From graduation celebrations to family barbeques, summer is the perfect time to try a new recipe. Why not head to the Waldorf Farmers Market to stock up on fresh produce to add fresh, delicious flavors to your pasta salad or burger toppings? In addition to wonderful local farmers, bakers, and crafters, this Saturday (June 14th) the farmers market will be celebrating the grand opening of the summer season with pony rides and balloons for children. Deputy Dogs will be giving away free hotdogs on a first come first serve basis. Additionally, there will be food demonstrations.
The Waldorf Farmers Market is a "producer only" event, so farmers and vendors sell only what they produce. Come and support local farms and bring the kids along. Here is a list of the local vendors that you can find there each and every week between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.
Eaton Farms - Welcome, MD - kale, lettuce mix, mustard greens, turnip greens, radishes, asparagus
Herbert Farm Produce - Faulkner, MD - seasonal produce, jams and jellies
Jack Creek Plants - Shady Side, MD - herbs, vegetable and flower plants
Finch Family Farm - Helen, MD - seasonal produce, eggs
Keep'em Buzzin Apiary - Bryans Road, MD - honey
Slippery Slope Farm - Charlotte Hall, MD - soaps and lotions
Cynthia Ann Desserts - Waldorf, MD - delicious cookies, turnovers, granola and other baked goods
H and H Farm - Aquasco, MD - seasonal produce, honey
White Oak Point Farm - Prince Frederick, MD - seasonal produce, jams and jellies, cut flowers, eggs
Heaven's Gardens - LaPLata, MD - perennials and landscape plants
Grimes Farm - Waldorf, MD - seasonal produce, eggs
Stephanie's Specialty Soaps - Upper Marlboro, MD - handmade soaps
Bowling Farm - Faulkner, MD - seasonal produce
Stauffer Brothers Produce - Oakville, MD - seasonal produce, hanging baskets and planters
DeMarr Family Farm - White Plains, MD - seasonal produce
Early summer crops include tomatoes, greens, lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Here is a quick and delicious summer salad that you can make with fresh produce from the market.
Fresh and Easy Summer Salad
2 cups of elbow macaroni or 1 cup of rice
1 cup chopped cucumber
1 cup halved cherry or plum tomatoes
1/2 cup diced red onions
1/2 can thin sliced olives
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Dill Salt and Pepper
- Cook pasta or rice as directed on the box.
- While cooking rinse and chop the vegetables.
- Once pasta or rice is cooked, run under cool water. Combine vegetables with pasta or rice. Season with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, dill, salt, pepper and the juice of 1/2 lemon. Taste and adjust seasonings as you like.
- Serve immediately or chill in the fridge.