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 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

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

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

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