Saturday, November 13, 2021

Fall has arrived at the Bloomingdale Farmers Market -- Sunday, 11-14-2021

From: Robin 

Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2021 9:54 PM
Subject: Fall has arrived at BFM 

Date: November 13, 2021 

Fall has arrived at BFM

If you want a Groff Turkey for Tday, reserve it on Sunday

Dear BFM Fans: 

This year the season ends DECEMBER 19th.  We will take off November 28th for Thanksgiving Weekend but be back December 5, 12 and 19th.

Spread the Word: 

-- The DC WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program season was extended one  month, and now ends on November 30th. 


  • Best Sandwich: Groff's sliced ham, Swirly Girl cheese on a buttered baguette with sliced pickles from Number 1 Sons.
  •  Whisked, winner of 2nd best Pies in the DMV, is ready to take your Thanksgiving Pie order
  • And Groff is ready to take your Thanksgiving Turkey order-- so you get the size you want
  • Fall Squash, gourds and pumpkins  at Reid and also Garner. 
  • Reid now grows about 120 different kinds of apples throughout the season and as they ripen, they bring them to us, week by week. So, the selection varies - some apples varieties have already disappeared for the season but others will pop up
  • Tell Damien if you want a bag of bread cubes for stuffing for Thanksgiving.
  • 16 Cold weather pasta recipes now that Fall is really here.  Cucina al Volo has the pastabilities.

NUMBER 1 SONS:   Crispy Koshers, Half Sours, Super Sours and Red n Butters . Golden  Curry Lime Beets, Cider Masala Beets, LOTS of  Kimchi, Clean Kraut   Salsa So Verde too.  Seasonal  Kombucha.  

 REID's ORCHARD:No other orchard has so many different and changing apples every week.  Apples: Northern Spy, Golden Russet, Stayman, Jonagold, Early Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Ruben, Yataka, Empire, Greensleeves, Smokehouse, Ambrosia, Mutsu Crispin, Wolf River, Rosalee, Snowsweet, Crimson Crisp, Cortland, Crunch a Bunch, HoneyCrisp, Summerset, Pinova, SunCrisp, Swiss Gourmet, Mammoth Black Twig.  Pears. Concord 5 different Ciders. 

SWIRLY GIRL CREAMERY:  Come check out this spread of cow and goat milk and mixed milk cheeses. Morbier, Goat Cheddar, Onamar, Tomme, Goast Manchego, Tommy Goat, Goat Gouda, Goat Feta, Cow Feta, Curds,Winter Morning, Cowttin, Chevre, Bovre, Marinated Feta, Mira Flores, Farmhouse, Scratch, Garlic Tomme, Brie, Blue Moon, Bhutlah. New Flavored Chevre. 

KING MUSHROOMS: Grill or roast these mushrooms:  Oyster, King Trumpet, shiitake, portobello, chestnut and maitake this week. Also, tinctures, my favorite Hungarian Mushroom soup ....and marinated mushrooms.    The soup is chock full of mushrooms and wonderful with a piece of Damien's new Campagrain bread, toasted.

One of our guests is making a Mushroom Wellington as part of our Thanksgiving Feast.  You can guess where they are getting the mushrooms!

GROFF'S CONTENT: Have you tried the new Ham? Chicken and Duck eggs.  Pork and beef and 11 pork sausages and lots and lots of lamb.  Pork shoulder, chops, bacon, pork jowls.Lamb ideas:  Julie's special Leg of Lamb cut for two, Leg steaks for grilling, shoulder roasts, shoulder chops are great in a crockpot.  Have you tried the Denver Ribs -- Lamb spare ribs.  The whole range of steaks and tons of ground beef. Turkey Lasagne and Turkey Pot Pie, Shepherd's Pie, Meatballs in Marinara, Bone Broths, Pork Liver Pate. Ham and White Bean soup. 

TIP: reserve your Thanksgiving Turkey with Groff!


PANORAMA: Damien's seasonal fruit tarts. Croissants, almond croissants, pain au chocolat, chocolate plie, 5 different muffins, cinnamon buns, 4 kinds of Danish, Kouign Amann, sticky buns, Palmier (Elephant Ears), Pumpkin Viennoiserie, Apple Turnover. Breads: Brioche, Challah, Sliced breads: Olive bread,  French loaf, Sourdough, Sourdough Rosemary, Sourdough walnut raisin, Multigrain. Unsliced: Campagrain, Campailou, Pumpkin Loaf, Rustique Baguettes of various sizes, Rustique Loaf, Rustique Petit Pain, Multigrain.  Focaccia. French Jalapeno Cheddar Loaf. Vegetable Quiche, Quiche Lorraine.

Guess what the Germans call Palmier or Elephant Ears?  They call them Pig's Ears!  Learned at market today from a German customer.


Green  and yellow beans, red, white and yellow spuds, sweet potatoes, turnips, Okra. Scallions.  Grits, cornmeal, sauces, Honey Nut squash. Tomatillos.  Potatoes. The white sweet potatoes are like a sweeter version of an Idaho baking potato.  Broccoli. Cauliflower, Fractal Romanesca. Huge Napa cabbages that make at least 3 meals. Chiles. Bell peppers.

So many greens sweetened  by the frosts: tat soi, bok choy, kale, collards, turnip, mustard. Romaine, salad, lettuce, stir fry, arugula, escarole, field cress, sorrel, stir fry mix, lettuce blend, parsley, cilantro, 


Fall squash include Butternut, Acorn, Spaghetti, Kabocha, Delicata, Honey Nut. Japanese Futsu, Carnival, Neck Pumpkins and many others, heirlooms and unusual as well as the ones you know.  Red, White, orange and Japanese Sweet Potatoes, Ornamental Broom Corn.

WHISKED: Just annointed 2nd Best Pies in DC and 3rd place for best bakery.  Andre says:  PIE FANS,
Be sure to indicate the pie flavor, size, quantity, and at which of our four (4) Farmers Market you’ll be picking-up your pie(s).  We’ll email you an invoice – please be sure to pay in advance.  Pick-ups on 11/20 and 11/21, 9am – 1pm.
We also have:, Molasses Spice, Cranberry Orange Oatmeal, just to name a few! And all our pies.
CUCINA AL VOLO:  No one doubts that Fall is Pasta Season, right? Home made Tuscan pasta makes for incredibly good fast food as it should be. Boil the water, salt it, drop in the pasta and they are done 2-4 minutes later.  Grab a sauce and you can have dinner on the table in less than 10 minutes.  And this is resto quality pasta, made in the same kitchens as their well reviewed restaurants. I always keep some pasta in the freezer for quick, excellent meals.

Tip: Pumpkin ravioli would be great at Tday, especially for Vegetarian guests. Get some this week and freeze them. 

CHINESE STREET MARKET:  If you have any questions about how to cook their Soup Dumpings?  Mary Jean is an expert.  Sichuan dumplings in less than 10 minutes from freezer to table, ask Mary Jean at their stand.  We did a little video with her to show you  how at our IG page. Handmade, flash-frozen dumplings, buns, shumai and more. Ask about their DanDan Noodles kit? Dumplings: Pork and Chinese Celery, Fish & Perilla & Tomato, Vegetable & Tofu, Eggplant & Eggs & Chinese Green Peppers, Family Packs and Party Pack and Single Meal Packs.   

Enjoy the market this weekend! 

Robin and Ted

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