July 26 – Tradition

redcurrants

There are many wonderful traditions surrounding food.  German children delight in finding the hidden pickle in the Christmas tree.  In Japan, the arrival of Spring and Fall are celebrated with Ohagi, made from sweet rice and adzuki beans.  But I think my favorite tradition (and maybe as the manager of a farmer’s market I am a bit biased) is a tradition from Rosh HaShanah.  On the second night of the Jewish new year, celebrants eat a “new fruit”–a fruit that has recently come into season but that practitioner has not yet had the opportunity to eat.  While I am only a gentile, I love this tradition and it inspires me to try new and perhaps intimidating fruits at the market.  One fruit that is new to me is the redcurrant, which is popular in the United Kingdom but hasn’t found the same popularity in the colonies.  I found this recipe and intend to try it in the coming weeks!  What new fruit will you find at the market?

MARKET EVENTS

  • Buskers. Neighbors delight with their musical talents.
  • Children’s Play Area. Make your market trip a family affair. Shop with your young-ones and then relax and play in our kids space. We’ll bring the toys!

UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:

Pleasant Pops: This week Pleasant Pops will have: Watermelon Mint, Cinnamon Vanilla Peach, Peach Hibiscus, and Strawberry Ginger Lemonade.

People’s Bao: Peter has Chinese steamed edamame buns with tender, slow roasted free range heritage pork or duck. Also available are hot Asian soups to enjoy at the market or cold to take home.

Earth Spring Farm: Cherry tomatoes, Yellow taxi tomatoes, green peppers, Eggplant, Yukon gold and Red Pontiac Potatoes, Cabbage, Carrots, Beets, Kholrabi, Spaghetti Squash, Cucumbers, Zucchini, various lettuces, Kale, a variety of onions (cippolini, tropea, red marble, white spanish and cortlands), Red Russian Garlic, Basil, Parsley, Sage, Thyme, and pastured, non-GMO and (non-certified organic) eggs!

Quaker Valley Orchards: Yellow sentry peaches, white peaches, nectarines, sugar plums, blackberries, red raspberries, blueberries, currants, sweet corn, and potatoes.  Dry goods: applesauce, apple butter honey, jams, and popcorn.

Reid’s Orchard: White and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, sugar plums, Shiro plums (the little yellow ones), Formosa plums (the red and yellow ones), apples, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and currants (red and black).

Atwater’s Bread: Naturally leavened, hand shaped loaves like Irish Brown, Peasant Wheat, Sunflower Flex, Sesame Wheat, Struan, Ten Grain, Spelt, Olive, Caraway Rye, Raisin Pumpernickel, Raisin Walnut, Cranberry Pecan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Catonsville Sourdough, Rosemary Italian, Country White, Ciabatta, baguettes. As well as luscious sweets – Seasonal pies, Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Molasses Ginger Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Apricot Bran Muffins, Coffee Cake Pecan Muffins, Mixed Fruit Scones, our Good Food Award winning jam, Fruit & Nut Granola, Cherry Chocolate Granola, Seasonal Teacakes, brownies, and pound cake.

Groff’s Content Farm:  Beef: steaks, short ribs, roasts, jerky, ground beef. Lamb. Most pork cuts. Eggs. Complete raw meat dog food. Tallow soaps.  The farmswill have whole fresh chickens this Saturday.  There will only be a limited supply available. So come early or email groffscontentfarm@gmail.com before Friday at 5 p.m., to reserve yours.

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Fresh from Paw Paw, WV, four cheeses: Jersey Gold gouda, Shenandoah Sunrise tomme, Sophie’s Select cheddar, Farmhouse Feta, and Bloomery, their version of camembert.

Truck Patch Farms:  Eight different kinds of strawberries!! Earliglow, Cobat, Chandler, Cavedisnsh, Ovation, Mesbia, Jewel, Honeyore.  Additionally, there is the usual lettuce spring mix, arugula, kale, swiss chard, red beets, and perhaps the last week for asparagus.

Truck Patch Meat Department:  Andouille sausage this week! Plus, smoked sausage- Applewurst, Country, Ground, Italian hot and sweet, Maple, Sage. Bacon, smoked maple, garlic, and pepper. All cuts of pork. Shoulder roast bone inand boneless, Shoulder chops, Ribs, and Hams steaks. Whole chickens as well as parts. Turkey all parts and ground. Turkey burgers, white and dark meat. Eggs.

