill from Cibola. Fill up on peaches, melons, plums, nectarines–sweet fruits of summer!

Wednesdays, 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm, 24th & I Streets, NW

Market is open NOW through November 26, 2008.

August 6: Highfield Dairy is back at market this week with goat cheese and tarts, fruit sorbets, beef, pork and eggs.

At market this week: Damson plums debut at market this week from D&S Farm. These tart plums make the best tarts and jam. Quaker Valley will have melons, berries and peaches. Tons of tomatoes at Long Meadow and Sunnyside Farm & Orchard along with plenty of summer veggies. Lynnvale will make a summer bouquet for your table or for gift-giving. Atwaters and Bonaparte have breads, sweets and more!

Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm, Harbor East, Baltimore, MD

Market is OPEN now through October 25, 2008.

Saturday, August 16: Sofi’s Crepes is back at market!

At market this week: Enjoy a sweet crepe as you check out the produce, meats and eggs, cheeses, handmade soaps and cheeses at market. Little Greenhouse has selection of orchids and potted plants to brighten your home or office. Summer bounty of peaches, tomatoes, melons and sweet corn–perfectly ripe and delicious! Springfield has pasture-raised meats and eggs. Breezy Willow has handmade soaps and lotions.

Saturdays, 9 am to noon, 625 H St, NE

Market is OPEN now through November 22, 2008.

Smith Family Farm is hosting a Family Farm weekend on September 27-28. Children can visit the hen house, collect eggs and ride ponies! You can purchase lunch including grilled meats from the farm. Check out your Thanksgving turkey and pack a cooler to take home all natural, free range meats including Angus beef, pork, poultry and eggs.

At market this week: Quaker Valley has luscious melons including a very sweet green Israeli. Richfield has watermelon and lima beans. Lots of tomatoes from Blueberry Hill and Richfield. Smith Family Farm is at market with your favorite meats and Highfield will have goat cheese, tarts, sorbets.Atwaters has scones, breads, cookies and chunky gazpacho! Keswick has cheese, yogurt and chocolate pudding. Cedarbrook has pasture-raised pork.

Thursdays, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 8th St, NW near E Street

Market is OPEN now through December 18, 2008.

Thursday, August 14: Chef at Market, Rochelle Schaetzl of Nando’s Peri Peri. This South African restaurant chain will open their first DC restaurant this week. Check out the HotSauceBlog for more information!

At market this week: Find everything for your weekend entertaining at this downtown market! Start your list with crabcakes and seafood soup from Chris Marketplace, mushrooms, buffalo or pork from Cibola, eggs from 8 Acres at Wheatland, Blue Ridge Dairy’s mozzarella and butter, Chapel Creamery’s cave-aged cheeses, Everona’s sheep’s milk cheeses, then fill another basket with breads, sweets, soups and salsas from Ovens at Quail Creek. Harmony Creek has handcrafted soaps and more! Anchor Nursery has plants, cut flowers and seasonal veggies. Wollam has cut flowers; Floradise has orchids. Lots of fresh produce (corn, peaches, tomatoes–the Holy Trinity and more!) from Farm at Sunnyside, Sand Hill, Black Rock and Toigo.

Saturdays, 8:30 am to 11:30am, Muskrat Park

Market is OPEN now through October 11, 2008.

Saturday, August 16: Mark Salter of the Inn at Perry Cabin is our featured chef; demo starts at 10am. (Demo rescheduled from last week!)

At market this week: Springfield Lamb and Cherry Glen goat cheese are back at market this weekend. Blades Orchard has plenty of fresh-picked fruit. Butter Pot and Sand Hill have your favorite summer veggies. Pot Pie has eggs; Bonaparte has sweet and savory tarts, pastries, breads. Arbec has orchids to grace your table.

Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm, downtown on Ellsworth Dr.

Market is OPEN now through November 15, 2008.

Saturday, August 16: Organization at market is “The Bridge DC” from 9am to 1pm.

At market this week: Charlie Koiner was only at market for an hour last week because he had to get all his entries to the Montgomery County Fair. Stop by and ask Charlie about his ribbons! Check out all the farmstands at market for the freshest, locally grown foods from apples to zucchini, including pasture-raised meats and eggs, goat cheese, cut flowers and tasty baked goods from Atwaters and Praline!


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