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Gaithersburg Farmers Markets, Thursday and Saturday

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Gaithersburg Farmers Markets, Thursday and Saturday


11 AM - 2:30 PM
Maria's Kitchen: Let's Lunch@Casey this week with authentic Mexican, Honduran, and Puerto Rican food! See the full season food truck calendar here.
Clean Choice Energy: Learn how to switch to clean, renewable energy.
Maryland Health Connection: Connect with healthcare professionals and learn about eligibility and enrollment requirements for private health insurance and Medicaid.
Saints Row Brewing: Locally crafted beers and fresh roasted coffee beans produced at their Fulks Corner lab.
Scenic View Orchards: Local honey, apple cider, produce -- strawberries are here!! -- and flowers.
The Happy Cheesecake Company: Enjoy breads, fresh cookies, hearty soups, and -- of course! -- cheesecakes!
Tuckey's Mountain-Grown Berries, Fruits, and Vegetables: A variety of local produce -- asparagus is still available!! -- and fresh apple cider.
9 AM - 1 PM
Crepes D'Or: French-inspired prepared food and desserts.
Just Pralines: All natural, honey-roasted nuts.
Margaret Polcawich: a mixed media sculptor of vessels, wall art, wearable works, and more.
M&M Plants: Holiday wreaths, forced bulbs, seasonal gifts, houseplants, succulents, and more!
Panateca DC: Enjoy a taste of Venezuelan cuisine including fresh cachitos, meats, sweets, and breads.
Petite Sweets: Home bakery offering sweet baked goods inspired by rich and diverse flavors of Asia.
Sheree Harvest: A private boutique winery that crafts small batches of high quality premium wines.
Smitty's Snacks: Peanuts, popcorn and candy -- yum!
That's Glassic: Whimsical fused glass designs and decor.
The Happy Cheesecake Company: Enjoy fresh cookies, hearty soups, and -- of course! -- cheesecakes!
Two Moon's Studio: Crystals and other meditative & spiritual wares
Tuckey's Fruit & Vegetable Farm: Fresh seasonal produce including squash, chard, and apples.
YuFresh Farm: Locally grown microgreens and eggs.
The first Saturday of each month, enjoy live music performances at
Main Street Market!
Our next live music performance is on Saturday, June 3
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A Tasty Spring Treat
Sunken Berry Almond Cake
This almond-flour based cake is buttery, moist, tender, and entirely gluten-free. Finely ground almond flour ensures there’s no graininess in the velvety-smooth crumb, which is studded with fresh berries for bursts of color and flavor. 
  • 2 cups (192g) King Arthur Almond Flour
  • 2 tablespoons (14g) cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons (85g) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for greasing the pan
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (125g) granulated sugar, divided
  • lemon zest (grated rind) of 1/2 lemon
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon King Arthur Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup (70g to 75g) blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries*
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Recipe and photo by
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8" round cake pan or line with a parchment round then grease the parchment and sides of the pan to ensure the cake releases smoothly from the pan.  
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Add the almond flour mixture to butter mixture and beat until just combined. 
  • In a clean bowl with clean beaters, beat the egg whites and the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar to soft peaks, about 3 minutes.  
  • Mix about 1/2 cup of the beaten egg whites into the almond flour mixture to loosen it. Then gently fold the remaining egg whites into the almond flour mixture, being careful not to deflate the egg whites (some lingering streaks are OK).  
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and smooth the top. Place the berries evenly over the top of the cake; no need to press them into the batter. 
  • Bake the cake for about 35 to 40 minutes, until golden-brown and a toothpick or paring knife inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs attached (rather than batter).  
  • Let the cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully flip the cake out of the pan, invert onto a rack so that it’s right side up, and let cool completely. Dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving. 
Posted by

Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That Sunken Berry Cake looks GREAT Roy Kelley . Our farmers markets won't get started up for two more months unless the product was started in a greenhouse.

May 09, 2023 01:42 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, such good information for Gaithersburg residents to see, thank you!

May 09, 2023 04:50 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

WOW, Roy - what a power-packed information post!  Not only did you include the Casey Market Vendors and Main Street Farmers Market list, you included King Arthur's Bakery Sunken Berry Almond Cake recipe.  And that recipe and cake -- looks interesting and tempting.  Believe that cake will be a nice and interesting addition to this Mother's Day menu.

May 09, 2023 11:57 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning again, Roy.... just checking in on the weekly recipe and this one did not disappoint. I actually saved it even though I don't do a lot of baking.

May 10, 2023 03:48 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

I love going to the farmers market it is a great way to show support for the community. I hope you get the opportunity to attend. Have a great day.

May 10, 2023 07:23 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Roy and thank you for sharing your market list us and also the recipe.  I need to try this sometime.

May 10, 2023 08:54 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Both of these sound like they have a great lineup of vendors and the citizens of Gaithersburg will benefit from them!

May 10, 2023 10:10 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

You have so much good information here Roy. From Farmer's Markets to recipes. Nicely done!

May 11, 2023 05:16 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. Your feedback is always welcome.

May 11, 2023 05:19 AM