Thursday, September 10, 2015

what's new at this week's Bloomingdale Farmers Market ?

From: "Markets & More" <>
Subject: What's New at BFM?
Date: September 10, 2015 11:28:11 AM EDT


Sundays 9-1 • 100 Block of R NW
stirfired beans and chard stems 2
Hi BFM fans,

 One of the many reasons I love September is because the baby ginger is back. This year Mountain View has done the labor intensive work of nursing this tropical rhizome through their not tropical Winter and late Spring at the farm. But all that work is worth it once you smell one of their peel-less, fiberless, perfumed baby gingers.  This is what all ginger aspires to be but by the time we buy the store bought variety, they are fibrous and  covered with a thick peel.

I took mine on its first ride: a stirfry of diced chard stalks and green beans (above). I heated the wok until it smoked, swirled in some oil, threw in a heaping tablespoon of diced garlic and baby ginger to flavor the oil,  added the diced vegetables and let them cook a minute or so before i tossed them around.  Once they had a nice sear, I added about half a cup of Number 1 Sons Kicky Kosher Pickle juice and covered the wok.  I lowered the flame and let them steam/saute until tender.  The pickle juice results in a whisper of that Chinese fermented flavor.  Uncover, turn up the fire, keep cooking until the pan is dry, plate, and drizzle with some Keswick yogurt.  Sprinkle with pimenton.

If you LOVE Jenna's pies at Whisked, please vote for her for best Trendy Dessert:
or here if you are voting with your mobile.

Jenna writes: "It's that time of year again - the time of year where I ask you to vote "Whisked!" for Best Trendy Dessert in the Washington Post Express' "Best of DC" contest. I know these contests seem a little silly, but it's a great marketing tool. When you can walk into a meeting with a banker, landlord, or potential client and say you were voted "Best Bakery" in DC or Best Trendy Dessert, it gives you a real edge."

Fruit Salad with white grapes, peaches, nectarines, plums, apples, the rest of the berries. Macerate in a bit of rose wine and sprinkle with shredded mint?

BIKE HOUSE 11-1 Bring back those bikes.
MUSIC AT MARKET: We are excited to have Jack on Fire perform the music of Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers. 
New this Week
  • Baby Ginger, French Fingerlings at German Butterball spuds at Mountain View
  • Broccoli at Truck Patch.
  • Get your new Wildflower Honey at Truck Patch! 
  • The Chile Bears are the best hot sauces I have tasted this year..
  • Peaches and cider rule at Reid and grapes!
  • Butternut Squash Lasagne at Cucina -- Vegetarian.
  • Whisked's savory Corn, Tomato and Pesto Quiche is Jeff's favorite.
At the Stands

REID ORCHARDS: Peaches, white and yellow donut peaches, nectarines, Honeycrisp, ,Ginger Gold, Sansa, and Zestar apples plus some antique varietals, plums, seedless grapes, Apple, honeycrisp and pear cider.  Ciders.  (Last of the berries)

MOUNTAIN VIEW ORGANICS: Baby Ginger is back. Lotsa Tomatoes. Fresh garlic, Padron and Shishito peppers. Shiny, thin, long Japanese eggplants. New potatoes in various colors, baby leeks. Carrots with greens, Hakurei salad turnips and greens, baby beets, Swiss Chard, baby boy choy, summer squash. Pale green Hungarian and Italian frying tomatoes. Purple onions with their greens. Gorgeous heirloom and Cherry Tomatoes.

CUCINA AL VOLO PASTAS, SAUCES AND SOUP:  NEW: Butternut squash lasagne, yellow tomato soup, eggplant Norma sauce pesto, burrata and swiss chard with parmesan rivoli, ribolitta (Tuscan bread soup)  Sauces and Soups now in glass jars.  Bring your jar back for a dollar off your next purchase. This week:  Mushroom sauce, Eggplant Norma, Duck ragu and rabbit ragu, Brisket ravioli.  Sauces and Soups now in glass jars.  Bring your jar back for a dollar off your next purchase.

TRUCK PATCH:  Broccoli and Green Beans at the stand. Bryan is sending his new Wildflower honey. He loves to grow those heirloom tomatoes: Stripped German, Aunt Ruby, Cherokee Purple, Black Krim, Roma, Big Reds, Stripped Zebra, Great White, Valencia. Watermelons and Cantaloupes! Armenian serpentine cucumbers. lettuces, kale, Swiss chard, Green Beans, Beets, Eggplants.  Stacia says: Gorgeous flowers. I saw tomatoes seconds on sale last week -- great for canning and roasting and gazpacho.

TRUCK PATCH MEATS:  Labor Day Carnivores want: Pastured Pork! - Bacon, Bone in and Boneless Pork butt, tenderloins, bone in and boneless pork chops, spare ribs, breakfast and savory sausages, and whole chicken and chicken parts.

NUMBER 1 Sons:  The new Chile Bear hot sauces are wonderful -- mild, medium or hot, with lots of layers of flavor and spice -- not just spiciness.   The flavors are the best I have had.  Full sours, half sours, District Dills, Kicky Koshers, Crispy Koshers. Pepperpatch Okra from Garner's  okra.  Grill a Pimento kimcheese sandwich this weekend and don't forget your pickle.  Try your own with Keswick Pimento and Sons kimchi.  Deep fried pickles are good too.

KESWICK: What I like about the Keswick stand is that they have such a huge range of cheeses.  Cheddar, Calverley, Wallaby, Vachino Bianca, Bovre, Tomme Sweet Tomme , Carrock.  Some are Jersey cow, some are a mix of Jersey and goat  Sample them all. And if you love yogurt, be sure to check this. Mark's Pimento Cheese is top of mind because I saw a fabulous Pimento Kimcheese burger picture in August.. Chileheads, alert. I get your Dragon's Breath.                                                                                                                                      
WHISKED: Jenna says: "Our stone fruit obsession continues this week with our Fortune Plum pie. This pie features Fortune plums from Kuhn orchards at 14&U- they're juicy, fresh, and full of summery flavor. We mix them with sugar and spike them with lime juice for balance, allowing the plums to shine.We also have a new quiche on the menu - a corn, tomato and basil quiche. This quiche is light and fresh and features tomatoes and corn from Garner's Produce.

Fortune Plum Pie, Nectarine Rhubarb, Nectarine Vanilla Bean Pie, Peach Pie, Peach Raspberry Pie, Salted Caramel Apple Pie, Sea Ssalt Chocolate Chess Pie. Savories: Kale Pesto Parmesan Corn, Tomatoe and Basil Quiche

PANORAMA: Baguettes and croissants, breakfast pastries and lots of breads. Breton specialties like Kouign Amann and the new Crois-Nut.French breakfast pastries like palmiers, almond croissants plus the plain and chocolate crosisants, baguettes, the olive oil buns that grace the 25 dollar hamburgers at Central and the Rustiques they serve you at Citronelle. Sandwich breads, too. If they are out of a bread you crave, ask them to save one for you for next week. Late risers: they have lots of whole wheat, multigrain and sourdough boules and loaves that sell out early.

GARNER:  American Edamame also known as baby limas or butter beans.  NOT the kind you hated as a child.  Toss them into simmering salted water until tender and sprinkle with sea salt and olive oil. Add some  Addictive. 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 checks.  It is time to use your Produce Plus, WiC and Senior FMNP checks at market before they expire.

Robin and the Teds and Erin
Bloomingdale Farmers' Market

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