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Speak Up TODAY for School Lunch

March 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee is debating Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s legislation to reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act. Unfortunately, Sen. Lincoln’s $4.5 billion bill falls well short of the $10 billion requested by President Obama and amounts to only 6 cents more per meal per child. (Read more here.) Take two minutes TODAY to send an [...]

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Tags: food politics · take action

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

Announcing “Blog for the Bay” on Wednesday, April 22!

April 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Can you imagine DC cuisine without soft shells, crab cakes and crab pickin’? Neither can we! Calling all District foodies! FoodieTots and The Arugula Files will be co-hosting “Blog for the Bay” this Wednesday, April 22. Please join local food advocates on Earth Day and help rally District foodies to support clean water in the [...]

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Tags: PSA · eatLocalDC · food for thought · water

Slow Food Cliff Notes

September 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

While CNN may have been distracted by some political events taking place in Denver and Minneapolis, all eyes in the locavore world were on San Francisco this past weekend, where Slow Food Nation attempted to show the world what eating real food means. Slow Food International was founded in Italy as a protest to the [...]

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Tags: food news · food politics