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Collect Them All! Introducing Limited Edition “FRESHFARM at 25” Commemorative Products

May 24, 2022

Locally grown and handcrafted products have been at the heart of FRESHFARM since it was founded in 1997 with the Dupont Circle Farmers Market opening. In honor of our milestone 25th anniversary, FRESHFARM farmers and producers have created unique, limited-edition “FRESHFARM at 25” commemorative products. Farmers and producers will be selling these culinary delights at select FRESHFARM markets starting this July and are donating 25% to support FRESHFARM’s mission.

This co-branding project aims twofold: to elevate the farmers and food businesses that make FRESHFARM farmers markets a food lovers’ destination and create a fun and delicious way for market-goers to participate in celebrating the organization’s silver anniversary.

Each item in this curated, limited-edition collection is made in small batches and tells a story unique to the maker and their place in our vibrant food community. Shoppers looking for these foodie-insider treats should keep their eyes out for market goods sporting a silver-embossed “FRESHFARM Limited Edition” seal. 

When you buy these small-batch treats made by people you know, you help FRESHFARM build a resilient, equitable, and sustainable food future in the Mid-Atlantic region. Thank you for joining us in celebrating this silver anniversary milestone!

The Limited-Edition “FRESHFARM at 25” Commemorative Product Line-Up

This list is evolving and we’re adding product descriptions as we receive them, so check back frequently! Last updated 6/15/22.

Strawberry Anise Jam

Atwater’s (Baltimore, MD), a company that specializes in traditional handcrafted foods, is infusing locally sourced strawberries from their neighbors at markets with anise hyssop. The result is the comforting classic flavor of strawberry jam elevated by a mild anise flavor and a light floral sweetness. Atwater’s is making only 250 jars; nab yours at the Arlington, Downtown Silver Spring, Dupont Circle (Thursday and Sunday), Foggy Bottom, and H Street NE markets.

Blackberry-Infused Whipped Raw Honey

BannerBee Company (Laytonville, MD), a third-generation family-run beekeeping and honey business, is producing a limited run of blackberry-infused whipped raw honey, sourcing the fruit from their good friends at Garner’s Produce. Find BannerBee and their micro-batched sweet treat at the Downtown Silver Spring and Dupont Circle (Sunday) markets.

Sweet and Spicy Pecans

Boso Kitchen (Burke, VA), a family-owned food business, is seasoning their small-batch roasted pecans with maple and chili to create Sweet and Spicy Pecans. Boso is making around 100 jars of this addictive treat! Get yours starting in July at the Mosaic (Sunday) market.

Commemorative Farmers Recovery Balm with Eucalyptus

Cannabreeze (Lovettsville, VA), a veteran-owned hemp farm and company specializing in premium grade, seed-to-sale hemp products, is creating the antidote to a hot and busy day on the farm or at the farmers market: a CBD/CBG recovery balm infused with cooling eucalyptus oil. Find Cannabreeze at our Arlington, Ballston, Dupont Circle (Sunday), Mosaic (Sunday and Thursday), and Springfield markets.

Off-Dry Cider Infused with DC Honey

Capitol Cider House (Washington, DC) is creating an off-dry cider infused with honey harvested from local DC beehives in partnership with the DC Beekeepers Alliance. This run is limited to 250 750ml growlers. Find Capitol Cider House at the Dupont Circle (Sunday), H Street NE, Monroe Street, Mount Vernon Triangle, and Penn Quarter markets.

White & Dark Chocolate Drizzled Brown Sugar Kettle Corn

Capitol Kettle Corn (Fort Meade, MD) is a veteran- and minority-owned business that makes all its kettle corn and popcorn varieties with top grain “Mushroom” style corn, grown locally within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. They’ve created a sophisticated sweet treat for this project: kettle corn enhanced with brown sugar and a drizzle of white and dark chocolate. Find them at By the White House, Downtown Silver Spring, and Dupont Circle (Sunday) markets.

Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

Fight Juice (Washington, DC), a farm-to-blender juice company offering fiber-rich, immune-boosting libations using seasonal produce, is creating a strawberry lemonade smoothie using Spring Valley Farm and Orchard fruit. Find them at Arlington, Downtown Silver Spring, and Dupont Circle (Sunday) markets.

Culinary Herb Planter

Four Seasons Nursery (Charles Town, WV), a family-operated plant nursery specializing in herbs and cut flower bouquets, offers its most popular culinary herbs in a six-inch planter in June and July at Downtown Silver Spring and Dupont Circle (Sunday) markets.

Farmstead Cornmeal 

Garner’s Produce (Warsaw, VA), a family-owned and -operated farm in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Garner’s is known their grits, but their cornmeal is also an incredible treat! The Garners Family’s non-GMO cornmeal is grown and milled in small batches for optional flavor and nutrition and will take your corn bread, muffins, and pancakes to the next level. Find Garner’s at our Dupont Circle (Sunday) market.