Richfield Farm:  Potatoes, onions, broccoli, kohlrabi, several varieties of lettuce, chard, several varieties of kale, tomatoes, and summer squash.

Craft Kombucha: Washington D.C.’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Each Saturday you can come fill up your refillable bottles with one of six unique and delicious flavors. This weekend’s flavor lineup will consist of Ginger, Grapefruit, Elderflower, Citra Hop’d Lemon, International Series flavor Tropical Caipirinha, and an exciting new flavor designed by fellow Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market vendor and chef at Culinary Jones, Aysha Jones.

Number 1 Sons: Our resident pickle vendor will have a variety of pickles and kraut as well as a small batch of yellow cucumber pickles done with a mix of horseradish and other spices!

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:

  • Always wanted to learn more about gardening, but didn’t have the time or resources?  Check out the Neighborhood Farm Initiative.  NFI offers a variety of courses and gardening opportunities for people of all ages!
  • The DC summer meals program began this Monday and runs throughout the summer. Meals and snacks are available at hundreds of sites across the city including recreation centers, schools, churches, libraries, and community based organizations. D.C. Free Summer Meals Program is FREE to all children ages 18 and younger, who can just show up at a D.C. Free Summer Meal site during meal time, no application necessary.  For more information, click here.
  • Join DC Greens for Sunday/Funday/Workday at the Walker Jones Farm anytime between 10am and 4pm!
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July 19 – Sunshine and sunflowers!

photo-4 Sunflowers are in full bloom at the MtP Market!  I was overwhelmed by the   beautiful array of colors and sizes last weekend when I arrived.  A few tips for making your flowers last longer:

  • Use warm water, flowers absorb it faster
  • Cut stems at an angle with sharp shears, dull scissors put a lot of pressure on the stem, destroying pathways in the flower
  • Add a small mixture of aspirin and sugar to the water for food, along with some type of antibacterial agent like vodka, vinegar or even a little bleach to kill off bacteria. Just a ¼ of a teaspoon is all you need.

MARKET EVENTS

  • Buskers. Neighbors delight with their musical talents.  From 9-11: Calamity Row, a country-folk twang band.  From 11-1 songwriter and guitarist, Tayt Held will perform.
  • Children’s Play Area. Make your market trip a family affair. Shop with your young-ones and then relax and play in our kids space. We’ll bring the toys!
  • Urban Sitters are back with information about their services as well as fun children’s activities/gifts.

UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:

Pleasant Pops: This week Pleasant Pops will have: Watermelon Mint, Vegan Mexican Chocolate, Blueberry Pancake, and Strawberry Ginger Lemonade.

People’s Bao: Peter has Chinese steamed edamame buns with tender, slow roasted free range heritage pork or duck. Also available are hot Asian soups to enjoy at the market or cold to take home.

Earth Spring Farm: Golden beets, red beets, Italian heirloom red tropea onions, walla walla onions, white sterling onions, cucumbers, zucchini, chard, kale, basil, parsley, potatoes, cabbage, kohlrabi, french sorrel, common sage, fennel, peppers, garlic, spaghetti squash, delicata squash, and eggs!

Quaker Valley Orchards: Peaches, nectarines, gooseberries, cucumbers, summer squash, new potatoes, broccolli, garlic, and sweet corn.  Dry goods: applesauce, apple butter honey, jams, and popcorn.

Reid’s Orchard: Gooseberries, currants, Summer Lodi apples, and peaches.

Atwater’s Bread: Naturally leavened, hand shaped loaves like Irish Brown, Peasant Wheat, Sunflower Flex, Sesame Wheat, Struan, Ten Grain, Spelt, Olive, Caraway Rye, Raisin Pumpernickel, Raisin Walnut, Cranberry Pecan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Catonsville Sourdough, Rosemary Italian, Country White, Ciabatta, baguettes. As well as luscious sweets – Seasonal pies, Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Molasses Ginger Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Apricot Bran Muffins, Coffee Cake Pecan Muffins, Mixed Fruit Scones, our Good Food Award winning jam, Fruit & Nut Granola, Cherry Chocolate Granola, Seasonal Teacakes, brownies, and pound cake.

Groff’s Content Farm:  Beef: steaks, short ribs, roasts, jerky, ground beef. Lamb. Most pork cuts. Eggs. Complete raw meat dog food. Tallow soaps.  The farmswill have whole fresh chickens this Saturday.  There will only be a limited supply available. So come early or email groffscontentfarm@gmail.com before Friday at 5 p.m., to reserve yours.

