Filed under Fabulous Find

Autumn’s Golden Harvest: Squash

Autumn’s Golden Harvest: Squash

By Amanda
One of my favorite things is the fall harvest and all the deliciousness it brings. The multitude of autumn or winter squash that comes out this time of year impressively shows how nature (with a little help from mankind) can produce such a diversity of colors, stripes, shapes, knobs and forms on one type of vegetable. Continue reading

Fabulous Find: Sweet Corn!

Fabulous Find: Sweet Corn!

by Martina Corn is in abundance in the markets right now!  Sweet, fresh, inexpensive, and so quick and easy to prepare.  One farmer at the Reston farmer’s market even sliced up cobs to taste raw, and they were great…super crunchy.  He explained that most of the local corn you’ll find is the white variety, as … Continue reading

Fabulous Find: Tart Cherries

Fabulous Find: Tart Cherries

By Amanda
One of the delights of progression through the warm summer months is the progression of fruits available. After having recently gorged myself on local strawberries, I went for the tart cherries. I’ve never seen fruit like this before: the bright tart cherries on the trees were almost the color of red-hots, and seemed like little red candies calling out to be plucked off. Continue reading

Fabulous Find: Brie/Bleu Cheese

Fabulous Find: Brie/Bleu Cheese

By Martina  Our latest Fabulous Find is the Mountain Top Bleu by Firefly Farms, one of their award-winning goat cheeses, and every bit as good as the imports in a gourmet shop.  I tried it at the Dupont Circle FRESHFARM market for the first time this past Sunday.  Imagine the creaminess of a ripe brie combined … Continue reading

Fabulous Find: Duck Eggs!

Fabulous Find: Duck Eggs!

by Martina  Our first Fabulous Find:  fresh duck eggs from Grassential Farm.  A dozen will cost you $6, only a dollar more than the going rate for chicken eggs at the farmer’s market.  As you can see from the photo, I couldn’t wait to try them when I got them home!  I fried two sunny-side up with … Continue reading