Finally the official beginning of the 2016 season starts this weekend, so bust out your reusable bags and hit a market, or several – you have six to choose from! In no particular order, here is a run down of the new farmers and producers you’ll find at a FRESHFARM Market near you.
FRESHFARM Downtown Silver Spring Market Starting this Saturday April 2nd Downtown Silver Spring will be open every Saturday from 9am to 1:00pm rain or shine, until December. Our big news is that this market is expanding east of Fenton Street to Veteran’s Plaza! Along with returning farmers and producers we adding some newbies.
- Audia’s Farm North offers starters, vegetables, and jam.
- Barajas Produce grows field vegetables in the Northern Neck of VA.
- Shepherd’s Whey Creamery replaces Firefly Farms with farmstead goat cheeses and goatgurt.
- Lindera Farms Vinegars (Monthly at starting April 30) is a foodie-insider favorite that makes small batches using ingredients sourced entirely from “beyond organic” producers in Virginia.
- She Peppers is small woman-owned business that grows peppers, herbs, tomatoes, and cucumbers and transform them into artisan hot sauces, pepper sauces, bbq sauces, chili pastes, seasoning blends, and pickles.
FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Market Starting this Sunday, April 3rd, our hours from 8:30am to 1:30pm until December. We are excited to welcome back our seasonal farmers and producers including: Anchor Nursery, Floradise Orchids, Four Seasons Nursery, Harmony Creek Farm, Next Step Produce, S & S Maple Camp, The Farm at Sunnyside, and Wollam Gardens. Certified organic Chicano Sol Farm (Blaine, PA) will be filling in for New Morning Farm until they return in May. Tree and Leaf Farm will make a triumphant return mid-April. Here’s what new at market.
- Cavanna Pasta (Weekly) offers traditional, homemade fresh pasta using the freshest local ingredients available. We love their selection of fresh cut pasta, stuffed raviolis and sauces and their lasagna is not to be missed!
- Lindera Farms Vinegars (starting April 24) will join market market monthly.
- Shepherd’s Manor Creamery is Maryland’s first sheep-milking dairy farm and joins us on a bi-weekly basis, alternating weeks with Fresh Crunch Pickles, starting this Sunday.
- Zeke’s Coffee (Weekly) makes history as our first coffee producer ever to join us full time for our regular season.
FRESHFARM Crystal City Market Opening day is Tuesday April 5th (3pm to 7pm). Stop by early and pick-up a free upcycled Crystal City banner bag from the market’s information table (while supplies last). This market has it all; organic and conventional produce, pastured meats, poultry and eggs, farmstead cheese and creamline milk, baked goods, pasta, pickles, plants and more. Joining the line up are She Peppers (see above) and Commonwealth Joe with locally roasted beans and brewed coffee.
FRESHFARM Foggy Bottom Market This bustling market is back Wednesday, April 6th (3pm to 7pm) with some exciting editions!
- Conklin Farms join us with certified organic produce, chicken, pork, and eggs at the end of April.
- Cucina al Volo comes with handmade pastas and traditional sauces using local and organic ingredients.
- Greenheart Juice Shop is offering unpasteurized, cold-pressed juices, handmade nut milks, and gluten free granola.
- Ruby Scoops Ice Cream & Sweets makes small batch ice creams, sorbets, sherbets, and desserts.
- Zayt & Za’ater is offering Mediterranean flat-breads seasoned with a traditional za’ater spice blend.
FRESHFARM White House Market This popular lunch time market opens Thursday April 7th (11am to 2pm). Joining the already stellar line-up is Qualia Coffee with locally roasted beans and freshly brewed coffee and Kuhn’s Orchard (replacing Tiogo Orchard). Our dear friends, Chaia Tacos are gone (you can still get them at their Georgetown shop!), but in their spot you’ll find plant-based Indian fare from Yoga in a Bowl.
FRESHFARM Penn Quarter Market Our quintessential downtown market is back Thursday April 7th (3pm to 7pm) with some fun additions.
- Little Wild Things Farm (Washington D.C.) is a multi-location urban farm produces specialty microgreens, vegetables, flowers, and herbs on less than a fourth of an acre in the Bloomingdale and Edgewood neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. The farm uses organic practices and biologically intensive agriculture principles to sustainably achieve high yields from a very small growing space, and never uses any chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
- Rare Opportunity Farm (Westminster, MD.) comes with sweet baked goods and jams.
- Rock Hill Honeybee Farm (Stafford, VA) is a veteran own apiary produce high quality honey.
- Truck Patch Farms (new Windsor, MD) has vegetables, pork, eggs, and poultry.