From the Farmer

Thank you for voting us DC’s Best Delivery Service!

April 07, 2017

The votes are in, and we are beyond thrilled to announce that From the Farmer was voted DC’s Best Delivery Service in Washington City Paper’s 10th annual Best of D.C. Readers’ Poll.

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Pfenning's Organic - Canada or Georgia?

March 02, 2017

As you know, supporting food from sources we (and you, in turn) know and trust is at the core of why we exist at From the Farmer.
Over the winter month's we work regionally with growers who help us bring farm-fresh goodness to your front door. This winter we've bought from the fine folks at Hillside Organic Farms in Reidsville, GA to source broccoli, swiss chard, dino kale, spinach, bunched beets and more.

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

February 10, 2017

My Farmbox inspiration is coming from a meal I prepared for my family during the Lunar New Year.  The simple orange chicken and veggies wrapped in Bibb lettuce, makes for a quick meal during the busy work week.

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How to: Cook a Pastured Turkey

November 16, 2016

Whether you’re using a recipe that has been passed down for generations, or cooking a turkey for the first time this Thanksgiving, here are some tips to make sure your Pastured Turkey is nothing short of amazing.

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Miso-Citrus Marinated Salmon

November 16, 2016

Use your winter faves to thoughtfully put together a meal, like this Miso-Citrus Marinated Salmon with roasted purple potatoes + a green salad.

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Q&A | Sprelly

November 16, 2016

If you have yet to try Sprelly nut butters, one of the newest items in our store, we highly recommend them! They made such a splash when we sat down as a team to taste test that there was a unanimous agreement we needed to share these with our customers. We recently chatted with Sprelly's founder, Adrian Silversmith - check out how Sprelly started and what keeps it growin'!

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Winter Squash Prep Round-Up

November 13, 2016

We love fall for it's abundance of squash, but we also know those hearty gourds can be a pain in the you-know-what. So, how do you peel + chop, roast + purée, and even save the seeds for snacking? Next time you get ready to cook up a fall feast, follow these simple steps to take the agony out of prepping those stubborn winter squash.

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Set Yourself Up For A Successful Detox

November 12, 2016

Juice, cleanse, detox... the nutrition themes of January socialize under many names. Before you set off for greener pastures though, to gain a strong foundation I ask that you read on! 

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Q & A | Le Bon Magot

November 09, 2016

Le Bon Magot founder Naomi Mobed founded the small food business with inspiration from her colorful, cultural and international background, bringing handcrafted + creatively flavored chutneys to the table.

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Five favorites: weekend camping snacks

November 03, 2016

'Tis the season for rolling out the sleeping bag, gathering around the fire pit and setting up camp. With options to explore the water and forests around Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, there's certainly no shortage of hiking and camping adventures! 

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Five favorites: Fall Essentials

November 03, 2016

The perfect season for almost everyone, fall offers a delicate balance between summer's waning warmth and incoming chill of winter. Though there is joy found in each harvest of the year, something about the crisp of an autumn apple + greens, crunch of the harvest's cauliflower and sweet bite of hearty roasted squash.

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The Alligator Pear

November 01, 2016

The avocado, otherwise known as the ‘Alligator Pear’, is one of my all-time favorite foods and, as Summer begins to wave its warm hand goodbye, let us celebrate the bounty of this season with yet another cookout, another gathering, another big bowl of guacamole.

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Thanksgiving Cocktails to Fall For

November 01, 2016

Whether you’re hosting or guesting, these easy cocktail recipes will get the celebration started!

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Five signs your may have adrenal fatigue

October 20, 2016

The dreaded 3pm slump. I can't tell you how many times I've gone seeking a cup of coffee or a chocolate bar at this bewitching hour, promising myself I'll abide by a 10pm bedtime. But what's the point when you're tossing and turning for over an hour? Getting out of bed the next morning feels impossible, and when you do, the brain fog is so dense you can't help but wonder, "Am I depressed? I don't think I'm depressed, but..." 

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Lavender Chai Coffee Creamer

October 20, 2016

We put a bit of creative energy into this aromatic herb and came out with a flavor pairing that is really to die for! The richness and depth of coffee paired with the floral notes of lavender and warming spices in this delicious, slightly sweet (and completely healthy) creamer is really delicious, adding a unique flavor to your morning cup of joe!

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The Power of being Bold

October 19, 2016

While the Guinness factory in Dublin may seem like an unlikely place to get a huge jolt of inspiration, that is exactly what it provided upon my recent visit. My husband and I were traveling around Ireland for a much needed vacation and as any stout lovers would do, we decided to buy tickets and tour the famous factory at St. James’s Gate.

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Q&A Smiling Hara Tempeh

October 19, 2016

Smiling Hara Tempeh is a family owned business committed to providing the most nutritious and freshest tempeh possible, and at the same time providing a market for organic farmers. Its team are in the process of forging a new trend in the health food world with the highest quality vegan/vegetarian protein available. 

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Butternut Squash Soup + Stuffed Acorn Squash

September 22, 2016

We're celebrating all things fall around here: the temperature finally moving below 85, pulling sweaters out of the closet, and cooking up the coziest comfort food. With a plethora of squash heading our way from our farm partners, minds are reeling with squash-inspired soups, tarts, spreads, and even drinks. So, we're sharing a couple of our favorite go-to's that will be sure to keep you and your family satisfied as we delve deeper into this change of seasons. 

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Recipe Inspiration: FALL

September 22, 2016

A collection of fall recipes by ingredient

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SUMMER Community Recap

September 01, 2016

With fall on the horizon, we're recapping the last couple fun and eventful months behind us. From neighborhood festivals to team bonding on bikes, big birthdays and small business collaboration - we had one fantastic (albeit hot) summer season! Check out what we've been up to below. 

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Katie's Moroccan Carrot Salad

August 22, 2016

This Moroccan Carrot Salad is a delicious side dish paired with anything inspired by African or Middle Eastern flavors, such as this Chicken Tagine with Apricots & Almonds or this Squash & Chickpea Stew. You can even switch up the colors - or mix & match - will beautiful purple haze or rainbow carrots!

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Raw Tomatillo Salsa

August 19, 2016

Mild tomatillo pairs well with spicy raw garlic and jalapeño in this fresh green salsa recipe. Start with a seeded jalapeño to monitor the spice level - you can always add in the seeds or a second pepper to dial up the heat. Try this on pork carnitas tacos, as a topping for your grilled veggies, or to snack on with tortilla chips.

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