Michelin Guide Website: Mid-Atlantic Winter Produce Guide

From the Michelin Guide Website by Lani Furbank.

“Looking outside at the frozen ground and barren trees doesn’t quite inspire a visit to the farmers’ market like a green spring day would, but the winter is still an excellent time to visit those markets that stay open year round.

Here in the Mid-Atlantic, farmers are still growing a number of crops in insulated tunnels, and many also store produce from the fall to bring to market during the following months.

While some year-round farmers’ markets become quite bare during the colder months, both the Falls Church Farmers Market and the Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market have a good deal of local, seasonal produce through the winter in the D.C. area. The Arlington Farmers Market, the Old Town Alexandria Farmers Market, the Leesburg Market and the Bethesda Farm Women’s Market are three other year-round options to check out.

After bundling up and heading out to one of these open-air markets, your options will range from greens and chicories to winter squash and root vegetables.

Katherine Collins is the production manager at Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, a nonprofit that runs a mobile market delivering fresh, affordable food to underserved neighborhoods. Zach Lester is a four-season vegetable farmer who runs Tree and Leaf Farm, which has a stand at the Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market during the winter. These two agriculture experts helped us compile a list of what produce farms in the Mid-Atlantic are growing and selling this time of year so that you can stock up on your next trip to the market.”

Check out the produce and dishes HERE!

Featured photo by Suzie’s Farm/Flickr.

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