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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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FarmMatch.com – connecting consumer to producer

FarmMatch.com – connecting consumer to producer

By Amanda
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. Continue reading

A White House Christmas

A White House Christmas

By Martina The Christmas decorations are up at the White House.  I love that the kitchen garden is part of the 300-pound gingerbread White House on display in the State Dining Room!  How cute is this?!… The Obamas have embraced local healthy agriculture.  Michelle Obama planted the kitchen garden on the White House lawn, visited … Continue reading

All About Apples

All About Apples

By Amanda
With my work at a farm market this growing season, I’ve become acquainted with many of the varieties that fruits and vegetables can come in – many of which as you well know, don’t show up at your grocery store. Continue reading

Farm Profile: The Bowen Farmstead, Brandywine, Maryland

Farm Profile: The Bowen Farmstead, Brandywine, Maryland

By Amanda
I recently visited the P. A. Bowen Farmstead in Brandywine, Maryland in southern Prince George’s County, a pasture-based mixed animal soy free farm operation owned by Sally Fallon Morell, author of the Nourishing Traditions cookbook. With pastured dairy cows, egg and meat chickens and pigs, each part of the farm is organized with sustainability and humane animal treatment principles in mind. Continue reading

Looking for Local in a Rural Food Desert: Flying W Farms

Looking for Local in a Rural Food Desert: Flying W Farms

By Amanda
Rooted in the conservative farm tradition, Flying W isn’t a venture of a couple of locavores transplanted from DC. No pioneers here making a statement, or trying to change attitudes. It is a local farm that branched into a local business filling a small niche of butchering services for local farmers. In fact, it is very much a local food enterprise, serving local farmers, and reflecting their local no-nonsense culture. No imported ideals. Nothing in the store’s signage has a hint of the words ‘local’ or ‘sustainable’. Continue reading