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One Local Dog and Slaw

July 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Maybe it’s a subconscious recognition that it’s baseball season, or just appreciation for something that requires no preparation before tossing on the grill, but we’ve had hot dogs and cole slaw not once but twice this past week. The first was MeatCrafter’s Capital Half Smokes, from the Crystal Farms market, and a plain green slaw [...]

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Tags: at market · one local summer

One Local Buffalo Steak and Garlic Scapes

June 16th, 2009 · 4 Comments

This past week we got our first garlic scapes in our CSA bag. Garlic scapes are the curly bright green shoots of a young garlic plant, not to be confused with the “green garlic” stalks that soon follow. Last summer at a New York farmers market, I watched a farmer practically plead with a skeptical [...]

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Tags: CSA · NoVA Locavore · grilled · one local summer · recipes

One Local CSA Summer (and a Buffalo Sausage and Kale Frittata)

June 9th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The first week of the One Local Summer challenge coincided with our first CSA (community supported agriculture) delivery of the season, from Virginia’s Potomac Vegetable Farms. Our farm is “ecoganic” — meaning they follow organic practices but are not certified — and has one of the few remaining farms in Fairfax County just west of [...]

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Tags: CSA · at market · one local summer · proteins · recipes · weeknight meals

Opening Day at Upper King Street Market, Alexandria

June 4th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The fourth Alexandria, Va., farmers market – and only mid-week option – opened for the season this week. The Upper King Street Fresh Farmers Market is held on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 pm, located just across from the King Street Metro station (blue/yellow lines) in a little park. If you’re coming from the Metro, [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · farmers market news · recipes