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The Market at River Falls | 301-765-8001
10124 River Road Potomac, MD 20854
Open Mon - Sat 10AM - 7:30PM | Sun 11AM - 7PM

Start Any Party with a Cheese Platter

  • April 5, 2019

Market River Falls Cheese Platters

It’s Springtime. And with that, comes all things al fresco…time to live, eat and be outdoors gathered with friends, enjoying our back yards, patios and pools while relaxing into the ease of summer living.

We love an impromptu, casual fun get together with neighbors, friends, and family. That pretty much always means food & drinks and we like to keep it simple. The easiest way to feed a group of people with little to no prep time or stress is a cheeseboard. Because really, everybody loves cheese!

To create an impressive and bountiful cheese board in just a few minutes, we have everything you need right here at the Market.

If you have a wooden cutting board (or a piece of slate for a twist on a sophisticated look), a couple of ramekins, some cheese spreaders/knives & napkins, we’ve got the rest covered.

For variety and presentation, we recommend you mix together hard & soft cheeses. Some of our tried-and-true favorites:

  • Aged Manchego, Il Truffelino, Gruyere, Parmigiana, Cheddar, Roquefort (semi-hard & hard)
  • Brie, La Tur, Triple Crème, Camembert, Bûcheron, Humboldt Fog, Mozzarella (soft & creamy)

Add some meats like salami or prosciutto in piles on the board. Place ramekins of olives, or nuts in the empty spaces and add a pâté for a different flavor note and for texture. Throw in some fresh fruit, herbs and veggies for color.

If you need to feed more people, it’s easy to include some hummus (choose from our pine nut, lemon, red pepper, caramelized onion and of course traditional), our homemade salsa with chips, or some delicious Picnic Gourmet Spreads in flavors like Herbed Goat Cheese, Parmesan, Chipotle Sage & Moroccan Cilantro.

Be sure to include some satisfying crunch, with crackers from Firehook, Mary’s Gone Crackers and Stonewall Kitchen or a nice, fresh, sliced baguette.

Of course, if you find out last minute that you’re expecting more people and this snack becomes more of a meal, our prepared food offerings are so plentiful, we have you covered. You can pick up a variety of dishes when you’re here getting your cheese board essentials, or you can hop online to order everything you need, and it will be ready in 30 minutes for you including pastas, salads, fish spreads, shrimp (cocktail, peel & eat or grilled) side dishes, and of course anything you need for grilling.

We know for many, no cheese board is complete without the perfect wine or beer to compliment your selections. We have a great selection of whites, rosès, bubbles & beer, always chilled and ready, as well as a wonderful selection of reds.

“You have to be a romantic to invest yourself, your money, and your time in cheese.” – Anthony Bourdain

Image: Cheese and pate display from our Catering Menu

Life is a Picnic

  • March 1, 2019

Potomac Market River Falls Cherry BlossomsEvery Spring, the DC area is enriched by a gorgeous display of cherry blossoms. People flock downtown from all over to enjoy a day among the pink blooms, with the bright blue skies as a back drop and the iconic DC landmark buildings. It is truly a site to behold.

There are many wonderful things to see and do downtown, and especially during the days of the Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20 – April 13, 2019) you will find something for everyone and every age group. Think kites, canoeing, biking, parades, boat rides and more.

One of the most enjoyable things to do is have a good old-fashioned picnic. You can take your blanket, even your chairs, pick your spot along the Tidal Basin under the blossoms and settle in for a memorable afternoon. This is an activity for everyone; bring your little ones and capture that perfect Holiday Card moment, enjoy a stroll along the water and settle in for a romantic picnic, get your friends together & pack a frisbee, take some time to decompress from the hustle and bustle of your busy life with your favorite book, and for those of you that don’t miss a moment on social media, do it for the gram! #cherryblossoms

Whether you plan to pack up a wicker basket, a tote bag or a back pack, we’ve got everything you need for the perfect alfresco experience right here at the Market.

We have a great assortment of crackers, artisanal cheeses, pâté, spreads from Picnic Gourmet, our homemade hummus, or crab spread as well as chips and our homemade salsa. We have a variety of salads that are large enough to share and come in easy portable containers including Caesar, Cobb, Greek, or Caprese. Take along our chicken salad, tuna salad, pasta salad, coleslaw and even our chilled shrimp cocktail. We make sandwiches daily and of course have cookies and sweets including our portable cake in a jar by Cakelove.

