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Vendor Spotlight: Atwater’s

Atwater’s – a Catonsville-based baker and purveyor of naturally-leavened breads and other traditional foods. All are crafted by hand with fresh, often organic and seasonally local ingredients. Our friendships with farmers inspire the foods we make and give us an understanding of our ingredients. [Catonsville, MD]

Baguette Republic – a traditional wholesale artisan bakery producing a large variety of breads, pastries, and cookies using the best European techniques and tradition. Our namesake “baguette” and other breads look beautiful, smell extraordinary and taste exceptional. Our breads are baked daily and delivered fresh, seven days a week for the enjoyment of our customers. [Sterling, VA]

Balsamo’s Family Kitchen – Since its inception, Balsamo’s Family Kitchen has always been committed to producing the highest quality, gourmet salad dressings. We make everything in small batches using only the highest quality, freshest, and best tasting ingredients with nothing artificial, no preservatives and zero trans-fat.  Every person at Balsamo’s Family Kitchen has the same passion and commitment to bring your family the very best products available. We strive to exceed our customer’s expectations with our dressing’s quality taste and use of fresh ingredients. So the next time you open a bottle of Balsamo’s Family Kitchen salad dressing we hope you experience our Homemade Taste & Hometown Goodness! [Dale City, VA]

Bigg Riggs Farm – a five generation family owned and operated farm in Hampshire County, West Virginia. Many of the fruit trees were planted by the great grandfather of owner Calvin Riggelman in the 1930. Bigg Riggs sells fruits and vegetables and a variety of fresh products made from the farm, from apple butter to hot pepper jelly. [Hampshire County, WV]

Black Rock Orchard – located in Carroll County in Maryland on the PA border, our claim to local fame is an original Mason Dixon mile marker located in the plums. We work hard to offer a wide variety of tree fruit and berries, including raspberries, sour cherries, gooseberries, blueberries, plots, apricots, peaches, plums, pears and an insane number of apple varieties. The owners, David Hochheimer and Emily Zaas, support one family and employ three additional full time workers year round. [Carroll County, MD]

Café DELICE – bakes delicious handmade French pastries, traditional American pies, and a unique assortment of European baked goods using only the freshest ingredients. Located in the heart of Falls Church, Virginia, this little European bakery is committed to bringing you the freshest sweet and savory treats such as fresh fruit tarts, honey cookies, lemon bars, cheese pies, and of course good old-fashioned apple, pumpkin, and cherry pies! [Falls Church, VA]

Caprikorn Farms – has been raising award-winning Saanen dairy goats for over 30 years. The fertile Blue Ridge Mountains provide a diet that produces quality milk with exceptional flavor-perfect for cheese making. Our raw goat milk cheeses are literally hand made in small batches in the tradition of the best artisanal farmstead cheeses. In addition to our goat milk Cheddars, Gouda and Feta cheeses, we offer an amazing fresh Chevre (voted Best Cheese in Baltimore by Baltimore Magazine) and a variety of flavored Chevres. Everyone at Caprikorn Farms is dedicated to producing only the highest quality goat cheeses. [Gapland, MD]

Chef Eloy’s Kickin’ Salsa – Chef Eloy began selling his kickin’ salsa in the early 1970’s at a family-owned restaurant in the Adams Morgan section of Washington, DC called “Carlos Gardel.” After Chef Eloy and his late wife, Adela, retired from the restaurant business, customers continued to contact Chef Eloy asking for salsa. Finally in 2000, Chef Eloy decided to sell his salsas at local farmers markets using locally sourced raw ingredients. All of our salsas are made the day before any farmers market to ensure the freshest product possible. NEW for 2014: HOT empanadas! Adela became quite the legend for her authentic Argentinian style empanadas. 45+ years later, her legend continues as we only use her secret recipe! We offer a variety of hot, delicious empanadas, so be sure to stop by our stand and sample one….or maybe take some home for the family along with our signature fresh salsas! [Berryville, VA]

Dogma Dog Bakery Northern Virginia’s original dog bakery and boutique. Established in 2000 by local residents of Arlington, Dogma has baked treats for dogs all over the country, and is committed to providing a healthy, all-natural treat sure to please the most discerning pup (and owner). Dogma’s treats are baked in-house, and are made without sugar, salt or artificial food coloring. [Arlington, VA]

