Sunday, September 06, 2020

Bloomingdale Farmers Market: Who give a fig?

From: Markets & More 

Date: September 5, 2020 at 6:31:02 PM EDT
Subject: Who Gives a Fig? 



Who gives a Fig?  Garner!


Hi everyone,

Well, the fact that Americans can not go to France has one silver lining-- I can finally get some of Garner's figs.  Their figs have a short season and they have always come and gone while I was away. And Jeff and I are huge fig fans so this week I will get my fill of figs, if that is possible. In France we often eat them stuffed with goat cheese, raw.  Or quickly baked in the oven, often drizzled with honey on top of the stuffed figs.

I like the look of Nigel Slater's  la Caramelized Figs with pistachio mint yogurt.  Here are some other ideas for drying, drowning them in spirits, grilling them.  I am particularly excited by this runny, melted, gooey and figgy Baked Feta and Figs appetizer using Swirly Girl Feta, of cofres, and Garner figs. 15 minutes to fig and feta heaven.  Click on the link and tell me you are not going to bake it Sunday.

At Market This Week:

Whisked says: It's back to school (at home). Prepare for success with Cookies and Pies.
Andre says:
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.   

Prime Pie Time: Cherry, Apple Crumble, Salted Apple, Chocolate Chess, Strawberry Rhubarb, Key Lime..

Shenandoah Seasonal:  Sweet peppers and eggplants in abundance. Orange, yellow and red bells, sweet mini lunchboz and red roasters. Eggplants - little finger, large Italian and Asian. Heirloom tomatoes as well as classic slicers, tender Swiss chard, salad mix, summer crisp lettuce, bok choi, celery, beets, herbs. eggplants, zucchini, summer crisp lettuce, Hungarian hot wax peppers, shishito and mixed variety of bell peppers. Have you tried the Cocozelle Italian heirloom zucchini.  Nutty without many seeds. Basil, parsley, scallions and garlic. Stir fry the green and red yard-long beans!

Ali says: We have been stuffing our lunchbox and roasters with soft cheese and roating. Taste like candy.


Garners: Figs Figs Figs. New crop of Green and Flat Romano beans are at the stands this weekend.. Yay. Corn. Peppers in various shapes and heat and colors, eggplants. Okra. Swiss chard, citrusy purslane great with tomatoes, kales, various types of squash and zucchini, collard, tomatoes (early girls, cherry,  heirloom), loose onions, stir fry greens, Salad mix, lettuce mix, cabbages, cukes, garlic. Stone ground grits and cornmeal, hot pepper jelly.  Hot sauces. Some herb plants. blackberries. New potatoes.basil. Melons!


Cucina Al Volo: More than a dozen different freshly dried pasta, ravioli, and great sauces: pesto, lamb ragu, beef bolognese, cherry tomato, wild mushrooms, eggplant More than a dozen different freshly dried pasta, ravioli, and great sauces: pesto, lamb ragu, beef bolognese, cherry tomato, wild mushrooms, eggplant norma.

Or make your own sauce for a last minute pasta: "This is the best thing I’ve cooked with the least amount of effort in the past month," Heidi Swanson wrote of this gem she gave us.  Pasta with Creamy Crushed Walnut Sauce is a base that can be varied infinitely -- and very quickly.  If you did not click on it last week, I am tempting you again this week.  

Reids Orchard and Winery: peaches and nectarines are still with us, thank goodness.. Both yellow and white nectarines and peaches, Castleton Plums, blackberries, seedless grapes and apples: honey crisp, gala, macintosh, golden supreme, early fuji and jonamac. Hosui Asian pears. Heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers in all colors, new potatoes. Plant some of their fresh herbs to keep you going through the Fall.

Swirly Girl Creamery: Have you tried MOOSTER with tomatoes? It is a very flavorful aged Muenster style cheese and Jeff and I have been eating it every day with various tomato salads. The Tommy Goat is made in a parmesan style. Morbier is mixed milk marvel -- that caused a French diplomat to throw a basket of Morbier at Market at another market. I love the feta with a tomato and cucumber salad, in wraps and now baked with figs. It is a great condiment cheese sprinkled on just about everything. Try the funkier Firetruck and Cowttin. Firetruck is a salty grater and Cowttin is like a French triple cream.

Groff's Content: lots of beef cuts, sausages, pork, chicken this week for your grill. And yes, they do have suckling pig.

King Mushrooms: Shiitake, maitake, cremini, portobello, exotic mix, lion's mane, king trumpet, chestnut and oysters. In other words, lots of choices.

Number 1 Sons: Everything Fermented! Kimchi: Kicky and Sons. Pickles (cucumber kind): Crispy Koshers, Sunny Dills, Super Sours, Half Sours, Horseradish and Honey Habaneros. Ramp Kraut, Giardiniera, Cider Masala Beets, and Hot Hearts. Kombuchas flavors are Peach , Lavender Fizz, Original Ginger, and Watermelon.

But if you want these, Pre order and they will have it for you at the stand: Salsa So Verde, District Dills, Clean Kraut, Szechuan Sears, Sicilian Spears.  Any problems ordering? 202-570-4453   Pre Order market pickup.Order before FRIDAY at 7 am and specify 14&U FM:


TIP: Have you slathered a hot dog (plant or animal based!) with kimchi yet? Caitlin also likes the bun smeared with mayo.


Panorama Bakery: French style bread and breakfast pastries. Demi french baguette, traditional artisanal baguette, Petit Rustique, challah, sourdough, walnut raisin sourdough, multigrain loaf, Honey-Wheat w/Oats, Walnut-cherry baguette, walnut-cranberry baguette, olive baguette, multigrain baguette, and pumpernickel boule. Croissants: butter, chocolate and raisins.

Chinese Street Market:  (AKA Those DUMPLINGS)  East Asian hand made, flash-frozen, dumplings, buns, shumai and more. Ask about their Dan Dan Noodles kit.


Day: Sunday

Time: 9am-1pm

Where: First and R NW in front of the Big Bear Cafe

Stay safe, stay well.

Robin and Ted

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