Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Food and restaurant news from around Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods.
Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and Washington, DC, neighborhoods with "1 Meat, 3 Sides." This week, best of lists top headlines, a loving ode to a Silver Spring institution, mapping area CSAs and more. Silver Spring Patch published an ode to a longtime favorite Italian eatery, Marchone's Italian Specialties in Wheaton – where authentic food and friendly service inspire decades of loyalty from customers. “A deep affection for Italian tradition is evident from the moment you pass under the red, green and white awning and enter Marchone's Italian Specialties in Wheaton,” Patch wrote. “I love to serve the people. Every day is an adventure," owner Filippo Leo told Patch. "To make new friends or see old friends all the …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Vote for your favorite farmers market or CSA in this summer's Readers' Choice series.
What's the best farmers market or community supported agriculture organization (CSA) in the Chevy Chase area—the one with the crispest apples, juiciest peaches, most succulent ears of corn and most buttery butternut squashes? Help Patch determine the best farmers market or CSA in or near Chevy Chase by voting for your favorite farmers market or CSA in the poll at the bottom of this article. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17. During live voting, you'll be asked to create an account in order to cast your ballot. Thanks in advance for your participation! Sign up for the Chevy Chase Patch newsletter for news and updates in Chevy Chase.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Red Wiggler Farm uses organic farming to build a healthy and inclusive community for adults with developmental disabilities.
Red Wiggler Community Farm is a USDA Organic certified farm and much, much more. Located on 14 acres in Ovid Hazen Wells Park in Germantown, Red Wiggler Farm, a nonprofit organization, provides employment for adults with development disabilities. Adults with developmental disabilities work as growers to plant, care for and harvest crops for the farm’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Supervised by a small staff and assisted by volunteers, Red Wiggler’s CSA yields 120 shares for local families as well as 10 shares for local group homes during the summer and early fall. Growers work five days a week from morning to late afternoon. Patch recently had the chance to tour Red Wiggler during one of the farm’s Field Walks. …
Monday, April 11, 2011
Join the Town of Chevy Chase CSA program by April 15 to be guaranteed delivery on May 11, opening day.
Sometimes all it takes is one person — an individual with passion and vision — to plant a seed so that an entire community can benefit from a bountiful harvest. Add to the mix a dedicated couple from neighboring Silver Spring, a community of like-minded individuals and 80 farmers in Lancaster County, Pa., and well, vision parlays into a mission. “A woman in Chevy Chase initiated a local food evening at the Jane Lawton Community Center,” Erin Johnson, co-owner of Sandy Spring CSA, wrote in an email, adding that it was Judith McGuire, a Town of Chevy Chase resident, who raised interest in joining a CSA — community supported agriculture — and designating a town pickup site where residents could receive a weekly share of produce from local …