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Cinco de Farmers Markets!

May 4th, 2012 · 3 Comments

It’s opening weekend at Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland seasonal farmers markets! Head out early to score the best asparagus and strawberries and give a local flair to your Cinco de Mayo fiesta. (It’s the perfect excuse to blend up a batch of our strawberry horchata! Or perhaps a rhubarb margarita.) Some of our favorite [...]

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Tags: around DC · at market

Getting Social at the Farmers Market

July 9th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Summer’s here and farmers markets are open all across the country — even in Minnesota, I hear.* I’ve written before about how fabulous farmers markets are for kids — my son will eat anything a farmer offers him to sample, especially if it comes on a toothpick. Earlier this week we went to the Crystal [...]

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May Farmers Market Openings in Northern Virginia

April 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Tomorrow begins the 2010 farmers market season for much of Northern Virginia. And, our Virginia farmers tend to be the first in the area with ripe strawberries, so be on the look-out for them in the next couple weeks! Alexandria: The West End Market in Ben Brenman Park opens this Sunday, 9am-1pm. Alma from Westmoreland [...]

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A Market by the White House (and a wish for more to come)

September 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments

All politics is local, they say, and nothing is more political these days than local food. FreshFarm Markets announced last night that they are, in fact, opening their ninth market on Vermont Ave. in DC, just steps away from the White House. The vendors, as identified by Capital Spice, are familiar to anyone who shops [...]

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Tags: farmers market news · food for thought

An Open Letter to Michelle Obama

September 10th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Dear First Lady Obama: I have been truly, deeply inspired by your commitment to bringing fresh, healthy foods to the nation’s children and your clear understanding that true health care reform begins with access to healthy foods. I cheered when you broke ground on the White House kitchen garden, applauded your decision to follow organic [...]

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