by Martina The mention of Baltimore, our fair neighbor to the north, doesn’t immediately bring to mind a great local food destination, but it should! A few years ago, I had a standing date with Baltimore on the weekends [and with my boyfriend at the time, who lived there]. So I got to know the …
Another shout out for a local farm to table event coming up July 20 – Norman’s Farm Market, along with Something Earthy Pottery, is hosting a Goats & Guitars farm to table event, featuring local music, food and local beer. The event will be July 20 at 5pm in Laytonsville, MD. Tickets are $10. You …
If you live or work in DC don’t miss this opportunity to drink local after work and join fellow foodies and farmies this summer for some sustainably sourced conversation! Food in the Garden at American History The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is hosting a series of evening events this summer called “Food in the …
by Martina As Amanda talked about in a recent post, she and I took a drive out to Loudoun County a few weeks ago to check out Willowsford, a new residential housing development within a stone’s throw of Dulles Airport. And we left with different impressions of the place. To some degree, it’s a typical …
This month’s issue of The Washingtonian examines the meaning of local: an enlightened way of eating or marketing buzzword?
Willowsford’s ‘in house’ farm may be perceived as just another amenity to provide “farm to table attributes,” to sell to prospective residents of the mega house development. However, I wonder how would our world be changed if all new developments included a farm? What if it were required of the developer, like water, sewer, runoff mitigation and stoplights?
Martina and I recently got together to celebrate spring and the one year anniversary of this blog, A Growing Season. For both of us, it was a time to look back and see how far our lives have come: what our blog has produced, how it has expanded our knowledge and understanding of local food and food systems, and most of all, where our life’s journey has taken us.
I’ve always been a little intimidated by cooking meat-centric dishes. So when I heard about Fields of Athenry Farm’s Basic Meat Cookery class, I signed up on the spot. And I’m so glad I did.
Farmmatch.com aims to connect consumers, producers and sellers of local food—all elements of the food production chain—by allowing them to post a profile of themselves on a map, listing the produce they buy or sell. This free service is open to farmers, CSAs, farmers markets and consumers of all sizes, from households to restaurants.
Now this is good stuff! South Mountain Creamery’s Mocha Chip ice cream is rich espresso ice cream with chunks of chocolate and chocolate-covered coffee beans. The weather has cooled off, but my fingers are crossed for a few more 70-degree days to support my ice cream habit.