Felicity’s Handcrafted Soaps – my soap-making effort started in Los Angeles and is named after my daughter, who has always been my best cheerleader. I was looking to create a gentle soap which would counteract the effects of the hot, dry climate there. We moved to Virginia several years ago, and I continue my quest to make wonderful, unique, skin-loving soaps. Our soaps are made in small batches with all natural ingredients, food quality oils such as olive, coconut and sweet almond oil, organic clays. They are scented with pure essentials oils. We have soaps for all skin-types and skin problems. Our Clay Bars draw out toxins and impurities, remove dead skin, and improve skin texture. Our Salt Bars are soothing and refreshing, leaving skin smooth and polished. Felicity’s Specialty Bars for babies, gardeners, and that special doggie in your life are made with the same care and love that go into making the rest of our beautiful soaps! [Alexandria, VA]

Fresh Joseph’s – Fresh Joseph’s has been selling fresh squeezed orange juice in local farmers markets since the mid-’80s. We sell the OJ in containers for take home and also squeeze and sell cups on site. Other products include hummus, fresh mozzarella cheese, scones, fresh macaroons and other delights. [Alexandria, VA]

Gina’s Pacific Jam and Jellies – Gina is a natural at preparing exceptional jams and jellies since she comes from a family rich in culinary skills. Affectionately known as The Kitchen Goddess, Gina has enjoyed making preserves and other culinary delights for over 30 years. She perfected the art of cooking while a young girl in the Philippines. She applied the techniques she learned in her Home Economics courses to making jam from the bounty of tomatoes gathered on the family farm. Her motto is, “Let the fruit speak for itself.” She selects only the finest ingredients, using organic fruits gathered from local farms whenever possible. She produces a variety of flavors: Mango, Pineapple, Strawberry, Plum, Peach, Apple, Watermelon, and Apricot. Gina also creates a Hot Pepper Jelly second to none. She is happy to custom make her jams to meet the specifications and the palate of her public. All of her jams are prepared according to USDA and Virginia Department of Agriculture guidelines. So come have a taste and experience the bliss of Gina’s Pacific Jam and Jellies. [Woodbridge, VA]

Good Gardener – Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in scenic Madison County, Virginia, Good Gardener is a micro farm specializing in locally and sustainably-grown flowers. Good Gardener offers more than 30 varieties of flowers, harvested by hand at just the right time to “stay in your vase fresh.” Take home the fun and color of your local farmer’s market every week from June through October, and enjoy all of the benefits that fresh cut flowers bring to your home. [Etlan, VA]

Grace’s Pastries – Grace Banahene has been baking sweet and savory breads, tarts and pastries for the public since 1987 in Northern Virginia. She sells them at almost a dozen farmers markets around the region. This bakery enjoys a loyal following among market customers. [Herndon, VA]

Gypsy Hill Foods – Purveyors of a variety of hand-produced, limited quantity spice packs, dips and rubs. Make flavored butters, sweat and savory dips, and cheese spreads with our fresh and intense flavors are intense. [Vienna, VA]

Kiwi Kuisine – an Alexandria bakery specializing in hand held pies and savory rolls. Our New Zealand founder was missing the traditional meat pies he was able to find on every corner back home, so he started making them for friends and family here in Virginia. He has come up with what we hope you will agree is one of the finest and most delicious, flakiest, moist-in-the-center and heartiest meat pies around. All pies are hand-made with only the finest all-natural ingredients from local grocers and are free from any artificial flavors and preservatives, trans fats, antibiotics, and steroids. Wholesome comfort food at its best! [Alexandria, VA]

Livin’ the Pie Life – Pie comes from a long tradition of women cooking for their families using what they had on hand. Founded in 2011 by two Arlington Moms, Livin’ The Pie Life continues that tradition today, making everything by hand from scratch using our own secret recipes. Renowned for their pies’ flaky crusts and mouthwatering fillings, we source from local farms whenever possible and craft everything with our #1 goal in mind, make the best pie on earth. Pie flavors change seasonally and are available in a variety of sizes. [Arlington, VA]

Lois’s Produce – a family owned and operated farm on 110 acres in Leedstown Virginia, on the Historic Northern Neck Peninsula. Run by Gary and Lois Allensworth, Lois’s Produce sells top quality fruits and vegetables at farmers markets, grocery stores, and to numerous restaurants in the Washington DC metro area. [Leedstown, VA]

Mama’s Donut Bites – Specializes in delicious, hot mini-donuts made fresh right before your eyes! You get to watch the entire process from scratch: the donut batter is made on-site; then our Donut Robot drops, flips and dispenses these mini bites of heaven. We feature various flavors such as: Cinnamon Apple Cider (made with local Apple Cider from Tiogo Farms), Chunky Apple, Red Velvet, Blueberry and Dutch Dark Chocolate. At the toppings bar, customers get to dress their Donut Bites with a wide variety of toppings such as HomeMade Raspberry Preserves, HomeMade Caramel, Dark Chocolate Syrup, White Chocolate Syrup, Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting, Rainbow Sprinkles, Oreo Pieces, Nuts and more!!! [Gainsville, VA]

