From the Farmer

Can We Grill It? Yes, We Can! Al Fresco Adaptations for Every Recipe

July 21, 2017

You can adapt almost any recipe to the grill, from pizza to poaching, from blanching to baking! Here are a few quick tips to get any recipe grill-ready.

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Rind Down and Cool Off: Four Easy Summer Melon Recipes

July 21, 2017

If you’re feeling the heat this week, there’s no better way to beat it than with a dose of marvelous melons!

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Saved By the Bell (Peppers, that is ...)

July 14, 2017

July is prime pepper time, when bells and other varieties are smack in the middle of peak flavor for the season. Crispy-crunchy and sharply sweet, bell peppers are the most accessible carriers of capsaicin, the compound that gives chilis and other spicy peppers their kick.

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Eggplant 101: How to Properly Pick and Prep Your Plant

July 07, 2017

The eggplant is not always the easiest fruit (it’s true, it is a fruit!) for home cooks to master, but we’re here to help with sage advice and suggestions to make a super supper!

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Summer Squash: What's in my Farm Box?!

July 05, 2017

Summer squash season is here in all its juicy, crisp, delightful glory. From round and smooth to crooked and lumpy, summer squash comes in a cornucopia of shapes, colors, and sizes.  Most of us are well-versed in grocery store staple varieties like zucchini, but your Farm Box may bring you a few that leave you scratching your head. Fear not—we're here to help you figure out what you've got and how to use them!

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Cook on the Wild Side: Fresh Blueberry Freezer Jam

June 07, 2017

There’s nothing quite like ripe, juicy summer blueberries—we wish we could keep the growing season going all year! While the fresh fruit may be gone before we’re ready, there’s an easy way to capture the magic of summer blueberries in a jar: freezer jam! This easy method of preservation keeps those cold winter months filled with the sweet sunshine of a summer afternoon.  

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Seasonal Summer Cocktails - perfect for a Garden Fiesta!

June 03, 2017

It's seasonal cocktail time - the perfect porch punches or party-for-one concoctions - these Strawberry 'Wine' and Berry Beer Buck cocktails from mixologist and mastermind behind Shrub District Don Morton are sure to please any summer palette in need of a refreshing thirst quencher! Read about City Blossoms Garden Fiesta where Don's Shrubs and local strawberries took front seat for an evening under the stars in support of a great local organization!

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Savor the Flavor: Three Simple Ways to Preserve the Last Asparagus of the Season

June 02, 2017

Like so many pleasurable things, the flavors of spring are fleeting—the last round of asparagus is about to hit our Farm Boxes! We’re not ready to say goodbye to our favorite veggie, so we’ve gone mad with preservation power—we’re canning, we’re freezing, and we’re here to help you get in on the action! When you get your Farm Box this week, try our easy, tried-and-true methods to keep that amazing asparagus flavor going all year ‘round.

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Why Eat Grass-Fed?

May 26, 2017

Many people today ask, is grass-fed just another way to label a product to get the consumer to spend more?

The answer here is NO! There is a real difference between traditional grain-fed cattle and grass-fed cattle. The majority of beef on a person’s plate today comes from grain-fed cattle, and in case you don’t know, the cattle are raised in less than natural settings. In terms of the way that the cattle are raised, the living and dieting conditions of grain-fed cattle are exponentially different from those of grass-fed cattle.

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The Nice Spice: Zingy Za'atar Adds Unbeatable Flavor

May 19, 2017

Looking for a fresh flavor to add to your weekly menu? Look no further than zesty, herbaceous za’atar! Used for centuries in Middle Eastern cuisine, za’atar is a savory blend of dried thyme, oregano, and toasted sesame seeds mixed with the citrusy tang of sumac. Brand new to our shop and fresh from the farmer’s market, we’re absolutely in love with Z & Z DC’s signature take on a traditional Za’atar spice blend.

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Some exciting upgrades to your account

May 16, 2017

If you’ve been a From the Farmer customer for some time you’ll remember that one year ago we made a significant change to your online experience as a From the Farmer subscriber. Over the past twelve months our team has worked creatively to reassemble your subscription experience that makes shopping with From the Farmer a joy.

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The G.O.A.T: A Visit to Cherry Glen Farm

May 04, 2017

Located on fifty-eight acres of agricultural reserve land in Boyds, Maryland, Cherry Glen farms is one of the last of its kind, a truly artisan farmstead. From flock to finished product--it all happens right there, and last week, the From the Farmer team was treated to a tour and taste of their  g.o.a.t. cheese. 

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Cinco de Mayo Inspiration

April 27, 2017

It’s easy to get inspired by the flavors of Mexico. From simple street food to delicate seafood dishes, our neighbor to the South is famous for unbelievable, fresh tastes. If you’re planning a party for Cinco de Mayo, we’re here to help set the table. Here are a few of our favorite ways to serve up a superior spread.

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Earth Day 2017

April 19, 2017

At From the Farmer, we’re always looking for new ways to green our routine. We take our environmental impact seriously and we’re working hard to reduce our footprint even further. We use eco-friendly, reusable bags to deliver your orders, work to ensure our products are minimally packaged, and we've developed a set of environmentally conscious standards we use to guide our decisions and select our partners.

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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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