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An Apple A Day for Healthy Kids and a Healthy World (#BAD09)

October 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Can one apple make a difference? One fresh apple instead of a bag of chips in a kid’s school lunch is healthier for the child, obviously, and it’s one small step to fight climate change. Potatoes grown with conventional fertilizers and pesticides require fossil fuels, more are used when they’re processed into greasy chips, and [...]

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Tags: blog action day · food for thought · saving family farms

Virginia Farmland Solstice Supper

June 22nd, 2009 · 11 Comments

Saturday morning I awoke thinking it must still be night given how little light was coming in through the blinds. No, just yet another rainy morning. My heart sank fearing that our “fork to farm” summer solstice dinner, to be cooked by Vermilion‘s Chef Tony Chittum in the fields of our CSA farm, Potomac Vegetable [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · NoVA Locavore · eatLocalDC · for grownups only · fresh from the... · one local summer · saving family farms

Organic Christmas Trees

December 5th, 2008 · 6 Comments

On a seasonal if not food-related note, I wanted to share some tips on finding an eco-friendly Christmas tree. I am a firm believer in real trees – they absorb carbon dioxide, produce oxygen, are replanted and biodegradable, and support green spaces that could otherwise be developed into new subdivisions – but I’m embarrassed to [...]

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Tags: eco-friendly · green tips · holiday · saving family farms

Kitchen Memories Winner!

July 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

I have to thank everyone who shared their favorite food memories for our contest. From fresh from the field, or off the truck, sweet corn to blackberry picking in Oregon and the apple orchards of Ojai, Michigan and upstate New York; date shakes from Palm Springs and the cheese of Marin County with a family [...]

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Share Your Food Memories, Give Back to Family Farms

July 3rd, 2008 · 14 Comments

A farmer in Johnson County, Iowa, surveys flood devastation. Photo by Amy Spencer, used by permission. As a locavore, it’s easy to take a somewhat myopic view of the world. I admit to seeing the flooding in the Midwest and thinking how fortunate it is that nearly all the produce we buy comes from right [...]

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Tags: saving family farms