Posts Tagged ‘farmers market’

Pinch Brings Chinese Dumplings to Farmers’ Markets With Plans for a Restaurant

D.C.’s farmers' markets are increasingly selling much more than fruits and vegetables, with an array of prepared foods from wood-fired pizzas to vegetarian tacos. The latest must-try at the market? Chinese dumplings from Pinch. Pinch was started by attorney and Rockville native Dan Zhu and Bureau of Labor Statistics economist Benjamin Cuttitta, with the help […]

Basket Case

Vendors at the Penn Quarter FRESHFARM farmers’ market like to call Thursday afternoons “chefs on parade.” Each week, a steady stream of white coat-clad chefs from nearby restaurants shop alongside tourists and office workers to pick up orders and seek inspiration from seasonal vegetation. On a recent Thursday, I got nosy and stopped a few […]

New Sunday Farmers’ Market Coming to Union Market

More fresh produce, pastries, and botanical sodas are on their way to Union Market. From July 21 through October 27, the food emporium will host an outdoor farmers' market every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market will be operated by FRESHFARM Markets, which already runs 10 farmers' markets in the area, including […]

Penn Quarter Farmers Market Opens Tomorrow

There may be a chance of snow tonight, but the first sign of spring is already here: the opening of farmers markets. FRESHFARM's Penn Quarter market will make its debut tomorrow from 3 to 7 p.m. In addition to your favorite local farms, look out for Dolcezza gelato, Gordy's Pickle Jar, and more. The market […]

Birds to Live By

EcoFriendly Foods founder Bev Eggleston is making gobbling noises from the back of a truck, where he’s selling turkeys. Just in case that didn’t draw enough attention, he’s dressed in a giant turkey costume, too. “I think my giblets are showing,” he shouts to the crowd that’s come to pick up their Thanksgiving birds at […]

Market Research: Red-Fleshed Plums

What: Plums range in skin color from yellow-green to red to black-purple—but they also vary in flesh color. We asked Matt Ficke, bartender at the Columbia Room, for a drink that would put a red-fleshed variety on display. He suggests adding them to a caipirissima—a caipirinha made with white rum instead of cachaça, the Brazilian […]

Market Research: Purslane

  Ingredient: Purslane What: Word seems to be out about purslane. When I arrived at the 14th and U streets NW farmers market on Saturday morning a mere hour and a half after opening, every vendor save one was out of the not-particularly-well-known succulent. Mexican Cultural Institute chef Patricia Jinich says the plant, known as […]

Did WaPo Salmonella Report Incite an Organic Chicken Scare at Local Farmers Markets?

The blog Greater Greater Washington is blaming a recent article in the Washington Post for scaring customers of local farmers markets about the safety of organic chickens and prompting some vendors to stop selling the poultry. The report, written by journalism students at the University of Maryland and reprinted by the Post, found pathogens on […]

Weekend Crowd Crams Round Two of Grey D.C. Market at Local 16

On Saturday, a line snaked around the block at 16th and U streets NW—which isn't that unexpected for Local 16, one of U Street's notable late-night party spots. But the cause was a bit different. The second installment of the Grey D.C. Market, a "parallel market" which doesn't require health department certification of its vendors, was […]

Quick Feeding: José Andrés Wins Best Outstanding Chef in Beard Awards; Plus, Nettle Soup!

Awards Season Continues! D.C.'s big winner at the James Beard Foundation awards—besides Tim Carman, of course—is José Andrés, who was honored last night with the foundation's outstanding chef award. (Look at the José-inspired tweet storm!) In Mid-Atlantic regional action, Eater notes the "[e]ven though [D.C.] had three of the five nominees—including Cathal Armstrong (Restaurant Eve), […]

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