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Each week, Buy D.C. will highlight shops and items you can only find in the D.C. area, curated by Kaarin Vembar, owner of personal shopping and wardrobe editing service Closet Caucus.
A sticky bun from Patisserie Poupon is a piece of heaven. It’s buttery and sweet with small bits of pecan sprinkled throughout. Sticky bun, $4. Patisserie Poupon. 1645 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 342-3248. At Dupont Farmers Market.
These small eggplants are only a couple of inches long. Roast or grill them for a nutritious end-of-summer dish. Fairy Tale eggplant, 4 for $1. Big City Farms. bigcityfarms.com. (443) 990-0850. At Georgetown Farmers Market at Rose Park.
These delightful wooden toys are handmade by third-generation woodworker Patrick Donovan. Nesting truck with car, $25. U.S. Wood Toys. uswoodtoys.com. At Eastern Market.
Zeke’s coffee uses fair-trade beans and are roasted in D.C. Whole beans will be ground on request based on your type of at-home coffee filter. Rock Creek blend coffee, $14. Zeke’s Coffee. zekescoffeedc.com. (202) 733-2646. At Monroe Street Market.
This olive oil-based soap is made by hand on a farm in Virginia using all natural products. Lilac and lavender bud soap, $7. Harmony Creek Farm. harmonycreekfarm.com. At Penn Quarter Farmers Market.