What's currently in season? If I go to the Dupont market this weekend, what can I expect to find?
From this week's FRESHFARM newsletter:
Sundays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, 20th St, NW
Dupont Market is OPEN every Sunday!
Special Foods at Market:
~ Farm at Sunnyside has bunches of maroon carrots that retain their color roasted or sauteed, bunches of beets with tasty greens, sweet Japanese turnips, French breakfast radishes and organic eggs.
~ Black Rock Orchard has tart dried apple rings.
~ Sunnyside Farm & Orchard has new crop of tender, young collards, greenhouse-grown cucumbers, parsnips are back, rainbow chard and potatoes.
~ Quaker Valley Orchard has Honeycrisp apples for eating and Golden Delicious for baking plus Popcorn on purple or golden ears and tasty preserves made with fruit from the farm.
~ Spring Valley Farm & Orchard will have LOTS of salad greens, Swiss chard, spinach, kale and stir-fry greens. Brussels sprouts are running out...stock up!
~ Next Step Produce: Organic potatoes (sweet potatoes too!) and sunchokes, also tender salad greens, mache, arugula, and probably the last of the garlic.
~ Everona: This Sunday may be the last opportunity to purchase Marble or Cracked Pepper, among other aged, raw sheep's milk cheeses. More cheeses (Piedmont, Stony Man) will be back at market in early April.
~ Smith Meadows: Selling concentrated stock made from their own chickens should you choose to make your spring tonic chicken soup!
~ Eco-Friendly has rose veal.
~ Cedarbrook will have bacon!
Lots of Seasonal Foods:
~ Apples, Pears (Asian and Bosc) and Ciders at market!
~ Bourbon Peaches at Toigo Orchards, along with Heirloom Pasta Sauces and Soup, Salsa, Bloody Mary Mix and Lynn's Hot Mustard.
~ Canned Peaches at Quaker Valley and Twin Springs
~ Hydroponic Lettuces and Arugula at Endless Summer Harvest
~ Brassicas: Brussels Sprouts, Cabbages
~ Beets,Carrots, Parsnips, Turnips, Radishes, Winter Squash and Edible Pumpkins
~ Cut flowers (Tulips and Lilies), also Freesia, Ranunculus and Anemones at Farmhouse Flowers & Plants
~ Leeks, Scallions, Garlic, Potatoes (white flesh and sweet potatoes)
~ Greens including Arugula, Collards, Cress, Escarole, Mache, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Kale, Lettuces
~ Lots ofEggs from happy chickens!
~ Duck eggs at Waterview Foods.
~ Mushrooms (shiitake, button, maitake, oysters, portabella) and mushroom chili and mushroom soup at Mushroom Stand
~ Culinary Herbs (rosemary, flat-leaf parsley, dill at Next Step)
~ Fresh Fish,Oysters and Clams at Buster's Seafood. Try the SOFTSHELLS--Buster's has plenty!
~ Wool, Honey, Pelts at Solitude on March 1. Gretchen will have 2 new kits--knitting yoga socks and felted brimmed hat. Also 2 new yarns: a Corriedale two-ply yarn and a Tunis/Alpaca two-ply marled yarn.
~ Chris' Marketplace Crabcakes, Empanadas.
~ Breads, pastries, granola and seasonal soups from Atwaters and Bonaparte.
~ Cookies, Soups, Eggs, more Hot Cider and sweets every Sunday at Creekside.
~ Cow's milk cheeses (feta, mozzarella), ricotta, yogurt, mascarpone, butter at Blue Ridge Dairy
~ Goat's milk cheeses (chevre, blue and more) at Firefly Farm
~ Cow's milk cheeses (feta and cheddars) and yogurt at Keswick
~ Pasta and Sauces from Smith Meadows Farm, using their farm-raised meats and eggs and locally sourced ingredients.
~ All pasture-fattened and humanely raisedMeats at Cibola Farm (bison, pork), Cedarbrook Farm (pork), Eco-Friendly Foods (chicken, pork, and more), Virginia Lamb (lamb meat, stews and soups), Smith Meadows Farm (pork, lamb, beef)