Last weekend, Pike Central Farm Market opened for it’s fourth season. We were delighted with the great number of patrons who came to welcome Pike back after the long winter season!
Mosaic Central Farm Market will re-open on Sunday, May 3 (this weekend!) at 2910 District Ave. in Fairfax, VA. The market will be open from 9:30am-2:30pm. We can’t wait to see you there!
Along with the all of the returning favorite vendors, a few wonderful new vendors have joined us this season.
Oat My Goodness, a craft granola owned by Shohreh and Yasaman Vojdani, will be rotating through all three Central Farm Markets this summer. This product is amazing. All three varieties of handcrafted granola have a specific character, and the creator of the line, Shohreh, takes pride in making sure each flavor is properly balanced. The original flavor is called “Vintage,” with vanilla, cinnamon, and various nuts. “Sunrise” is a bold mixture of orange, mango, coconut, coffee, and macadamia nuts. For the flavor “Bad Monkey,” Shohreh created an amazing blend of banana, chocolate, and peanut butter. Each flavor is light and dangerously snack-friendly Oat My Goodness tastes. You must stop by and pick up a bag when they are at the markets!
Top Chef winner and star of ABC’s “The Chew,” Carla Hall has joined both Pike and Mosaic Central Farm Markets selling her products from a line of baked goods called “Alchemy.” This caterer-turned-cookie-maker brings tiny, square cookies in a wonderful array of flavors – from Cheddar Pecan to Black Forest Crinkle and more. Other treats to look out for at Carla’s tent include the “Magic Bar” (graham cracker crust with black forest cookie dough, cherries, walnuts, and coconut), Salted Caramel Banana Bread, and fun items that will change throughout the seasons. Come by the tent for a test of all the treats. I guarantee that you will be convinced to bring some home with you – they are truly irresistible!
Felicity’s Handcrafted Soaps is joining us from Alexandria! Felicity has been making soap for eight years and uses coconut milk in her products. The fats in the coconut milk are moisturizing and the sugars increase lathering. The colors of her soaps are all natural botanicals and clays and the soaps are completely vegan. As if that isn’t enough, all of her packaging is biodegradable or reusable! Boasting flavors like Pink Grapefruit and Spearmint, Lemongrass and Orange, and Spring Meadows, there is surely a soap for everyone at her tent. Come by and take a whiff of these delicious flavors – you’ll want to use them the minute you leave the market!
*The name should speak for itself: Naughty Girls Donut Shop. Based in Front Royal, VA, Naughty Girls will be joining us at both Pike and Mosaic Central Markets this season. Each week they will bring four flavors of amazing, mouthwatering donuts to the markets. Last week’s flavors were Orange Dream, Caramel Popcorn, Mocha Cookie Crumble, and Blueberry Cheesecake. You never know what flavors will be available, so make sure to stop by and see for yourself. Bring a friend – these donuts are huge!
Come take a look for yourself – this market is packed with goodies. Not to mention the fact that we’ve also got the long-time Central Farm Market partners like Culinary Nomad, Twin Springs, Two Acre Farm, Meatcrafters, Springfield Farm, and so many more!
Also the Kids Club will be joining the fun at Pike Central on May 9 and Bethesda Central on May 10! Bring your child to the Kids Club tent between 10:00am-12:00pm to decorate and plant a flower pot for Mother’s Day!
*Naughty Girls Donut Shop is no longer at the Pike and Mosaic Central Farm Markets.