14th and U Street Farmer's Market
- FYI14&U Farmer's Market
14&U Streets NW
New or Notable:
Maple Roasted Pumpkin Tortellini and Butternut Squash Soup at Copper Pot
Try a scoop of Crrokneck Pumpkin Gelato at Dolcezza
Chestnuts at Kuhn
Lamb and Goat Sausages back at last at Pecan Meadow
Indian Corn Popcorn, Freshly ground Corn Meal at Pecan Meadow, Dried Apples, too.
Lots of Apples and remember that the selection changes week by week
Four varieties of sweet potatoes
Kale: Red Russian, White Russian and Winterbor
Fall squash and pumpkins: butternut, acorn, delicata...hubbard...banana, Italian butternut...Kabocha..
Last week for Stefano's summertime favorite: beer can Chicken Ravioli
Last call for Peaches...
KUHN: Come see this week' selection of their apples: Honeycrisp, Gala, Liberty, Ambrosia, Jonathan, Cortland, Jonagold, Northern Spy, Empire, Shizuka. Red onions, shallots, tomatillos, French haricot verts, Okra, cherry tomatoes, Cheese and Italian frying Peppers lots of tomatoes: heirloom and cherry tomatoes. Bartletts (red and yellow), Hosui Asian pears, raspberries, Butternut, Acord, Delicata Squash, pumpkins and gourds. Cider from Elstar, Gala, Honeycrisp blend. Honey. And yes, there will still be peaches for the last time this season. Red and yellow raspberries and Seascape Strawberries are great with ricotta or chevre.
MCCLEAF: APPLES! Kales. Red and Candy onions, Fall SQuash, summer squash is slowing down but it will still be at the stand this week. Okra, tomatoes, 3 arieteis of apple butter. peppers, pumpkins.
PANORAMA: their demi baguettes make the best tomato sandwiches but you can use the ciabatta rolls as well. They also have whole wheat and multi- grain loaves, sour dough breads. . And come early for the croissants, muffins, scones and cookies.
FAUCHER MEADOWS: Elaine's meadows are filled with gorgeous dahlias and other flowers.....and so is her stand. Her meadow-grown flowers have long vase life. The bouquet I got last Saturday lasted until today.
MOUNTAIN VIEW; all greens are a real specialty at their Loudon County farm: lettuces, baby mustards, asian greens, baby chard. Purple Scallions. The Bok Choy is SO FRESH that a bunch that stayed 8 days in the fridge (because I went to Florida) was gloriously sweet and crunchy the day I returned. But the summer veg are also still there: tomatoes, Attila's amazing peppers, summer squash, hot pepper and unusual varieties of winter squash Try their sweet potatoes. Slice them into spears, roast them and serve them with salt and lime. E Shawna taught me to saute their young radish tops (greens). They are delicious by themselves or cooked with turnip greens. (Cook them with a chopped onion, add a bit of Truck Patch bacon if you are an Omnivore).
Tips: What to do with radishes. Eat 'em with butter like the French: Slice up a Breadline ficelle or baguette, butter the slices and salt. Layer with very thinly sliced radishes and serve. Or stew them gently in a bit of butter and oil and a little water, covered, until tender. They lose their pepper bite and transform into something like a baby turnip. Or make vegetable confetti. Grate them with carrots and apples, toss with olive oil and lemon juice, salt and pepper.
PECAN MEADOW: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, of course. And all the cuts and sausages of grass fed beef, lamb and goat.
GARNER: black eyed peas, lima beans, corn, red and white turnips, radishes, green tomatoes for frying up, arugula, lettuce mixes, eggplant, spaghetti, acorn, butternut and carnival squash, summer squashes, red and white potatoes....and MUMS for the Fall garden.
TRUCK PATCH: Brian will continue to have his huge tubs of very fresh salads from his newly planted raised beds: mesclun, kale (stew the kale with onions and/or his bacon), arugula, radishes (braise them like turnips!), baby squash, small, sweet cantaloupe, green beans, new sausage flavors, fresh pork roasts, shoulders, chops and red beefsteak tomatoes for that ultimate tomato baguette sandwiches!
COPPER POT: Duck or rabbit ravioli, grass-fed beef tortellini, black truffle and cheese fondue, Virginia ham and Parmesan ravioli, spinach and ricotta ravioli, sweet potato or regular gnocchi. Sauces: Smoky bacon and parmesan, late harvest tomato, shallot and barolo, arugula pesto. Jams with attitude: Balsamic Fig, strawberry vanilla sweetened with agave nectar), nectarine and bourbon, cantaloupe and ginger, blackberry and ginger, apple and cardamom, grape and grappa.
CHERRY GLEN: AWARD WINNING LOCAL Goat Cheese. Not just fresh chevre but also wedges of aged, soft rind cheese as well. The Chipotle is the current beauty queen, showing off its blue ribbon at the August North American Cheese Awards. Have you tried it?
FAUCHER MEADOW has beautiful Dahlias this time of year.
DOLCEZZA: has both scoops to eat at market and pints and half pints to take home in freezer containers that keep the gelato cold while you shop.
See you Saturday.
Commissioner E. Gail Anderson Holness
Chair ANC 1B SMD 1B11