Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bloomingdale Farmers Market: Last two weeks of peaches!

From: "Markets & More"
Date: September 17, 2015 at 7:02:03 PM EDT
Subject: Last Two weeks of peaches!

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Hi BFM fans,

 As I wrote last week one of the many reasons I love September is because the baby ginger is back. This year BOTH Mountain View and Keswick have  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.

Stop by for some great New Kid Friendly Recipes featuring Kid Power school garden vegetables and fresh market ingredients.
Kid Power is a local non-profit that seeks to inspire youth leadership by promoting academic advancement, physical and emotional wellness, and positive civic engagement in underserved communities throughout the District of Columbia.

Heads up: Number 1 Sons will be bringing their brand new Drink Dang kombucha in a few weeks.  I have been waiting since Memorial Day when I tasted it.They have a lot of news at the stands this week. The Chile Bear hot sauces have some new siblings: lemon balm pepper, Baltimore fish pepers, Jamaican chocolate peppers. I am just about finished with the original three and am excited to try these new ones.  A boatland of Hungarian hot wax peppers ifrom West Virginia inspired Yi Wah to stuff them with sauerkraut and put them back in the barrel to ferment some more.  They are spicy and beerlicious.

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."

whisked pie

BIKE HOUSE 11-1 Bring back those bikes.
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! 
  • NEW flavors of Chile Bears at Number 1 Sons
  • Cider rules at Reid -- SIX types of cider!
  • Butternut Squash Lasagne at Cucina -- Vegetarian.
  • Bryan's turkeys are storming the greenhouses to clear out the summer greens.
At the Stands

REID ORCHARDS: Peaches, nectarines, Asian pears, plums, seedless grapes, Concord grapes. Honeycrisp, Gala, Ginger Gold, McIntosh, Fuji, Macoun, Roxbury Russet, Cox Orange Pippin and Elstar apples. Ciderhouse rules: UV apple, apple, honeycrisp, apple grape, apple cherry and pear cider.

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:   Butternut squash lasagne,  Puttanesca sauce, roasted pepper sauce, pesto, burrata and swiss chard with parmesan rivoli, brisket ravioli, ribolitta (Tuscan vegetable soup)  Bring your jar back for a dollar off your next purchase. Dry Pasta.  Have you seen those gorgeous Vermillion Beet and jade Green Spinach freshly dried pastas?  If you don't eat them, make necklaces of them.

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. 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.  Yes, you can reserve your Thanksgiving Turkey.

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 thisMark'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: today, we're featuring our apple blackberry pie. It's a lovely combo of tart apples and blackberries, sweetened with sugar and balanced with fresh lemon juice. We won't have this one on the menu for long, so it's a good time to check it out!  Apple Blackberry Pie,  Classic Apple Pie,Peach Pie, Peach Raspberry Pie, Salted Caramel Apple Pie, Sea Salt Chocolate Chess Pie. Savories: Italian Zucchini and Bacon, Cheddar and Onion 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.  We will  have more checks on Sunday for Produce Plus!  And It is time to use your Produce Plus, WiC and Senior FMNP checks at market before they expire. 

Robin and the Teds and Stephanie
Bloomingdale Farmers' Market

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