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May 17

Meet My Farmer

Posted by Melanie in Nourish

Sunnyside Farm CSA

Saturday was the first delivery of farm produce from Sunnyside Farm in southern Pennsylvania. Dru Peters delivered veggies picked fresh from the farm Saturday morning.  Dru and Homer Walden have been farming for years on leased land and last August, acquired the property that is now Sunnyside Farm.  A group of neighbors and friends came together to form Sunnyside’s first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) season. I’m thrilled to be part of the group. CSAs have been growing in popularity in the DC region and elsewhere as a convenient way for urban and suburban-ites to get fresh produce. CSAs also provide small farmers with a steady income source.

Sunnyside has been providing pasture raised beef, pork and poultry for some time.  This year was their first season for vegetables.  Saturday’s bounty included French breakfast radishes, four kinds of heritage lettuces including: Deer Tongue, , Tom Thumb, (Dru informs that this variety was grown by Thomas Jefferson)  Black Seeded Simpson and my favorite name… Drunken Woman.  Also Ruby Red swiss chard and Michihli chinese cabbage.

So..lots of stir fry and salads for me this week. I am looking forward to what the season will bring and to Saturday mornings with Dru.  Also on the horizon, a field trip to Sunnyside to see where our veggies are grown.

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Apr 11

Off the Mat Discovery: Zen Tara Tea

Posted by Melanie in Nourish

Today, I enjoyed a beautiful serendipitous Sunday–one of those easy breezy I’m just going to let the day flow kind of days. After meeting a friend for a morning yoga class in Bethesda, a little shopping and a healthy lunch of some of the most delicious tuna tacos ever, we found ourselves wandering and talking, not wanting to get in our cars and miss out on a moment of the glorious sunny day. Just then we happened upon a delightful discovery. A small tea shop and tasting room tucked into a small shopping strip on Bethesda Avenue.

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