Friday, August 07, 2015

Bloomingdale Farmers Market this Sunday !

Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2015 11:49:08 -0400
Subject: BFM this Sunday

Hi BFM Fans,

So, what is the question?  Whether you are looking for a cooling potion for a superheated day, a lipsmacking lunch with a salad, a light but creamy appetizer, something to do with a glut of tomatoes you were seduced into buying at the stands... gazpacho is the answer.  I serve it as a silky smooth drink in a glass, sometimes topped with a dice or slice of very ripe melon or peach or nectarine.

The New York Times had a recipe similar to mine, but they omit the bread.  Frankly, I think one or two inches of soaked bread, blended with two cloves of garlic and olive oil is the right basis for the rest of the pureed cucumber, onion and pepper.  But you can try it their way here.  In both cases, the resulting orange color is very attractive and refreshing.  I always have a pitcher of it in the fridge all August.  Remember to blend, blend, blend.  You want it to be supersmooth.

BIKE CLINIC 11-1 as always with the help of our friends from The Bike House. Are you taking your stead for a ride tomorrow? Make sure your bike is in the best shape.

MUSIC: LeDRoit Chamber Players are here at the Market from 10-12. We love them and we are so luckly to be able to host these National Symphoney Orchestra Musicians who keep coming back to play fantastic music for us.

New this Week:
  • Grapes arrive at Reid.
  • New type of Pickle at Number 1 Sons: Yellow with horseradish
  • Kkakdugi radish kimchi back at Number 1 Sons.  Come early
  • Cinnamon Apricot Vanilla Bean Pie at Whisked
  •  Flourless Mexican Chocolate Cookie at Whisked
  • Chile Heads: 10 different  hot peppes at the various stands!

At the Stands

MOUNTAIN VIEW ORGANICS: Gorgeous heirloom tomatoes. Fresh garlic, Padron and Shishito peppers. Shiny, thin, long Japanese eggplants. New potatoes, baby leeks. Carrots with greens, hakurei salad turnips and greens, baby beets, Swiss Chard, baby boy choy, summer squash. Lotsa Tomatoes, peppers including pale Hungarians and long frying peppers and hot peppers. Purple onions with their tops

REID'S ORCHARD and Winery:  Grapes grown in Pennsylvania arrive at the market Sunday. The Reids make wine which we do not have at the market but you can certainly taste their grapes. Blueberries, blackberries, white and yellow peaches, white and yellow donut peaches, nectarines.  The summer apples this week:  Earligold, Pristine, Summer Rambo, Sansa and Zestar apples, plums.

CUCINA AL VOLO PASTAS, SAUCES AND SOUP:  Matteo is very excited about his Beef Brisket Ravioli, his Grass fed Beef Bolognese (Grandmother's recipe) and his new yellow squash vegan soup. Swiss Chard and Parm ravioli.  Matteo makes the burrata himself before he stuff it in the ravioli he also made himself.  Burrata ravioli always sells out too.  He is suprisinng us with his dried pasta this week.

The pastas are very light and cook up in 3-4  minutes in simmering (not boiling), salted water.  Fast food of incredible quality that will not heat up your kitchen.

TRUCK PATCH: Bryan really prides himself on his heirloom tomatoes and they are in now!  Swiss chard, kale, summer squash, squash flowers, beets, basil, arugula, spinach, mesclun. Pastured Pork, chicken, sausages, bacon. Watermelons, cantaloupe, Armenian serpentine cucumbers, baby onions, green beans.

KESWICK CREAMERY: Feta, Bovre, ricotta, Mozzarella cleverly hidden under the name Caporella because it is a mix of Jersey milk and goat milk -- as creamy as Italian buffalo mozzarella.  All the cheddars and their siblings, Dutch style cheeses, a wickedly hot Dragons Breath. Alpine style tomes, creamy brie and camembert styles.  The best yogurt. Keswick is a treasure and we are so glad that they are back from vacation this week.

NUMBER 1 Sons: Kimchi is great with eggs...  Half Sours and Crispy koshers lead the list this week along with the brand new Yellow Cucumber Pickle with horseradish pickle.  Kkakdugi Radish Kimchi is back but will sell out EARLY. Last of the Sauer-Rabi + El Dorado yellow beans.  Golden Galangal Beets -- yellow beets pickled in a vinegar brine with yellow curry + kaffir lime leaves.Ginger Giardinera -- a medley of vegetables including cauliflower fermented in our barrels with ginger + other spices!  Kimchis. Rosetido spicy slaw, salsa verde, krauts. New York stylle Pickles.

WHISKED: Jenna writes: " We've been having a lot of fun with fruit in the kitchen these days. This week's special pie is Cinnamon Apricot Vanila Bean. We love the way these spices pair with apricot--it makes a fabulous pie. Also, look for a new cookie --a flourless Mexican chocolate cookie. This dark chocolate cookie is brownie like in flavor adn texture. Studded with milk chocolate chips and laced with cinnamon, it's a delicious treat for chocolate lovers.  It is made with gluten free ingredients".  Also Nectarine Rhubarb Pie, Blueberry Pie, Peach Pie, Key Lime, Salted Caramel Apple, Sea Salt Chcolate Chess.  SAVORY:: Sourthwestern Corn and Bacon Cheddar Onion Quiche.

PANORAMA: . Baguettes and croissants, breakfast pastries and lots of breads. Breton specialties like Kouign Amann and the new Crois-Nut. Two tents full of French breads and pastries. Whole Wheat with Oats, Multigrain, Rustique, Sourdough, French Batard, Walnut-Cranberry, Walnut and Raisin, Palmier, Pain au Raisin, Chocolate Croissants.

Watermelon Wonderland: Red seedless, yellow seedless, red seeded, cantaloupes, Fascination green fleshed melon too. Bicolor Sweet Corn, Heirloom tomatoes, Early Girl tomatoes, green beans, yellow beans, Romano besns, Eggplants, Japanese, Italian, Ghostbusters, Sicilian. Red, Orange and Green bell a Chile heads: look here hot peppers (Jalapeño, Anaheim, Poblano, Serrrano, Cayene, Habañero). Candy onions, tomatillos, cherry tomatoes. Carrots, zucchini and summer squash, cucumbers, kales, savoy cabbage, black eye pes. Swiss chard. Cut herbs. Red and green okra.

Please spread the word about the Produce Plus at market. Just show a Medicaid, WiC, SNAP/EBT card, Senior Check, CSFP Card and a DC government ID and we give you $10 in checks for fruits and vegetables at the market PLUS $5 in bonus dollars to buy fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese and eggs. That's $15 a week, every week (until the funding runs out). We are very excited because DOH just refunded the program so that it can last another 2 months.!

This week is National Farmers Market Week. Well, you know farmers markets help to nourish and create healthy urban and rural communities.

Teds, Rachel and Robin from afar
Bloomingdale Farmers' Market

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