Market Watch

The Ultimate Guide To Baltimore's Dynamic Belvedere Square Market

A modern, expansive food mecca in Charm City
Sep 15, 2014 10:00 am

Like the city's many public markets, the stalls at Belvedere Square are transitioning from selling fruit and poultry to those serving prepared foods. But rather than the fried-and-true, these new tenants are offering items that are freshly prepared, locally produced and even healthful. Baltimore's culinary scene is becoming more delicious every day, and there’s proof of that. Here's a complete guide to this dynamic market.

What's In Season In Early September: Porcini Mushrooms, Heirloom Tomatoes And More

Keep an eye out for padrón peppers, husk cherries
Sep 4, 2014 11:00 am

September is a month of abundance as it caps the end of summer produce and starts showcasing the goods that get better as the weather cools down. Head to your local farmers' market and look for some of our favorite ingredients right now, including bright heirloom tomatoes, sweet husk cherries, earthy wild mushrooms and sporadically spicy padrón peppers.

What's In Season in Early August: Snap Beans, Donut Peaches, Ginger Root

On the West Coast, white sea bass is hot right now
Aug 4, 2014 10:00 am

Now is a great time for snap beans, and you should start to see juicy stone fruit making an appearance at stands where apples once ruled. For coastal areas, another thing to lookout for is sustainable seafood, which, depending on where you live, could be just about anything. For West Coasters, white sea bass is outstanding right now. More market tips this way.

What's In Season In Early July: Sour Cherries, Baby Beets And Asian Celtuce

Good times for fans of lettuce with 'popcorn notes'
Jul 8, 2014 10:00 am

July is finally here and there is no denying the glory of the farmers market at this time of year, no matter where you live. For some areas, it's the official start of summer and beginning of their growing season. Find out what's in season, right after the jump.

What's In Season In Early June: Rhubarb, Strawberries, Garlic Scapes And Chamomile

Head out for fresh fruits, veggies in early summer
Jun 9, 2014 10:00 am

Finally the greenmarkets have started showcasing the bounty of the land. On a recent jaunt to the local farmers' stands, a colorful display of crisp French radishes, rows and rows of tall green asparagus, pots of juicy red strawberries and curly emerald garlic scapes tumbled from the stalls, crying out, eat me, cook me, love me. Here is our latest farmers' market report.

What’s In Season In Early May: English Peas, Spring Garlic, Horseradish

This is when things start to get good
May 5, 2014 1:00 pm

Though in some parts of the country spring has been a little slow to take off, we can now officially celebrate its return. With this glorious rebirth, farmers markets are just starting to show the bounty of the season by featuring lots of green produce including peas, spring garlic, ramps, watercress and leafy salad greens. Here's what to look for, plus a special spring garlic bacon soup recipe.

What's In Season In Early April: Fresh Ricotta, Artichokes, Asparagus

The first signs of spring appear at the market
Apr 4, 2014 10:00 am

After one of the coldest, wettest and most extreme winters across the country, it’s no surprise we are getting giddy for spring. As the weather slowly starts to warm up, the season of new life has begun to show its face, and what better place to witness this change than at the farmers market? What to buy there in early April, after the jump.

What's In Season In Early January? Pears, White Beets, Cranberries, Potatoes.

What to buy, plus a pear salad with kale recipe!
Jan 6, 2014 10:00 am

Eating local during the winter usually involves digging into your supply of canned vegetables and fruit, yet surprisingly, you can also find a lot of fresh stuff this time of year. The full story, plus an incredible pear salad with roasted kale, arugala, parsnip and almonds — courtesy of Northern Spy Food's Hadley Schmitt — after the jump.

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