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Archwood Green Barns market

Archwood Green Barns market

By Amanda
A recent trip to Archwood Green Barns Farmers market in The Plains, Virginia, brought a wonderful experience of summer produce and all that a farmers market can provide. Continue reading

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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

Market Report:  A Day in Town

Market Report: A Day in Town

By Martina  Spending a beautiful morning at a farmer’s market is just about my favorite thing to do, so Sunday I set out for the Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market from my home in Reston.  I was not alone in that thought.  It was bustling! I love this market in particular because it’s great for people … 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

The Larder

The Larder

by Martina  According to Joel Salatin’s new book, Folks, This Ain’t Normal, “as recently as 1946, nearly 50 percent of all produce grown in America came out of backyard gardens.  Hoeing, pulling weeds, planting vegetables, and then canning freezing, dehydrating, and fermenting accounted for significant family time and energy.  Laying by was not an option; … Continue reading