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Opening Weekend at DC/VA/MD Farmers Markets

April 29th, 2011 · 10 Comments

I’ve been spoiled to live by year-round markets, but my heart still skips a beat at the first spotting of bright green stalks of asparagus after a long, cold winter. This past weekend I lucked out and found the season’s first Northern Neck strawberries, too — much to the Foodie Tot’s joy. (Yes, he did [...]

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Win for Healthy Schools in DC (and 5 links for Friday)

May 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

First, some good news: Earlier this week, the DC City Council unanimously approved the “Healthy Schools Act.” The measure creates strong nutrition and exercise standards in a city with one of the highest rates of childhood obesity in the country. Among the highlights, the new legislation will: Mandate lower-calorie, lower-fat nutrition guidelines be met; Triple [...]

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A Market by the White House (and a wish for more to come)

September 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments

All politics is local, they say, and nothing is more political these days than local food. FreshFarm Markets announced last night that they are, in fact, opening their ninth market on Vermont Ave. in DC, just steps away from the White House. The vendors, as identified by Capital Spice, are familiar to anyone who shops [...]

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An Open Letter to Michelle Obama

September 10th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Dear First Lady Obama: I have been truly, deeply inspired by your commitment to bringing fresh, healthy foods to the nation’s children and your clear understanding that true health care reform begins with access to healthy foods. I cheered when you broke ground on the White House kitchen garden, applauded your decision to follow organic [...]

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