<![CDATA[FRESHFARM - What's New At FRESHFARM]]>Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:57:17 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[FRESHFARM AND PARTNERS AWARDED $250,000 FINI GRANT]]>Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://freshfarm.org/whats-new-at-freshfarm/freshfarm-and-partners-awarded-250000-fini-grant


​We're thrilled to announce that FRESHFARM, in partnership with Arcadia and Community Foodworks, has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program. The partners, private foundations, local government agencies, and the private sector are matching those funds, for a combined $500,000 to be spent over three years. This is the first time the USDA has awarded a FINI grant in Washington, DC, so it's a big achievement for our three organizations! 

Through the FINI grant, low-income individuals and families who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can double their purchasing power when they spend their SNAP benefits at participating farmers markets to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Under this grant, every SNAP dollar spent on locally grown produce receives an additional dollar in “Fresh Match” rewards. Fresh Match tokens can only be used for fruits and vegetables at any of the 30 farmers markets managed by this coalition of partners.

This grant “means I can afford fresh vegetables. It is just like medicine for me,” said Yvonne Smith, a senior citizen and an Arcadia Mobile Market regular customer, who doubles her $30 monthly nutrition benefits with the Fresh Match program. “Using matching dollars enables me to eat healthier.”

We're delighted to be partnering with Arcadia and Community Foodworks in the FINI grant as a coalition of leaders in the local food movement in Washington, DC. What does this mean for our shoppers using SNAP and receiving Matching Dollars tokens at our markets? Once the Fresh Match program is implemented, those tokens will no longer be restricted to markets operated by FRESHFARM. Instead, shoppers will be able to use their Fresh Match tokens at any FRESHFARM, Arcadia, or Community Foodworks market, which makes up nearly 60% of the farmers markets in all of Washington, DC.

We look forward to using the FINI grant to make it easier for shoppers to use their nutrition benefits on fresh, healthy, local foods and maximize the buying power of low-income families in our community. Stay tuned for details when the Fresh Match program rolls out!
]]>
<![CDATA[National Farmers Market Week: Meet Your Market Managers]]>Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:33:29 GMThttp://freshfarm.org/whats-new-at-freshfarm/national-farmers-market-week-meet-your-market-managersThis year to celebrate National Farmers Market Week, we're featuring the wonderful people who make our markets happen: the FRESHFARM market managers! Be sure to stop by the market info tent to get to know these hard-working folks and thank them for all they do to behind the scenes to run the markets.

Pierre

Alex


Pierre is one of our senior market managers. He's from Takoma Park, MD and has been with FRESHFARM for three seasons (but he worked at the market for Atwater's for almost three years before that). He manages two markets (Ballston and Silver Spring) and helps oversee and fill in at many more.

Pierre loves shishito, padron, and chocolate habanero peppers, and garlic! His secret market talents include raising tents and tables in record time, and making pizzas disappear.

Why does Pierre love FRESHFARM farmers markets? "Selfishly, I have prime access to the best food and produce around. On a more real level, I absolutely love the work and feeling of seeing public community spaces activated for the benefit of regional farmers, the community, and the food system at large. It could also be said that farmers, chefs, food producers, and emergency food service providers are my personal heroes, and getting to work with and around them is an absolute privilege."

​When Pierre isn't at market, you'll find him cooking, seeing a movie or concert, reading, making cocktails, biking, bowling, and goofing off with friends.

Alex is from Houston, TX and has worked with vendors at market for three seasons. She's been with FRESHFARM for one season, managing the Mount Vernon Triangle market.

Alex doesn't believe in favorites and loves all the vegetables and fruits and herbs and how they taste and look together and how they change with the season! Her secret market talent is coming up with a song at any moment. She's also a master of setting up tents and tables.

Why does Alex love FRESHFARM and farmers markets? "The transformation of space is the most incredible thing to me. How a street block or a sidewalk can turn from a traffic throughway, to a space with community and partnership and it's own personality and drama is really fascinating. And there are so many wonderful, smart, creative, inspired people all in one place, and all of the markets have their own unique feel."

