Smith Meadows Serves A Hot Breakfast | Washington D.C.

Smith Meadows puts a lid on chickens

If you visit morning farmers' markets to get ingredients for breakfast the same day, save a step and let Smith Meadows do the cooking for you.

The farmers'-market purveyor combats hunger pangs with a grill stand serving hot breakfast and lunch options, all made with the farm's own grass-fed meats, plus ingredients from the Courthouse and Takoma Park markets.

Breakfast wraps fold a fried Smith Meadows egg into a wheat tortilla. Opt for the Farm Feast wrap ($5), which combines pesto, Endless Summer Harvest lettuce and sweet Italian beef sausage. There are also buttery biscuits sandwiching thin slices of salted country ham ($2.50).

Come lunchtime, whole-wheat empanadas ($3) are filled with your choice of grass-fed beef with curry spices, spicy habanero-laced pork sausage or, for dessert, cinnamon and apples. The beef sausage also becomes a half-smoke ($6) for lunch, with pesto, grilled onions and horseradish mustard drawing out the link's fennel flavor. Warm your hands–and insides–when you're done, with hot apple cider ($2) made with Twin Springs or Toigo Orchards fruit.

If you already have your sights set on dinner, arrive at the stand to pick up a chicken potpie ($10), which easily serves two with leftovers. It's parbaked, so a few minutes in the oven at home yield a flaky pie stuffed with the farm's chicken and a creamy medley of peas, carrots and onions seasoned with sage and nutmeg.

Smith Meadows Farm Grill at the Courthouse Farmers' Market, 14th St. & N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington;