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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

Apple Cider Doughnuts {and Where to Pick Apples}

September 30th, 2011 · 44 Comments

L’Shana Tova to our Jewish readers out there. It’s customary to ring in the Jewish new year with apples dipped in honey — one tradition taken very seriously by my apple-addicted son. In fact, apples and honey comprised his and his friends’ entire meal last night at dinner — at least until hours later when [...]

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Tags: around DC · baking · cooking with kids · fall · fresh from the... · recipes

Kids Cook Book Soup: Apples!

October 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I hope you haven’t had your fill of apple recipes just yet, because we have several more to share for the very first round-up of Kids Cook Book Soup. Thanks to all for sharing your apple inspiration, and please read to the end for the November theme announcement! With no further ado… From Jen at [...]

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Tags: apples · cooking with kids · cooking with toddlers · events · kids cook book soup · recipes

Kids Cook: How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

October 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments

This is our entry for Kids Cook Book Soup — Apples! Check back later today for the full round-up. The Story: This lovely book, How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, by Marjorie Priceman, caught my eye at the bookstore with its colorful illustrations. In it, a little girl sets out to [...]

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Tags: apples · baked goods · cooking with kids · dessert · kids cook book soup · recipes