Preivew of Sunday’s Dupont Farmers Market

by September 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm 1,448 1 Comment




Dupont Farmers Market Alejandra Owens


From Alejandra Owens at One Bite At A Time

What happens when you get up really early on a Sunday morning and head to the farmers market in Dupont? You get things like figs… so you can make things like figs with bleu cheese and honey.

But first you have to run around like a mad person hunting for the eight boxes of figs that exist somewhere in the market… but you don’t quite know where… and you’re worried that if you don’t hurry up and find them they’ll all sell out!

Okay. Am I the only one who fiendishly hunts down produce at the markets? There’s gotta be others out there like me.

Well, for you market hunters, and for the more relaxed market strollers, here’s what’s new, fresh and limited at this week’s Dupont farmers market (via the FreshFarm Market newsletter which you can sign up for here):

Radishes are back! Quaker Valley has Niagra and Concord grapes. Pole beans at Sligo Creek. Pumpkins at Spiral Path. Hayman sweet potatoes and Mississippi cowpeas at Sand Hill. Peanuts at Garner’s Produce. Magness pears at Twin Springs. Fall produce includes butternut, delicata and acorn squash, edible pumpkins, parsnips, celery root, several varieties of kale, apples and pears. Still plenty of tomatoes and more Roma plum tomatoes will be at markets in the next few weeks. Summer fruits yellow peaches (maybe last week?), cantalopes (last week?), nectarines, plums, grapes, red raspberries.  Summer veggies include sweet corn, fennel, celery, okra, eggplant, cucumbers, squash blossoms, zucchini and yellow squash, beets, lettuces and salad mixes, Swiss chard, fresh garlic, shallots, string beans, peppers, sweet onions, cabbage, fresh herbs and potatoes (sweet, white, red and purple varieties).

What are you guys picking up? Any fun recipes you’ll be trying out? Share in the comments!


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