This month’s issue of The Washingtonian examines the meaning of local: an enlightened way of eating or marketing buzzword? Continue reading
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Willowsford: Agriculture Supported High End Community
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?
A New Model for Local Food Distribution: Blue Ridge Produce
We visited Blue Ridge Produce in Elkwood, Virginia to tour their facility and find out about their business model. Blue Ridge Produce is a for profit local produce wholesale ‘aggregator’, which means they buy from lots of little guys to sell to the big guys. Continue reading
Fabulous Find: South Mountain Creamery Mocha Chip Ice Cream
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. Continue reading