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Fresh from Paw Paw, WV, four cheeses: Jersey Gold gouda, Shenandoah Sunrise tomme, Sophie’s Select cheddar, Farmhouse Feta, and Bloomery, their version of camembert.  Also, Spring Gap will be experimenting with their blue cheese recipe, come prepared with some adventurous tastebuds and help Spring Gap decide on their new product!

Truck Patch Farms:  Eight different kinds of strawberries!! Earliglow, Cobat, Chandler, Cavedisnsh, Ovation, Mesbia, Jewel, Honeyore.  Additionally, there is the usual lettuce spring mix, arugula, kale, swiss chard, red beets, and perhaps the last week for asparagus.

Truck Patch Meat Department:  Andouille sausage this week! Plus, smoked sausage- Applewurst, Country, Ground, Italian hot and sweet, Maple, Sage. Bacon, smoked maple, garlic, and pepper. All cuts of pork. Shoulder roast bone inand boneless, Shoulder chops, Ribs, and Hams steaks. Whole chickens as well as parts. Turkey all parts and ground. Turkey burgers, white and dark meat. Eggs.

Richfield Farm:  Potatoes, onions, broccoli, kohlrabi, several varieties of lettuce, chard, several varieties of kale, tomatoes, and summer squash.

Craft Kombucha:  Washington D.C.’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Each Saturday you can come fill up your refillable bottles with one of six unique and delicious flavors.

Number 1 Sons: Our resident pickle vendor will have a variety of pickles and kraut as well as their new “Acapulco Kraut” this week! The Acapulco Kraut has cabbage, carrots, onion, ginger, mustard seeds, and is finished with some preserved lemon. Very delicious on its own or great on fish tacos, salads and hot dogs!

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:

  • Lulu’s will not be at the MtP Farmer’s Market because they are competing at DC Scoop!  If you have sometime after the market head on over to the event, taking place 1pm-4pm at Union Market.  It is free and a great way to try the best ice creams in DC.
  • The DC summer meals program began this Monday and runs throughout the summer. Meals and snacks are available at hundreds of sites across the city including recreation centers, schools, churches, libraries, and community based organizations. D.C. Free Summer Meals Program is FREE to all children ages 18 and younger, who can just show up at a D.C. Free Summer Meal site during meal time, no application necessary.  For more information, click here.
  • Sign up for a spontaneous cooking course to support the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture.
  • Join DC Greens for Sunday/Funday/Workday at the Walker Jones Farm anytime between 10am and 4pm!
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July 12 – Apples make a comeback

I hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July long weekend!  The market is now back at full strength and ready to delight your taste buds.  This week we get our first crop of summer apples!  Come and get them early because they won’t last long.  While the traditional way of eating apples is still the best, I always love whipping up some cinnamon apples to go with some Sunday morning pancakes.  Just don’t let what happens to the apples in the cartoon happen to yours!

Cinnamon Apples

8 medium apples, chopped
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sauté over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender. Serve over pancakes or ice cream!

MARKET EVENTS

  • Buskers. Neighbors delight with their musical talents.  From 9-11: TBD.  11-1 Songwriter and guitarist, Juels Bland from Silver Spring will perform.
  • Children’s Play Area. Make your market trip a family affair. Shop with your young-ones and then relax and play in our kids space. We’ll bring the toys!
  • Urban Sitters are back with information about their services as well as fun children’s activities/gifts.

UPDATES FROM FARMERS AND FOODIES:

Pleasant Pops: This week Pleasant Pops will have: Watermelon Mint, Sweet Cream and Corn, and Strawberry Ginger Lemonade

People’s Bao: Peter has Chinese steamed edamame buns with tender, slow roasted free range heritage pork or duck. Also available are hot Asian soups to enjoy at the market or cold to take home.

Earth Spring Farm: Golden beets, red beets, Italian heirloom red tropea onions, walla walla onions, white sterling onions, cucumbers, zucchini, chard, kale, basil, parsley, potatoes, cabbage, kohlrabi, french sorrel, common sage, fennel, peppers, garlic, spaghetti squash, delicata squash, and eggs!

Quaker Valley Orchards: Red and black raspberries, blueberries, peaches, gooseberries, cucumbers, summer squash, new potatoes, broccolli, garlic.  Dry goods: applesauce, apple butter honey, jams, and popcorn.

Reid’s Orchard: Blueberries, raspberries, gooseberries, currants, Summer Lodi apples, and peaches.

