Saturday, July 30, 2016

big tomato sale at the Bloomingdale Farmers Market Sunday !

From: Robin Shuster
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2016 2:40 AM
Subject: Big tomato sale at BFM SUN

Hi BFM friends:

Of course you know we are open rain or shine, right?

Canning Tomato Sale at Garner: 25 lbs of good red field tomatoes for $20.  Make sauce, have a bloody mary party, serve everyone you know gazpacho, oven dry tomatoes. Send email to 14&U on subject line. write 14&U

KESWICK CREAMERY: Yogurt, Yogurt. Yogurt. Loves berries and peaches.  Lots of feta cheese to make Greek salads with our tomatoes and cucumbers.  Cheddars and Leshers and Vermeer and Dragonsbreath.  Mixed milk cheeses too from their goats and cows.  All from animals that are pastured and loooovvvvveeee their grass.

REID: Blueberries, blackberries, yellow and white peaches, white nectarines, summer apples, and come early for the  raspberries, currants and gooseberries.

WHISKED: Raspberry Chocolate Almond, Blueberry Pie, Peach, Apple, Peach-Rasberry. Quiches for brunch: Kale and Feta Cheese, Bacon, Cheddar and Onion, Ratatouille Quiche.   Lots of cookies which also make lovely dinner gifts.

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Certified Organic. Tomatoes!  Shishito and Padron peppers to saute.  Hot peppers, Shallots, Onions, Carrots (make carrot pesto from the greens), lots of head lettuce ( butterhead romaine and summer crisp) kales, lots of collards, beets and greens,  lavender, mint, oregano, scallions, bok choi, mustards greens, summer squash and cut herbs including Greek Oregano which loves cooked greens.
GARNER:  Corn, corn, corn  Lots of heirlooms and cherry tomatoes, mixed red.  Eggplant of all kinds. Green peppers!Zucchini, yellow squash, Bonita, Golden Zucchini, Patty Pan, Cucumbers. Candy Onion bunches, Swiss Chard, beets and greens, lettuce mix, Green and Yellow beans. Okra.,Kales, White sweet Japanese turnips and greens, Cabbages, Carrots.  Potatoes: red, white, yukons. First okra.

CUCINA AL VOLO:   Matteo, Daniele (and Rolando) create Florence in DC: fresh pastas and fresh filled pastas, authentic sauces and soups.  Of course you want a pasta salad and Daniele can tell you the best way to create one.  Pasta is the best fast food.

The pastas cook in less than 4 minutes and they are gorgeous.  Smoked paprika orange fettucine, deep purple beet fusili, ravioli stuffed with homemade burrata.....Pasta and a salad make a light, elegant lunch or dinner.  In about 4 minutes. Perfect for a hot day. On the 14th street Side of the market.   Try the Italian "Gazpacho."

PANORAMA: 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 only at Central and CityZen.  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, multi-grain and sourdough boules and loaves that sell out early.  So reserve what you want!  Email if you do not see something you want, please.

TRUCK PATCH: Famous for their pastured pork (get that bacon) and and greens. Cherry tomatoes. Okra. eggplant. Squash. Green beans. Basil. Beets. Onion.  Spinach, chard, mesclun, arugula.  Check our facebook page for a video with Stacia.  PORK.

Number 1 Sons:  Caitlin reports: Seven pickle varieties again this week. Instead of Red N Butters, this week's sweet vinegar pickle is made with gin botanicals from One Eight Distillery. It's not spicy! Beet Kombucha, lightly spiced with chai spices, is back for a second week. Ask for a taste at the Number 1 Sons stand. Hot Cabbage Hearts are back. Spiced with habaneros and a touch of cinnamon + bay leave.

Teds, Danielle, and Robin from afar

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