02/08/18 12:49 PM

The Bakery at Riverside Farm comes to the market with lots of bread to enjoy; preorder for sourdough loaves including Sourdough Boule, Whole Grain Sourdough, and Blue Cheese/Walnut Sourdough. Frozen pizza dough is also available.

Stop by The Creative Wedge tent and try their new Chow Chow WOW and Chow Chow POW with a bit of Smoked Gouda Dip or TnT Horseradish Cheddar; you won’t be sorry. Along with those delectable dips they also will have farmstead chèvre from Blackstone., raw milk cheese from Easton, Md. and lots of fun flavored blocks from North Carolina.

It Started with a Fig will have their signature Figgin Good Jam, available while supplies last.

Fresh Shrimp Alert at Jubilee Seafood! Sizes will be determined based on the harvest, but regardless they will be succulent and sweet. A lot of rain lately has brought run-offs, and hard crab catches have dropped; hopefully weather patterns – and hard crab availability – will improve. Jubilee Seafood will have plenty of other seafood, including fresh picked crabmeat and crab dip.

Veg Out Gardens is now pleased to offer certified organic greens, herbs, tomatoes, and peppers.  They will continue to offer their certified organic plants during planting season. They have expanded their operation to also include the certified organic produce; best of all, the produce will be available year-round.


Caption this! This week we are having a caption contest for our cutest shopper yet. Check out the photo on our Facebook page and post your best caption; the caption with the most likes wins a prize from OBFM. Caption and share for more chances to win!

New vendors! We have to visiting vendors this week at OBFM: welcome Linda Anderson of Blooming Farmer, who comes with cut flowers and Bob Combs of Surfer Bob’s who will be at the market with elephant garlic.

Farmers Market Week! National Farmers Market Week is August 5-11 and we’re celebrating the best of the season on August 11 by hosting a basket raffle and membership drive. Win a beautiful basket of fresh farmers market goodies procured from our merchants. Stop by the Information Tent for your chance to enter. Increase your odds of winning by becoming a member of the market and get another raffle entry. The winner will be drawn at the end of the August 11 market.


What do you call an over-the-hill legume? … A has bean!



From our good friends at Jubilee Seafood, here are some iron-clad guidelines on how to cook shrimp. Remember – fresh shrimp will be at OBFM this weekend!

For every pound of shrimp, bring two quarts of water to a boil. Salt the water lightly; you can also add some lemon juice to the water, if desired. Turn off the heat and add the shrimp to the water at the same time. Allow them to steep for 3-5 minutes, or until they are cooked completely, turning opaque; you can remove a large shrimp from the water and cut in half to check doneness.

Remove the shrimp from a slotted spoon. They can be served as is in a number of dishes, or chilled for salads and the like. I like to add just-from-the-pot shrimp to prepared spaghetti noodles with a pat o butter, drizzle of olive oil, clove of minced garlic, and chopped basil or other herb; serve with crusty bread from The Bakery at Riverside Farm.  Yields 2-4 servings.

Recipe from Chef Patrick Evans-Hylton

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The Bakery at Riverside Farm

Blooming Farmer

Buck & Bramble

The Creative Wedge

Croc’s 19th Street Bistro

Cromwell’s Produce

Crunchy Carrot

Doughminion Donuts

Flour Child Bakery

From Rome with Love

Full Quiver Farm

Give. Treat. Love.

Grace & Gratitude

The Green Cat

Iron Goddess Tea Room

It Started with a Fig

Joysicles Gourmet Pops

JR’s Microgreens of V.B.

Jubilee Seafood

Mattawoman Creek Farms

My Vegan Sweet Tooth

The Neighborhood Harvest

New Earth Farm

Pelon’s Baja Grill

Red Mushroom Brewing Company

Savor the Olive

Speedy’s Sauce Co.

SunnySnacks Organics

Surfer Bob’s


Three Ships Coffee

Udder Chaos Farm

Veg Out Gardens

Vy’s Pies

Whole Body Health

Whole-ly Rollers

Zinnia Girls

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