14th & U St, NW Farmers Market reopens Saturday 9 am

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From an email:

We are reopening Saturday at 9, brimming with 8 varieties of strawberries and lots of asparagus, both purple and green. My personal favorite variety is Earliglow, a small, sweet berry with a wonderful flavor that reminds me of French wild strawberries. You won’t find it in any supermarkets because it has a great flavor but a short shelf life. It is the reason you go to farmers markets to find strawberries like this. It has a short season so it won’t be around more than two or three weeks. Truck Patch has it this week. And for once we will have rhubarb when strawberries are plentiful.

Other NEW delights: McCleaf is pressing single variety Fuji apple juice. They also have English walnuts,

Truck Patch has decided that Turkeys should not be limited to November feasts and are raising them right now for ground turkey and bonesless breasts that make great sandwiches. Just roast a breast in the oven and you have sandwich meat all week.

We are proud to be hosting the DC State Fair’s seedling swap of veggie starters on Saturday. (You come with a tomato seedling and swap for an eggplant) Lots of good advice from urban gardeners —

List of vendors after the jump.

Truck Patch: Earliglow and Dar Select strawberries, green and purple asparagus, mesclun mix, lacinato kale, baby arugula, pastured pork (all cuts) , eggs, ground turkey and boneless turkey breast.

Mountain View Organic Farm: baby beets with greens, herbs (including epazote, lemon verbena, basils), rose veal, nettle- radish spring kraut, beet greens kimchi, Purple sauerkraut, herb and tomato transplants.

McCleaf’s Orchards: single variety (Fuji) apple juice, 5 varieties of strawberries (Chandler, Jewel, Ovation, Wendy, Cavendish) rhubarb, buttercrunch lettuce, herbs( including lemon balm, sorrel, marjoram), Cameo and Fuji apples

Kuhn’s Orchards: Goldrush and Pink Lady blended cider, Asian pears, York, Fuji, Goldrush, Pink Lady Apples, sunchokes, shallots, asparagus, rhubarb, horseradish, honey, canned peaches, jams, jellies, herbs including chervil, tarragon

Garner’s: Strawberries, Kales, Kohlrabi, Vitamin greens, Bok Choi, Spinach, Tatsoi, spring onions,

Pecan Meadow: Duck, Goose and chicken eggs, pastured goat, lamb, beef, rabbit, chicken, Whoopie Pies, strawberry bread,

Plantmasters: herb and tomato transplants, eggs, lettuce gardens in bowls

Cherry Glen Goat Cheese: chevre, ricotta, 4 varieties of soft-ripened cheeses (Monocracy Silver, Ash, Chipotle, Gold), Monocracy Crottin.

Whisked: strawberry cream pie, spinach-basil-sundried tomato quiche, blondies, brownies, crackerjack bars, lemon bars, turtle bars and other cookies

Panorama, rustique, baguettes, sandwich rolls , croissants, pumpernickel, rye, sourdough, country

North Mountain Pastures: sausages, bacons

Dolcezza: seasonal gelato and sorbets

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