Crop Talk, February 13, 2017  

Links to Good Eating

   Community Supported Agriculture is more than a convenient way to get your vegetables: it’s a different way to think about food — a way you can’t get at the grocery store. Here are some websites that might help you eat closer to the earth. is a seasonal-eating adventure site curated by Cookie, “a jaunty spotted mutt who makes friends everywhere she goes,” and Kate, the person who cooks for her. They’ve been writing about food together for seven years. “This blog is all about celebrating good food,” Kate says, “—real, sustainable food that delights the senses and nourishes the body.” It’s also about loving a dog.

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Take Three Zucchinis and Call Me in the Morning: The Power of Produce Prescriptions

By Brian Barth on January 31, 2017 in Modern Farmer

Photograph by Mpu Dinani

   Wholesome Wave, a nonprofit founded by chef Michel Nischan, is renowned in social justice circles for its success in bringing healthy food to those who need it most. The organization pioneered the idea of doubling the value of SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) when recipients use them to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables, which is now commonplace across the country.

   Less known is that for the last six years, Wholesome Wave has worked quietly on an equally ambitious initiative: getting healthcare providers to write prescriptions for produce, rather than just pills. It’s called FVRx (Fruit and Vegetable Rx) and its ready to storm the nation—starting with downtown LA.

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Celebrate Craft Beer as FeBREWary Comes to Loudoun County’s LoCo Ale Trail
Guest Post: Jennifer Buske-Sigal
Media Relations Manager
Visit Loudoun

   Tap into the LoCo Ale Trail and experience 21 breweries and 200+ beers this month as FeBREWary comes to Loudoun. With more breweries than any other county in Virginia, Loudoun offers an unparalleled beer scene where plant meets pint and visitors can get a distinct local taste at places like rural farm breweries growing ingredients on site to industrial-style tasting rooms located along the Dulles Corridor.

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