Friday, September 12, 2014

Bloomingdale Farmers Market Sunday: CIDER is Back as is Jonathan Bardzik

Subject: BFMSunday -- CIDER is Back as is Jonathan Bardzik
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:35:17 -0400

Hi BFM fans.

If you LOVE Jenna's pies at Whisked, please vote for her for best bakery:

"It's that time of year again - the time of year where I ask you to vote "Whisked!" for Best Bakery in the Washington Post Express' "Best of DC" contest. We won this last year, and we would LOVE to win it again! 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, it gives you a real edge."

COOKING DEMO: We love Eckington resident Jonathan Bardzik. He calls this demo a fond farewell to summer’s finest as we enjoy  fresh tomatoes, sweet peppers and abundant zucchini recipes including a special Caponata teased with tiny bits of Number 1 Sons super sours!
Jonathan Bardzik is a cook, storyteller and author. Join Jonathan for free samples and recipe cards, and new ideas and tips for preparing market ingredients. Jonathan will also be signing copies of his first cookbook, Simple Summer: A Recipe for Cooking and Entertaining with Ease.
During the growing season Jonathan gives weekly, Saturday cooking demos at Eastern Market. You can find more of Jonathan’s recipes on his blog at (Keep an eye out for his next cookbook, to be released this November….)
Music at Market starts at 10.
Our FREE BFM Bike Clinic 11-1 run by our friends from The Bike House.  Bring your steads for a great fix up and tune up.

REID: CIDERS are back: Apple, apple cherry, apple grape. Yellow and white peaches, yellow nectarines, blueberries, seedless and Concord grapes, Italian plums, heirloom tomatoes, Apples: Honeycrisp, Gala, Macoun, Gingergold, Early, McIntosh and more.

IVY BRAND: Certified organic.  Green Tomatoes for frying up. Arugula, sweet potatoes. Sweet head lettudce, spicy spring mix, tomatoes,  boc choi, cherry tomatoes, summer squash, winter squash, sweet peppers, hot peppers, scallions, garlic and potatoes (there is a potato salad right there). Kales, collards, chard, radishes, eggplant and beets.  Maybe some melons too.
KESWICK: So many new cheeses – especially the mixed milk mozzarella/burrata called Caporella – very creamy with a bit of a tang.  Aged cheddars (the Lesher), the Wallaby melts so well on Ted’s Kimcheese sandwich, Dragonsbreath, Alpine style Tommes are rindwashed weekly in ‘Troeg beer or a local wine or cider.  Quark married to Garner’s Pepper Jelly is irresistible.  Ricotta loves eggplant towers.  My favorite yogurt for fruit salad or cucumber soup or raita or to make a quick sauce for sautéed greens.

TRUCK PATCH: Black Krim, Stripped German, Brandywine, Cherokee Purple plus many more. Market red tomatoes are bountiful. 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. Armenian Cucumbers, Garden Cucumbers, and small pickling cucumbers.  Lots of Fresh Basil. Cantaloupes and Watermelons. Beautiful cilantro

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: Bernard tomato fields are thriving, “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 fresh 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. But this week they have lots of NEW:
*New: Potomac Reds. sweet pickles! We're trying out a new recipe. We have chunks of red bell peppers mixed in with our apple cider vinegar brine. Pickles, onions and peppers can all go on a sandwich. Or simply eat over the sink, straight outta the jar!
*New: We will have a spicy pepper medley. We got a great variety of peppers from Potomac Vegetable Farms and chopped them up. This is great for eating with fried chicken or putting on a hot dog. I've attached some of the pepper signs with all the cool varieties.
*Reign of the yellow cucumbers (from Bigg Riggs) continue. Blonde Mary pickles will be at market this weekend. We've added even more fresh horseradish. These are still a very balanced pickle, a bit spicy. Hints of Old Bay flavors and Bloody Mary :)
*We will have very fresh Half Sours -- not all of our Sunday markets got them last week bc our cucumber/pickle supply hasn't kept up with summer demand.

  Jenna says that she is welcoming everyone back with her Apple Blackberry pie -- tart berries, sweet apples, buttery crust.  Peach crumble pie celebrates our favorite summer stone fruit. Mixed Berry pie because we are all berry fiends and we still have berries to obsess over..  The savories are Bacon, Onion and Cheddar and Kale, Basil and Sun dried Tomatoes because Jenna is a kale fiend, too.

See you Sunday, rain or shine!

Please spread the word: we double WIC and SENIOR FMNP checks and Food Stamps/EBT/WIC up to $10 per week per family with our bonus dollars!  

Robin, Ted and Stephanie
Robin Shuster
14&U Farmers' Market 
Bloomingdale Farmers' Market

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