Subject: Hey, we're open rain
or shine- umbrella and tent edition
September 11, 2022 at 9:22:06 AM EDT
Of course we are open in pouring rain or light rain or drizzle. You know
that we never close because of a little weather. Ted and the kids have been
setting up since 5:30 am. Just bring your umbrella and scoot under the tents if
those drops fall. You don't want to miss The Big Brine's pickles, kimchi and
kraut or the Moon Cakes that Susan's team has been working on since July!
THE BIG BRINE: Inspired by our old friends at Number 1 Sons
(now sadly closed), Robert makes pickles, krauts and kimchi.Damien at Panorama
called to tell us about him as soon as he heard Sons was stopping at the end of
August, Ted contacted him before any other market could and one week
after Numaber 1 Sons closed, he joined us. Come on down.
Moon Cakes. Moon Cake. Moon Cakes. The Mid Autumn Festival started last night
and lasts for a few weeks all over Asia. People nibble moon cakes, sip
"hairy crab" tea and contemplate the moon. Once the clouds
clear, we will too.
Susan's team at CHINESE STREET MARKET is the center for Moon Cakes in the DC
area. This year she is making her version of Cantonese classics, She has a lot
to say about them on her website and rather than paraphrase it, I will link so
you can read all the fascinating details about the
tradition, history and descriptions of the cakes themselves. Making
Sense of the Moon and Moon Cakes
SHENANDOAH SEASONAL: Tomatoes! Including Big Dena, Black Cherry and
Sunpeach Cherry, Pink Berkely Tie Dye, Striped German, Juliet Roma,
Cherokee Purple, Red Brandywine, German Johnson. 6 different eggplants:
Traviata, Dancer, Beatrice, Fairytale, Annina and Patio Baby. Beans, Cabbages,
green 7 purple, Beets: red and golden, Carrots, Squash, Rainbow chard,
Kale,Curly & Dino, Peas Shoots, Cukes,Baby Gens, Dandelion greens, Khlrabi:
green & purple, onions, scallions,, squash and zucchini, cucumber, cherry
tomatoes, shishito peppers, basil, parsley. New: Dragon Tongue Beans,
Shishito Pepper and Radicchio.
REID: Their seedless Grapes are back. Peaches
and nectarines, yellow and white. Donut peaches. Apercotes, apples,
blueberries, blackberries, tomatoes, zukes, cukes, green beans, peppers
GARNER's PRODUCE: FIGS! So many
different sweet figs of many colors.
Bicolor Sweet Corn! Tomatillos. Okra. Squash blosoms. Lima beans.
Sweet Candy Onions Blueberries! blackberries, lima beans,
tomatoes: heirloom, cherry, early girl, red slicers, yellow low acid
slicers, green frying tomatoes. Romas - red, yellow, San
Marzanos. Beans: green beans, yellow wax beans, romanos. kales
bunches - red, green, Tuscano, sorrel. red, white and yellow
new potatoes. Squash: yellow, golden and green squash, pale green Ishtar,
pattypan. eggplant (black, striped, barbarella, white, Large Italian,
long Japanese neon. beets, round, Savoy, Napa cabbage.
Peppers: green, purple, blush. and sweet banana peppers. Hot peppers:
ShishitoFresno, poblanos, jalapenos. anaheim, cayenne, Santa
Fe. swiss chard, collard greens, cukes, lettuces - romaine and salonova
heads. Garlic, Parsley. Chives. Mint. Basil, .
Stoneground Grits and Stoneground Cornmeal. Squash blossoms. Basil.Sweet
Potato Vine Greens, Purslane. New potatoes (red, white, yellow).Cucumbers
Did you say MELONS: cantaloupe, sugar cube, fascination, canary, honeydew,
watermelons, seedless and yellow, personal size with seeds
Did you know that Purslane is citrus-y and goes well with Greek Salad and
with Lebanese Fatoosh salad? Used in the South of Italy and Mexico a lot.
Jenna Says: We know everyone is going in hard for pumpkin spice
but we're currently craving our Molasses Spice Cookies. They are oh so
perfectly chewy. The dough is made from organic sugar cane, sweet molasses and
lots of the good stuff - real butter. We mix in some of our favorite warming
spics: cinnamon and nutmeg to make it taste like gingerbread. To top things
off, we sprinkle a little sugar on top and bake to perfection.
Pro Tip: If you're still craving pumpkin put a big scoop of
pumpkin ice cream between two of these and you will not be disappointed.
Andre says: The Weekend Forecast: Sunny
with 100 % Chance of Pie. Maybe the best weekend so far as we prepare for
the approach of Autumn. Get your favorite Pies:
Apple Crumble, Bourbon Pecan, Lemon Coconut, Key Lime. Cherry, Sea
Salt Chocolae Chess, Salted Caramel Apple, Cherry. Cookies (Chocolae Chip,
Salty Oatmeal, Molassses Spice, Pretzel Cowboy, Snickerdoodle, Vegan:
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Lemon Poppy Seed, Chocolate Blackout, P
CUCINA AL VOLO: Homemade Fettucine,
Bucatini, Strozzapretti, Cavatelli, Mushroom Pappardelle, Smoked Pepper,
Pappardelle, Handmade Gnocchi, Stuffed Squash: Butternut Squash,
Burrata,Spinach and Cheese, Beef Brisket, Buy them frozen and keep them
in your freezer. Toss them into simmering, salted water and they are done
in less than 5 minutes. Prfect fast food as it should be.
TIP: The green fusilli makes the best pasta salad, says Robin.
STREET MARKET; The Moon Festival means Moon Cakes and as
always, wonderful Sichuan dumplings for omnivores and vegetarians,
noodles, noodle soup kits, three kinds of chili condiments. A really
local success story. Keep them in your freezer and you can serve a very special
meal in just a few minutes. Use the chili oil and mala dry chili seasoning to
spice up your barbecues and stir fries.
KING MUSHROOMS: 8 kinds of 'shrooms including various colors and size
of oyster mushrooms, shiitakes, hen of the woods, lions mane.
GROFF'S CONTENT: Grass Fed Meats: Beef
(steaks, roasts, ground, sausages, patties, short ribs, chuck roast,
ossobuco, cubed chuck, London broil, eye roast, rump and round roast, brisket,
sandwhich steak, boneless sirloin, t-bone steak, porterouse, rib steak, soup
bones, 100 % beef hot dog. etc). Pork (chops, bacon, roasts, ribs, ham,
hocks, sausages, eaf lard, Canadian bacon etc). Whole Chickens,
breast bone/boneless, wings, liver/heart, soup bones, neck/feet. some
Turkey parts. Half Smokes. Lamb in ground, leg, leg steak, rib and
lin chops, neck roast, Merguez sausage. Tallow soap. Pork liver Pâté. Thai
green curry, Bolognese sauce, Spatzle, , Chicken Soup, Beef and
Chicken Enchiladas, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Chicken Pot Pie, Beef
Ask Groff about their new Bulk Beef buying program.
PANORAMA: Check out the
new Croissants, Breakfast Pastries, Muffins, Bear Claws. Danish,
Baguettes, Multigrain, French Boule, Whole Wheat, Rustiques, Petit Pains,
Olive, Sourdough, Focaccia, Challah, Ciabatta. Loaves and Sandwich
breads. Look out for Damien's weekly specials too.
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Date: Sundays 9-1
Where: 100 block of R NW
(next to the BBC)
See you Sunday
Robin and Ted