Mark & Melanie Dietrich Cochran, Newburg, PA Cheddar, Wallaby, Dragon’s Breath, Feta, Italian Herb Feta, Feta de Provence, Tomato & Basil Feta and seasonally Carrock and Calverly and more. Website
Eason Burke, Culpeper, VA
Farm-fresh shiitakes and half a dozen other varieties of beautiful culinary and medicinal mushrooms year round!
Mark and Debbie Ross, Rockville, MD Metro Microgreen’s grow room is a “Certified Naturally Grown” farm. All of seeds are non-GMO and they use the safest growing methods to provide customers with the tastiest and healthiest microgreens. They grow hydroponically on a coco coir medium so there is no soil to rinse off. The microgreens are sold with the greens still attached to the coco coir so they remain fresh and nutritious for a longer period of time compared to pre-cut microgreens. The varieties they are currently growing include: Pea Shoots, Broccoli, Cilantro, Spicy Purple Radish, Leeks, Spicy Mix, Fennel, Kale, Dill, Carrots, Wasabi Mustard, Wheatgrass, Sorrel, Red Leaf Mustard, Chervil, Sunflowers, Arugula, Shiso, Arugula, Brussel Sprouts, Cantaloupe, Sweet Basil.
Ian Hertzmark, Patapsco River Watershed, just outside Randallstown, MD. ‘
Founded in 2014, we have four fields totaling 30 acres of which 25 acres are workable. Our produce is grown, cultivated and processed using traditional and adapted human-scale methods and with full attention to detail. We never knowingly apply or use any input that is environmentally or systemically toxic to humans, livestock, and/or fish and wildlife including non-target insects, microbes, and plants. We farm soil and its beasties first; the produce comes second. In Decemer 2016, we brought our first stone mill online and have been producing locally- and sustainably-grown artisan flours ever since. Our intention is to be sustainably productive and to create human-scale systems requiring few inputs. Migrash Farm aspires to be a socially-responsible farm business in all ways. Website
Yi Wah and Caitlin Roberts, Arlington, VA Fermented foods that draw from all over the world — pickles, kimchi, kraut and more! These foods harken to the traditional Chinese fermented foods and the vegetable-heavy dinners that Number 1 Mom makes for her family. Website
Hiu Newcomb, Hana Newcomb, and Carrie Nemec. Two farms, one in western Fairfax County, and one in Loudoun County, VA Tomatoes, beans, greens, sweet potatoes, cut flowers, specialty crops. We maintain a soil rich in organic matter and beneficial soil microbes that provide our crops with sufficient nutrients and a healthy environment. We do not use any commercial synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. By rotating crops, growing many different kinds of crops, and using timely appropriate practices, we try to minimize insect and disease damage. We manage our soil and cultivate our crops in ways that we believe will allow the land to continue to be productive now and into the future with a process we refer to as “ecoganic farming.” Website
Nazirak Amen, Takoma Park, MD What started as a journey towards self-sustainability evolved into supporting and developing the locally grown movement in the larger community. Purple Mountain Grown is happy to now offer our bounty of locally grown dryland rice, beans, oats, and other grains, along with assorted seasonal vegetables (including greens, peppers, okra, melons, and more!) with you. We use sustainable growing practices, always mindful that the health of the land is interconnected with our own wellness. www.purpletools.net
Forrest Pritchard, Berryville, VA Products: Free-range and grass-finished beef, pork, eggs, lamb and veal. Chicken and turkey, in season. Fresh, hand-made pastas, ravioli, sauces, and prepared foods made from local, organic ingredients.
Farm Info: A seventh-generation family farm, Smith Meadows Farm brings free-range grass finished beef, pork, eggs, lamb and veal to the market. All of our animals are raised on pasture, and our farm has been chemical free since 1989. Our philosophy is simple: to raise animals in a healthy, environmentally sustainable manner, providing customers with the best options for locally grown and produced food. We invite you to stop at our market stand and ask a member of our family any questions you might have. Also, feel free to visit our farm, where we can show you first-hand how truly different we are from conventional farming. http://smithmeadows.com
Ronnie and Oscar Balcazar Frederick, MD Breads, scones, croissants, pies, tartalettes, empanadas and cookies.
John and Judy Mast, Mechanicsville, St. Mary’s County, MD Beautiful bouquets of cut flowers from mid-May to frost, plus pasture raised meats and eggs.
Mark Toigo, Shippensburg, PA Apples, peaches, plums, apricots, cherries, Asian Pears and European Pears. Strawberry, raspberry and blackberry production. Melons and tomatoes. The orchard uses Integrated Pest Management growing methods which allow us to grow beautiful fruit with no chemical residues. Website
Aubrey King, Near Orrtanna, PA; Tomatoes, cucumbers, arugula, peppers, onions, potatoes, winter squash, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, cherries, blueberries, plums, nectarines, blackberries, melons, apples, pears, and cider and more. Website