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FRESHFARM Week: Meet The Mushroom Stand

July 17th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I’ve written about mushrooms a lot, but haven’t properly introduced our source: The Mushroom Stand, or Mother Earth Organics from Pennsylvania. Ferial Welsh, better known as The Mushroom Lady, can be found each week at FRESHFARM Penn Quarter or Dupont Circle patiently explaining the difference between her numerous mushroom varieties and offering cooking instructions. I [...]

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Opening Weekend at DC/VA/MD Farmers Markets

April 29th, 2011 · 8 Comments

I’ve been spoiled to live by year-round markets, but my heart still skips a beat at the first spotting of bright green stalks of asparagus after a long, cold winter. This past weekend I lucked out and found the season’s first Northern Neck strawberries, too — much to the Foodie Tot’s joy. (Yes, he did [...]

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Win for Healthy Schools in DC (and 5 links for Friday)

May 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

First, some good news: Earlier this week, the DC City Council unanimously approved the “Healthy Schools Act.” The measure creates strong nutrition and exercise standards in a city with one of the highest rates of childhood obesity in the country. Among the highlights, the new legislation will: Mandate lower-calorie, lower-fat nutrition guidelines be met; Triple [...]

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From the White House to DC School Cafeterias: Local Flavor Week

September 18th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama opened the new FreshFarms Market by the White House. Next week, the fresh, local food movement will march not on the marble steps of the Capitol, but down hallways of the District’s public, charter and private schools. As part of this week’s “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” roll-out by [...]

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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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