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At Market: What to Make with Garlic Scapes

May 30th, 2012 · 4 Comments

It warms my heart around this time each year when my old garlic scape recipes suddenly see a spike in traffic — because it means people are hitting the farmers markets and trying something new. Garlic scapes, or curls, as our CSA farm calls them, are one of those things you won’t find in the [...]

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Tags: at market · greens · spring

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

How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Pureé

October 1st, 2010 · 5 Comments

Happy October! While I may spend my Septembers pretending summer isn’t over, October 1st is officially time to bring out the Halloween decorations, head to the apple orchards and pumpkin fields, and begin the fall baking season. And nothing says fall like pumpkin … bread, muffins, pie, cheesecake, there is no shortage of ways to [...]

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Tags: at market · baked goods · baking · pantry

In the Bag: Baked Ratatouille

September 21st, 2010 · 3 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve shared what we’ve been getting in our CSA bag, from Potomac Vegetable Farms. Of course tomatoes were the star over the past month or so, along with lots of beans, onions and garlic. Oddly, we went for three weeks without a zucchini, only to get two small ones last [...]

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Tags: CSA · at market · meatless monday · one local summer · recipe · vegetarian · weeknight meals