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FRESHFARM Week: Meet The Mushroom Stand

July 17th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I’ve written about mushrooms a lot, but haven’t properly introduced our source: The Mushroom Stand, or Mother Earth Organics from Pennsylvania. Ferial Welsh, better known as The Mushroom Lady, can be found each week at FRESHFARM Penn Quarter or Dupont Circle patiently explaining the difference between her numerous mushroom varieties and offering cooking instructions. I [...]

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Tags: at market · farmers market news · mushrooms

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

Support Farmer Heinz (and a Sunchoke Soup Recipe)

January 7th, 2011 · 5 Comments

A local Maryland farm, Next Step Produce, recently lost their boiler room in a fire. They lost $1600 worth in seeds in the fire and are unable to heat their greenhouses until the boiler room is rebuilt. Read more about the situation here, or go to FreshFarm Markets’ website to make a contribution to the [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · PSA · at market · local farms · mushrooms · organic · recipes · soup · vegetables · winter

Strawberry Cupcakes (and 5 links for Friday)

May 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I probably don’t have to tell you it’s strawberry season — in fact, we’re getting down to the final weeks here in Virginia, and there were reports of the first cherries of the season at the FreshFarm Penn Quarter market yesterday. We had friends over last weekend and I wanted to make strawberry cupcakes for [...]

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Tags: baked goods · baking · cooking with kids · five on friday

Moroccan Lamb Stew {and Del Ray & Dupont Winter Markets}

January 21st, 2010 · 5 Comments

After an extended holiday absence, we finally made it back to the Del Ray Farmers Market this past weekend. The winter market is small, with ringleaders Tom the Cheese Guy and Smith Meadows meats holding down the fort. There’s a new vendor this year, The Dressed Up Nut, selling sweet spiced nuts and gluten-free biscotti. [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · recipes