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ThinkFoodGroup x FRESHFARM: Enjoy a Taste of FRESHFARM at José Andrés Restaurants

Jul. 6, 2022

For over two decades, FRESHFARM has been proud to call Chef José Andrés one of our closest allies and steadfast friends. In his happy birthday wishes that he recently shared on social media, Chef José notes that “for me, you guys are family and part of the DNA of what makes Washington, DC an amazing city.” Wow!

In 2003, Chef José’s support was instrumental in opening the FRESHFARM Penn Quarter Market, and in the years since, ThinkFoodGroup chefs have made shopping the market part of their weekly routine. To honor FRESHFARM’s 25th Anniversary, Chef José and ThinkFoodGroup are running specials during the month of July at China Chilcano, Jaleo, Oyamel, and Zaytinya highlighting foods sourced at the FRESHFARM Penn Quarter market. We are thrilled to have these delicious “Friend of FRESHFARM” specials gracing their menus and encourage you to sample these seasonal creations where market ingredients are the star!


Ensalada de Chilltu
Salad of heirloom tomatoes, huacatay/lime dressing, and squash blossoms
tomatoes and squash blossoms from Black Rock Orchard and Barajas Produce 


Flor de Calabaza
Battered and fried squash blossoms stuffed with whipped goat cheese
squash blossoms from Barajas Produce 


Tamal Uchepo
Fresh corn tamal with Monterey Jack cheese and a guajillo chile salsa
sweet corn from Barajas Produce
Quesadilla de Flor de Calabaza
Corn tortillas filled with squash blossoms, zucchini and requeson cheese topped with a creamy salsa verde
Squash blossoms & zucchini from Barajas Produce


Cretan Dakos Salata
Salad of tomato, barley rusks, cucumber, and feta
tomatoes from Black Rock Orchard


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