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Market Roundup: Aug. 5-11

Here is a taste of what will be at local farmers markets this week.

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Smart Markets has opened a new market at Pinnacle Towers at Tysons Corner. The market will be at 1751 Pinnacle Drive in McLean, every Thursday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Some of the vendors include Chester Hess Farm and Orchard, Heritage Farm and Kitchen and Smallwood’s Veggieporium.

The Fairfax Saturday Community Farmers Market has added two new vendors to the mix. Black Cherry Inc. will sell fruit jams and marmalade, while Aunt Sasha’s Barked Goods will sell pet treats.

Two new vendors will be selling at the Sunday Community Farmers Market. Stallard Road Farm will sell herbs and meats, and Borekg Turkish Food's focus is self-explanatory.

On Sunday, North Mountain Pastures will join the Bloomingdale Farmers Market to sell kimchi and traditional pickles.

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On Saturday, Friendly Hall Farms will sell Dragon Eyes at the Vienna Farmers Market for $2.50 a box. Dragon Eyes are “little tomatillos," said Sarah Brady, the volunteer market master.

This Sunday, New Asbury Farm will sell 10-pound whole bone-in lamb shoulder roasts for $95. They also sell 7.5-pound whole bone-in lamb legs for $75 at the Bloomingdale Farmers Market.

Upon request, the Vienna Farmers Market will give informational tours for youth groups to teach kids about produce and the origin of farmers markets. Reservations must be made two weeks in advance. Call 703-200-7806.

At the Purcellville Farmers Market, the Woodgrove Lavender Farm sells spa baskets, with lavender sachets, light slippers, sponges, oil body wash and lotion for $20-$30. Sachets are also sold individually for $3 to $7.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Today, the Penn Quarter FreshFarm market will feature a chef demo with Wesley Morton of Againn at 4 p.m.

The FreshFarm Market by the White House will feature a chef demo with Brandon Ingenito of Kemble Park Tavern today at 4:30 p.m.

On Saturday the Silver Spring FreshFarm Market will feature a demo with Babette Courser, a pastry and personal chef, at 11 a.m.

At the Annapolis FreshFarm Market will feature a demo by Melissa Owens, from Deliciously Nutritious, at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Also on Sunday, the Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market will feature a demo with Sara Polon from Soupergirl at 11 a.m.

Check the listings of local farmers markets here.

Don't forget to search our Recipe Finder for great ways to use your seasonal market finds.

-- Naomi Nix

By Naomi Nix  |  August 5, 2010; 4:00 PM ET
Categories:  Markets This Week  | Tags: Markets This Week, Naomi Nix  
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Comments

A week-day evening farmers market in Tysons??? My prayers have been answered.

Posted by: LittleRed1 | August 6, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

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