​When Alex isn't at market, you can find her biking or doodling.



Julia


Julia is from Fishers, IN and this is her first season working with FRESHFARM. She's been a manager at four markets, and you can currently find her at the H Street NE and Capitol Riverfront markets.

Julia's favorite market product is smoked lamb bacon, and her secret market talent is recreating art on chalkboards.

Why does Julia love FRESHFARM farmers markets? "Shopping at farmers markets is the only way to ensure you're actually getting real food that was grown and harvested ethically and responsibly. I love FRESHFARM because, as an MPA holder with a focus in economic development, I believe in connecting local businesses with consumers."

​When she's not at market, Julia is either power lifting, cooking, or watching the Bachelor with her cat.






Brittany


Brittany is from Minneapolis, MN and has been managing markets with FRESHFARM since August 2015. This season she manages two markets (CityCenterDC and Silver Spring), and subs at many more!

Brittany's favorite market items include grapes, figs, and cherries. (How can you pick just one?) Her secret market talent is weathering any storm. She says, "Rain or shine, and especially snow, I am always prepared and smiling!"

Why does Brittany love FRESHFARM farmers markets? "I love my community and I value my relationships with the wonderful individuals that grow the food that I eat."

​When she's not at market, you can find her working at her other job as a mental health therapist, traveling, and working in her garden.

Stephanie


Stephanie is from Detroit, MI and has worked with FRESHFARM for five seasons. Previously, she was the SNAP/WIC coordinator at the Silver Spring market for four seasons, then spent a few years slinging produce for Chicano Sol. Now she's back at FRESHFARM managing three markets this seaso.n - find her at Foggy Bottom and Penn Quarter markets and the new Georgetown farmstand!

Stephanie's favorite market item changes with the seasons (as it should be!) bur right now she can't eat enough melons or nectarines. Her secret market talent is impeccable chalkboard penmanship.

Why does Stephanie love FRESHFARM farmers markets? "I love getting to know all of the farmers, food purveyors, and customers who are dedicated to strengthening the regional food system and in turn improving the ecological landscape through sustainable agricultural practices. Food is one of the things that really brings people from all different backgrounds and cultures together, and the market is one of the places where dialogue happens. Where else can you communicate directly with those who grow your food to understand their relationship to the land, what their growing practices are, how to cook and prepare different foods, and what foods different people like to eat? Each market has its own distinct, rich community, and it is such a great experience to be a part of that."

When she's not at market, you can find Stephanie exploring the many trails around the region on her trusty bike while making pit stops at local breweries, or (more realistically) taking photos of her two cats and posting them to Instagram.

Molly


Molly is from Rockville, MD, and this is her first season with FRESHFARM. She manages the Crystal City, Foggy Bottom, Penn Quarter, and Capitol Riverfront markets.

Her favorite market products are sauerkraut/kimchi, tomatoes (classic), sweet potatoes... too many to name! Her secret market talents include enthusiastic bell-ringing, market dance moves, and running at incredibly high speeds to assist those in need.

Why does Molly love FRESHFARM farmers markets? "I love getting to connect with all of our farmers and producers. I am constantly surrounded by a community of people who care deeply about creating a sustainable food system and making good food accessible to everyone."

​When she's not at market Molly is: "Eating breakfast. Breakfast is my favorite thing on the planet. I love perfecting my recipes with all of the delicious ingredients I get at market. I also love coffee. Hence why I can also be found moonlighting as a barista at Compass Coffee!"

Megan


​​Megan is from Tucson, AZ and this is her third season with FRESHFARM. She's a manager at Dupont and White House markets and helps oversee many more.

Megan's favorite market product is grass-fed butter, and her secret market talent is thinking up new episodes for her hypothetical farmers market sitcom.

Why does Megan love farmers markets? "Beyond being a place to get the tastiest and freshest food in the city, farmers markets are a community space for celebrating and appreciating the hard work that farmers and producers put in to bring us delicious, sustainable food each week."

