|White peppers from the 78 Acres Farm.|
And while summer is nearly over, the Annandale market, at Mason District Park, will be running for another two months. It’s open Thursdays, 8 a.m.-noon through Nov. 12.
|Maura Niland of Twin Springs Farm.|
The Westmoreland Farm in Montross, Va., had sweet, light-green “ishtar” zucchini. Twin Springs Fruit Farm near Gettysburg, Pa., had purplish “purple haze” carrots and sweet, intense yellow and green “Christmas” melons and was giving out samples of white “zephyr” nectarines as sweet as candy.
|Miller Valentine serves up bacon from his farm in Orange, Va.|
|Ingy Wekil serves up samples of exotic homemade jams.|
“I wanted to bring back the art of preservations,” Wekil says. The more savory varieties go well with meats or cocktails, she says, and any of them would make a nice hostess gift as an alternative to wine.
|Natasha Potoreiko (left) describes the varieties of Naughty Girl donuts.|
The other Fairfax County Farmers Market in Annandale is in the parking lot near the baseball field at Wakefield Park. It’s open Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m., through Oct. 28. Also nearby is the farmers market at the Mosaic District in Merrifield, open on Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. through Nov. 22.