Friday, September 26, 2014

Bloomingdale Farmers Market: Creamy custard mango meets banana

Subject: Creamy Custard Mango meets Banana
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:10:57 -0400

Hi BFM Fans:

Pawpaws: Yes, we have no bananas but we do have pawpaws! Our unique Tropical Forgotten Fruit and the only tropical fruit that is native to our region.  You have probably never tasted them because they are not sold in stores, i.e. not commercialized yet despite the fact that they were a have of Thomas jefferson.  I asked Nick and Keith and Megan about them a few months ago and Nick foraged some at Ivy Brand and Keith and Megan are bringing them on Sunday.  What does it taste like? Creamy custardy Mango meets Banana --- yea!  Try some.

LAST WEEK OF PRODUCE PLUS -- You must use up your Produce Plus Checks by September 30th, but we can still give out $10 checks for fruits and veg that you can use this Sunday, the last Sunday in the program for 2014.  Don't miss it and spread the word. All you have to do is to show your Medicaid, Snap, WIC, CSFP IDS...


  • Duck Eggs and Baby Ginger and Fresh Turmeric at Keswick.  
  • PANO Weekly Sale:  1/3 off both the Rustiques and the Turnover Pastries this week only
  • PAWpaws at  Ivy Brand, our only local Tropical fruit. 
  •    Summer’s Last Hurrah at Whisked: Mixed Berry and Southwest Corn
  • Sweet Pickles and fiery hot pepper relish at Number 1 Son
Did you know that Panorama’s rustique bread was created by Loic especially to a recipe by Michel Richard, for Citronelle, Central and CityZen?  Or that their olive oil bun wraps the $25 hamburger at Central?  We have both.

REID: Happy New Year or Shana Tova to BFM customers celebrating Rosh Hashana.   A traditional wish is that your year be sweet --and many people serve slices of apples dipped in honey to ensure it.  Did you ever wonder which honeys to serve with with those apples?  Which ones should you choose for Honeycrisp or Cox Orange Pippin or Golden Russet, for instance.  Bonnie Benwick wrote a great article matching honey with apples:   Apples (Honeycrisp, Gala, Macoun, Gold Supreme, Fuji, Yataka, Pinova, Jonathan, Haralson, Jonagold, Empire, Smokehouse), seedless grapes, Concord grapes,  heirloom tomatoes, Cider (Apple, Apple Cherry, Apple Grape, Honeycrisp)
IVY BRAND: Certified organic.  Paw Paws!!!!!.carrots, broccoli, cabbage, kale, swiss chard, arugula, spicy spring mix, lettuce mix, head lettuce, radishes, beets, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, sweet peppers, hot peppers, potatoes, fingerlings, sweet potatoes, winter squash, scallions, garlic, parsley, dill, cilantro.   

KESWICK:  Besides crafting their wonderful cheese and yogurt, Melanie and her family have been raising ducks and growing baby ginger and fresh turmeric. Baby ginger has no fiber, hardly any skin to peel and is so fragrant and powerful and moist -- juice it, make ginger ale or ginger beer or ginger syrup.  Grate either of them-- both-- into curried vegetables.  I sautéed collards with them tonight, green beans last night.  Ginger Chicken tomorrow night.  And duck eggs?  Well, duck eggs are my eggs of choice for omelets, quiches, scrambled eggs, soufflés -- they are so creamy, so orange, so flavorful.

TRUCK PATCH: Black Krim, Stripped German, Brandywine, Cherokee Purple plus many more. Market red tomatoe. Cherry Tomatoes in a rainbow of colors. Purslane, Arugula, Mesclun, Spinach, Kale, Dino Kale, Swiss Chard, Beets, Green Peppers, and Eggplant. Green & Yellow Zucchini, Crookneck Squash, Pattypan Squash.  Swan neck Armenian Cucumbers, Garden Cucumbers, and small pickling cucumbers.  Lots of Fresh Basil. Cantaloupes and Watermelons. Beautiful cilantro. Broccoli. Beets.

Truck Patch Meats:  Bacon, Bacon, and more bacon thin and thick cut! Sage sausage, maple sausage, Hot Italian, Sweet Italian, kielbasa , bratwurst, ground pork, bone in pork chops, boneless and bone in butt. Hammocks , fat back, pork liver, ham steaks, and pig feet. Whole  free range chickens, boneless chicken breast, chicken thighs, chicken drumsticks, and chicken wings.

GARNER: Figs. Tomatoes: “ordinary reds’, romas, beefsteak, “early girls and heirlooms-- and cherry toms. Baby Limas (American edamame) are great quick boiled and seasoned with olive oil and salt and lemon.  Black eyed peas cook up quickly when they are so freshly dried and make a good salad with grilled anything. Japanese, white, Italian and Thai eggplant; Squash: Patty pan. Yellow. Zucchini, Ishtar, that pale green Lebanese variety, eight ball, golden zucchini. Sweet Corn, okra, potatoes, peppers sweet and hot, green and yellow and Roma beans. Melons: sun, cantaloupes and seedless  watermelons in red and yellow. Swiss chard and arugula.  Mint, dill and parsley.

PANORAMA: They have a great sale every week on a different bread.  Lots of rolls and buns. French bread baked by French bakers – baguettes, croissants, palmiers, Danish, scones, Breton specialties. Whole wheat, rye, pumpernickel, rustiques, country, sour dough – boules and sandwich breads too.

NUMBER 1 SONS: A huge selection of DC’s best traditional New York pickles, Korean kimchi and a variety of krauts from Central American curtidos to classic German sauerkrauts.  Fermented and fabulous.  Sweet pickles now, too!  But I am addicted to that new hot pepper relish, spicy and many flavored.  Sometimes spicy can be about nothing but the Scoville heat units, but this relish is multi-layered.  Lots of heat, but also layers of fruitiness and spice as well.

WHISKED:  Mixed Berry Pie, Southwest Corn, Sea Salt Chocolate Chess, Bacon/Cheddar/Onion Quiche-- Summer's last hurrah baked into award winning pies by Jenna.

Music at 10 --Keyboardist Laurel Halsey, joins us from 10-12.

BFM Bike Clinic -- 11-1, of course.  Perfect biking weather so make sure yours is perfect.  Our friends at The Bike House will show you how.

See you Sunday,

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

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