Our favorite ways to use Little Wild Things

November 30, 2017

No doubt you've seen microgreens popping up on your Instagram feed and menus all over town. We are here to share with you just a few of our favorite ways to use Little Wild Things.

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Get Cultured: Making Fresh Yogurt and Sour Cream At Home

August 18, 2017

When it comes to DIY dairy, the easiest eats to make are cultured foods like yogurt, sour cream, and buttermilk. And once you try our techniques, you’ll wonder why you ever bothered to buy!

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Canning 101: Part 2

August 14, 2017

Now that you've read our first blog post and picked up all the necessary supplies and equipment, you're well on track to can everything in your Farm Box. Here's the nitty gritty on basic canning methods, next steps, and storage! 

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Canning 101- Part 1

August 04, 2017

Outside of building your own greenhouse for winter growing, we’ve been exploring the best ways to keep those fresh, local summer flavors at our fingertips all year ‘round. This week, we’re taking a look at a nostalgic method of preservation—old-school canning! It may have fallen out of favor for a few years, but your grandma’s favorite way to store her garden veggies is back big time.

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Kitchen Mistakes that Everyone Makes

August 02, 2017

For seasoned chefs and kitchen newcomers alike, no one is perfect when it comes to their cooking habits. Take a minute to read our list--are you guilty of committing these common cooking crimes?

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From Salad to Cider: How to Pick the Most A-PEEL-ing Apple for Your Recipe

July 31, 2017

Sweet, tender early-season apples are making their first appearance in this week's Farm Boxes! While there are just a couple of varieties ready to eat right now, soon there will be apples everywhere! With hundreds of varieties available during peak apple time, how do you know which apple works best for your recipe?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Prep your delivery like a pro

August 17, 2016

Oh hey, your fresh produce is here!

Now, you’re either in one of two categories when you pick up that cute little red From the Farmer delivery bag on your doorstep.

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How to: cook grass-fed beef

August 08, 2016

Whether you're the experienced cook in your home, or you're just beginning to learn how to cook meat, there's no doubt that grass-fed beef is a whole 'nother animal from your typical grocery store proteins. Because of the animal's life spent grazing on green pastures, there tends to be less fat - which in turn means the meat will often be more tough, or simply cook differently than what you may be used to.  

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Creating the perfect salad

July 31, 2016

Salad is always on the table during our daily lunches as a team. Sometimes its as simple as a garden salad featuring crisp cucumber and sweet cherry tomatoes - and other times it puts on a little more of a show with a plethora of spiralized veggies dressed with a snappy lemon vinaigrette and topped with some local feta. But whatever it consists of, salad’s always a staple seen on everyone’s plate. 

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Kitchen tools for summer living

July 27, 2016

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to cooking in the summertime, I want everything to be very simple so I can spend as much time outside as possible. When I’m looking to make the most of my summer produce, these are the tools that I gravitate towards most to create easy yet beguiling new dishes.

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Favorite tool: the immersion blender

July 22, 2016

If someone were to ask what non-traditional tool gets the most use in my kitchen, it would hands-down be my immersion blender. This unexpected appliance is the solution to many of my kitchen needs - not to mention it is far less bulky, and much easier, to clean than a blender or food processor!

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Summer Entertaining Tips from Salt & Sundry's Amanda McClements

July 18, 2016

Join us Sunday, June 12 2016 from 1-4pm at Salt & Sundry in Logan Circle for an afternoon of summer entertaining inspiration by Amanda McClements and sips + bites by From the Farmer.

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