​When she's not at market, you can find Megan playing music, rock climbing, and hanging with friends!
]]>
<![CDATA[National Farmers Market Week]]>Sun, 06 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://freshfarm.org/whats-new-at-freshfarm/national-farmers-market-week2577260Happy National Farmers Market Week! From August 6th to 12th, farmers markets across the country will be celebrating the contributions these markets make to our local communities. Want to join the fun? Pick up an "I Heart Farmers Markets" temporary tattoo at the market info tent to show your love. Even better: if you take a photo wearing the tattoo and post to Instagram with the hashtag #LoveMyMarket, you can win fun prizes from the Farmers Market Coalition


Picture
We ❤️ Farmers Markets! Photo: Danielle Tutrone


​National Farmers Market Week is an annual event sponsored by the USDA and Farmers Market Coalition, and markets across the country are participating in celebration of healthy communities, fresh local produce, and the wonderful farmers who grow our food. There are many ways to celebrate your local farmers markets and even more reasons why you should. Read on for ideas, and be sure to come out and celebrate with us at markets this week!

Why shop at farmers markets?
  1. Support your local economy. Local retailers, such as the farmers and producers that sell at our markets, give back more than three times as much of their sales to the local economy compared to larger chain retailers.
  2. Encourage a more sustainable food system. Mass centralized production of food increases the number of miles our food travels to get to us and is a major contributor to our national carbon footprint. Buying locally reduces carbon emissions by shortening the distance from farm to fork, and encourages a more sustainable food system.
  3. Enjoy increased access to nutritious foods. Last year, more than $20 million in SNAP benefits were spent at farmers markets. This means more nutritious foods for low income families and more revenue for local farmers.
  4. Preserve farmland. Every year, we lose more arable land due to erosion, pollution, and development. By supporting sustainable local farmers you are also supporting the continued cultivation of farmland and sustainable farming practices.
  
How to shop locally and celebrate?
  1. Shop, rain or shine. Even if you buy most of your groceries at the supermarket and only a few items at the farmers market, small shifts in spending can make a huge impact for our farmers. Markets are an essential economic outlet for farmers, and they rely on their customers to come out even on the rainy days!
  2. Visit a new market. FRESHFARM operates ten markets and farmstands in DC, two in Maryland, and three in Virginia. We hope you have a regular market that you frequent, but visiting a new market is a great way to meet new farmers and see a new neighborhood!
  3. Bring a friend. Our markets are a great way to stock your kitchen with healthy local foods, support local farmers, and be part of your community. Spread the love and introduce an unfamiliar friend to shopping local and your favorite market.
  4. Donate. From procuring permits and parking spaces for farm trucks to hiring staff to run the market, farmers markets are expensive to operate. Your tax-deductible donation, no matter the size, helps us offset these expenses. Have a passion for education, food access, or helping farmers? You can donate directly to one of our programs. Click here to make your donation today.
]]>
<![CDATA[2017 Market Schedule]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:21:48 GMThttp://freshfarm.org/whats-new-at-freshfarm/2017-market-schedule

Washington, DC


FRESHFARM Capitol Riverfront Market - new!
Sundays, May 7 – September 24
10:00am – 2:00pm
1101 2nd Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

FRESHFARM CityCenterDC Market
Tuesdays, May 2 – October 31
11:00am – 2:00pm
1098 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005

FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Market
Sundays, year-round
8:30am – 1:30pm [April – December]
10:00am – 1:00pm [January – March]
1500 20th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

FRESHFARM Foggy Bottom Market
Wednesdays, April 5 – November 22
3:00pm – 7:00pm
901 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

FRESHFARM Georgetown Market - new!
Day and times TBD
More details to come!
FRESHFARM H Street NE Market
Saturdays, April 8 – December 16
9:00am – 12:30pm
800 13th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

FRESHFARM Mt. Vernon Triangle Market - new location!
Saturdays, May 6 – October 28
10:00am – 2:00pm
499 I Street  NW
Washington, DC 20001

FRESHFARM Penn Quarter Market - new location!
Thursdays, April 6 – November 16
3:00pm – 7:00pm
801 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

