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Around Town: Arlington County Fair

August 9th, 2013 · No Comments

Did you know Arlington County, Virginia, has an annual county fair? Now, there are no working farms in the county, so you may be wondering what exactly an urban fair looks like. If you’ve ever lived in a rural area or visited an agricultural state’s fair …. this isn’t like that. It’s really more of [...]

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Where to Pick Strawberries This Weekend {Virginia}

May 25th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the pinnacle of strawberry season here in the DC area, though our earlier-than-usual spring means we’ve already been enjoying them for weeks. (As evidenced by, well, my last ten posts, give or take…). Assuming you’re not sick of them yet, here are a few favorite places to get out and [...]

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

Best Ever Roasted Turnip Thanksgiving Side Dish

November 19th, 2010 · 11 Comments

Well if you’re reading this, my shameless headline ploy must have worked. In a world of Thanksgiving dinner-in-a-cake, deep-fried turkeys and enough stuffing recipes to fill a thousand (free-range, please) turkeys, I was worried the lowly turnip might be overlooked. Truthfully, we’re a little fed up with turnips here at the Foodie Tots house. Victims [...]

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Tags: CSA · at market · mushrooms · recipes · vegetables · winter

Countdown to Thanksgiving: Order Your Local Turkey Today!

November 4th, 2009 · 4 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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Tags: Know Your Food · NoVA Locavore · eatLocalDC · fresh from the... · holiday · organic · sustainable family supper