AUTOPLAY 

What happens early in the spring (at the farmers market) is its a little bit of horticulture, too, because people are planting their gardens, says Yonkers. These market starts are for sale at the farmers market and are ready to be planted in the garden at home. (WTOPRachel Nania)
"What happens early in the spring (at the farmers market) is it's a little bit of horticulture, too, because people are planting their gardens," says Yonkers. These "market starts" are for sale at the farmers market and are ready to be planted in the garden at home. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
Asparagus is one of the signature spring vegetables. This asparagus was picked from a farm in Maryland just hours before it was brought to the market. (WTOPRachel Nania)
Asparagus is one of the signature spring vegetables. This asparagus was picked from a farm in Maryland just hours before it was brought to the market. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
Farms store apples from the fall in rooms without any oxygen to keep them crisp. They keep bringing the apples to the market until they run out or until they have strawberries, Yonkers explains. (WTOPRachel Nania)
Farms store apples from the fall in rooms without any oxygen to keep them crisp. "They keep bringing the apples to the market until they run out or until they have strawberries," Yonkers explains. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
Lettuces are nicest in the spring and the fall because its cooler, says Yonkers. In terms of greens, theyre much better in the spring and in the fall. This lettuce is hydroponic, which means it was not grown in the ground. It has a root bunch at the bottom, and people even use these heads of lettuce to make arrangements for tables and weddings.(WTOPRachel Nania)
"Lettuces are nicest in the spring and the fall because it's cooler," says Yonkers. "In terms of greens, they're much better in the spring and in the fall." This lettuce is hydroponic, which means it was not grown in the ground. It has a root bunch at the bottom, and people even use these heads of lettuce to make arrangements for tables and weddings.(WTOP/Rachel Nania)
This local cheese is called Prince Georges Blue. (WTOPRachel Nania)
This local cheese is called Prince George's Blue. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
bnv.wtop.photogalleries/places;places=main;tile=3;pos=mid1;sz=300x250;ord=
One local vendor recommends stinging nettles during the spring season. But just as the name suggests, this green is not to be handled with bare hands. Yonkers recommends wearing gloves or using tongs to handle stinging nettles while cooking. Sauté them with a little bit of butter or olive oil and they are delicious. Other spring herbs include watercress, thyme and sorrel. (WTOPRachel Nania)
One local vendor recommends stinging nettles during the spring season. But just as the name suggests, this green is not to be handled with bare hands. Yonkers recommends wearing gloves or using tongs to handle stinging nettles while cooking. Sauté them with a little bit of butter or olive oil and they are delicious. Other spring herbs include watercress, thyme and sorrel. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
These are our first starwberries of the season, which is big news, explains Yonkers, who says these strawberries are from the Northern Neck. Expect more farms to bring strawberries in throughout the month. (WTOPRachel Nania)
"These are our first starwberries of the season, which is big news," explains Yonkers, who says these strawberries are from the Northern Neck. Expect more farms to bring strawberries in throughout the month. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
These tomatoes are gown in a greenhouse. Yonkers explains that tomatoes grown in greenhouses can be grown year-round and have a uniform shape. They are only a certain number of varieties that are actually grown in greenhouses, she says. (WTOPRachel Nania)
These tomatoes are gown in a greenhouse. Yonkers explains that tomatoes grown in greenhouses can be grown year-round and have a uniform shape. "They are only a certain number of varieties that are actually grown in greenhouses," she says. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
As for fresh flowers, anemones are particuarly seasonal in the spring, as are poppies. (WTOPRachel Nania)
As for fresh flowers, anemones are particuarly seasonal in the spring, as are poppies. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
Yonkers says it takes an enormous amount of work to gather a bouquet of Lily of the Valley, but the smell is worth the effort. (WTOPRachel Nania)
Yonkers says it takes an enormous amount of work to gather a bouquet of Lily of the Valley, but the smell is worth the effort. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
bnv.wtop.photogalleries/places;places=main;tile=3;pos=mid1;sz=300x250;ord=
Basil is aplenty at the farmers market from April through August. (WTOPRachel Nania)
Basil is aplenty at the farmers market from April through August. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
Gordys pickles makes an appearance at a lot of the farmers markets in the area. Other vendors in the area range from a wood-burning pizza oven on wheels, to locally-made gelato. (WTOPRachel Nania)
Gordy's pickles makes an appearance at a lot of the farmers markets in the area. Other vendors in the area range from a wood-burning pizza oven on wheels, to locally-made gelato. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
Lots of farmers markets attract vendors that sell beauty products or other goods, such as honey, jams and baked desserts. This vendor sells handmade soaps. (WTOPRachel Nania)
Lots of farmers markets attract vendors that sell beauty products or other goods, such as honey, jams and baked desserts. This vendor sells handmade soaps. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
Bread is not necessarily seasonal, but it is always delicious and abundant at local farmers markets. (WTOPRachel Nania)
Bread is not necessarily seasonal, but it is always delicious and abundant at local farmers markets. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
Golden Globe Awards

Golden Globe Awards

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the 2014 Golden Globes Sunday night.
Spring 2014

Spring 2014

Submit your spring photos to WTOP's gallery.
Snow in 2014

Snow in 2014

Your snow photos from around the region.
The Masters 2014

The Masters 2014

Photos from the 2014 Masters. Sponsored by Golfdom
Click on the image above to see it at its original size.

7 / 17

Photo Galleries

< >