FRESHFARM Watkins Farmstand
Day and times TBD
1300 E Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

FRESHFARM By the White House Market
Thursdays, April 6 – November 16
11:00am – 2:00pm
810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20420

Maryland


FRESHFARM Downtown Silver Spring Market
Saturdays, year-round
9:00am – 1:00pm [April – December]
10:00am – 1:00pm [January – March]
890 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
FRESHFARM St. Michaels Market
Saturdays, April 15 – October 7
8:30am – 11:30am
204 S. Talbot Street
St. Michaels, MD 21663

Virginia


FRESHFARM Ballston Market
Thursdays, April 6 – October 26
3:00pm – 7:00pm
901 North Taylor Street
Ballston, VA 22203

FRESHFARM Crystal City Market
Tuesdays, April 4 – November 21
3:00pm – 7:00pm
1965 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
FRESHFARM Rosslyn Market - new!
Wednesdays, May 17 – September 27
4:00pm – 8:00pm
1201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
]]>
<![CDATA[Downtown Silver Spring  and Dupont Producer Line-Up 3/25 & 3/26]]>Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:09:04 GMThttp://freshfarm.org/whats-new-at-freshfarm/downtown-silver-spring-and-dupont-producer-line-up-325-326
DOWNTOWN SILVER SPRING 
SATURDAY 10am to 1pm   
Atwater's
Audia's Farm North
Baklava Couture
Belle's Acres
Chicano Sol
Clear Spring Creamery
Cucina Al Volo
Evensong Farm
Gardeners Gourmet
Gordy's Pickle Jar 
HEX Ferments
Knob Hall Winery
Lindera Farms
North Cove Mushrooms
Praline Bakery
Quaker Valley Orchards
Spring Valley Farm and Orchard
Straw Stick and Brick Delicatessen
Suttler Post Farm 
Talking Breads 
Tenth Ward Distilling
The Farm at Our House
Three Springs Fruit Farm
DUPONT CIRCLE
SUNDAY 10am to 1pm 
Anchor Nursery
Atwater's
Baklava Couture
Belle's Acres
Black Rock Orchard
Blue Ridge Dairy Co.
Breezy Meadow Farms
Caprikorn Farms 
Cavanna Pasta
Cedarbrook Farm
Chris' Marketplace
Cibola Farms
Clear Spring Creamery
Cowbell Kitchen
Cucina Al Volo
Don Ciccio & Figli
EcoFriendly Foods 
Endless Summer Harvest
Fresh Crunch
Fruitive 
Gardeners Gourmet
Garner's Produce
Gordy's Pickle Jar 
Keswick Creamery
Lindera Farms
New Morning Farm
North Cove Mushrooms
Number 1 Sons
O Earth Creamery and Bakehouse
Old World Breads
One Eight Distilling
Patisserie Poupon
Pinch 
Quaker Valley Orchards
Right Proper
She Peppers 
Smith Meadows
Soupergirl 
Spring Valley Farm and Orchard
Straw Stick and Brick Delicatessen
Sunnyside Farm and Orchards
Talking Breads 
The Red Zebra
Toigo Orchards
Twin Springs Fruit Farm
Twinpost Farm
Zeke's Coffee
]]>
<![CDATA[Downtown Silver Spring  and Dupont Producer Line-Up 3/18 & 3/19]]>Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:32:47 GMThttp://freshfarm.org/whats-new-at-freshfarm/downtown-silver-spring-and-dupont-producer-line-up-318-319
DOWNTOWN SILVER SPRING 
SATURDAY 10am to 1pm  
Atwater's 
Audia's Farm North
Baklava Couture
Belle's Acres
Chicano Sol
Clear Spring Creamery
Cucina Al Volo
Evensong Farm
Gardeners Gourmet
Gordy's Pickle Jar 
HEX Ferments
North Cove Mushrooms
Number 1 Sons
Praline Bakery
Quaker Valley Orchards
Spring Valley Farm and Orchard
Straw Stick and Brick Delicatessen
Suttler Post Farm
Talking Breads 
The Farm at Our House 
Three Springs Fruit Farm
DUPONT CIRCLE
SUNDAY 10am to 1pm
Anchor Nursery
Atwater's 
Baklava Couture
Belle's Acres
Black Rock Orchard 
Blue Ridge Dairy Co.
Breezy Meadow Farms
Cavanna Pasta
Cedarbrook Farm
Chris' Marketplace
Cibola Farms
Clear Spring Creamery
Cowbell Kitchen
Cucina Al Volo
EcoFriendly Foods
Endless Summer Harvest 
Fruitive 
Gardeners Gourmet
Garner's Produce 
Gordy's Pickle Jar 
HEX Ferments
Keswick Creamery
New Columbia Distillers
New Morning Farm
North Cove Mushrooms
Number 1 Sons
O Earth Creamery and Bakehouse
Old World Breads
Patisserie Poupon
Pinch
Quaker Valley Orchards
Right Proper Brewery
She Peppers 
Shepherd's Whey Creamery
Smith Meadows
Soupergirl
Spring Valley Farm and Orchard
Straw Stick and Brick Delicatessen
Sunnyside Farm and Orchards
Talking Breads 
The Red Zebra
Toigo Orchards
