July 3, 2011 Dale City Farmers Market

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I know I said I would go to the Occoquan Market this weekend, I ended up going to DC and spending the day there; however, Sunday I did go to the Dale City Market. It was so hot and miserable that I left quickly after arriving. I ended up with corn, cantaloupe and a watermelon.  The cantaloupe was really good, corn was great watermelon was alright and not sweet at all.

June 26, 2011 Dale City Farmers Market

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I almost did not make it to the Dale City Farmers Market this week, I was soooo tired and allergies were getting the best of me, but my posts on this market get more hits than any other type of post I make. I want to make sure I post things that you all find interesting.  I plan to start attending different Farmers Market in Northern VA and post about them here, I will start with the one in Occoquan next Saturday.

This week I wanted to get actual pictures of the market and give everyone a better idea of what it is like.  This week was incredibly crowded and there were even more vendors this week than last, I think the peaches had something to do with it…  There is usually two or three people band there playing folk music, but I did not see them this week 🙁

This was the first vendor that I saw as I walked in and were selling peaches for $1.75 per pound, so I decided to stop there on the way out, this ended up being the only vendor I bought from-being uninspired in the kitchen never helps.

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June 19 2011 Dale City Farmers Market

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I am sorry that I have not posted this sooner!! I know that tomorrow is the next Dale City Farmers Market, but I wanted to show my cache from last week. It was the first weekend for the berries, and I felt that would be great to share.  Half of the berries were really good and the other were just sour, so I imagine this week they will be even better.

Last Saturday night I went to the OTEP concert with a friend from Ohio and ended up dragging her to the Farmers Market. She seemed to have a great time and loved the blackberries.  When we first went in I told her we had to get more spicy and sweet pickles on our way out, and we ended up with three containers – one for her, my sister and me.  None of which lasted even one day at home 🙂

I got more potatoes.  I am obsessed with the deviled egg replacement I wrote about awhile ago.  When I got the potatoes I saw the tomatoes and decided they would make great tomato sandwiches, which they did – yummm!! Although I used a mandolin slicer to cut the tomato slices, I am not consistent on my slicing sizes, and ended up bleeding all over the kitchen… oops! I also wanted an onion but they were only in containers of like 10 or more, and being the only one in the house to eat them I really only need one, so I grabbed the one you see

May 29 2011 Dale City Farmers Market

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This last Sunday Damen forced me out of the house and sent me to the Dale City Farmers Market. He does this every Sunday because he knows how much I love going to the farmers market. I normally go with $20 in my purse and unless it is around Halloween (pumpkins) I never spend more than that.

The Dale City Farmers market is from 0800 – 1300 every Sunday from April to November.  I went in April and there was like nothing out yet so this last Sunday was my first time actually going.  I was hoping to find asparagus, but only two booths were selling and they were at the end…. The asparagus was $2.50 a bunch at both booths. The obvious thing in season was not the asparagus but the strawberries. The smell of strawberries was everywhere and I just had to get a box.  The prices on strawberries varied greatlyand I did end up paying like $2 for what I got.  I wanted more potatoes, I have been making so many potato things lately, and paid like $2.50 for the little box. The most expensive thing that I got is the The Holy Grael of Sorbet from Landovel and that was like $6 for the large size.  Damen and I love this sorbet because it is basically just fruit blended and frozen. Simple yet sooooo good and they have a neat variety of flavors.