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Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 12/ 1/2010

Market Roundup: Dec. 2-Dec. 5

By The Food Section

A taste of what will be at area farmers markets this week:

JUST IN/LAST CALL

At today’s FreshFarm Market in Penn Quarter, Anchor Nursery and Lynvale will have Christmas decorations; Catch will have wild oysters ($1 per piece or $10 per dozen); Mountain View and Farm at Sunnyside will sell root vegetables and hard winter squash during this, its final week.

At Saturday’s FreshFarm Market in Silver Spring, Spring Gap Mountain Creamery will have raw cow’s-milk cheeses including a gouda, blue and tome; Little Scrub Ridge Farm will sell fresh-cut Christmas trees from its Pennsylvania farm through December (call for trees over eight feet tall; 717-485-5456).

At Sunday’s Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market, Little Scrub Ridge Farm will sell fresh-cut Christmas trees from its Pennsylvania farm through December (call for trees over eight feet tall; 717-485-5456).

At Sunday's Takoma Park Farmers Market, Blue Ridge Botanicals will have evergreen wreaths, embellished with cultivated and wild-harvested flowers and pods as well as staghorn sumac, pearly everlasting, guinea fowl feathers and more ($45); Twin Springs Fruit Farm will have fresh lettuce, arugula, a limited supply of middle eastern cucumbers and green beans, as well as eggplant, and vine ripe tomatoes [both slicers and cherry], all freshly picked in their greenhouses. From the field, there are "Sugar Snack" carrots, Brussels sprouts and sweet, white and mild red onions, three varieties of sweet winter squash (kabocha "Sunshine," buttercup "Bon Bon" and butternut) as well as savory acorn squash, "Vivaldi" yellow potatoes, Beauregard and Japanese (white) sweet potatoes, as well as German white hardneck garlic.

Twin Springs will still have apple varieties: autumn gala, golden delicious, mutsu, mountaineer (a.k.a. york Iimperial), pink lady, Granny Smith, cameo and Goldrush, which is a new variety from Purdue University's apple breeding program. It has the most powerful apple flavor; it is great fresh or cooked. Plus, there will be sweet apple cider.

Suttler Post Farm will have Christmas wreaths and greens.

SPECIAL EVENTS

At Sunday’s Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market, a chef from Jaleo will demonstrate a dish at 11 a.m.

Search our Recipe Finder database for seasonal recipes here.

See our listing of local farmers markets.

By The Food Section  | December 1, 2010; 11:59 PM ET
Categories:  Markets This Week  | Tags:  Markets This Week  
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