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Sunday Farmers Markets Open in Alexandria, Arlington

May 5th, 2013 · No Comments

May brings the opening of the seasonal markets to Washington, DC and the suburbs, including two of our favorite, family-friendly Sunday markets: the West End Farmers Market in Alexandria (8:30am-1:00pm) and the Westover Farmers Market in N. Arlington (now 8:00am-noon). Yes, Westover was open through the winter but the full slate of vendors is now [...]

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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

Cinco de Farmers Markets!

May 4th, 2012 · 3 Comments

It’s opening weekend at Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland seasonal farmers markets! Head out early to score the best asparagus and strawberries and give a local flair to your Cinco de Mayo fiesta. (It’s the perfect excuse to blend up a batch of our strawberry horchata! Or perhaps a rhubarb margarita.) Some of our favorite [...]

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At Market: Two Minute Asparagus (and West End Market Opening Day)

May 14th, 2011 · 39 Comments

Yes, I’m still harping on asparagus. For a moment at the market this morning I hesitated, knowing we won’t be in town for the whole week and thinking I might not get to cooking it. And then I caved and bought just one little bunch of perfectly tender little stalks from Black Rock Orchard. What [...]

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Tags: at market · preserving · recipes · spring · vegetables

Worm Wednesday: How to Start an Herb Garden

May 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Perhaps you don’t have enough room, or time, for a full-size garden. An herb garden is an easy way to dabble in gardening and can be done on a window sill, porch or anywhere where you can stick a pot. Planting an herb garden is a good project for young kids, as it can be [...]

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