Twin Springs Fruit Farm
Twinpost Farm
Zeke's Coffee
]]>
<![CDATA[Downtown Silver Spring  and Dupont Producer Line-Up 3/11 & 3/12]]>Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:15:37 GMThttp://freshfarm.org/whats-new-at-freshfarm/downtown-silver-spring-and-dupont-producer-lin-up-311-312
DOWNTOWN SILVER SPRING 
SATURDAY 10am to 1pm  
Atwater's 
Audia's Farm North 
Baklava Couture 
Belle's Acres 
Clear Spring Creamery 
Cucina Al Volo 
Evensong Farm 
Gardeners Gourmet 
Gordy's Pickle Jar  
HEX Ferments 
Knob Hall Winery 
North Cove Mushrooms 
Quaker Valley Orchards 
Spring Valley Farm and Orchard 
Straw Stick and Brick Delicatessen 
Suttler Post Farm 
Talking Breads  
Tenth Ward Distilling Company 
The Farm at Our House 
Three Springs Fruit Farm
DUPONT CIRCLE
SUNDAY 10am to 1pm 
Anchor Nursery 
Atwater's 
Baklava Couture 
Belle's Acres 
Black Rock Orchard  
Blue Ridge Dairy Co. 
Breezy Meadow Farms 
Caprikorn Farms 
Cavanna Pasta 
Cedarbrook Farm 
Chris' Marketplace 
Cibola Farms
Clear Spring Creamery
Cowbell Kitchen
Cucina Al Volo
EcoFriendly Foods
Endless Summer Harvest
Fresh Crunch
Fruitive 
Gardeners Gourmet
Garner's Produce 
Gordy's Pickle Jar
Keswick Creamery
New Morning Farm
North Cove Mushrooms
Number 1 Sons
O Earth Creamery and Bakehouse
Old World Breads
One Eight Distilling
Patisserie Poupon
Pinch 
Quaker Valley Orchards 
Right Proper
Smith Meadows
Soupergirl
Spring Valley Farm and Orchard
Straw Stick and Brick Delicatessen
Sunnyside Farm and Orchards
Talking Breads 
The Red Zebra
Don Ciccio & Figli
Toigo Orchards 
Tree And Leaf Farm
Twin Springs Fruit Farm
Twinpost Farm
Zeke's Coffee
]]>
<![CDATA[Downtown Silver Spring and Dupont  Producer Line-Up 3/4  & 3/5]]>Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:48:46 GMThttp://freshfarm.org/whats-new-at-freshfarm/downtown-silver-spring-and-dupont-producer-line-up-34-35
DOWNTOWN SILVER SPRING 
SATURDAY 10am to 1pm 
Atwaters 
Audia's Farm North
Baklava Couture 
Belle's Acres 
Clear Spring Creamery 
Cucina Al Volo 
Evensong Farm
Garden Path
Gardeners Gourmet 
Gordy's Pickle Jar  
HEX Ferments 
Knob Hall Winery 
North Cove Mushrooms 
Number 1 Sons 
Spring Valley Farm and Orchard
Straw Stick and Brick Delicatessen 
Suttler Post Farm 
Talking Breads  
The Farm at Our House 
Three Springs Fruit Farm
Twin Valley Distillers
DUPONT CIRCLE
SUNDAY 10am to 1pm 
Anchor Nursery
Atwaters
Baklava Couture
Belle's Acres
Black Rock Orchard 
Blue Ridge Dairy Co.
BreezyMeadowFarms
Cavanna Pasta
Cedarbrook Farm
Chris' Marketplace
Cibola Farms, Inc.
Clear Spring Creamery
Cowbell Kitchen
Cucina Al Volo
EcoFriendly Foods 
Endless Summer Harvest
Fruitive LLC
Gardeners Gourmet
Garner's Produce LLC
Gordy's Pickle Jar 
Heritage Honey
HEX Ferments
Keswick Creamery
New Columbia Distillers
New Morning Farm
North Cove Mushrooms
Number 1 Sons
O Earth Creamery and Bakehouse
Old World Breads
Patisserie Poupon
Pinch LLC
Right Proper
Smith Meadows
Soupergirl
Spring Valley Farm and Orchard
Straw Stick and Brick Delicatessen
Sunnyside Farm and Orchards
Talking Breads 
The Red Zebra
Three Springs Fruit Farm
Toigo Orchards
Twin Springs Fruit Farm
Twinpost Farm
Wollam Gardens
Zeke's Coffee
]]>
<![CDATA[FRESHFARM Farmers CSAs]]>Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:28:12 GMThttp://freshfarm.org/whats-new-at-freshfarm/freshfarm-farmers-csas
Picture
Peak season bounty from a 2016 FRESHFARM Share
February 24 was national CSA sign-up day! If you are one of those people who really wants to shop locally and eat seasonally, but can't seem to fit weekly farmers market shopping into your schedule, or if you simply want the convenience of picking up a pre-selected assortment of fruits and veggies every week, we encourage you to give Community Supported Agriculture a try. In addition to our very own FRESHFARM Share, which curates products from multiple farmers and producers in a weekly subscription, several of the farmers in our system offer CSAs. Sign up today and help farmers plan for the growing season! Check out the offerings to decide what option is best for you:
 
