Wednesday, May 27, 2020

there were no lines to enter the Bloomingdale Farmers Market Sunday

From: Markets and More 
Date: May 27, 2020 at 2:21:11 PM EDT
Subject: There were no lines to enter BFM Sunday

Hi Everyone,

It is summer, unofficially at least. We were so glad to see you last Sunday -- hope your Memorial Day meals were great.  I just made a frittata and arugula salad from the market.  The arugula has been loving the cool Spring.   Yes, we have
🍓 at both Garner and Reid. Get a container  from each of them— different soil, different varietals, different climates -- make for different flavors.

Time to Pre order, especially for Number 1 Sons fabulous ferments and those great Dumplings!

GOOD NEWS: There were really no lines to get into BFM Sunday at the (sole) entrance at R and Florida--, which yes, we still have to control —- but we have been approved to slowly increase the number of people we can have in the market at a time!  ( I am sorry that we cannot have our doggie friends at this time -- DC orders.  And yes, you still need your masks.)
Number 1 Sons fabulous ferments are by pre-order only.  Pre Order for other producers is not mandatory but it helps make shopping quicker and minimizes contact.  It also helps the producers plan and guarantees that you will get popular products.  It is your choice. 



GARNER's PRODUCE: ORDER BY 7 PM FRIDAY if you want one of their two seasonal strawberry and vegetable boxes, cornmeal, grits, eggs, pepper jelly:  They will also pack what you ask for at the stand salad and cooking greens, radishes, beets, scallions, spring onions, garlic scapes, cabbages, dill, cilantro, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and spinach --and strawberries and asparagus.  Be sure to mark BFM when you order

WHISKED: Don't forget your Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. Order by THURSDAY 3 PM to 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.   And yes, you can buy all of these at the stand.  Or Pick up if you pre -ordered.

CHINESE STREET MARKET POPUP (AKA Those DUMPLINGS) Pre Order here by THURSDAY 10 PM for your East Asian handmade, flash-frozen dumplings, buns, shumai and more.   Last week they had duck stock too.  The best poultry broth. Text at 202 596 6985 or email at

KING MUSHROOM FARM:  Pre order available at   Order by FRIDAY for Sunday pickup at BFM. Shiitake, maitake, cremini, portobello, exotic mix, lion's mane, king trumpet, chestnut, oyster...Yes, you can order at the stand too. Grill those mushrooms.

NUMBER 1 SONS: Remember to Pre Order for market Pickup.  They do not have sales at the stand right now. 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   Yes, they do have cucumber pickles again.  Brings out the New Yorker in me.

New Pre Order Procedure for Number 1 Sons:
  • Go to
  • Select Pickle Stand
  • Enter your zipcode, select your market, choose a date and time you want to retrieve your order
  • You will be redirected to a page with all the products you can select for Market Pickup
  • On your cart page, verify the market pickup information is correct and click Check Out
  • Pick up your order at the market and enjoy

PANORAMA: breads, croissants and baked goods as always. No Pre Order yet.

GROFF's CONTENT: Pre Order their meats by THURSDAY 9 am at  Or download their app here. I am thinking I should grill steaks or sausages or beef/pork burgers  this week....  While you do not have to pre order you might want to so that you have reserved your meat for the grillfest 
REID is transitioning back to being an orchard.  Look for the strawberries (TYEE Hybrids), apples (Aztec Fuji, Goldrush, Arkansas black) and pears (Hosui Asians and Anjou). The apples and pears have been in controlled atmosphere storage to keep them crisp and fresh. Fruit butters, no sugar applesauce and canned peaches.  If you have not had canned peaches since you were a kid, try them!

Kathy will still have herb plants, tomato, pepper and vegetable plants but far fewer of the flowers (including geraniums).

Plants: herbs, tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, beets, green beans, lettuces, kale
Flowers: individual potted plants: vinca vine and spikes, geraniums and New Guinea Impatiens in 6 colors, market packs (6 plants per pack; shade loving torenia and impatiens. Part sun to full sun: begonias, petunias; Full sun: zinnias and multiple marigolds.
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

Yes,  more producers are rejoining us over the next few weeks.  


Ted and Robin

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