In Season

The month of July is all about the harvesting of tomatoes.

But fresh herbs, like lemon basil, are also hot commodities at the Calloway and Brimhall farmers markets. Watermelon radish, candy cane radish, beans and okra are also starting to peak. Pluots will also begin harvesting in July.

The Calloway farmers market, operated by The Hens Roost, runs every Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and is a must-stop for those looking for the freshest produce, many of which are picked the day before. Peak hours are 9 to 11 a.m.

On the way out are cherries, as cherry season draws to a close.

Vendor Spotlight

Often found next to one another, Yallatizers and French Delice offer a wide assortment of hummus, Greek yogurts, cheeses and more.

A staple at the Calloway and Brimhall farmers markets for over seven years, owners Slim Bejaoui and Karim Raboudi both hail from Tunisia and take a creative approach to their respective products resulting in devilishly delicious food that’s also healthy.

Yallatizers offers over 30 different types of hummus, salads, garlic spreads, gluten-free chips and more. Spicy black bean, avocado hummus, tri-colored salad and tomato-garlic spread are among the top sellers. Hummus-salad combinations are available. For $25, you can get two hummus, two salads and chips.

French Delice specializes in yogurt (over 20 different flavors) and cheeses made with sheep’s milk, which is lactose-free, with no added sugars or preservatives (with the exception of apple caramel and vanilla chocolate, which have added sugar).

French Delice’s products can also be found at The Hens Roost located at 1916 G St. French Delice will also launch a food truck in July. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with the latest updates. 

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