We also have a great assortment of beverages for all ages!

Stop in to grab all of the picnic essentials for enjoying a beautiful day in DC, or anywhere in the area…an outing at Great Falls, on the Mall, or even in your local park.

Visit our website to order ahead of time and it will be all ready for you when you get here …. We will even run it out to your car. https://marketriverfalls.com

Image via Washington.org

Best Crab Cakes Potomac

  • January 15, 2019

Award-Winning Crab Cakes Potomac

 

Best of Bethesda, Award-Winning Crab Cakes

We believe in the highest standards…from customer service to the top quality and variety of foods we offer here at The Market including our crab cakes which have been awarded the BEST crab cakes!

We are honored that those high standards have earned us some great recognition and awards through the years. We were recently awarded “Reader’s Pick, A Top Vote-getter as “Best Neighborhood Market” and “Best Place to Buy Prepared Foods” in Best of Bethesda 2019. A huge, heartfelt THANK YOU to those of you who support and vote for us!

Among the things we are very proud to be recognized for are our Award-Winning Crab Cakes. We have been serving the same original recipe for 18 years with the only change being we now offer a gluten-free version made with rice flour instead of panko breadcrumbs. Our crab cakes are made daily, often two times per day, and are overflowing with fresh jumbo lump crabmeat in a large 6½ oz. portion. They are SO GOOD that we sold almost 40,000 of them last year!

Did you know that the biggest producers of crabmeat in the world are Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines? We only source from the Northern Hemisphere, always from the Gulf of Mexico and we rotate our suppliers based on season to guarantee fresh, never pasteurized, jumbo lump meat. We get our crabmeat from Venezuela in the Winter, Mexico & Texas in the Spring & Fall and from the waters off of Louisiana, Florida & North Carolina in the Summer.

Our crab cakes are available fully cooked (just reheat them in the oven for 10 minutes), or uncooked (bake them for approximately 25 minute or until golden brown). And they are always served with our own exceptional tartar sauce, remoulade and/or cocktail sauce on the side.

And ready for this… If you really want to impress a crab cake lover, we SHIP them via FedEx Overnight!

Just give us a call at 301-765-8001 or send us an email to make arrangements.

If you’ve had our crab cakes, then you know how good they taste and we appreciate your loyal and continued business.

But, if you haven’t tried them, check this off your bucket list, so can say that you have had the very BEST crab cakes around…

We promise!

Beef at The Market

  • December 21, 2018

Best Beef Potomac Market River FallsWe strongly believe that the industrialized food system in America is broken, with the greatest culprit being beef and pork raised in CAFO’s (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) or Feed Lots.

CAFOs are horribly inhumane to the animals and incredibly destructive to the environment. While they are very efficient and keep the cost of meat low, it is a little known fact that CAFOs contribute more to the destruction of the ozone layer than do all of the cars and trucks on the road combined.

In addition, the animals are given large amounts of growth hormones so that they can be brought to market sooner and are given daily doses of antibiotics to ensure that their crowded living conditions don’t lead to illness. We don’t eat factory meat at home and it is against our principles to sell it in our Market.

We believe grass fed is best and the reason is simple… an animal’s diet has a direct impact on the nutritional value of the product.

For example, the meat from cattle that eat only grass contains two to three times the amount of CLAs (Conjugated Linoleic Acids) compared with grain-finished beef. CLAs are healthy fats associated with reduced cancer risk, reduced cardiovascular disease risk, and better cholesterol levels. Grass fed meat is leaner, and lower in saturated fat and cattle raised on grass are less likely to be given hormones and antibiotics. Grass-fed beef has also been found to have a healthier ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids.
ALL of our meat is pasture raised and grass fed (some of it is finished on grain), humanely raised, free of hormones, steroids or antibiotics while being intensely flavorful, nicely marbled and super tender!

The truth of the matter is, meat from cows that graze freely on grass for their entire lives is the best for your health and the for health of our planet and both of those things are very important to us.

Yes, it is more expensive as family farms are not as efficient as factory farms, but your health and the health of your family is priceless.

We source our beef from:

Meyer’s Ranch in Montana
Visit their website @ https://www.meyernaturalangus.com

Strube Ranch in Texas
Visit their website @ https://www.struberanch.com