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July at FRESHFARM Crystal City #MarketVine

July 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

July is the month for cherries and berries at DC farmers markets — what have you been baking with these beauties? FreshFarm Crystal City — July from Colleen | GlassBottle on Vimeo. This week’s #MarketVine is from FRESHFARM Crystal City, with one of our favorite vendors: Kuhn Orchards of Adams County, Pennsylvania. The fourth generation [...]

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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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Happy 15th FRESHFARM Markets!

July 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment

We had such a blast at the FRESHFARM Markets’ 15th anniversary bash yesterday at Dupont Circle. There were scrumptious eats from some of our favorite farmers and restaurants — the foodie tot was especially pleased to catch up with her personal pickle purveyor, Sarah of Gordy’s Pickle Jar. The boy loved watching the giant paella [...]

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FRESHFARM Week: Meet Toigo Orchards

July 11th, 2012 · No Comments

Farm two in our FRESHFARM Markets Week is Toigo Orchards of Shippensburg, Pa. Of all our local market vendors, Toigo is probably most likely to be a household name. Not only do they appear at a dozen markets around town, their produce is on the menu at Clyde’s and other restaurants and you can find [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · NoVA Locavore · at market · fresh from the... · local farms

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