FRESHFARM Share (CityCenterDC, Crystal City [NEW!], Foggy Bottom, Penn Quarter, Ballston, H Street NE)
The FRESHFARM Share, similar to a CSA, is a convenient way to support local farmers and food artisans in the mid-Atlantic region. At six participating FRESHFARM markets, we curate a weekly selection of fresh produce for subscribers to pick up during market hours. This is a great option for busy families and urban professionals with limited time, and takes the guesswork out of shopping at a farmers market. Each week, you'll get a bag of the freshest seasonal produce along with recipe ideas, an introduction to our farmers and producers, and a reason to get creative in the kitchen! The program runs from May 16 until the end of October for a 24-week season. Sign up here, and email farmshare@freshfarm.org with questions. 
 
Chicano Sol Farm (Downtown Silver Spring)
Chicano Sol Farm offers a 26-week CSA of their certified organic produce for pick-up at the Downtown Silver Spring Market, beginning in May. Like the idea of a CSA, but can't always meet the commitment? Try the Flex Pay Plan, which allows you to put money into an account (and get a 10% bonus) that you spend over the season on exactly what you want. When your account gets low, Chicano Sol lets you know! Email chicanosol@yahoo.com for more information and to sign up.
 
Evensong Farm (Downtown Silver Spring, Penn Quarter, White House)
Don't you hate it when you get to market and eggs are sold out? Reserve your eggs in advance! Evensong Farm's pasture-raised egg share guarantees you a dozen cartons of eggs over a 14-week period for just $70. Evensong also has a Buyers Club: make a deposit with the farm, and your purchases  at market will be deducted from your account, plus you'll receive a 10% discount on all purchases! Email julie @evensong-farm.com to sign up. Deadline to sign up for the Downtown Silver Spring Egg CSA is March 4, and for the Penn Quarter and White House Egg CSA is April 20. Buyers Club sign-up deadline is April 20.
 
