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Impromptu Cheese Savories Anytime!

stonyman cheese savories

On Sunday, April 21, the Stonyman Gourmet Farmer chefs will demonstrate simply delicious ways to make  impromptu savories for anytime eating, showcasing their fine farmstead cheeses and standout market ingredients at the Bethesda Central Farm Market.

The chefs will make Croque Monsieur & Croque Madame, and egg dishes that feature their cheeses and ingredients from vendors like MeatCrafters, Farm Market Bakery, Young Harvests, Bending Bridge Farm, and Vernon’s Seafood.

Chef Christopher Brown and Chef Drew Faulkner will be the ones preparing these savories for you.  Chef Brown, of the Stonyman kitchen, graduated from Johnson & Wales and studied at the Cordon Bleu in Paris.  He has worked in Maine, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Chef Faulkner, the consulting chef for Stonyman’s farm-to-table program, trained with Madeleine Kamman of L’Academie de Cuisine, and has worked professionally in California.  She is also a culinary educator and food writer.

Stonyman Fromagère Susan James and the Stonyman team will provide cheese tastings throughout the morning. Come to the their tent to enjoy these delectable  savories!


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Central Farm Markets’ Super Bowl Party

When I hear Super Bowl, I think football, commercials, and FOOD.  We have all of your Super Bowl party needs covered at the market!

Super Bowl Party

Ready to take home

Chips & Dip: head over to Betty’s Chips & Salsa for a special Super Bowl pack: 2 bags of chips, red salsa, salsa verde & guacamole; normally a $25 value, you can get all this for only $20 in honor of the Super Bowl!  Two Acre Farm will have Garlic & Artichoke, Sweet Onion, Pico de Gallo, and Black Bean salsas.

Cheese: Put it on a cracker, eat it on its own or melt it on something…but you need great cheese to top your chili, tortilla chips, and burgers!   Stonyman Gourmet Farmer has many varieties of cheese for you to use in your recipes.

Chili: We think Heirloom Kitchen makes the BEST Vegetarian Black Bean Chili, which makes a great dip with corn chips!  We also like Springfield Farm’s  savory beef chili. 

Wings: Springfield Farm has fresh chicken wings – check out this Buffalo Chicken Dippers recipe!

Sausages: MeatCrafters has a variety of sausages including Smoked Kielbasa, which is great in chili, and Painted Hand Farm will have goat, pork and veal sausages for the big game.

Sauerkraut & Pickles: Pick up all natural krauts from Sweet Farm Sauerkraut as a great side.  Oh Pickles! will have their sour, half sour and full sour pickles for you to munch on while you’re watching the game.

popcorn kernels

Popcorn: Two Acre Farm will have all natural, gluten-free popcorn and popcorn kernels if you want to pop your own – choose from Ruby Red, Indigo Blue, Rainbow, or Jumbo Gold.  Add any seasoning of your choosing: Classic BBQ, Cajun, BBQ & Parm, Spiced Cinnamon, and more!

Desserts:   A Better Choice Bakery will have Purple Sangria Cupcakes! These vegan/gluten-free cupcakes are made with berries in a super moist celebratory purple color, and are topped with lemon frosting and fresh fruit.  Mini treats like Sweet Teensy’s mini cupcakes, and bite size chocolates from Chouquette will also make great endings for your meal.

Drinks: Start Super Bowl Sunday off with Toigo Orchards’ Birth of Pain Bloody Mary Mix.

Serving dishes:  Affinity Woodworks has gorgeous handmade wooden bowls in all different sizes that can hold chips, salads, popcorn and more.  They also have cheese boards and cutting boards – load ’em up with salamis and cheeses and get chopping!

Make it at home


Need help planning your game-day menu?  Here are some healthy recipes to keep your energized during the big game.  If you’re planning on grilling or tailgating outside, Kiparoo Farms will have soft wool hats and scarves to keep you warm.

Turkey Cheeseburgers –   Pick up the ground turkey from Liberty Delight Farms, get delicious Upper Crust Bread  baguettes at the Farm Market Bakery stand, and top it with cheese from Stonyman Gourmet Farmer!  If you want to add an extra crunch, top with sprouts from Susie Sunshine Sprouts.

Chili – Walnut Hill Farm has a special on ground beef – buy 4 packs of Black Angus Ground Beef, get the 5th free! Perfect if you’re serving chili to a lot of hungry people.

Cheesesteak sliders get the beef from Walnut Hill Farm, Liberty Delight Farms, or Springfield Farm, the cheese from Stonyman Gourmet Farmer, and great Upper Crust Bakery baguettes from the Farm Market Bakery stand.  Feel free to make any variation of this recipe! 

Ravens Super Quick 5 Layer Dip

5 layer dip

1 can Refried Black Beans
1 8oz block Pepper Jack Cheese, grated
1 16oz container Sour Cream
1 16oz container Sweet Farm Sauerkraut  Curtido
1 8oz container of Betty’s Guacamole
Betty’s Chips & Salsa Tortilla Chips for dipping

Spread the can of refried black beans along the bottom of a 8×8 dish. Spread the guacamole on top of the beans. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the guacamole. Spread the sour cream on top of the cheese. Finally, spread the Curtido on top of the sour cream. Serve with Betty’s Tortilla Chips. Enjoy the game!


1) If you want more spice, mix in some of your favorite hot sauce with the refried beans before spreading them into the serving dish.
2) For a delicious sixth layer, spread a pound of Liberty Delight Farms’ ground beef or pork cooked with taco seasoning between the beans and cheese layers.
3) Got a big crowd coming over? Double the recipe and serve in a 9×13 dish.

Stuffed Baby Potatoes great finger food! 

Fish & Chips get a great variety of white fishes from Vernon’s Seafood and sweet potatoes from our produce vendors to make the fries.

 What’s on your game-day menu?  Share with us!

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Thanksgiving Market Vendor List

On Tuesday, November 20th, we are holding our special Thanksgiving Market from 10am-2pm at Pike Central Farm Market. This market is located at 11806 Rockville Pike (between Old Georgetown and Montrose Rds.).  Over 20 of our vendors will be there with lots of fresh food, produce, breads, desserts & more that will help you plan for Thanksgiving.

If you prefer not to cook we have that covered too! Gepetto’s Catering and some of our other vendors will have prepared foods and desserts ready to eat. We have everything from Soup to Nuts! So have fun, which ever way you choose to serve dinner this year. Our flower vendors will also be there with centerpieces and much more to make your house festive for the holidays.

So here’s your shopping guide. All of the following vendors will be at the Special Thanksgiving Market on Tuesday, Nov. 20th at Pike Central.


Complete Dinner Ready for You From Gepetto Catering

(We promise not to tell!)

Order at the Market or Contact Ken Tu: ktu@geppettocatering.com or call: 301-927- 8800. **All orders must be pre-paid. Food provided will be fully cooked and refrigerated upon pick-up, for self-reheating. Pick-Up on Tuesday, November 20th  at Pike Central Farm Market.

Thanksgiving Menu for Pre-Order ($33.00/person)

  • 18 – 22 lb. Free-Range Roasted Turkey –  feeds 22 people
  • Bread Stuffing – does not contain any pork products
  • Gravy
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Candied Sweet Potatoes
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts
  • Garden Salad with cranberries and champagne vinaigrette


While you shop…

The Culinary Nomad

Chow down on seasonal breakfast goodies from our newest vendor, the Culinary Nomad!

  • The Gobbler:  Sweet Potato & Turkey Sausage Hash topped with a Fried Egg & Goat Cheese
  • Apple Crisp French Toast: Thick Slices of Country bread dipped in a Cinnamon Scented Batter and griddled to perfection. Topped with House made Apple Butter, Maple Glazed Apples & Crumble Topping.


