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Fomenting Fermenting Farmers – Friday at FH-CASA Conference

I was able to attend both days of this year’s Farming for Profit and Stewardship Conference last month, organized by Future Harvest – Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (FH-CASA).  On Friday, there was a choice of several workshops before their … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide

On Saturday I attended the opening reception for Jon Mort’s exhibit of graphite drawings at the Sandy Spring Museum.  They are fabulous, in all senses of the word!  On Sunday, I returned for the first winter Farmers Market of the … Continue reading

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Pati Jinich Stars at the Last Seasonal Farmers Market

It was chilly, sunny and windy at the Olney Farmers and Artists Market last Sunday.  Some of the artist vendors had to take their tents down because of the wind, but in between gusts, the sun shone down.  Between the … Continue reading

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It’s a Rough Job, But Somebody’s Got To Do It!

I was asked to keep this under wraps for a while, but now it can be told: I was a judge for Tulkoff’s Seasonal Spotlight Recipe Challenge. Readers of the Olney Farmers and Artists Market blog will remember that Linda … Continue reading

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Green and National Book Festivals This Weekend

I’m about to go down to the Convention Center for a press preview of the Ninth Annual Green Festival, which will be held this weekend. It will have an expanded variety of food programming, demonstrations and displays. Joe Yonan will … Continue reading

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Not the Civilian Conservation Corps

There’s an organization for every profession, and one of the world’s most exclusive has to be the Club des Chefs des Chefs – the club for chefs to heads of state.  I had a chance to meet many of them … Continue reading

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Many Books, Some About Cooking

  On May 18, the grounds of City Hall and the Post office were filled with the booths, tents and stages of the 4th Annual Gaithersburg Book Festival.  This was the first year I had attended, and I was agreeably … Continue reading

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We Have Kittens, and Blue Ducks

Last Sunday, a cruel tease was perpetrated upon the Olney Farmers and Artists Market patrons.  The Brownies of Scout Troop 77 from Olney, working with the foster program Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW), brought two adorable kittens and two grown … Continue reading

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Spring At National Harbor

  Cherry blossoms, strawberries, and the National Harbor Wine and Food Festival: three sure signs of spring in Washington, DC.  The weather was a little chillier than last year, but the ambiance was the same.  A large crowd enjoyed the … Continue reading

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A Farmer, a Chicken and a Bureaucrat Walk Into a Bar…

There was a chicken.  There were lots of folks in blue jeans and flannel.  There was a genuine Amish farmer with a beard.  There were butchering, fermentation and worm-bin-building workshops; and food, much of it locally-produced by the very farmers … Continue reading

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