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Market Roundup: Sept. 9-16

THIS JUST IN

Today at the Ballston Farmers Market, Gonzales Produce has plums, apples and peaches for $2-$2.50 a pound.

At the Bloomingdale Farmers Market on Sunday, North Mountain Pastures will sell fermented tomato salsa, pickled grated beets and pickled green beans ($5-$7 per jar).

At the Glover Park-Burleith Farmers' Market on Saturday, Spring Valley’s salad greens are back, for $5-$9 a basket. Also, Karen Kay will sell fresh raspberry pecan pear tarts, pear crisps and apple crisps for $20 each.

CHECK THESE OUT

At the Ballston Farmers Market today, Great Harvest Bread Company will take 50 cents off any whole grain bread product. Also at Ballston, Fertile Plains is selling genuine peacock feathers for $1 each.

At Smart Markets at Centerville (Friday), Oakton (Saturday) and Mason (Sunday), Tyson's Farm for the first time in 30 years has peaches, apples and pears at the same time. All varieties are $1.99 a pound.

Today at the Riverdale Park Farmers Market, Elk Run Vineyards of Mount Airy will sell wines.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Today at 4:30 p.m., the FreshFarm Market by the White House will host a cooking demonstration by Ici Urban Bistro chef Olivier Perret.

On Saturday at the Ward 8 Farmers Market, James Lee of the Center For Nutrition, Diet and Health at the University of the District of Columbia http://www.udc.edu/ces/cndh/about.htm will prepare sweet and sour squash salad at 10 a.m. at the market’s new location:1310 Southern Ave. in the parking lot of United Medical Center (formerly Greater Southeast Hospital).

On Saturday, the Silver Spring FreshFarm Market will host a farmer talk at 10:30 a.m., then a cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Market chef Erik “Chef Egg” Berlin. As part of back-to-school events, other children’s activities include a vegetable passport scavenger hunt and a chef hat drawing area.

-- Joe Yonan

See a listing of local farmers markets here.

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

By Joe Yonan  |  September 9, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
Categories:  Markets This Week  | Tags: Joe Yonan, farmers markets  
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