An Apple A Day

Now that it's officially fall and our warm days are numbered, the Freshfarm Markets are celebrating their annual Johnny Appleseed Festival this week with several events of note.

On Thursday at 5 p.m., Teaism executive chef Arpad Lengyel will be at the Penn Quarter market demonstrating how to make "the world’s best apple pie" using his grandmother’s recipe. And the Bread Ovens at Quail Creek will be selling apple-based products, including peanut-apple soup, apple cookies, apple-pumpkin spice muffins, baked whole apples, apple roulade and apple-almond tarts. The Penn Quarter market is located on Eighth Street NW between D and E streets.

On Saturday, the Silver Spring market will host a Whole Foods demo at 1 p.m. with chef Tania Hayek-Mercer, who will cook apple recipes and treats for kids. Chef Eric Cohen of Lifestyle Cooking will hold a demonstration at 11 a.m. The market is located on Fenton Drive between Ellsworth and Wayne streets.

Also on Saturday, the H Street market will celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day along with Kaiser Permanente Family Day from 9 a.m. to noon. A promised attraction: market co-director Bernie Prince's famous spiced apples. The market is located on the 600 block of H Street NE.

And if you can't wait to get your hands on some market fresh apples, head to the Foggy Bottom market this afternoon from 3-7 p.m. on I Street between New Hampshire and 24th Street NW.

(Photo by Metrocurean.)