Number One Sons – A brother and sister team based in Alexandria who hand make wild fermented foods using traditional methods. They work to combine regional ingredients with traditional preservation methods and recipes from diverse cultures. Look for the giant pickle at our stand and come crunch on some pickles and other fermented foods with us! [Alexandria, VA]

Ole Pioneer’s Kitchen – a small family business dedicated to producing a variety of processed meat products for the delight of the discriminating consumer. Ole Pioneer’s Kitchen has been in business since July 2005, inspired by old recipes from our grandparents. We follow our recipes with precision using fresh spices and prime cuts of meat from local Virginia farmers to ensure consistent flavor and high quality from our kitchen to yours. [Vienna, VA]

Over the Mountain Farm – a fully organic fresh vegetable and fruit operation in Boonsboro, MD. We bring to the market six varieties of tomatoes: three heirlooms, two cherries and slicers; five varieties of summer and winter squash, red and fingerling potatoes, melons, fresh green and lima beans, beets, spinach, cucumbers, peppers and garlic. As the season progresses, we will introduce new items including kale, swiss chard, arugula, salad mix, bok choi, cauliflower, carrots, radishes and lettuce. The farm is associated with Ecofarm, Inc. [Boonsboro, MD]

Penn Farm – [Colonial Beach, VA]

Rub n’ Roost – We are always on the go trying to bring something different, unique and delicious to you. We are excited to present our latest concept Rub n’ Roost: deliciously moist and tender chicken with ethnically inspired dry rub seasonings. Additionally offering a selection of our original sauces and sides to complete your flavor journey. [Manassas, VA]

Smith Family Farm – raises “All Natural Free-Range Meat(s),” Angus and Highland Beef, lamb, pork, pastured poultry (seasonally), free-range eggs, and turkeys (Broad-Breasted White – Thanksgiving only). We don’t take shortcuts, we don’t rush the process. Our animals are treated humanely, not raised in feed-lots, not housed in crowded buildings, not given harmful drugs of any kind. We love raising our animals in an environmentally-friendly way and promoting sustainable agriculture. Smith Family Farm has operated for 100+ years – Prince William County’s only “Century Farm,” and certified as Virginia Quality-Assured Beef. [Gainesville, VA]

Spring Gap Mountain Creamery – Makes aged, raw cow’s milk cheeses. Founded in early 2009, Spring Gap Mountain Creamery currently makes five cheeses: West Virginia Blue, Jersey Gold (gouda), Shenandoah Sunrise (tomme), Sophie’s Select (cheddar) and Farmhouse Feta from milk from pasture-raised Jersey cows. [Paw Paw, WV]

Spring Valley Farm and Orchard – owned and operated by Eli and Misty Cook, our farm is 255 acres of diversified fruits and vegetables located in the rolling hills of Augusta, WV. All of our produce is irrigated by the cool mountain springs that make up Spring Valley for supreme flavor and quality. We are dedicated to sustainable farming practices and integrated pest/disease management. In addition we have 9 greenhouses that cover over an acre of ground so we can produce crops year round. We have a sound commitment to our customers to bring the highest quality fruits and vegetables found anywhere in the region. SpringValley produce is all pre-washed, graded and ready for your enjoyment. [Augusta, WV]

Twin Springs Fruit Farm – set on the southwestern edge of Adams County, PA, where we own some of the best fruit ground in the world. The soil, Highfield silt loam, is the product of glaciers grinding down the mountains thousands of years ago, releasing trace minerals which give our fruits and vegetables extraordinary high quality and flavor. We grow a huge variety of fruits and vegetables year round. [Ortanna, PA]

Whim Pop – Homemade frozen delicacies in a variety of exotic flavors. We
work with local vendors to get their fruits and create the most delicious
Whim Pops with no artificial colors or flavors. Owned and operated by
Maria Romano. [Reston, VA]

Wilhoit’s Roasted Nuts – a small local Mom and Pop business that sells delicious (Yummy For Your Tummy) roasted Cinnamon Almonds, Cashews and Pecans. There are no oils or butter used in the cooking process, no added fat, so our nuts are a very healthy wholesome snack for the whole family. We also have some other flavor cashews, including Spicy and Lemon Pepper. Please stop by for free samples.  [Oxon Hill, MD]