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Market Roundup: July 22-28

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

Through a newly launched “CHFestivus Bucks Program,” shoppers who receive WIC, Senior Get Fresh Checks and food stamps (EBT/SNAP) benefits can double their food purchasing power every Saturday at the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace. Go to the information booth for details.

On Sunday, Cowgirl Creamery will sell its new Inverness cheese at the Bethesda Central Farm Market. Inverness won a silver medal at the 2009 North American Jersey Cheese Competition.

The Bethesda Central Farm Market has added vendor Buzz Bakery to the mix.

The Occoquan Farmers Market has added Virginia Bakery to its vendor list. The bakery sells empanadas for $3.50 and freshly squeezed lemonade for $3.

The Licking Creek Bend farm is selling McIntosh apples at the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace for 99 cents a pound (over three pounds) or $1.39 per pound (for less than three pounds).

Today, Barajas Produce will sell eggplant for $4 per pound and watermelon for $5 each at the Ballston Farmers Market.

On Saturday, the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace will feature a chef demo with Chesley Farms and Smith Family Farm.

On Sunday, the Olney Farmers and Artists Market will feature "Simply Persian" cookbook author Nadereh Naderi, who will make her Shirazi and Broccoli Delight salad at 11 a.m.

Today, chef Gregg Fortunato of the Buddha Bar will showcase his crab ceviche with beefsteak tomatoes at the Penn Quarter FreshFarm market at 4 p.m.

On Saturday at the Glover Park-Burleith Farmers Market, chefs Nic Jammet and Jamie Krupshaw of Sweetgreen will showcase their sweet green salad with peaches from 10 a.m. until noon.

On Sunday, chef Daniel Singhofen of Eola will showcase his recipe of a summer gazpacho at the Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market at 11 a.m.

Saturday is “Ask a Gardener” day at the Glover Park-Burleith Farmers Market. Sandy Farber, a gardener coordinator at the University of the District of Columbia, will be on hand to answer questions from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Check out our list of farmers markets in the area here.

Don't forget to search our database for seasonal recipes.

-- Naomi Nix

By Naomi Nix  |  July 21, 2010; 11:59 PM ET
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Does the Washington Post have any Fact Checkers (aka. Journalists) left on their staff?

Glad to see the "Howard County" Farmers Market at Miller Library
has relocated to Gaithersburg in "Montgomery County".

9421 Frederick Road
410-313-6500 (Kathy Zimmerman)
2-6 p.m. Wednesdays June 2-Oct. 27

Posted by: bcottom | July 22, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

The geocoding for the map is being fixed this morning. Thanks for pointing it out in such a constructive manner!

Posted by: benwickb | July 22, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

We're looking into it and will fix. Thanks for letting us know -- and so cordially, too!

Posted by: Joe Yonan | July 22, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for providing this page. I like to cook using fresh produce and this is a good resource to use to find out what's available at the farmer's markets in the area.

Posted by: mjw703 | July 24, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

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