Friday, June 13, 2014

the taste of June at the Bloomingdale Farmers Market !

Hi BFM Fans!

What's at the market this week?

The taste of June at the stands: 

*Eggplant,  Heirloom and Sungold Tomatoes, Jalapeno and sweet peppers in various colors, green and yellow beans, Yukon spuds, lots of shelling peas, lots of sugar snaps and summer squash in all sizes,  Asparagus, garlic scapes, fresh shallots, scallions,  spring onions, carrots, hakurei turnips, cabbages, kales, chards, collards, lettuces and salad mixes, arugula.  Beets, cukes,  

TEN (10) varieties of Strawberries!
Number 1 Sons has half sours and a new batch of kale-chi to try among the pickles, krauts and kimchis.

WHISKED: Jenna has Father's Day wrapped up with Peanut Butter Chess Pie, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Key Lime Pie (so refreshing!),  Kale, Basil, and Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche, and Bacon, Mushroom & Swiss Quiche.

KESWICK: Ricotta and yogurt are the perfect partners for those berries.  And if you grab the eggplant, garlic infused yogurt is a great sauce for grilled aubergine as the French call our eggplant.  And for folks who go Blue, the Blue Suede Moo is finally back.  Pasta, salads, bread all love Blue Cheese, don't you?

We have music at 10 and the Bike Clinic at 11.

And Please Spread the word about this:  DC just launched an exciting new farmers market  incentive program called PRODUCE PLUS that will make food assistance program dollars go a LOT further at the farmers markets.   Customers with -SNAP (food stamps), WIC or Senior or CVC Checks (as well as people with Medicaid, TANF and SSI ) are eligible for $10 in Produce Plus checks to buy fruits and vegetables at the farmers markets in DC.  BFM doubles that with another $10 of bonus tokens that can be used for meat, cheese and eggs as well as fruits and veg-- so that's $20 every week while the funds last.    Come to the market table with any of these program IDs and Ted will show you how easy it is.  

See you Sunday.

Teds, Stephanie, Robin
Robin Shuster
14&U Farmers' Market 
Bloomingdale Farmers' Market

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