Atwater’s Bread: Naturally leavened, hand shaped loaves like Irish Brown, Peasant Wheat, Sunflower Flex, Sesame Wheat, Struan, Ten Grain, Spelt, Olive, Caraway Rye, Raisin Pumpernickel, Raisin Walnut, Cranberry Pecan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Catonsville Sourdough, Rosemary Italian, Country White, Ciabatta, baguettes. As well as luscious sweets – Seasonal pies, Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Molasses Ginger Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Apricot Bran Muffins, Coffee Cake Pecan Muffins, Mixed Fruit Scones, our Good Food Award winning jam, Fruit & Nut Granola, Cherry Chocolate Granola, Seasonal Teacakes, brownies, and pound cake.

Groff’s Content Farm:  Beef: steaks, short ribs, roasts, jerky, ground beef. Lamb. Most pork cuts. Eggs. Complete raw meat dog food. Tallow soaps.  The farmswill have whole fresh chickens this Saturday.  There will only be a limited supply available. So come early or email groffscontentfarm@gmail.com before Friday at 5 p.m., to reserve yours.

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Fresh from Paw Paw, WV, four cheeses: Jersey Gold gouda, Shenandoah Sunrise tomme, Sophie’s Select cheddar, Farmhouse Feta, and Bloomery, their version of camembert.  Also, Spring Gap will be experimenting with their blue cheese recipe, come prepared with some adventurous tastebuds and help Spring Gap decide on their new product!

Truck Patch Farms:  Eight different kinds of strawberries!! Earliglow, Cobat, Chandler, Cavedisnsh, Ovation, Mesbia, Jewel, Honeyore.  Additionally, there is the usual lettuce spring mix, arugula, kale, swiss chard, red beets, and perhaps the last week for asparagus.

Truck Patch Meat Department:  Andouille sausage this week! Plus, smoked sausage- Applewurst, Country, Ground, Italian hot and sweet, Maple, Sage. Bacon, smoked maple, garlic, and pepper. All cuts of pork. Shoulder roast bone inand boneless, Shoulder chops, Ribs, and Hams steaks. Whole chickens as well as parts. Turkey all parts and ground. Turkey burgers, white and dark meat. Eggs.

Richfield Farm:  Potatoes, onions, broccoli, kohlrabi, several varieties of lettuce, chard, several varieties of kale, tomatoes, and summer squash.

Craft Kombucha:  Washington D.C.’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Each Saturday you can come fill up your refillable bottles with one of six unique and delicious flavors.  This weekend’s flavor lineup will consist of Ginger, Grapefruit, Elderflower, and two International Series flavors.

Number 1 Sons: Our resident pickle vendor will have a variety of pickles and kraut.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:

  • The DC summer meals program began this Monday and runs throughout the summer. Meals and snacks are available at hundreds of sites across the city including recreation centers, schools, churches, libraries, and community based organizations. D.C. Free Summer Meals Program is FREE to all children ages 18 and younger, who can just show up at a D.C. Free Summer Meal site during meal time, no application necessary.  For more information, click here.
  • Sign up for a spontaneous cooking course to support the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture.
  • Join DC Greens for Sunday/Funday/Workday at the Walker Jones Farm anytime between 10am and 4pm!
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July 5 – Happy Independence Day!

This week will be the first for our market vendors’ wonderful peaches.  Pick some up and throw them on the grill for a delicious dessert, especially served with some vanilla ice cream from our new vendor Lulu’s.  To help brighten up your weekend festivities with some firework like flowers this cutie pie is holding.  Happy 4th of July all!

MARKET EVENTS

  • Buskers. Neighbors delight with their musical talents.  From 9-11 Elena y Los Fulanos, vocals and guitar.  11-1 the Bellwether Bayou with vocals and guitar by Laura Schwartz.
  • Children’s Play Area. Make your market trip a family affair. Shop with your young-ones and then relax and play in our kids space. We’ll bring the toys!
  • Bike Clinic. Know your way around a bike? We need some volunteers! Visit the managers table this Saturday if interested.

LOCAL FOODS:

Number 1 Sons: On hiatus for the holiday weekend!

Pleasant Pops: This week Pleasant Pops will have: Blueberry Pancake (local maple syrup, local blueberries and Trickling Springs Creamery milk); Hibiscus Pomegranate; and Strawberry Ginger Lemonade

People’s Bao: Peter has Chinese steamed edamame buns with tender, slow roasted free range pork or duck. Also available are hot Asian soups to enjoy at the market or cold to take home.

