Friday, May 7, 2010

The return of farmers' markets!

Last week my office moved to a new location. There are many great things about our new space but perhaps my favorite is that I am now two blocks to the White House Farmers' Market! Held on Thursdays from 3-7 pm on Vermont Avenue, NW between H and I Streets, FreshFarm Markets brings produce, flowers, baked goods and more to us city folk! My goodies: asparagus, strawberries, the best sourdough bread I've ever had (no lie!) and a rhubarb muffin. I'm so excited that I can stop by after work on Thursdays between now and November to get some fresh, local food!

The vendor where I purchased my strawberries and asparagus!

Really pretty flowers!

Bonus! To celebrate the market opening for this year, Chef Jose Andres, who has his own show called Made in Spain, plus appeared on Top Chef and is the owner of many restaurants, including two of my favorites, the delicious Jaleo and Oyamel here in DC, cooks a GIANT paella for the crowd!


Valerie at City|Life|Eats said...

You are so lucky to be by the White House Farmer's market. How fun!!

Melita said...

i love farmer's markets. and a giant paella has to be the perfect touch on an already perfect place :) hugs!!

green ink said...

Farmer's markets rock, you're so lucky to be so near one! When I lived in Melbourne my work was right by the Queen Victoria markets, and some friends and I used to meet there every Tuesday lunch time to do our produce shopping, it rocked :)