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Entries from September 2009

A Market by the White House (and a wish for more to come)

September 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments

All politics is local, they say, and nothing is more political these days than local food. FreshFarm Markets announced last night that they are, in fact, opening their ninth market on Vermont Ave. in DC, just steps away from the White House. The vendors, as identified by Capital Spice, are familiar to anyone who shops […]

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Tags: farmers market news · food for thought

An Open Letter to Michelle Obama

September 10th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Dear First Lady Obama: I have been truly, deeply inspired by your commitment to bringing fresh, healthy foods to the nation’s children and your clear understanding that true health care reform begins with access to healthy foods. I cheered when you broke ground on the White House kitchen garden, applauded your decision to follow organic […]

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Tags: food for thought

Announcing Foodie Tots <3 Farmers Markets Contest Winners!

September 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

First, a huge thank you to all who helped spread the word about the the Foodie Tots <3 Farmers Market contest! As you recall, the contest was launched in correlation with National Farmers Market Week, and our contest participants demonstrated through their photos the many lessons that kids can learn from visiting farmers markets, whether […]

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Tags: admin notes · at market

From One Local Summer to One Local Harvest

September 2nd, 2009 · 5 Comments

We were out of town the past two weekends, and the absence from farmers markets and cooking prevented me from wrapping up the One Local Summer challenge with as big a bang as last year’s all-local barbecue. Sure, we savored local foods on our travels — the first weekend the boy, sister-in-law and I road-tripped […]

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Tags: eatLocalDC · NoVA Locavore · one local summer

Chilled Plum Soup with Blue Cheese Panna Cotta {TGRWT#18}

September 1st, 2009 · 5 Comments

I generally eat my blue cheeses straight, but when I was contacted about a recipe challenge pairing blue cheese and plums, my first thought was panna cotta. I still dream about a goat cheese panna cotta in rhubarb soup by Vermilion Chef Tony Chittum that I had more than a year and a half ago, […]

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Tags: recipes