HELP WANTED!! We are in need of market workers. High school seniors and older preferred. Contact us if interested.
Just a note about Tuesday's market. At this time of year, as the days get shorter, we do close a little earlier each week at dusk. You may want to shop earlier rather than later.
News, Updates and Events
NEWS FLASH for our friends in Capitol Hill. Yes! we are open in the same spot as usual with just minor adjustments for the construction.
Fresh on Wednesdays
13th & E S.E.
The Raspberries are here! Starting this week, we will see larger and larger harvests. We only grow one variety, but it has absolutely amazing flavor. Come to our markets this week and try some!
We're really enjoying the lower humidity this week. The dry air and cool nights feel a bit like fall, and it's really not that far off. The tomatoes are still going strong, and this is the time to preserve them for later. We still have our 10% off 10 lbs. or more.
August is peak tomato season and a great time to tuck some away for the winter. Freezing tomatoes can be so easy. Remove the stem, and put them whole, raw, into a plastic bag. Put in Freezer. It's that easy! These are great in soups, sauces, on pizza, pot roasts, veggie stews, and much more. Don't forget, there's a 10% discount for any amounts over 10lbs. Hope to see you at the markets this week!
All our Tomatoes are in full swing! Now is the time to start saving a few for the winter. We have a 10% discount for any amounts over 10lbs.
For now, here is a delicious Fresh Summer Salsa recipe that uses many of our veggies!
The garlic harvest is complete! A great crop this year, the barn is packed with garlic strung from beam to beam, and we've even spilled over into the pole shed. We've all been waiting for this new crop, and now we will have plenty of fresh Garlic at all our markets!
Tomatoes are continuing to pick up, we'll have tons of Heirlooms, Sungolds, and Standard Tomatoes! Unlike past years, we still have plenty of Basil, and we are so happy to offer tomatoes and basil, a classic pairing.
Despite these hot temperatures, our Lettuce continues to do well. We will have a selection of green leaf, romaine, red leaf, and butter heads. As long as you're not looking for iceberg, we'll have a lettuce for you!
We are just starting to harvest garlic! This week will be the last chance to get Garlic Scapes until next year. The Heirloom Tomatoes are here! A customer favorite, the Cherokee Purples are a bit earlier than the others, but we will have several varieties available. Blueberry season is fading, and we will have only a modest amount available. Come and get them while you can.
We've had just a bit of rain, but it has taken the edge off this incredible dry spell. Though we are still transplanting several days a week, our working days are starting to really shift toward harvests. It is not unusual to have several groups harvesting at once, pretty much all day.
With the warm nights, and hot sunny days, our heat loving crops are really starting to produce. We have more and more Sungold Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, and Okra at markets. Heirloom Tomatoes are on the horizon. It's not a new item, but look for our Green Beans. We have loved the variety Jade for decades. With great flavor, texture, and the deep green color, they are delicious raw or lightly cooked. Give them a try.
It's mid-July, and that means transplanting all the fall brassicas. Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kale, and collards were all started in the greenhouse, and now we're transplanting them out to the fields. If all goes well, in about three months we will have plenty of these at market.
All apprentice positions are filled for the 2016 season. Thank you!
All Markets are OPEN for the season!
36th St & Alton Pl, NW
May 30 - Nov: 8 am - 1 pm
Dec - March: 9 am - 1pm
36th St & Alton Pl, NW
Beginning of June - Sept
4:00 pm - Dark
20th St & Q St, NW
May - Dec: 8:30 am - 1:30pm
Jan - March: 10 am - 1 pm
13th St &E St, SE
Beginning of June - Oct: 4:00pm - 7:30pm
when school is in session we open at 3:30.
Photos from our Instagram Feed!
Everything Starts as a Seed
Jim and Moie Crawford started organic farming in 1972, on rented land, with a little experience, and practically no money. Over the course of 40 years, New Morning Farm grew from a small operation, selling vegetables out of the back of a pick-up truck, to a farm of over 95 acres with several thriving markets in Washington, D.C.