Earth Spring Farm: Lettuce, kale, chard, golden beets, radishes,  and strawberries.

Quaker Valley Orchards: Red and black raspberries, blueberries, peaches, gooseberries, cucumbers, summer squash, new potatoes, broccolli, garlic.  Dry goods: applesauce, apple butter honey, jams, and popcorn.

Reid’s Orchard: Strawberries (last week!), blueberries, currants, gooseberries, raspberries, sweet and sour cherries, and sugar snap peas.

Atwater’s Bread: Naturally leavened, hand shaped loaves like Irish Brown, Peasant Wheat, Sunflower Flex, Sesame Wheat, Struan, Ten Grain, Spelt, Olive, Caraway Rye, Raisin Pumpernickel, Raisin Walnut, Cranberry Pecan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Catonsville Sourdough, Rosemary Italian, Country White, Ciabatta, baguettes. As well as luscious sweets – Seasonal pies, Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Molasses Ginger Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Apricot Bran Muffins, Coffee Cake Pecan Muffins, Mixed Fruit Scones, our Good Food Award winning jam, Fruit & Nut Granola, Cherry Chocolate Granola, Seasonal Teacakes, brownies, and pound cake.

Groff’s Content Farm:  Beef: steaks, short ribs, roasts, jerky, ground beef. Lamb. Most pork cuts. Eggs. Complete raw meat dog food. Tallow soaps.

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Fresh from Paw Paw, WV, four cheeses: Jersey Gold gouda, Shenandoah Sunrise tomme, Sophie’s Select cheddar, Farmhouse Feta, and Bloomery, their version of camembert.  Also, Spring Gap will be experimenting with their blue cheese recipe, come prepared with some adventurous tastebuds and help Spring Gap decide on their new product!

Truck Patch Farms:  Eight different kinds of strawberries!! Earliglow, Cobat, Chandler, Cavedisnsh, Ovation, Mesbia, Jewel, Honeyore.  Additionally, there is the usual lettuce spring mix, arugula, kale, swiss chard, red beets, and perhaps the last week for asparagus.

Truck Patch Meat Department:  Andouille sausage this week! Plus, smoked sausage- Applewurst, Country, Ground, Italian hot and sweet, Maple, Sage. Bacon, smoked maple, garlic, and pepper. All cuts of pork. Shoulder roast bone inand boneless, Shoulder chops, Ribs, and Hams steaks. Whole chickens as well as parts. Turkey all parts and ground. Turkey burgers, white and dark meat. Eggs.

Richfield Farm:  Broccoli crowns will be available for the first time this season.  Richfield will also have onions, several varieties of lettuce, other greens, and summer squash.

Craft Kombucha:  Washington D.C.’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Each Saturday you can come fill up your refillable bottles with one of six unique and delicious flavors.  This weekend’s flavor lineup will consist of Ginger, Grapefruit, Grape Varietal Series flavor Gewürztraminer, Hibiscus Galaxy Hops, and two of their World Cup Series flavors.

Lulu’s Ice Cream: This week Lulu’s is running a promotion! If you like them on Facebook you will receive free upgrade to a large! Visitors should bring a phone or device where they can show their like or review at the time of payment.  Flavors this week include a new Coffee flavor, Nutella, Strawberry, and a vegan Strawberry Banana.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:

  • The DC summer meals program began this Monday and runs throughout the summer. Meals and snacks are available at hundreds of sites across the city including recreation centers, schools, churches, libraries, and community based organizations. D.C. Free Summer Meals Program is FREE to all children ages 18 and younger, who can just show up at a D.C. Free Summer Meal site during meal time, no application necessary.  For more information, click here.
  • Sign up for a spontaneous cooking course to support the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture.
  • Join DC Greens for Sunday/Funday/Workday at the Walker Jones Farm anytime between 10am and 4pm!
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June 28 – Peas in a snap

You may have noticed a trend, a mode so to speak, in our produce offerings–snap peas!  If you would like to try preparing these delectable little veggies, I suggest the following preparation:

Snap Peas with Meyer Lemon and Mint

Serves 4

1 pound snap peas, trimmed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon minced shallot
1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Fill a large bowl with water and ice. Set aside.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add snap peas and cook until just tender yet still crisp, about 2 minutes.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer snap peas to ice water.

Quickly sauté the shallot in the olive oil over medium heat until translucent.

Whisk shallot, olive oil, and all other ingredients together in large bowl. Drain snap peas and toss with the vinaigrette.

