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Market Roundup: Aug. 11-17

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This Sunday the Bethesda Central Farm Market will have two new vendors. Upper Crust Bakery of Silver Spring will sell assorted artisan breads, and Pita Hut of Rockville will sell kosher baked pita bread and Israeli-style dips and salads.

The Glover Park-Burleith Farmers Market on Saturday will feature guest vendor Krantz Apiaries of Kendrick, who will sell local wildflower honey at $9 per pound.

Chesley Farms will sell 10-pound watermelons for $5 each at the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace on Saturday. Meanwhile, Licking Creek Bend Farm will sell sugar baby watermelons for $2 to $5 each and cantaloupes for $2 and $3.50 each.

Also on Saturday, the UDC Farmers market will feature vendor Uncle Brutha and his hot sauce with a “new sensibility,” says market organizer Mary Elliot.

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At the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace on Saturday Dolcezza Artisanal Gelato will sell gelato and sorbet by the scoop in addition to the normal half pints. Two scoops will cost $4.

Today Two Belles Southern Pound Cakes is selling their all-natural cakes at the Ballston Farmers Market for $2 per slice or $16 for full cakes.

Also at Ballston, Pleasant Hill Farm will sell eggs for $5 a dozen and bacon for $7 per pound.

On Sunday at the Bethesda Central Farmers Market, vendor Sharpen This will sharpen knives and garden tools for $1 an inch.

SPECIAL EVENTS

This Saturday, the culinary talent behind Social will whip up grilled sausage and pasta sauces at the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace at 10:30 a.m.

Today at the Penn Quarter FreshFarm market, Mark Toigo from Toigo Orchards will give a presentation on peaches and preserving at 3 p.m.

Also today, FreshFarm Market by the White House will feature chef Lauren Von Der Pool of Java Green & Café Green from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

-- Naomi Nix

By Naomi Nix  |  August 12, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
Categories:  Markets This Week , To Market, To Market  | Tags: Markets This Week, Naomi Nix  
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