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 May 15, 2012 

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In This Issue
What's at Market
Spread the Word to Benefit FRESHFARM Markets
Get Fresh: Staff Recommendations
Upcoming Market Events
In The News
words of the week

"The beginning and root of all good is to make the stomach happy; wisdom and learning are founded on that."




what's at market  


Product highlights from the market.  For a full calendar of what's in season when, click here.


In Abundance

Arugula, Asparagus, Green Garlic, Radishes, Salad Greens, Spinach, Strawberries, Swiss Chard   


On Their Way In

Basil, Beets,

Bok Choy, Broccoli, Carrots, Cherry Tomatoes, Hothouse Eggplant, Kale, Leeks, Mint, Peonies, Rhubarb, Rosemary, Sorrel, Spring Chickens, Spring Peas, Spring Potatoes 


On Their Way Out

Apples, Stinging Nettles, Ramps, Turnips, Watercress 



who's at market  


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farmers/producers are at market each



Our interactive maps for each market highlight the farmers & producers at market.


Click here to chose a market.


featured recipe 

soup pot

Looking for more recipes?  Go to our searchable recipe database. 


Spring Chicken Salad with Shaved Farm Vegetables, Peppercorn-Honey Gastrique, Boiled Eggs and Crackling 


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FRESHFARM Markets is the leading voice for farmers markets in the Washington, DC region and is a leader in the local food movement.  A 501c3 nonprofit organization, FRESHFARM Markets is  dedicated to promoting agriculture in the Chesapeake Bay region through the operation of 10 vibrant producer-only farmers markets and 5 educational programs.  

Spread the Word to Benefit FRESHFARM Markets

 "Raising Green for Green's Sake" - Tonight Chipotle will donate 50% of all sales between 5pm - 8pm at all their DC stores to FRESHFARM Markets as part of an initiative to help increase access to high-quality, locally grown food through producer-only farmers markets.  We hope you'll be able to support Chipotle and FRESHFARM Markets tonight one burrito at a time!

~ Expand your culinary skills and get in shape with a special  Recoup offer.  Chef Kristen Mason has curated a special culinary and fitness package customized to your dietary and fitness needs. FRESHFARM Markets will receive a donation of $50 for each Personal Chef & Personal Training Package purchased. Click here for more.

~ As part of the Old Town Boutique District's "Boutique's Give Back" Charity Day on Saturday, May 19th, La Cuisine, one of the most exceptional resources in the DC area for cooks of all abilities, is donating 15% of in-store and online sales to FRESHFARM Markets.  Click here for more.

~ Fenugreen's FreshPaper Available at Two FRESHFARM Markets - This Weekend Only. For the first time in the DC area, FreshPaper, a low-cost, biodegradable paper made of edible organic ingredients will be sold at the Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market (Sunday, May 20) and Silver Spring FRESHFARM Market (Saturday, May 19). The product, originally developed to help farmers and customers keep produce fresh longer, has generated a lot of buzz and attention around the country. We are excited to be able to offer this product at our markets this weekend only. A portion of all sales will go to benefit FRESHFARM Markets Matching Dollars program. 


FRESHFARM Markets Proud Supporter of "No Bully Fitness and Nutrition Tour Starring the Capital Kidds"

Created through the Innovative School of Performing Arts, The Capital Kidds are a group of young performers from the Walter Jones Education Campus in DC who promote nutrition and exercise through song and performances.  The Kidds will be performing at campuses throughout the District this Spring to encourage their peers to develop positive lifestyles while having fun.  In fact, they'll be performing at Watkins Elementary School, the home of our FoodPrints Food Lab.  The tour kicks off Tuesday, May 15th. 
Get Fresh 
Staff recommendations for what to buy at market this week


1. Strawberries - Agriberry, Anchor Nursery, Barajas Produce, Bigg Riggs Farm, Blade's Orchard, Blueberry Hill (organic), Garner's Produce, Kuhn Orchards, Next Step Produce (organic), Pleitez Produce, Quaker Valley Orchard, Richfield Farm, Sand Hill Farm, Spring Valley Farm and Orchard   

Annapolis, Bethesda, by the White House, Crystal City, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, H St. NE, Penn Quarter, Silver Spring, St. Michaels   


2. Spring chicken - Evensong Farm

Silver Spring, Penn Quarter


3. Broccoli - Garner's Produce 

Penn Quarter 


4. Apricot Almond scone - Atwater's Bakery 

Bethesda, Crystal City, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, H St, NE 


5. Rapini - Bigg Riggs Farm 

Crystal City


6. Duck eggs - Many Rocks Farm, Springfield Farm, Waterview Foods 

Annapolis, Dupont Circle, Silver Spring 


7. Organic sorrel - Farm at Our House  

Silver Spring 


8.  Grilled Rockfish and Mahi Mahi burgers - FishScale  

by the White House


9. Peas - Willow Branch Farm

St. Michaels


10. Cabita goat cheese - Firefly Farm 

Dupont Circle, Silver Spring
Upcoming Market Events 

Dupont Circle 

Chef at Market: John Critchley from Urbana Restaurant and Wine Bar at 11am  

Dietician at Market:  Stop by the market information table to chat with a dietician from George Washington University Hospital. 


The GWorldcard is now accepted at this market.   


H Street, NE

Chef at Market:  In honor of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day, food educator Melissa Jones will be doing a kid and family-friendly cooking demo at 10am. 


Silver Spring

Music at Market: 
Kim Reynolds Quartet  

Organization at Market: Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. Learn about the sunlight requirements to grow tomatoes, how to deter stinkbugs and amend your soil organically plus more at 9am


St. Michaels

Organization at Market:  Master Gardeners at 8:30am.


Don't forget that the St. Michaels Running Festival is this Saturday.  The main street throughout town will be subject to periodic closures beginning at 8am.  The street should resume normal traffic flow by 9am.  For more information, please go here



For more events, please go to our online events calendar.


In The News

USDA Grants to Increase Farmers Market Participation in SNAP - USDA

Making Room for the Locals
- New York Times

Crystal City FRESHFARM Market
Our Markets                                   


Check out our 10 producer-only farmers markets:


Silver Spring*

Saturdays, Year Round

10am - 1pm.,January 6 - March 31

9am - 1pm, April 7 - December 29

Year Round

Dupont Circle*

Sundays, Year Round

10:00am - 1pm, January 5 - March 25

8:30am - 1pm, April 1 - December 31



2012 Seasonal Markets

Crystal City 

Tuesdays, 3pm - 7pm. May 1 - November 20  

Foggy Bottom*

Wednesdays, 3pm - 7pm. April 4 - November 21

by the White House*

Thursdays, 11am - 2:30pm.  May 3 - October 25

Penn Quarter*

Thursdays, 3pm - 7pm. March 22 - December 20


Saturdays, 9am - 1pmMay 5 - October 27

St. Michaels

Saturdays, 8:30am - 11:30am. April 21 - October 13
H Street, NE*

Saturdays, 9am - 12noon. April 21 - November 17


Sundays, 8:30am - 12noon. May 6 - November  18


Markets are open rain or shine. Click on the market name for market dates, directions, activities, participating farmers and producers and more.


*SNAP (EBT/Food Stamps) accepted at this market.  We give up to $15 in free Matching Dollars to all SNAP, WIC or Senior coupon customers.  Rosa Sanchez is at the Silver Spring FRESHFARM Market every Saturday to help with SNAP applications and answer questions about our Matching Dollars program. 

FRESHFARM Markets, P.O. Box 15691, Washington, DC 20003  
t: 202.362.8889 e: info@freshfarmmarkets.org 

CFC# 99308

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