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Arcadia Farm Fallfest {Support School-to-Farm in Virginia}

October 4th, 2013 · No Comments

What’s even better than bringing farm-fresh foods to schools? Bringing school kids to the farm! The Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture is doing just that at its working farm on the grounds of the historic Woodlawn Plantation in Alexandria, Virginia. The non-profit arm of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, produce grown at the Northern [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · around DC · eatLocalDC · events · fresh from the... · local farms

Virginia Grown: Apple Picking at Stribling Orchards

September 20th, 2012 · 3 Comments

We were recently in a small market in our neighborhood picking up one or two things, when the boy picked up a shiny red apple and tossed it in the basket. I admit I felt more than a little silly telling him to put it back — but we had a bag full of fresh, [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · NoVA Locavore · fall · fresh from the... · fruit · local farms

FRESHFARM Week: Meet Toigo Orchards

July 11th, 2012 · No Comments

Farm two in our FRESHFARM Markets Week is Toigo Orchards of Shippensburg, Pa. Of all our local market vendors, Toigo is probably most likely to be a household name. Not only do they appear at a dozen markets around town, their produce is on the menu at Clyde’s and other restaurants and you can find [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · NoVA Locavore · at market · fresh from the... · local farms

Where to Pick Strawberries This Weekend {Virginia}

May 25th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the pinnacle of strawberry season here in the DC area, though our earlier-than-usual spring means we’ve already been enjoying them for weeks. (As evidenced by, well, my last ten posts, give or take…). Assuming you’re not sick of them yet, here are a few favorite places to get out and [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · NoVA Locavore · fresh from the... · local farms

Peanuts Come From the Ground, Not Jars {Blog Action Day}

October 16th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Last weekend, we headed out to the country for pumpkins and apple picking. It was a gorgeous fall day (at last!) and the farms were packed. At Hollin Farms, we came across an unexpected treat: dig-your-own peanuts! The boy and husband got to work loosening the plants and we all picked through the roots for [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · blog action day · fresh from the... · kids cook monday · local farms · recipes