This Thanksgiving, Check Out a Food Shopping Alternative
The special Thanksgiving-themed farmers market Tuesday may put you in the mood to ditch the grocery store. Just place your orders in advance!
Instead of stopping by the grocery store to stock up for Thanksgiving, check out the offerings at the Bethesda Central Farm Market.
The Sunday market will wrap up for the season this Sunday from 9- 1 in its usual spot – the parking lot behind Jaleo. If you pre-ordered a certified organic heritage turkey from Ayrshire Farms, this will be your chance to pick it up. If you haven't ordered one yet, hurry and email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire. Word is they'll be bringing a few extra to the market on Sunday so you might be able to snag one.
For those who ordered turkeys from Springfield Farms, you'll be able to pick them up at a special Thanksgiving market that's happening from 10a.m. to 2p.m. Tuesday on Bethesda Lane. Those are going fast, but visit www.ourspringfieldfarm.com to see if there are any still available.
If you're in the market for some fresh-baked desserts but you're not exactly in the mood to cook, Buzz Bakery will be taking orders until Sunday evening for pickup at the market Tuesday. Apple pies are $30, pumpkin pies are $15, sweet potato pies are $15, and bourbon pecan pies are $20. Iced turkey sugar cookies are $2.25 each. Call for pricing on the "take and bake" ham, scallion and cheddar scones, cranberry orange scones and buttermilk buscuits. Buzz will have a few pies on-hand as well but they'll likely go fast, so call the bakery direct at 703-600-2899 to place your order.
Once you're ready to pick up your goodies on Tuesday, there will be plenty of shopping left to do. Be sure to check out the offerings from Two Acre Farm, which include organic roasted garlic and balsamic marinade with an injector needle, organic rosemary and mushroom stuffing mix, and organic rosemary and herb scalloped potatoes to add a little pizzazz to your typical Thanksgiving sides.
Let us know the treats you whip up using ingredients from the market this year. Upload photos or share recipes in the comments section.
Happy feasting from Patch!