Really, Who Has the Time?

Beets from Garden

This local eating thing does take some extra time, doesn’t it? I am gradually coming to the painful conclusion that at this point in my life (the kids will be 3 and 6 this summer) we simply don’t have the time for weekend farmers’ market runs, weekend grocery runs, birthday parties, family outings, and . . . → Read More: Really, Who Has the Time?

Local Condiments for the Busy Locavore

Ketchup and Mustard from Two Acre Farm

My progress in learning to cook locally has slowed to a crawl. But darn it, I can still shop - check out what I found at the Sunday morning market:

That’s right – local ketchup and mustard. Delicious. I was not expecting to find these. Farmer Nicole of Two Acre Farm - there’s nothing she can’t do. She’s always cooking . . . → Read More: Local Condiments for the Busy Locavore

Return of the Farmers’ Markets

Farmers' Market Eggplants

It’s almost time … are you excited?

That’s right, the farmers’ markets are returning. So take out your calendars and your highlighter pens, and make a note of these two very important dates: Sunday, April 10, when the Bethesda Central Farm Market reopens behind next to Jaleo, 9:00-1:00, and Saturday, May 7, when the Bethesda FRESHFARM Market . . . → Read More: Return of the Farmers’ Markets

A Tour of My CSA

CSA Box 2

Yes, it’s that time of year again – time to make the CSA decision. Are you planning on joining a CSA? Are you already a big CSA fan, or do they seem strange and foreign to you? In case you’re on the fence, or if you’d just like to see what it looks like, I’ll give you . . . → Read More: A Tour of My CSA

Mmmm, Local Goat Cheese!

Cherry Glen Monocacy Ash

Many years back, my husband and I took a trip to France. We landed in Paris, rented a car, and drove in a sort of circle around the country, indulging in regional cheeses and wines in the various towns in which we stayed. We fell in love with goat cheese after one particularly life-changing . . . → Read More: Mmmm, Local Goat Cheese!