Looking for a hot cup on these frigid days? Transition your apple cider from fall to winter with a few simple additions. To make two mugs (because drinking cider with a friend is always better), pour 2 cups of apple cider into a medium size pot. Add two cinnamon sticks, half a sliced orange, four cloves, and 2 star anise. Turn heat to high and once you reach a boil, you’re ready to serve. Be sure to get a slice or two of orange in each mug. They are delicious with a capital D! Stop by Reid’s stand this Saturday from 9am-1pm for your local apple cider!
- Children’s Play Area: We love kids! 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!
- Mt P Market Buskers: Feel like busking to keep warm? Come on down! Neighborhood talent delights us with upbeat music.
Spring Gap Mountain Creamery: Penny and her crew have four cheeses for you this week: West Virginia Blue — wild and wonderful crumbled on a salad or melted on top of a burger; Jersey Gold – smooth and creamy gouda, perfect for snacking or for grilled cheese sandwiches; Shenandoah Sunrise – southern French-style farmstead cheese, great for a cheese plate with bread and fresh fruit; and Farmhouse Feta – aged over two months for a distinct tanginess.
People’s Bao: Peter has Chinese steamed edamame buns with tender, slow roasted free range pork or duck. Also available – baked taro chips with edamame purée and creme brûlée made with local farms’ eggs and creme.
Quaker Valley Orchards: Applesauce and butter, jams in blueberry, tart cherry, peach, and blackberry, tomato sauce and honey, potatoes, apples – honey crisp, pink ladies, fuji, york, mutsu, cameo, Granny Smith, and golden delicious. Acorn, butternut, kabocha & spaghetti squash. Plus apple cider, dried honeycrisp apple chips, and sauerkraut!
Reid’s Orchard: Asian pears (Olympic), bosc pears, apples (Honeycrisp, Gala, Fuji, Macoun, Jonagold, Empire, Baldwin, Mutsu, Stayman, Northern Spy, Pink Lady, and other heirloom apples), and cider (apple grape, apple cherry, and regular apple).
Atwater’s Bread: Naturally leavened, hand shaped loaves like Peasant Wheat, Caraway Rye, Cranberry Pecan, Kalamata Olive, traditional San Francisco Sourdough, Ciabatta, Country White, Jalapeno Cheddar, Spelt, Sunflower Flax, more. Ned Atwater does slow fermentation with carefully tended starters and wild yeast, organic stone ground flour from a family mill in North Carolina. Also yeasted breads like the slightly sweet, traditional Irish Struan bread. Great scones, muffins, cookies, brownies, granola, bagels and delicious soups to take home!
Groff’s Content Farm – Beef: steaks, short ribs, roasts, jerky, ground beef. Lamb. Most pork cuts. Eggs. Complete raw meat dog food. Tallow soaps.
Truck Patch Farms – Acorn and butternut squash. Kale, mesculin, arugula, and spinach. Romanesco broccoli, cauliflower, beets, carrots, and turnips.
Truck Patch Meat Department – All cuts of pork, like loins and chops, plus ham, bacon, jowl, salt pork, lard and scrapple. Eggs. Whole chickens and fresh chickens parts. Ground turkey and cut up turkey.
Richfield Farm – Butternut and acorn squash, kohlrabi, and collards. Cauliflower, rutabaga, brussel sprouts, potatoes, turnips, green and purple cabbage. White, purple, and romanesco broccoli.
Craft Kombucha: Looking for Tanya and her irresistible brew? She’ll be across the street, inside Heller’s to keep warm! Remember to bring your reusable bottle for a refill.
- Polish your dancing shoes and mark your calendars. On Feb. 1st you can spin ’till you’re blue in the face at the Washington Youth Garden Barn Dance! All proceeds will go to support their programs.