Saturday, April 19, 2008

Courthouse Farmers Market back in full force today

My favorite farmers market is back on its regular schedule today, so wake up, head out, and buy local!

Here are some of the vendors you'll see today:

Atwater Breads of Baltimore, MD
Naturally leavened, all-organic, hand-shaped, hearth-baked breads--many sourdough-based.

Blue Ridge Botanicals of Castleton, VA
Over 200 varieties of herb plants, perennials, ornamental grasses, and flowering shrubs.

Blue Ridge Dairy of Leesburg, VA
Mozzarella, smoked mozzarella, ricotta, feta, and mascarpone cheeses, plus plain and honey yogurt and cultured butter.

Cibola Farms of Culpeper, VA
New to the market this season, this producer will sell bison and hog products.

D & S Farm of Charlotte Hall, MD
Fruit--including berries, peaches, blueberries, and blackberries--and greenhouse produce, including salad greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, summer squash, some herbs, and jams and jellies.

EcoFriendly Foods of Moneta, VA

"Grass-grown" beef, pork, lamb, poultry, and eggs from a cooperative of small farmers.

Endless Summer Harvest of Purcellville, VA
Hydroponic lettuce, greens, herbs, and select vegetables.

Fields of Grace Farm of Remington, VA
Aged cheeses, including five kinds of cheddar, smoked and regular gouda, feta, and flavored cheese curds.

Gardener's Gourmet, Inc., of Westminster, MD
Fresh vegetables and herbs, specializing in unusual, gourmet, baby, European, and heirloom varieties.

Granny's Gardens of Alexandria, VA
Locally grown perennials, specialty annuals, small flowering shrubs, and a few vegetables.

J-Wen Farms of Harrrisonville, PA
This recent addition to the market sells milk, eggs, and butter.

LandovEl Farm of Fork Union, VA
Selling "the Holy GraEl" of sorbets, made from raw fruits, sugar, and water.

Laurel Grove Farm of Oak Grove, VA
Flowers, many kinds of vegetables, and herbs.

Liles Honey of Arlington, VA
Honey from bees that pollinate the fruits, vegetables, and flowers on Virginia farms.

Mother Earth Organic Mushrooms of West Grove, PA

Fresh (and dried) mushrooms like porcini, portobello, hen of the woods, morels, trumpets, and more.

Musachio Produce Farm of Ridgely, MD
First potted and bedding plants, then fruits and vegetables.


Anonymous said...

You mentioned cheese curds! I found the BEST from the "Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin" in Ellsworth, WI. They ship nationwide and have a customized bag that has a shelf life of one year. They even have a web site:

Anonymous said...

I found some delicious cheddar curds at the Dupont market from Clear Spring Farm.
Thanks for this vendor round up. I haven't been to the Courthouse market in a while-so many markets, so little time!!

Anonymous said...

Got a chance to go this Saturday, it was great to see the market back into full swing. I found some really wonderful asparagus, which was super exciting!