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Farmers Market Happenings

Mary Ellen Koontz Farmers Mkt Manager

By Mary Ellen Koontz, Cleveland Park Farmers Market Manager

All market guidelines are still in place. Don’t forget your mask, and please leave vulnerable family members, including children, as well as pets safe at home.

This weeks vendors: Garners Produce, Cold Country Salmon, Ancient Foods, Cheese Goatees, Cracked Eggery, Via Volcan Coffee, and Kuhn Orchards.

Recipe ideas for the week ahead:

  • Quick Strawberry Jam – A basket of strawberries from Garners is perfect for this! I cut the sugar in this recipe with honey, but either way, it’s delicious, and a fun science experiment with kids. For the grownups, consider using it as topping on a dutch baby, my new go-to dessert, or on toast for an easy weekday breakfast.
  • Salmon and Goat Cheese Salads – While working from home, easy meals are my go-to for lunch between video calls, and this is the salad I always come back to. I love adding Kuhn’s asian pear to this for an extra crunch! Use the Edafos olive oil from Ancient foods, with Cheese Goatees plain chevre and some Cold Country Salmon and you won’t regret it.
  • Coffee, Coffee, and more Coffee – The thing I miss most about “Before Covid” life is afternoon coffee strolls. Instead, I’m exploring new ways to use the beans from Via Volcan.
  • Stock – We’re all trying to reduce trips to the store, and reducing food waste feels like a natural next step. Saving scraps of veggies and meat

As the impacts of virus persists, we continue to work closely with the city’s Office of Planning, Department of Health, and DCRA to keep the market safe.  Please review these guidelines so we can keep everyone healthy:

  • Do not come to market if you are feeling sick or ill
  • Keep your trip quick (ideally under 20 minutes) and maintain a safe social distance from neighbors and vendors
    • Try to keep your visit under 20 minutes and minimize socializing
  • Masks are required; wash or sanitize your hands often
    • We strongly encourage wearing masks while travelling to, from, and around market.
  • Households should only send 1 person to market, 2 at most.
  • Enjoy food at home. Any one eating or drinking at market will be asked to leave.
  • No pets will be permitted in market at this time.
  • Move in one direction and maintain social distancing.

We will be restricting the number of people in market at one time through a single point of entry at the mid-block crosswalk, near Byblos Deli. In-person purchases are available, but pre-ordering is highly recommended.

Find more information on the District’s guidelines for markets here.

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