By Arielle Weg
It’s finally the time of year where you can pick up sweet-as-candy tomatoes and juicy peaches at your local farm market. What’s new this season?
Bloomingdale Farm Market and 14 & U Street farm market welcome new weekly vendor Little Wild Things, an urban farm specializing in microgreens, salad greens and edible flowers.
The 14 & U Street Farm Market vendor Pecan Meadow is now growing and selling oyster and lion’s mane mushrooms.
FRESHFARM Capitol Riverfront Market makes its debut this season! Operated in partnership with the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District (BID) and located in Canal Park, steps from the Yards and Nationals Park. Locally grown produce, baked goods, pasture-raised meat, charcuterie, fresh pasta, crab cakes and oysters, fermented foods and pickles, coffee, cold-pressed juice, boba tea, popcorn, a beer garden and more. Be sure to stop by before Sunday-afternoon Nats games this summer!
FRESHFARM Mount Vernon Triangle Market has relocated to the corner of 5th and I Streets NW and expanded to a full-fledged farmers market, after operating for several years as a farm stand.
FRESHFARM Penn Quarter Market has a new location on F Street NW, in front of the National Portrait Gallery. New to the market this year are Bun’d Up, serving savory bao buns; Ruby Scoops Ice Cream & Sweets, with seasonally inspired ice creams and baked goods; and Red Zebra, baking wood-fired pizzas.
FRESHFARM Rosslyn Market is a new market in the FRESHFARM network, located on the newly developed Central Place Plaza near the Rosslyn Metro station. Products available include fruits and vegetables, meats, baked goods, ice cream, and smoothies.
The Bethesda Central Farm Market has four new vendors joining them this season. Purchase premium kosher beef and lamb from Amish farms, including many cuts of meat not often available in the U.S. at Atara Foods. Taste Banner Bee Company’s delicious raw honey, raw comb honey, bee pollen granules and propolis chunks and tinctures. Or pick up a pure beeswax candle or honey- and beeswax-based bath and body products. Purchase green leaf sprouts at Potomac Sprout Company or fresh-shelled beans and peas from Thomas McCarthy Farm.
The Pike Central Farm Market will now offer fresh cheeses and yogurts from Blue Ridge Dairy, including fresh mozzarella, applewood-smoked mozzarella, burrata, fresh ricotta and aged feta. You can also sip on organic cold-pressed juices from the new Juice Fresh.
Mosaic Central Farm Market welcomes Conklin Farms, selling year-round vegetables, pasture-raised chickens, eggs, turkey, beef and more. Mosaic market has partnered with Frontier Kitchen, an incubator kitchen that provides and outlet and real-world sales experience to students. Vendors will rotate weekly from the kitchen, and permanent space has been given to Muggarz BBQ, selling handcrafted slow-smoked barbecued meats, and Sweet on the Bubbly selling specialty jams and marmalades. Other new vendors include Savagely Good, selling handmade pies.
The Olney Farm Market will welcome Maryland Cheesecake, selling homemade cheesecakes, including to-go cupcake sizes. They’ve also added Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm in Mount Airy, MD, and new farmer Chef Russ, selling organic produce and prepared dinners. Russ Testa, owner of Your Chef’s Table, is the newest farmer to join the market, and he will be selling organic meal kits from his Brookeville farm.
The Takoma Park Farm Market will now feature market lunch options from Cabin Creek Heritage Farm plus pop-ups by local breweries Wardeca Brewing Company and Milkhouse Brewery.