Thursday, May 14, 2020

pre-orders at the Sunday Bloomingdale Farmers Market

From: Robin Shuster
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2020 6:58 PM
Subject: Pre Orders at BFM
Hi Everyone,

We are reopening this Sunday --Yay! under the strict new DC farmers market waiver rules which were designed to keep both customers and producers safe and healthy.  I will be sending you a detailed email tomorrow about the new layout and the new rules and how we are going to keep you and our producers healthy and safe.  (Yes, it involves a single exit to the market and controlled numbers in the market and is not limited to social distancing, one way flow, masks, and lots of sanitizers of course).  Masks or face coverings will be required in the market.

Crazy story: The market email was attacked by 5000 bots or false names a few days ago and our email server deactivated us.  It has taken 5 frustrating days to get reactivated (long story, another day) so I want to send out a quick email so that you have time to pre order with those producers who are accepting pre orders.    You do not have to pre order except with Number 1 Sons but it makes shopping quicker and more contactless.  Grab and Go is the new motto in all the DC Farmers Markets. 
Number 1 Sons fabulous ferments are by pre-order and prepay  only.  Everyone else does both, Pre Order is not mandatory but it helps make shopping quicker and minimizes contact.  

GARNER's PRODUCE: Orders for Sunday by 7pm Friday if you want one of their two seasonal strawberry and vegetable boxes, cornmill, grits, eggs, pepper jelly:  They will also pack what you ask for at the stand salad and cooking greens, scallions, spring onions, garlic scapes, cabbages, cut herbs, carrots, broccoli and spinach --and strawberries and asparagus.  Be sure to mark 14&U FM when you order

: P 6 Pack Cookies: Chocolate Chip, Salty Oatmeal, Molasses Spice, Hazelnut Swirl, Snickerdoodle, Pretzel Cowboy, Assorted, Flourless Mexican Chocolate (GF), VEGAN: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Lemon Poppyseed, Chocolate Blackout. Pies: Apple Crumble, Bourbon Pecan, Lemon Coconut, Seasalt Chocolate Chess, Strawberry Rhubarb, Salted Caramel, Cherry.

 Pre Order here  by FRIDAY 5 PM for your East Asian handmade, flash-frozen dumplings, buns, shumai and more.  Text at 202 596 6985 or email at

:  Pre order available at   Order today or Friday for Sunday pickup at BFM. Shiitake, maitake, cremini, portabello, exotic mix, lion's mane, king trumpet, chestnut, oyster...

Their site works best from your cell phone but not an ipad. (It does not work from an ipad). Try Chrome on your computer but it really really prefers your cell phone. Order by FRIDAY 7 am at When checking out, select Market Pickup. Type in your zipcode to view market pickup locations. Select your market, date and time.  Your order will be in a brown bag with your pickup sheet stapled to it. Orders will be arranged by last name on the table at the stand just at the end of the enclosed market area near the fire hydrant...

: breads, croissants and baked goods as always

GROFF's CONTENT: Pre Order all their meats by Friday at  Or download their app here. I am thinking I should grill burgers or make meatballs this week....  
REID Orchards turns into a plant nursery for the month of May....  Make your list after perusing this.
Basils: spicy globe, African Blue,Thai, Sweet Italia, Greek Columnar,Red Rubin, Mini Purple
Chives: Onion, garlic, Chinese
Lavender: Hidcote, Munstead
Lemon Grass
Lemon Verbena
Mints" Choc, Orange, Pineapple, Spearmint, Peppermint, Mojito, Berries adn Cream, Julep, Kty Colonel
Oregano: Greek, Italian, Hot and Spicy, Dittany of Crete
Parsley: Italian, Triple curled
Rosemary: Arp, Barbeque, Prostatus,Tuscan Blue
Sage: berggarten green, Golden, Tricolor, Pineapple
French Taragon
Thyme: English, French, Golden Lemon
Yellow Straight Neck Summer Squash
White Bush Patty Pan Squash
Zucchini: dark green, Golden, Cocazelle striped
Cucumber: Early Spring, Burpee Burpless, Pickling
Lettuce: Salad mix, Mesclun, Looseleaf
Kale: Curled Siberian, Blue curled Vates,
Beets: RedAce, Bull's Blood
Pepper Plants: Garden Salsa, Jalapeno, Hungarian Wax, Hot Banana, Serrano, Cayenne, Super Chili, Thai Hot, habenero, Ghost
Tomatoes: Better Boy, Big Boy, Lemon Boy, Roma Plum, Supersonic, Rutgers, Big Beef,Celebrity,Supersweets, Sunsugar Cherry, Juliet Roma Grape, Cherokee Purple, Mr Stripey, Brandywine Red
Zonal Geraniums: Fantasia Dark Red and Purple Sizzle, Shocking Pink, Fantasia White,
Strawberry Sizzle, Fantasia Violet, Apple Blossom, Fantasia orange,
New Guinea Impatiens patadise: Jaco, Brigth Red, Fuschia on Lavender, Deep Pink, White Lavender, Pearl White
Vinca Vines
Dracaena Spikes
Impatiens, Begonias, Dahlias, Marigolds,


Ted and Robin

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