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New MOM’s Organic Market Opens in Merrifield

September 14th, 2012 · 3 Comments

We’re long time fans of MOM’s Organic Market, but moving away from the Alexandria location has made it harder to visit — until now. MOM’s has opened it’s newest Virginia location in Merrifield. (Technically it’s in Fairfax but just outside Falls Church.) Merrifield is the site of the coming-soon Mosaic District shopping center which will [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · around DC

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

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

Free Range, Grass-Fed Beef (and Pork and Chicken)

April 17th, 2009 · 15 Comments

Part V of the Sustainable Family Supper series, and my submission to this week’s Fight Back Friday, hosted by the Food Renegade. It’s probably obvious by now that we are not vegetarians by any means. I actually did abstain from red meat for nearly 5 years during my idealistic youth (high school and college) for [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · eatLocalDC · proteins · sustainable family supper

Dope-Free Dairy

March 24th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Part IV in the Sustainable Family Supper series What’s the matter with rBST? I’ve written before about how my path to natural and organic food began with a look at milk. When I became pregnant with my son, milk took on a renewed significance as I eliminated sodas and caffeinated beverages from my diet. I [...]

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Tags: behind the label · dairy · eco-friendly · organic · sustainable family supper