Posts Tagged ‘Takoma Park farmers market’

Market Research: Garlic Scapes

Ingredient: Garlic Scapes What: Naming this vegetable appears to be done on a farm-by-farm basis; I found the first harvest of the garlic plant sold as “scapes,” “pigtails,” and “curls” at the Takoma Park farmers market alone. The green buds are the plant’s first attempt to propagate: “It’s when garlic gets serious about reproducing,” says […]

Copper Pot’s Concord Grape & Grappa Jam

Speaking of new products at the Takoma Park Farmers Market, I was pleased to find Copper Pot Food Co. there, selling its award-winning line of jams and sauces. While pawing through chef Stefano Frigerio's offerings, I unearthed a jam that I hadn't tried before: his Concord grape and grappa, which he apparently tried to Italianate by adding […]

There’s GoldRush at That There Twin Springs Fruit Farm

As I was working my way through the free samples this weekend at the Takoma Park Farmers Market, I noticed some new apples at the Twin Springs Fruit Farm stand. You couldn't miss them, really. Their skins, embedded with tiny vanilla bean-like flecks, practically glowed neon yellow. I bought a couple of the GoldRush apples, […]

Pilgrim’s Pride: Thanksgiving Side Dish

As we head into Thanksgiving, Y&H wants to help you eat like a pilgrim (a Native American, too, because we’re all about equal opportunity eating here). In other words, we want to help you eat locally for the holiday. Almost 400 years ago, the pilgrims had no choice but to eat local. These days, we […]