It's that time of year! As we all step out of our winter hibernation and begin steeping in the breezy, sunny air that long-awaited Springtime has carried our way, we can't help but get excited. With spring time comes dusting off your grill for cookouts with the neighbors, enjoying the sunshine on the commute back home from work, home-made dinners with the family on the back porch, and of course, getting ready for Summer.
Here on the farm, we spend this time hard at work planning the crops we'd like to source to specially-curate your farm boxes for the season with our neighboring farmers . One of our favorite times of year! But a close second, preparing for the Easter season.
One of the most amazing things about food, much like the holidays, is its ability to bring people together. The community that is experienced at a dinner gathering— laughs shared over bites of fresh-baked pies, stories told between mouthfuls of mashed potatoes, and the "Mmms" and "Yums" shared over our favorites roasts and treats, are the experiences that we want everyone to have— and is a huge part of why we do what we do. To make it better, supporting local farms brings a special closeness and intimacy to each meal.
Picture this: Roasted rainbow carrots that were grown less than 20 miles away by a farmer named Martin and his family; home-made garlic toast made with a sourdough boule from Lyon Bakery in DC; sustainably sourced burgers from beef raised by South Mountain Creamery and responsibly slaughtered by Hoffman's in Western Maryland, topped with grilled cippolini onions from farmer Matt at 78 Acres, and greens from South Mountain Microfarm...
Knowing where your food comes from, and how far— or little— it's travelled to get to your table not only makes it taste better, but further instills a sense of community by supporting farmers around the area.
And what better way to celebrate community than with your family, friends, and loved ones than during the holidays! With Easter just around the corner, we couldn't be more excited to be a part of your celebration by providing ingredients we hope will find a happy home on your Bunny-decorated paper plates and your special holiday tablecloths.
Be sure to check out our delicious Andoullie Sausages and Buffalo Chicken Sizzlers in the store —perfect for grilling for the in-laws when they fly in a day early for the holiday. And of course, don't forget our delightful pre-cooked Boneless Easter Ham that comes with a decadent and mouth-watering glaze for your Easter dinner. Stock up on our vegetables and lettuces for the perfect side-salads and dishes to embrace locally-curated, spring meals that will wow the whole family!
We've also partnered with our friends at the Capital Candy Jar in Washington DC to bring you home-made candies and chocolate treats— perfect for Easter Baskets (or if you're like us, afternoon snacks!). You can find our favorites— Chocolate-Dipped Oreos, festive Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods, and of course, Giant Peanut Butter Cups (you may start drooling now) in the pantry & provisions section of our store!
However you choose to spend this Easter and hop into this Spring (pun absolutely intended), we look forward to continuing to grow community and be a part of your special moments by bringing the farm to your table.
From our family to yours, we wish you a happy Easter filled with laughs, delicious grilled meats and veggies, and of course, plenty of chocolate! Now... let's get cooking!