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At Market: Chilled Asparagus Pea Soup

June 3rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

What comes after asparagus and strawberries? Fresh peas! I bought both English peas (for shelling) and sugar snap peas this past weekend at the Falls Church Farmers Market. The English peas joined some Black Rock Orchard asparagus in a cold soup for a hot and steamy evening. While the boy’s favorite vegetable is actually peas, [...]

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Tags: at market · meatless monday · recipes · soup

Asparagus with Eggs (Meatless Monday)

April 19th, 2010 · 4 Comments

I don’t know how much of it can be attributed to the fact that asparagus is the first fresh new vegetable of the spring, but my love affair with these crisp stalks grows each year. This is my favorite way to enjoy them, and works as the ultimate market-fresh, fast-food meal whether for breakfast, lunch [...]

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Tags: at market · meatless monday · recipe · vegetables

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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Tags: at market · eatLocalDC · farmers market news · recipes

At Market: Simple Tomato Gazpacho

September 14th, 2009 · 12 Comments

At the Alexandria Markets: We’ve returned to our Alexandria farmers markets after our recent travels, and witnessed that unequivocal sign of seasons changing from summer to fall in the peaches and tomatoes being nudged out by apples, pears, and early winter squash. Now I don’t know if there’s some sort of zucchini shortage in Northern [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · cooking with kids · cooking with toddlers · one local harvest · recipes · soup · weeknight meals

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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