Pickled Green Beans

Gordy’s Pickle Jar (Washington, DC), a women-owned handcrafted pickle company, has gotten customer requests for pickled green beans for nearly a decade. The wait is over! Look for Gordy’s pickled green beans, a perfect Bloody Mary garnish or a zippy addition to a cheese board, starting in July at the Dupont Circle (Sunday) market.

Barajas Bombay Beet Burger

Just AJ’s Foods (Washington, DC), a company that makes plant-based wieners or “veenies,” is creating the Barajas Produce Bombay Beet Veenie made from roasted Barajas Produce beets and a Bombay-inspired spice blend of coriander, cumin, turmeric, mustard seeds, and dried peppers. Find this beguiling vegan veenie starting in July at the Arlington, CityCenterDC, Columbia Heights (Saturday), Monroe Street, Mount Vernon Triangle, and Penn Quarter markets.

Herbed Kourabiedes Cookies

MASTIHA Artisan Greek Bakery (Kensington, MD), which specializes in scratch-made sweet and savory pastries, cookies, authentically crafted pita bread, and hand-stretched rustic phyllo pies, is adding fresh herbs to their fan-favorite almond shortbread cookies. Find MASTIHA at the Downtown Silver Spring and Dupont Circle (Sunday) markets.

Bread and Butter Snacking Pickle

Number 1 Sons (Washington, DC), a small-scale artisanal fermented and pickled foods company, is taking the veggies of summer (think carrots, celery, cucumbers, and red onions) and pickling them in a sweet apple cider vinegar brine for a crispy summer snack or mixed pickle garnish for your next barbecue. Find Number 1 Sons and this snacking pickle at the Arlington, Columbia Heights (Saturday), Downtown Silver Spring, Dupont Circle (Sunday), and Mosaic (Sunday) markets.

District Made Untitled Gin 7

One Eight Distilling (Washington, DC), a District distillery that highlights local ingredients, is making 150 bottles of District Made Untitled Gin 7, a one-of-a-kind blend that gets its unique flavor profile from basil grown by their head distiller. Find One Eight and this seasonal libation at the Dupont Circle (Sunday) market.

Blueberry/Apple/Bourbon Jam

Quaker Valley Orchard (Biglerville, PA), a 220-acre family-run fruit and vegetable farm that also makes baked goods, sauces, and jams using their produce, is combining summer and fall flavors in a homemade blueberry and apple jam fortified with One Eight Distilling Bourbon. Find Quaker Valley at Downtown Silver Spring, H Street NE, and Dupont Circle (Sunday and Thursday) markets.

Heirloom Tomato/Basil/Mozzarella Focaccia

RavenHook Bakehouse (Washington, DC), a small-batch bakery specializing in European-style bread and pastries, is taking their slow-fermented whole-wheat focaccia and topping it with mozzarella cheese along with local basil and heirloom tomatoes from 78 Acres and Agora Farms. This spongy, fluffy focaccia is perfect on its own, used for sandwiches, or paired with a dip or spread. Find RavenHook and this fleeting focaccia starting in July at the Arlington, Columbia Heights (Saturday), Monroe Street, and Mosaic (Sunday) markets.i

Give Bees A Chance Honey Saison

Right Proper Brewing Company (Washington, DC), a District brewpub that takes an innovative approach to small scale, “yeast-forward” craft brewing, is creating a limited release, honey saison sweetened with District harvested honey. Find Right Proper at Dupont Circle (Sunday), Monroe Street, and Uptown markets.

Herb-Infused Watermelon Lemonade

Urban+Ade/Evensong Farm (Sharpsburg, MD) is a women-owned compny that creates infused lemonades using herbs grown on the Evensong Farm. Julie Stinar is combining watermelon from fellow farmers with her homegrown herbs to create a refreshing watermelon lemonade. Find Urban+Ade and this seasonal elixir starting in July at CityCenterDC, Downtown Silver Spring, and Dupont Circle (Sundays).

Fresh Bloom Celebration Roast

Zeke’s Coffee (Washington, DC), a family-owned coffee roastery specializing in organic and fair-trade beans, is creating a unique FRESHFARM roast that will make you want to jump out of bed and head to the farmers market, even if it’s raining! This is a light Colombian roast with summery notes of berries and rhubarb, perfect for pourover.  Zeke’s is roasting 50 pounds a week for five weeks starting in July. Find Zeke’s at the By the White House, Downtown Silver Spring, Dupont Circle (Sunday), H Street NE, Monroe Street, Mosaic (Sunday), Mount Vernon Triangle, National Landing, Penn Quarter, and Uptown markets.

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