Posts Tagged ‘farmers markets’

D.C.’s Farmers’ Markets Face More Scrutiny Under New Regulations

Farmers’ markets around the city have officially begun hawking mustard greens and handing out sheep’s milk cheese samples for the season. This year, though, the rhubarb pies and ramps will come with one additional ingredient: new red tape. Until recently, the destinations for your weekly local food fix were barely regulated. The D.C. Department of […]

Opening Dates for D.C.’s Farmers’ Markets

D.C.'s farmers' markets are back for the season, which means you can now get two bunches of ramps for $10! The Foggy Bottom and Penn Quarter FRESHFARM markets opened last week, and the market by the White House debuted today with plenty of prepared foods, including pizza from The Red Zebra, sandwiches from Three Little […]

Market Research: Veal and Apricots

Ingredients: Veal and apricots What: Given Pepco’s performance after the now-infamous derecho, meals that can be cooked rapidly and outdoors are my priority. I asked Sandy Miller, owner of Pennsylvania’s Painted Hand Farm, for a thin cut of meat that pairs well with newly in-season apricots. “Veal is traditionally thought of as a fall food,” says […]

Market Research: Currants

Ingredient: Currants What: You’ve likely only encountered currants in preserved forms, either dried or cooked down into a jam. That’s a shame, because fresh, the translucent-skinned, tart globes are decadent. How to buy: Currants are in season through early July. Red and blue varieties are available from Reid’s Orchard, at the 14th and U streets […]

Market Research: Quail Eggs

Ingredient: Quail eggs What: “The main thing is that they are cute,” says Aaron McCloud, chef of Cedar in Penn Quarter. “But it is a little more mild than a chicken egg.” Because of their diminutive size (think: shooter marble), quail eggs offer a smaller, more manageable yolk for use as a garnish or appetizer. How […]

Market Research: Herbed Lemonade

Ingredient: Herbed lemonade What: A cocktail is not for everyone (or every occasion). It’s handy to have something besides the subtle delights of D.C. tap water to serve to summertime guests. Julie Gray Stinar of Evensong Farm has one clever option: herbed lemonade. Her son wanted to start selling lemonade at their market stands in […]

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 […]

D.C. Grey Farmers Market Steps Out From the Shadows

Sunday's kick-off event for the D.C. Grey Farmers Market, the subject of last week's Young & Hungry's column, appeared to go off without a hitch. A small side room in Kushi Izakaya & Sushi near Mount Vernon Square played host to the market, which was originally slated to be held in Petworth. The majority of […]

Vegivore: Do Labels Legitimize a Movement?

Do you call yourself a foodie? Or does the word burn your tongue like Sriracha? I fall in the latter category, but that's only after years of abundant and abusive usage of that food-obsessed term. It seems everyone claims foodie status, because at this point, watching Food Network for two hours a night can verify club […]

The Last Days of This Year’s Tomato Season

Whether you believe it or not, I'm pretty sentimental about the things I care about.  Glory still makes me weep every time I watch that scene on the beach. This little guy will forever own a piece of my heart. And around this time of year, I begin to mourn the loss of good, fresh-from-the-vine […]

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