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FRESHFARM Week: Me(a)t Smith Meadows Farm

July 10th, 2012 · No Comments

The capital’s own FRESHFARM Markets is celebrating their 15th anniversary this weekend. Led by co-founders Ann Yonkers and Bernadine Prince, the now 11-market network in the metro Washington area (DC, Maryland and Virginia) has been promoting “local food with a face, a place and a name” throughout the Chesapeake foodshed since July 4, 1997. Alice [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · NoVA Locavore · around DC · at market · proteins

At the Fairfax County Farmers Markets: Ready-to-Eat

August 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

So, I don’t know if you’ve heard me mention it, but last week was National Farmers Market Week. Unfortunately I didn’t top last year’s personal record of five markets during the week; in fact, I only made it to four as our weekend plans were curtailed by a sick child. But, I did take advantage [...]

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Free Range, Grass-Fed Beef (and Pork and Chicken)

April 17th, 2009 · 15 Comments

Part V of the Sustainable Family Supper series, and my submission to this week’s Fight Back Friday, hosted by the Food Renegade. It’s probably obvious by now that we are not vegetarians by any means. I actually did abstain from red meat for nearly 5 years during my idealistic youth (high school and college) for [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · eatLocalDC · proteins · sustainable family supper

Fresh from the Fields of Athenry

April 2nd, 2009 · 9 Comments

If you’ve ever taken a close look at the lamb that floods the grocery stores around this time each year, you might have noticed that it nearly all comes from New Zealand or Australia. Even our neighborhood butcher, who sources most of his meat from here in Virginia, gets his lamb from outside the area.  [...]

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Sesame Beef Stir-Fry

October 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The weather here has suddenly plunged from 80 degrees two weeks ago to practically freezing. The first frost means the last of many vegetables at local farms, and last week we got the final batch of fresh green beans in our CSA bag. I discovered during our sushi experiment that my toddler loves sesame seeds, [...]

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Tags: proteins · recipes · vegetables · weeknight meals