UDC’s final farmers market of the season was the Saturday before Thanksgiving. A few days before that, we learned that Bread Furst Chef Robert Dalliah was a weekly shopper. The Wall Street Journal included that tidbit in a feature about the District’s farmers markets.
The UDC farmers market, which has well–served our community, will return in May. New Morning Farm, an organic farm in Pennsylvania, will continue to serve our community on Saturdays from December through March. They set up at Sheridan School at 36th and Alton Streets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The New Morning market sells several winter crops such as parsnips, turnips, leeks and squash, as well as some year-round crops including garlic, onions and beets. In addition, there is bread from BreadFurst and Firehook, baked goods, chutneys and jams, olive oils, honey and other prepared food, cheeses and eggs.
See New Morning field manager Pearl Wetherall’s blog post to better understand what it means to be an organic farmer. And for those of us who are dipping our little toes into growing our own food and enriching our own soil, take a look at Jane Solomons’ composting pieces. Here’s part one, part two and part three.
Hope to see you at the market!