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Market Roundup: Oct. 28-Nov. 3

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


THIS JUST IN/LAST CALL

At today's FreshFarm Market near the White House, Sunnyside Farm and Orchard will have pumpkin butter and stewed apples (both $5); Spring Valley will have Brussels sprouts ($4 per box) and fairytale pumpkins; Cedarbrook will have country rope sausage ($7.95 per pound).

At Wednesday’s Foggy Bottom FreshFarm Market, Quaker Valley will have English walnuts; Sunnyside Farm and Orchard will have pumpkin butter.

It’s last call for Saturday’s Bethesda FreshFarm Market.

At Saturday's Silver Spring FreshFarm Market, Sligo Creek Farm will have organic radicchio and strawberries; Three Springs will have cippolini onions. It's last call for raspberries from Quaker Valley.

At Sunday’s Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market, Toigo Orchard and Quaker Valley Orchard will have quince; Red Apron will have lamb terrine with hazelnuts.

At Sunday’s Takoma Park Farmers Market, Blue Ridge Botanicals will have scented, handcrated harvest wreaths ($30); Atwater's Bakery will have an assortment of breads (both sourdough and yeasted) and pastries including muffins, scones, cookies, granola and teacakes; Gunpowder Bison and Trading will have dry-aged bison meat.

At Saturday’s 14th and U Street Farmers Market, Kuhn will have French shallots ($5 per pound) and a half-price sale on a wide variety of pumpkins and winter squash; Dolcezza will have flavors including quince, cranberry apple cider, lime cilantro and crookneck pumpkin (a Halloween favorite); Pecan Meadow will have a popped popcorn snack; Copper Pot will have maple-roasted pumpkin tortellini and suggests that you serve it with a bacon rosemary sauce.

At Sunday’s Bloomingdale Farmers Market, Reid will have Pink Lady apples, along with antique varieties such as Rusty Coats, Black Twig, Arkansas Black Twig, Albamarle Pippen and Esopus Spitzenburg, plus Catawba and Concord grapes. Sale on apples: Fill a box with your choice ($20).; Snow Bear will have broccoli.

At Tuesday’s Smart Market in Fairfax Corner, after several attempts, Uncle Fred and his Smoke Shack BBG will finally appear for the first time with smoked meats and sides. Order ahead or onsite: chicken, brisket, pulled pork, ribs. And the sides move as fast as the meats. Watch for other new vendors joining us this week and next.

At Wednesday’s Smart Market at George Mason University, this is an expansion week as other markets in the area are now closed for the season. Tommy V. will return fresh salsas; Mabelle-Dalmasson will bring their authentic Argentine pastries, empanadas and sausages. Look for at least one new vegetable vendor (or two).


SPECIAL EVENTS

At Saturday’s 14th and U Street Farmers Market, celebrate Halloween with Summer Whitford, the Food & Wine Diva, who will demonstrate a Halloween apple tart at 11 a.m. Check out the costume contest, with prizes for kids and dog categories.

At Saturday’s Falls Church Farmers Market, chef Liam LaCivita from Liberty Tavern will grill from 9 to 11 a.m. Vendors will be in costume.

See our listing of local farmers markets and our list of where to order local turkeys for the holidays.

Don't forget to search for seasonal recipes in our Recipe Finder.

By Bonnie S. Benwick  | October 27, 2010; 11:59 PM ET
Categories:  Markets This Week  | Tags:  Markets This Week  
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