MARKET EVENTS

  • Buskers. Neighbors delight with their musical talents.
  • Children’s Play Area. Make your market trip a family affair. Shop with your young-ones and then relax and play in our kids space. We’ll bring the toys!
  • Bike Clinic. Know your way around a bike? We need some volunteers! Visit the managers table this Saturday if interested.

LOCAL FOODS:

Number 1 Sons: Our resident pickle vendor will have a variety of pickles and kraut.  This week half sours are back!  There is also a new batch of kale-chi to try.

Pleasant Pops: This week Pleasant Pops will have: Blueberry Pancake (local maple syrup, local blueberries and Trickling Springs Creamery milk); Hibiscus Pomegranate; and Strawberry Ginger Lemonade

People’s Bao: Peter has Chinese steamed edamame buns with tender, slow roasted free range pork or duck. Also available are hot Asian soups to enjoy at the market or cold to take home.

Earth Spring Farm: Lettuce, kale, chard, golden beets, radishes,  and strawberries.

Quaker Valley Orchards: Sweet cherries, sugar and snow peas, broccolli, and new potatoes.

Reid’s Orchard: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, and sugar snap peas.

Atwater’s Bread: Naturally leavened, hand shaped loaves like Irish Brown, Peasant Wheat, Sunflower Flex, Sesame Wheat, Struan, Ten Grain, Spelt, Olive, Caraway Rye, Raisin Pumpernickel, Raisin Walnut, Cranberry Pecan, Jalapeno Cheddar, Catonsville Sourdough, Rosemary Italian, Country White, Ciabatta, baguettes. As well as luscious sweets – Seasonal pies, Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Molasses Ginger Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Apricot Bran Muffins, Coffee Cake Pecan Muffins, Mixed Fruit Scones, our Good Food Award winning jam, Fruit & Nut Granola, Cherry Chocolate Granola, Seasonal Teacakes, brownies, and pound cake.

Groff’s Content Farm:  Beef: steaks, short ribs, roasts, jerky, ground beef. Lamb. Most pork cuts. Eggs. Complete raw meat dog food. Tallow soaps.

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Fresh from Paw Paw, WV, four cheeses: Jersey Gold gouda, Shenandoah Sunrise tomme, Sophie’s Select cheddar, Farmhouse Feta, and Bloomery, their version of camembert.

Truck Patch Farms:  Eight different kinds of strawberries!! Earliglow, Cobat, Chandler, Cavedisnsh, Ovation, Mesbia, Jewel, Honeyore.  Additionally, there is the usual lettuce spring mix, arugula, kale, swiss chard, red beets, and perhaps the last week for asparagus.

Truck Patch Meat Department:  Andouille sausage this week! Plus, smoked sausage- Applewurst, Country, Ground, Italian hot and sweet, Maple, Sage. Bacon, smoked maple, garlic, and pepper. All cuts of pork. Shoulder roast bone inand boneless, Shoulder chops, Ribs, and Hams steaks. Whole chickens as well as parts. Turkey all parts and ground. Turkey burgers, white and dark meat. Eggs.

Richfield Farm:  Broccoli crowns will be available for the first time this season.  Richfield will also have onions, several varieties of lettuce, other greens, and summer squash.

Craft Kombucha:  Washington D.C.’s neighborhood kombucha brewery, Craft Kombucha brings balance to your life and your body. Each Saturday you can come fill up your refillable bottles with one of six unique and delicious flavors.  This weekend’s flavor lineup will consist of Ginger, Grapefruit, Grape Varietal Series flavor Gewürztraminer, Hibiscus Galaxy Hops, and two of their World Cup Series flavors.

Lulu’s Ice Cream: This week Lulu’s is running a promotion! If you like them on Facebook you will receive free upgrade to a large! Visitors should bring a phone or device where they can show their like or review at the time of payment.  Flavors this week include a new Coffee flavor, Nutella, Strawberry, and a vegan Strawberry Banana.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT:

  • The DC summer meals program began this Monday and runs throughout the summer. Meals and snacks are available at hundreds of sites across the city including recreation centers, schools, churches, libraries, and community based organizations. D.C. Free Summer Meals Program is FREE to all children ages 18 and younger, who can just show up at a D.C. Free Summer Meal site during meal time, no application necessary.  For more information, click here.
  • Sign up for a spontaneous cooking course to support the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture.
  • Join DC Greens for Sunday/Funday/Workday at the Walker Jones Farm anytime between 10am and 4pm!
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