Posts Tagged ‘farmers markets’

The Last Days of This Year’s Tomato Season

Whether you believe it or not, I'm pretty sentimental about the things I care about.  Glory still makes me weep every time I watch that scene on the beach. This little guy will forever own a piece of my heart. And around this time of year, I begin to mourn the loss of good, fresh-from-the-vine […]

Copper Pot’s Concord Grape & Grappa Jam

Speaking of new products at the Takoma Park Farmers Market, I was pleased to find Copper Pot Food Co. there, selling its award-winning line of jams and sauces. While pawing through chef Stefano Frigerio's offerings, I unearthed a jam that I hadn't tried before: his Concord grape and grappa, which he apparently tried to Italianate by adding […]

Which Farmers Markets Will Be Open This Weekend?

UPDATE: 2:20 p.m. Friday You think the blizzard was tough on you? Try being a winter farmer with a greenhouse to tend. Keeping those hothouses warm and wired to electricity was a challenge for a number of regional farmers. Regardless, many of them plan to make the long drive in and sell their produce at […]

Pilgrim’s Pride: The Thanksgiving Starter

As we head into Thanksgiving, Y&H wants to help you eat like a pilgrim (a Native American, too, because we’re all about equal opportunity eating here). In other words, we want to help you eat locally for the holiday. Almost 400 years ago, the pilgrims had no choice but to eat local. These days, we […]

Pilgrim’s Pride: The Appetizers

As we head toward Thanksgiving, Y&H wants to help you eat like a pilgrim (a Native American, too, because we're all about equal opportunity eating here). In other words, we want to help you eat locally for the holiday. Almost 400 years ago, the pilgrims had no choice but to eat local. These days, we […]

Yep, That’s Right, More Photos from the White House Farmers Market

Y&H had a hard time extracting himself from the office by the start of the FreshFarms Market by the White House yesterday, so I missed all the politico-celebrity speech-making. Fortunately, there were only, say, a thousand other journalist covering that angle. So I focused on, you know, the food. It's a farmers market after all, […]

White House Farmers Market Draws Criticism Before Its Opening

The traffic is outrageous on Vermont Ave. during rush hour! No one needs to tell you, least of all Y&H, that in this blog-eat-blog, 24-hour news-cycle world everyone is required to have an opinion. But, really, shouldn't everyone wait until the object under criticism has actually opened? I'm speaking about the new FreshFarm Market by […]

White House Farmers Market to Open Tomorrow

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack explains the USDA's local farm program. UPDATE, 5:52 p.m. Weds.: The Los Angeles Times has more details on the market here. As part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food campaign, the White House will launch a farmers market tomorrow in the 800 block of […]

FRESHFARM to Double Value of Food Stamps to Break the Yuppie Stranglehold on Farmers Markets

The headline is tongue-in-cheek, but it's also true: How many low-income folks do you see shopping at local farmers markets? The question is particularly relevant in D.C., where, according to the Mayor's Office, 105,751 residents are food stamp recipients. How many of them do you think shop at the Dupont Circle market when they have […]

Eastern Market Reopens

As promised, Eastern Market re-opened today after a $22 million renovation, following a fire in the Spring of 2007. Mid May, I (or rather a designated construction official, who said I couldn't come onto the site due to my footwear) snapped some photos of the inside of the building.

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