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Fall Comfort Foods Coming to Farmers Markets


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From Alejandra Owens at One Bite At A Time

You don’t need me to tell you that it’s feeling like fall in DC. But maybe you do need a little reminder that the comfort food of fall is back.

Pat over at FreshFarm Markets (that would be Dupont Farmers Market to you) reports there will be chestnuts (not roasting over an open fire), beets, comice pears, apples (I promise not to bombard you with 500 apple recipes), parsnips (very underrated veg IMO), purple kohlrabi (what’s that?) and brussel sprouts (mmm yay!) are all making an appearance this weekend.

Robin at 14th & U Farmers Market gave us an exclusive little preview of some really awesome new stuff making an appearance this weekend:

  • For those with a sweet tooth there will be ginger gelato and Heirloom Apple Cider Sorbetto by Dolcezza and Tiny Carrot Cupcakes at Pecan Meadow made from their own carrots.
  • Coq-au-vin Tortellini (I. Die.), Chestnut and Sausage Soup, and Butternut Squash Soup (that didn’t make it last week).
  • Heirloom squash such as Pink Banana, Marina de Chioggia, and Galuex d’Eysines at Kuhn.
  • Seckel pears and chestnuts now at McCleaf, watercress at Truck Patch, broccoli and cauliflower at Garner.
  • You can pre-order Pecan Meadow’s whole Geese or Boneless Duck Breast.

While we’re talking about pre-ordering birds, check out Florida Girl in DC’s post on pre-ordering your Thanksgiving turkey. Yep. Some of us are already thinking about Thanksgiving.

Finally, here’s a few Fall recipes from your (every friendly) DC Food Bloggers to get you started.

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3 Responses to “Fall Comfort Foods Coming to Farmers Markets”


  1. […] post from Borderstan (DC blog) about Fall Farmers Markets (psst, I also like it because my Short Rib recipe is linked […]

  2. […] Owens gives us a rundown of where to get your favorite fall comfort foods and a few recipes to kick it at home. […]

  3. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Alejandra Owens, Elizabeth Fassbender. Elizabeth Fassbender said: RT @frijolita: It's officially Fall at the farmers markets! Here's what you can expect this weekend http://ow.ly/2QrB2 via @borderstan […]