Saturday, June 16, 2007

Local Green

On June 2, 2007, the U Street farmers’ market opened on the expansive sidewalk in front of the Reeves Center. The market has become quite popular already. It is open Saturdays, from 10:00am until 2:00pm, and will run until November 17, 2007. If you miss it on Saturday, the Dupont Circle Farmers’ Market, located at 22nd and P Streets, NW, is open on Sundays from 9:00am and 1:00pm. The Dupont market is larger, but the U Street market has almost the same level of variety. As one commenter remarked “you can find grass-fed goat sausage at one stand at the U Street market; if you go to Dupont, you'll find three stands that sell it.” Shown below is a mix of braising greens, including chard, endive, napa cabbage, and other things, grown at Tree and Leaf farm in Loudon County, Virginia. Buy a pound (they shrink when cooked) and add them to a stir fry or sautĂ© lightly and mix with garlic, onions and fresh egg pasta, which also are available at the market. U Street Farmers' Market
2000 14th Street, NW
at the corner of 14th & U Streets
Washington, DC 20009

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