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A Christmas Wish: Finding My Cedar Tree

A Christmas Wish: Finding My Cedar Tree

By Amanda
This week I got to do something I’ve always wanted to do: find and cut down my own Christmas tree. It’s traditional in West Virginia to cut down a cedar tree off your property for your Christmas tree. We all agreed that a cedar tree from our land was our choice. So, I set out on my dad’s four-wheeler, with its cart in tow. Continue reading

Going to the Fair…the DC State Fair

Going to the Fair…the DC State Fair

By Martina
I went to the DC State Fair this weekend, which was appropriately urban, as state fairs go. Oh, there were farm animals and funnel cakes, candy apples and canning demonstrations. But this being DC (not even technically a state), there were also artisanal teas, a trapeze artist, gourmet food trucks, and green initiatives galore, but not a corn dog in sight…. Continue reading

DC’s Eat Local First Week July 14-21

DC’s Eat Local First Week July 14-21

Now’s your chance to get together with other DC area locavores and local food activists and celebrate all that is fresh, delicious and sustainable about the local foods movement! Eat Local First is a local food campaign that begins with a week-long celebration of local food in the Washington DC area. Continue reading

Heritage Breeds and More at Accokeek Farm

Heritage Breeds and More at Accokeek Farm

By Amanda
Recently I learned about Accokeek Colonial Farm, located on the Potomac river in Maryland, directly across the river from Mount Vernon. When I found out they were having a special Heritage Breeds Day, I thought it a great opportunity to visit this treasure of a local resource. Combining both of my favorite passions, history and sustainable farming, it sounded like a perfect day out for me. Continue reading

Before the Supermarket

Before the Supermarket

“The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.” ― Joel … Continue reading