After selling more than 600 dates on its first day of business at the Old Town Farmers’ Market in June,
Julie’s Datery began selling the dates at the Del Ray Farmers’ Market on Saturday, July 12.
Owner Julie Reynes uses Medjool dates from California, a variety known for its large size and
sweetness for their three varieties of stuffed dates: Almond lemon, hazelnut chocolate, and pistachio orange. The recipes use all-natural ingredients and feature a balance of nuts, fruits and spices. The company assembles all of its stuffed dates by hand in rented commercial kitchen space in Alexandria.
Julie’s Datery will offer samples and sell stuffed dates at the Del Ray Farmers’ Market from 8 a.m.-noon on July 26. It will also be at the Old Town Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-noon on Aug. 2, Aug. 16, Sept. 13, Sept. 20 and Sept. 27. Future opportunities to sample or buy dates will be posted on the company website: juliesdatery.com.