Yesterday, the White House Farmer’s Market (my weekly market because it’s located just outside my office) at Vermont Ave NW, also known as the FreshFarm Market, was taken over in an event hosted by Toyota’s Farm to Table Tour. In order to raise awareness about farmer’s markets, local farmers, and sustainable eating, Toyota paired D.C. chefs with local famers in order to create tasty dishes featuring seasonal foods. Each chef created a bite-sized, tasty, and complimentary dish for visitors to enjoy- all showcasing farm-fresh ingredients. In addition to taste-testing, visitors were given a free potted herb to take home and enjoy (I chose summer savory).
Of the nine samples offered, I was able to enjoy three (darn those veggie constraints!). I was pleased with what I had, especially from chef Mike of Zatinya (and Top Chef)- which featured a mild and creamy crumbled cheese with ripe, summer peach and a drizzle of spiced honey. It was delicious! I felt too lame asking a celebrity chef for his photo, but my friend surrepticiously snapped this one as I was leaving the booth (that’s me to the right). So there you have it- my brush with fame at the farmer’s market. Who knew you could find great food and cute celebrities there?
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