Before the Meal

Toigo Orchards

Heirloom Tomato – Tomato Soup. Made with those bright summer tomatoes, a rich, smooth and creamy texture – the taste that homemade tomato soup is known for.

Stonyman Gourmet Farmer

Whether your Thanksgiving is an elegant event or a causal buffet, cheese from Stonyman is the perfect way to please your guests. We recommend serving between 3-6 types of cheese to insures an interesting selection that won’t overwhelm or over-stuff your guests.


Delicious salamis to serve with those great cheeses! Special for the holidays: two special bite size, heat & serve hors d’oeuvres. Choose either their delicious Lamb Merguez or Chicken Santa Fe wrapped in puff pastry. Frozen, ready to heat & serve in just 15 minutes.

Virginia Diner Peanuts

Perfect for the football games and will make a great snack all weekend long. Stock up on:

  • Salt and pepper peanuts
  • Ginger wasabi peanuts
  • Honey roasted peanuts


Fresh Turkeys, Chickens & Meats

Liberty Delight Farms

Fresh (not frozen) Broad Breasted Whole Turkey – a hormone-free and antibiotic-free, free-range, sustainably raised bird. This bird is known for its tenderness and plumpness!

Sizes available: 12-14 lbs, 16-18 lbs, 20-22 lbs, 24-26 lbs and 27-30 lbs.

Also available:

  • Split Turkey (1/2 turkey split down middle)
  • Filet (boneless) Breast Only
  • Bone In Breast
  • Pork Roasts
  • Ham Roasts
  • Beef Tenderloin

Walnut Hill Farm

Chicken special: buy a chicken that is 5 lbs (or more), and get charged for a 4 lb chicken.  They will also have Black Angus Beef and fresh eggs.

Springfield Farms

Turkeys – broad breasted white turkeys in the 12-25 lb. size range, heritage turkeys in the 6-12 lb. size range and turkey breasts in the 3-10 lb. size range (both bone-in and boneless).

Springfield is taking pre-orders from their website – no additional turkeys or turkey breasts will be available for the Thanksgiving Market on Tuesday, Nov. 20th.   The weight ranges are listed on the order form, for both the turkeys and the turkey breasts.

They will also have:

  •  Bacon
  • Sage pork sausage in bulk and in links – great for breakfast and stuffings
  • Lots of great eggs


  • Sensational Sausages for Stuffing and Breakfast
  • Andouille…traditional Louisiana flavor
  • Smoked Kielbasa..traditional Polish garlic sausage with a great smoke
  • Italian Sweet sausage with fresh fennel
  • Chopped prosciutto that has been cured for 18 months!


Fresh Fish

Vernon’s Seafood will have fresh fish at the market! Serve up salmon, cod or other delicacies as an addition to your Thanksgiving Dinner.


Fresh Fruits and Vegetables– plenty for your pies and side dishes

Toigo Orchards

Toigo Orchards’ McIntosh Cranberry Apple Sauce is a wonderfully flavored, tangy apple sauce that will compliment that roasted Turkey.

  • Fresh Pressed Honey Cider – for drinking and the turkey brine!
  • Fresh Pressed Apple Cranberry Cider
  • Sweet Potatoes, Apples and more!

Twin Springs Fruit Farms

Sunshine Winter and Bon Bon Squashes; Sunshine is a Japanese Kabocha variety which is known for its’ sweetness and velvety texture. Bon Bon is a relatively new award-winning variety in the Buttercup family, which also cooks up sweet and smooth.

Vivaldi Potatoes- a new variety which is similar but superior in flavor and texture to Yukons. The variety is known in England – where it was developed – as the weight watcher potato, as it has significantly fewer calories than most other varieties!

They will also have Apple cider, Sweet potatoes, Gold Rush Apples, greenhouse tomatoes, and much more!

