Up for the Locavore challenge? Try it for a month, a season, or in moderation. Here are a few suggestions to help:
Check out what is available from your local community supported agriculture (CSA) farm. It’s a way for you to support a local farm and receive a weekly seasonal basket of produce. Search by zip code for contact information, pick up locations, and price.
Try local farm markets and discover what is available. Our suggestion: go early for the best selection. In the DC area, sign up for FRESHFARM Markets’ E-News for updates on events and farmers. Some of our favorites are:
Blue Ridge Dairy and FireFly Farms — award-winning cheese and yogurt
EcoFriendly — currently selling delicious lamb shanks
Cedarbrook Farm — great selection of pork products
Pot Pie Farm — chicken and eggs
Ideas for substitutions: Instead of using balsamic vinegar use a local cider vinegar. In place of sugar try maple syrup or honey found at the farm market.