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CSA Sign Up Season is Here

February 12th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Regardless of whether you believe the groundhog’s prediction of an early spring, your local farmers are gearing up for spring plantings. And you can help by signing up for a farm share, or “CSA.” (CSA = community supported agriculture.) If you’ve incorporated a weekly (or more) farmers market trip into your routine, joining a CSA [...]

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Tags: CSA · NoVA Locavore · eatLocalDC · fresh from the...

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

At Market: Chive Blossoms and Spring Greens

May 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

This week’s Market Watch features the hunt for local rhubarb, and read on for a recipe for jazzing up greens to appeal to picky kids (or grown ups). At the Alexandria & District Markets: While strawberries are in abundance at the Del Ray Farmers Market, the first spring peas from Three Way Farm were snatched [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · recipes · vegetables