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2013 Thanksgiving Shopping Guide

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Our annual Thanksgiving Market will take place on Tuesday,  November 26 from 11am-2pm at Pike Central Farm Market. This market is located at 11806 Rockville Pike (between Old Georgetown and Montrose Rds.) Many of our vendors will be there with lots of fresh produce, meat, desserts and more that will help you plan for Thanksgiving. Several of our vendors are taking pre-orders at the weekend markets and we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to make sure you have everything you want for your holiday meal.  Here is a list of the vendors who will be at the market and a preview of what they will be offering this year.

To eat while you shop:

Rita's Crepes - photo by DMV Dining

Rita’s Crepes – photo by DMV Dining

Culinary Nomad: Turkey Sausage & Sweet Potato Hash and other seasonal treats!

Rita’s Crepes: Fill up on a delicious sweet or savory crepe to keep you energized while you shop.

MeatCrafters: Come get a yummy MeatCrafters sausage…and then take some home for the holiday!

Before the meal

Stonyman Gourmet Farmer: Cheese from Stonyman is the perfect way to please your guests. We recommend serving between 3-6 types of cheese to insure an interesting selection that won’t overwhelm or over-stuff your guests.

MeatCrafters: pick up a wide variety of artisanal salamis to serve to your guests and partner them with cheese from Stonyman!

Turkeys and meats


Springfield Farm: They will have turkeys and other holiday meats as well as eggs, butter, bacon and sage sausage for stuffing.

Liberty Delight Farms: Fresh meats available for pre-order as well as various sausages, eggs and bacon for last-minute stuffing and breakfast.  All pre-order items will be brined! The follow items are available for pre-order:

  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Leg of Lamb
  • Beef Fillets

MeatCrafters: Pick up  great sausages for your stuffing including Sweet Italian, Kielbasa, Chorizo and Smoked Kielbasa. You can also purchase an assortment of artisan salamis as a hostess gift! If you buy 4 MeatCrafters salamis, you will receive a discount AND a free box (that holds up to four salamis) complete with a ribbon, a bow and tissue paper!  Gift packaging is also available with the purchase of 1-3 salamis.

Fresh fruits & vegetables 


Pong’s Orchard: pick up some great apples for your salads and for baking – they’ll have Fuji Apples, Gala Apples and Stayman Apples (limited).  Pong’s will also have several plants: Meyer Lemon, Calamondin, Persian Lime, Dekopon Orange, Pink Lemons and Kaffir Lime (fruit and leaves).  These plants make great hostess gifts or centerpieces for your table!

Sweet Farm Sauerkraut: A selection of fermented krauts to add to your sides. The Classic Kraut is the traditional pairing with Thanksgiving dinner, but Curry Kraut goes very well with poultry and adds a lovely splash of color to the holiday plate.

Twin Springs Fruit Farm: several varieties of apples for baking (pies!), lots of fresh vegetables for salads and sides, and fresh pressed apple cider that makes lovely spice cider drinks or cider martinis.

Two Acre Farm: fresh vegetables straight from the farm –

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Sweet potatoes


Sweet Farm Sauerkraut: Turn your leftover turkey or ham into a delicious and easy meal with their Curry Soup and Classic Soup.  Just take the meat off the bone, add it to the soup, heat and serve for an easy and hearty way to use up those leftovers. Soups come in pint or quart sizes.

Two Acre Farm: two kinds of after-the-feast soup – New Mexico turkey tortilla soup and Turkey black bean & cumin chili.

Bread & Pasta

Pappardelle's Pasta

Pappardelle’s Pasta

Farm Market Bakery: This is where you will find those delicious Upper Crust Breads – a wide assortment of fresh breads for any meal over the weekend.

Pappardelle’s Pasta: Come early on Tuesday for a very limited number of their Harvest Squash Ravioli in sage parsley fleck dough filled with butternut squash, pumpkin & hazelnuts! They will also have their Chesapeake Crab Sea Shells & Autumn Harvest Orzo (pumpkin, chestnut and sage), as well as their best sellers: Garlic Chive Pappardelle, Sweet Potato Pappardelle, Porcini Mushroom and Spicy Thai Linguini. 

Gravy, Sauce, Stuffing, Dry Brines and more!

All Things Olive: several varieties of infused oil and extra virgin olive oil, wine vinegar, and balsamic vinegar. All Things Olive’s products go perfectly with grilled vegetables, chicken, turkey, breads and pasta.  Their olive oil and wine vinegar also make great salad dressings and marinades.

Two Acre Farm:


  • Red wine gravy
  • Wild mushroom gravy
  • Black peppercorn gravy
  • Honey chipotle gravy
  • Balsamic onion gravy


  • Candied ginger cranberry sauce
  • Framboise cranberry sauce
  • Fresh horseradish cranberry sauce
  • Cranberry orange sauce with walnuts


  • Wild rice stuffing with pine nuts, dried apricots and fresh herbs
  • Wild rice stuffing with apples, cranberries, sage and walnuts
  • Homemade bread stuffing with wild mushrooms and pecans

Dry Brines – just rub it on the turkey and let it sit for 6-8 hours!

  • Garlic & Rosemary dry brine
  • Sweet & Spicy dry brine
  • Tuscan dry brine
  • Bold & Smokey dry brine

…and much more, including jams, soups, dried beans and vinegar!


Simply Delicious Desserts Deep Dish Caramel Apple Crunch Pie

Simply Delicious Desserts Deep Dish Caramel Apple Crunch Pie

KarenKay’s Cakes: No meal is complete without some sweetness from KarenKay’s Cakes and it is here you will find her famous Pumpkin Orange Pound Cake! A whole cake feeds the entire crowd! She will sell the following whole cakes and pies:

  • Pumpkin pie
  • Sweet potato pie
  • Pecan pie
  • Pumpkin orange pound cake
  • Cranberry orange cream cheese pound cake
  • Carrot cake
  • Apple cinnamon cream cheese pound cake
  • Lemon cream cheese pound cake

…and many more! Karen will be taking special requests through the Sunday, November 24 before the Thanksgiving Market.

Dear Coco Chocolate:  special for the holidays, Dear Coco Chocolate will offer their Autumn Truffle Collections (which features cranberry and pumpkin spice dark chocolate truffles) and their Chanukah Truffle Collection (which features cherry “doughnut” and orange cardamom “gelt” dark chocolate truffles). They will also have their signature Toffee Chocolate Bar and chocolate truffle flavors.

Simply Delicious Desserts: our newest vendor will offer simply delicious pies in two sizes – 5″ for $8 and 7″ for $12.  We encourage you to pre-order your pies in advance so you can be sure to get one! Call Keisha at 1-800-704-1192 or email her to pre-order.

  • Deep Dish Apple Pie
  • Deep Dish Apple Crumb Pie
  • Deep Dish Caramel Apple Crunch Pie
  • Deep Dish Pear Apple Cranberry Pie
  • Coconut Custard Pie
  • Pecan Pie
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Sweet Potato Pie
  • Cranberry Walnut Pie

For your house & table

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Saivita: Special Thanksgiving floral arrangements that will make beautiful centerpieces.

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