Thursday, May 2, 2013
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around Silver Spring and the rest of Montgomery County.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. To submit an event in the Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. Burtonsville Farmers Market 3rd Annual Silver Spring Fine Art Festival 3rd Annual Naptown barBAYq Contest & Music Festival Big Nate the musical The Tempest presented by Rockville Little Theatre Six Flags Celebrates Cinco de Mayo Free Open House Silver Spring Historical B&O RR station Silver Spring Nursery School’s 10th Annual Truck Touch Cinderella Check back …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The company offers coffee flavors from around the world at the Kensington Farmers' Market.
Vigilante Coffee Company prides itself for providing the best coffee to its customers, according to the founders, who sell their coffee at the Kensington Farmers' Market. “It’s all about quality and customer service,” Christopher Vigilante, one of the founders of the company, said Saturday. The company spends more than the fair trade price for the farmers to pick only the ripe coffee cherries. Typically, farmers pick both ripe and unripe coffee cherries because they are paid by weight. But, Vigilante works directly with the coffee growers to ensure they select only the best coffee cherries. He got his start in the coffee business by accident. While he was on summer break from studying business at Virginia Tech, Vigilante was working as …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Some upcoming events in the Kensington area the weekend of April 14.
Here are a few events in and around Kensington you might want to check out on this warm, spring weekend: Chocolate lovers won't want to miss SPAGnVOLA's Chocolate Making 101. Friday, April 13 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 15 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. SPAGnVola Chocolatier, 360 Main St, Gaithersburg, MD Price: $50 Check out farmer Mark Butcher and many other vendors at Kensington’s Farmers Market. Saturday, April 7 at 8 a.m. 3701 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD Grab your dancing shoes and join the Christ Church Parish for the Big Band Swing Dance! Saturday, April 7 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church 4001 Franklin St, Kensington, MD 20895 (Parking on Everett at Connecticut) Price: $15 per person in advance; $20 at the door If you’re …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The West Virginia farmer takes pride in the quality of his products.
Farmer Mark Butcher raises his own beef and chicken at Walnut Hill Farm in West Virginia. Butcher said: “If we don’t produce it, we don’t sell it.” His meat is USDA inspected. After he earned his associate degree in agriculture from Potomac State College in Kaiser, WV, he joined his father in raising black angus beef, free range eggs and pasture raised meat chickens. He has been a farmer for 26 years. Butcher sells his produce at the following prices: GROUND BEEF/Other Cuts Ground Beef (~1 lb. pkg.) $5/pound Stew Meat (~1 lb. pkg.) $5.50/pound Short Ribs (2 ribs/pkg.) $4/pound Sandwich Steaks (~6/pkg.) $6.50/pound Liver, Soup Bones, Tongue $2/pound ROASTS Chuck Roast (~3 pounds) $5.50/pound Brisket (~3 pounds) $6.50/pound Sirloin Tip …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Hilker brings his produce from Pennsylvania to the Kensington Farmers' Market each week.
Every Saturday, farmer John Hilker drives from Rabbit Hill Farm in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania to Kensington Farmers’ Market. Hilker leaves around 4 a.m. and arrives in time to set up and start selling his goods at 8 a.m. His asparagus and spinach sell fast. “You have to get here early if you want to buy them,” he said. But, don’t worry if you’re not an early bird. Hilker sells plenty of other produce, including apples, potatoes, sweet potatoes, honey, eggs, and apple cider. His customers’ favorites are the Gold Rush and Pink Lady apples because they are tart with some flavor. He also sells Granny Smith apples and in the fall you can eat them raw. During the spring, he recommends cooking them. Hilker said that his eggs are free range. …
Monday, March 26, 2012
At Anna Saint John's stand at the Kensington Farmers' Market, a special sauce is popular among customers.
For over a year, Anna Saint John has been bringing her special sauce, dressings, and other delicacies to the Kensington Farmers' Market. Saint John, of Silver Spring, calls her special sauce “Srirachachacha” because she said, “We have more chacha than Sriracha.” The peppers are what make up the additional "chacha" of her sauce and the Indonesian-added flavor of garlic, vinegar, sugar, and salt act as the original Sriracha part. She chose to sell her products at the Kensington Farmers' Market because she wanted it to be “a hub tying market with products that complement other foods.” “I couldn’t live without Anna’s 'Srirachachacha' sauce,” Leslie Bloom, one of her loyal customers, said. Bloom, an author of a seafood cookbook, said her bag …
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011.
The farmers market is held Saturday's from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. rain or shine.
Friday, January 7, 2011
All Things Olive offers an array of authentic olive oils, wine vinegars and more.
It all started in a little shop in Paris nearly a decade ago. Lynn Voight and her husband Keith, of Kensington, discovered a "little olive oil store" near their hotel during a trip to Paris in 2001. Voigt said that the experience planted the seed for what has become an avocation for her husband and a full-time job for her. All Things Olive, created in 2004, is the couple's incarnation of the Parisian shop that inspired them to pursue their passion for olive oil. But instead of plying their wares from a charming storefront, the Voights sell their products at local farmers markets. "I'm in about a half dozen farmers markets," Lynn Voight said. "So we get around." Residents in communities such as Bethesda, Olney, Potomac and, of course, …