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Countdown to Thanksgiving: Order Your Local Turkey Today!

November 4th, 2009 · 5 Comments

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, it’s time to pre-order your local turkey! If you read a lot of food magazines (or blogs) to prepare for your Thanksgiving feast, you’ve probably seen a lot of talk about brining the turkey in recent years. Soaking the bird in a saltwater is supposed to add succulence […]

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Fresh from the Fields of Athenry

April 2nd, 2009 · 13 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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Local Flavor, Turkey Edition

November 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Local Flavor, Turkey Edition

If you missed out on pre-ordering your heritage bird, EcoFriendly reports that they will be bringing a limited quantity of turkeys to the Courthouse (Saturday) and Dupont Circle (Sunday) farmers markets, first-come, first-serve. If you prefer your turkeys still free ranging, bundle up and take a hike at Turkey Run Park off the G.W. Parkway! […]

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Tags: at market · Local Flavor Friday