From Alejandra Owens. You can find her on Twitter at @frijolita or on her own food and cooking site One Bite At A Time.
Are you guys ready for another weekend out and about at the farmers’ markets? Well, while I stay at home and battle this killer summer cold that seems to be making the rounds you have some seriously awesome market shopping ahead of you.
Dupont Farmers’ Market will see everything from bing cherries to garlic scapes to strawberries this weekend. Of course, what’s strawberry without its rhubarb-y counterpart?! Stock up because the seasons for this amazing produce can feel shorter than it actually is.
It’s also the season for light and refreshing salads. You can scoop up bags of arugula, spinach, salad greens and even dandelion greens this weekend — no need to go with boring iceberg lettuce from a bag!
The 14th and U Street Farmers’ Market has more of the amazing produce they’ve been featuring this season. Kuhn Orchards has posted some really amazing photos of garlic scapes and asparagus on their Facebook page so get excited about that! Also the strawberry selection at this market is phenomenal… stock up!
Last weekend’s Annual Cafe Saint Ex Chili Cook Off had market favorite Copper Pot Food Co. coming in at second place! Market regulars didn’t need a cook off to know that Stefano knocks it out of the ball park, but for those of you who aren’t familiar with his work, go pick up some of his duck confit ravioli and tomato sauce.
Can I live vicariously through you guys this weekend? Tweet me your farmers’ market finds and let me know if something has you baffled. I either have or can find you a recipe for every ingredient at the market in less than ten minutes. (Is that a challenge? I think that’s a challenge.)