Mock’s Green House

Hydroponic, high tunnel and garden vegetables and fruits – try their bibb lettuce and heirloom tomatoes.  They will have fresh ginger (which you can use for brining recipes and desserts), which is more tender and more delicate than the ginger that is shipped to stores, and New Dill and Bread & Butter Pickles.

Dress it up Dressing

Salad fixings! Choose from four glamorous vinaigrettes: Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Chocolate Vinaigrette, Champagne Vinaigrette & Red Wine Vinaigrette.  There will also be gift sets – great to take as a hostess gift!



We are bringing out the pros for your Thanksgiving Desserts this year!


This is Pie Central for your holiday meals. They are the “pie masters” and their pies and cookies will wow your guests. Pre-order at the market or on their website.

Large Pies (9 inch, serves 6-8): $19
Small pies (6 inch, serves 2): $9


  • Pumpkin Pie: a classic, spiced pumpkin pie made with fresh local pumpkin filling, in a graham cracker crust.
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl: their classic pumpkin pie with a swirl of homemade chocolate ganache, in a graham cracker crust.
  • Apple Pie: their classic apple pie, made with fresh local apples, in their flaky pie crust.
  • Caramel Apple Pie: Tart apples, mixed with their homemade salted vanilla caramel, in their flaky pie crust.
  • Pear Cranberry Pie: local juicy pears, mixed with cranberries reduced with red wine and spices, in their flaky pie crust.

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, which is featured in the Holiday issue of Flavor Magazine!

Other delicious cakes & desserts include:

  • Pecan Cake
  • Pumpkin Cake
  • Sweet Potato Cake
  • The Carrot Cake that rocks our world
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Apple Cranberry Pie
  • Karen’s Ultra Delicious Bread Puddin’ in a Pumpkin
  • Fall Apple Crisp

Sweet Teensy

Have a houseful of company? Sweet Teensy’s cupcakes and Breads are perfect for entertaining! Pre-order at the market or on their website.

  • Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
  • Pumpkin Bread
  • Molasses Bread

Better Choice Bakery

They will have both pecan pies, pumpkin pies and vegan pecan pies for sale that day with pre-orders due by the end of the Sunday market in Bethesda the week prior.   Also dinner rolls and breads as well.

Please call (301) 969-0341 or email (abetterchoicebakery@comcast.net) .

Moorenko’s Ice Cream

Yes, that delicious ice cream is making a special appearance to top off your desserts. Flavors include:

  • Pumpkin
  • Vanilla
  • Maple Walnut
  • Cranberry (ice cream or sorbet)
  • Chocolate Cinnamon

How about an ice cream sandwich cookie with ginger snaps and Pumpkin Ice Cream? Yummy!


Chouquette’s new chocolates include the “Pie Collection,”  an assortment of the three essential Thanksgiving dessert caramels: Pumpkin, Apple and Pecan Pies.  Available in boxes of 5 and 9.  In addition, the Happy Thanksgiving chocolates will be filled with Vanilla Sea Salt Caramel with themed designs.  They will also offer combination boxes in 16  and 25  for hostess gifts and families gatherings. Custom assortments are available for order – please contact Sarah Dwyer (sarah@chouquette.us or 301-651-4442).



Farm Market Bakery

This is where you will find those delicious Upper Crust Breads – a wide assortment of crusty fresh breads for any meal over the weekend. Challah makes a great french toast for your weekend breakfast.


Zeke’s Coffee

In addition to over 30 varieties of fresh roasted coffee, Zeke’s Coffee will be featuring chocolate covered espresso beans, a holiday favorite!


For Your House and Table

Pure Light Candles

Individually hand blended and poured, these candles are made from 100% Natural soy wax with all natural and essential oils. Buy a few for you and they make lovely hostess gifts too. Fragrances include detectable fruits and citrus, fantastic florals and sensual spices and herb.

Wollam Gardens

You can pre-order their gorgeous pumpkin and flower filled centerpieces. They also will have wreaths and holiday swags! Bouquets make great hostess gifts too.