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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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At Market: Apple Fennel Salad

September 8th, 2012 · 1 Comment

These early days of September are full of mixed messages at the farmers market. Summer peaches can still be found, but are quickly edged out by the teeming bins of apples. Cherry tomatoes and okra share table space with the first acorn and butternut squash. Rosh Hashanah is quickly approaching (September 16) — the Jewish [...]

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Tags: at market · cooking with kids · recipe · salad · summer · weeknight meals

Quick Stewed Summer Squash and Sweet Corn

August 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment

It’s the home stretch of summer, when markets are teeming with fresh sweet corn, peppers, peaches, squash, tomatoes and melons. I’m pretty sure my kids would happily live on corn and watermelon, but the other veggies are too tasty to pass up. On a recent market trip, the foodie boy was particularly smitten with this [...]

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Tags: at market · recipes · summer · vegetables

At Market: How to Fry Squash Blossoms

June 11th, 2012 · 3 Comments

This past weekend, the husband and tot hit up the new Westover Farmers Market in Arlington. It was near the end of the market so I didn’t have high hopes for too many goodies, but was pleasantly surprised when they brought home a basket of squash blossoms and sour cherries. Edible flowers are always fun [...]

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Tags: at market · cheese · kids cook monday · meatless monday · summer · vegetarian

Know Your Farmer: Rappahannock County Farm Tour This Weekend

September 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Do you know where your food comes from? Sure, you go to the market, exchange a few pleasantries with the farmer as you shell out cash for those locally-grown carrots or free-range eggs, but do you really know where they come from? This weekend is the first of several fall farm tours around the DC [...]

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