Ariel Dooley searches for a loaf of rye bread, however it’s already offered out at 8:30 a.m. at Baguette Republic. Quite a lot of sourdough breads, each sliced and unsliced, are additionally fashionable in addition to their namesake, the baguette. And the focaccia is again in season, both roasted pink pepper and tomato or jalapeño and onion.
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Come hungry to the Lubber Run Farmer’s Market at 4401 N. Henderson. The row of leafy lettuces and vibrant pink strawberries beckons however earlier than you get there, Ozfeka Catering presents a alternative of spinach and mozzarella, hen or beef boreks, virtually a layered Turkish sandwich with filo. Shut by you may pattern naturally fermented cheese curds from Caputo Brothers family-owned creamery from Central Pennsylvania.
On the opposite facet of the market, Coop Espresso is doing a brisk enterprise with its Guatemalan espresso choices which you’ll pair with a croissant or muffin from Baguette Republic.
Anna’s Twist has added tamales filled with recent butter, spring onions and recent cheese plus a brand new soursop sorbet and guanabana juice to its common collection of Ecuadorian enchiladas, sorbets and soups. And Previous Blue BBQ presents one thing for now, for later, or for each.
In fact, the 33 stalls out there additionally provide the recent produce that drew you there within the first place. Whereas some COVID restrictions are nonetheless in place, requiring distributors to put on facial coverings, this yr clients are in a position to decide up a carton of strawberries to smell for ripeness or to examine the bunch of beets for uniform measurement.
Though CDC and Virginia pointers don’t require facial coverings for many who have been totally vaccinated, masks are beneficial in farmers markets no matter vaccination standing.
Arlington at the moment has 9 farmers markets open across the County on completely different days of the week.