Rainbow Hill Farm (Ballston, H Street NE) 
This woman-owned certified organic farm offers a 20-week CSA of heirloom variety produce. Each week beginning May 13, you'll get an assortment of the best Rainbow Hill Farm has to offer; weekly newsletters that include recipes, tips, and tricks for making the most out of your bounty; and opportunities to visit the farm. Are you strapped for cash? Rainbow Hill is offering two volunteer shares this year; in exchange for four hours of work (one day a week), you can get a bag filled with  freshly picked vegetables of your choice. Click here to sign up and for more info.

Red Tree Farmstead (Downtown Silver Spring)
Formerly Prickly Pear Produce, Red Tree Farmstead offers a CSA of its Certified Naturally Grown produce. Choose from a 15-week season (May through Labor Day), a 12-week season (October through December), or both. Sign up today and you'll get a free flower bouquet mini-CSA during peak flower season! Click here for more information. You can also choose to join Red Tree's market CSA: pay ahead of time to help prepare for the growing season, and get major discounts! Email redtreefarmstead@gmail.com to sign up.
 
Spiral Path Farm (Downtown Silver Spring)
Ready for a long-term commitment to fresh, locally grown produce? Spiral Path Farm offers a certified organic, mixed vegetable CSA that lasts for 36 weeks, from April 22 to December 23. Need a little more flexibility in your CSA schedule? Spiral Path offers a Sampler Share, which is a month-by-month subscription. Click here for details and to sign up. Pay in full by March 15 and get a 5% early bird discount! 
]]>
<![CDATA[Downtown Silver Spring and Dupont  Producer Line-Up 2/25  & 2/26]]>Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:27:32 GMThttp://freshfarm.org/whats-new-at-freshfarm/downtown-silver-spring-and-dupont-producer-line-up-225-226
DOWNTOWN SILVER SPRING 
SATURDAY 10am to 1pm 
Atwater's
Audia's Farm North 
Baklava Couture 
Belle's Acres
Boordy Vineyards 
Clear Spring Creamery 
Cucina Al Volo 
Elk Run Vineyards 
Evensong Farm 
The Farm at Our House 
Garden Path
Gardeners Gourmet
Gordy's Pickle Jar  
HEX Ferments 
Knob Hall Winery 
Lindera Farms 
North Cove Mushrooms 
Quaker Valley Orchards
Spring Valley Farm and Orchard 
Straw Stick and Brick Delicatessen
Suttler Post Farm 
Talking Breads  
Three Springs Fruit Farm 
Twin Valley Distillers
DUPONT CIRCLE
SUNDAY 10am to 1pm
Anchor Nursery 
Atwater's 
Baklava Couture 
Belle's Acres 
Black Rock Orchard  
Blue Ridge Dairy Co.
Breezy Meadow Farms 
Cavanna Pasta 
Cedarbrook Farm 
Chris' Marketplace 
Cibola Farms 
Clear Spring Creamery 
Cowbell Kitchen
Cucina Al Volo 
EcoFriendly Foods 
Fresh Crunch 
Fruitive  
Gardeners Gourmet 
Gordy's Pickle Jar  
Heritage Honey 
Keswick Creamery 
Lindera Farms 
New Morning Farm 
North Cove Mushrooms 
Number 1 Sons 
O Earth Creamery and Bakehouse 
Old World Breads 
One Eight Distilling 
Patisserie Poupon 
Pinch 
Right Proper Brewery
Smith Meadows 
Soupergirl 
Spring Valley Farm and Orchard
Straw Stick and Brick Delicatessen
Sunnyside Farm and Orchards 
Talking Breads  
The Red Zebra 
Three Springs Fruit Farm
Toigo Orchards 
Tree And Leaf Farm 
Twin Springs Fruit Farm 
Twinpost Farm 
Wollam Gardens
Zeke's Coffee
]]>