Monday, June 24, 2013

DC Metro Locavore

I have not been a good blogger lately.  I recently finished graduate school and moved to the DC Metro area to start a job.  I will miss Pittsburgh, my friends and my favorite farmers (especially Mott Family Farmers) tremendously.  Moving has made my locavore commitment difficult, but not for the reasons I expected.

In the first week here I went to farm markets in Dupont Circle, Bethesda, and Rockville.  There is an abundance local food available in the area (including drop-offs from the famous Polyface Farm), however, I have sticker shock. During my Low Income Locavore year in Pittsburgh I ate for $5.43 per day (on average for 301 days) and I'm not sure that would be possible here.  Stay tuned for my adventures as I look for ways to eat a DC local diet affordably.  

Another reason I haven't posted is that in a different kitchen with a different stove, I am failing at cooking.  I'm scalding things I never had trouble with in the past and my timing is completely off. I have a renewed appreciation for beginner cooks.  Though from past experience, I am confident it will get better.

While you wait for me to recover my cooking skills, I recommend that everyone in the DC Metro area check out Stonyman Gourmet Farmer cheeses (you can find them at the Central Farm markets in Bethesda or Rockville).  Completely incredible and worth every penny.

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