Food.Fun.Stuff: Sugarloaf Festival

[ 0 ] April 10, 2010 |

Yesterday, we took a trip to the ‘burbs (*Translation: suburbs). There are three reasons to visit the ‘burbs for leisurely pleasure: 1. Target/Walmart/Costco, 2. those country buffets and 3. the Sugarloaf Festival. We went with expectations that we would see plenty of arts and crafts and some food stuff, which is exactly what we got. Arts and crafts ranging from hand made furniture to hand made purses and jewelry. Vendors filled the various buildings on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds with hand made jewels, knick knacks and food products.

Of course, we spent most of our time with the food, which was a craft all by itself. Starting with the pumpkin cake made by Brumbaugh’s Old Fashioned Delights, we proceeded to taste test everything except for a few maple syrups and pickled food items. Now this is not the type of festival one should go to hungry, just think of it as a trip to Whole Foods where you get to nibble as you shop. Our favorites for the day include Olevano Truffle Olive Oil (*this is going to taste amazing on top of a simple linguine and shrimp toss…) and Rising Sun Farms various cream cheeses (*It took me a minute to process the fact that chocolate cream cheese exists…). We also snagged a pack of Grandma Gert’s Feather Light Pancakes and are tempted to throw a small brunch party to test them out.

The Festival was worth a trip out to Gaithersburg (*which can seem ions away for those that live and work in the District or Virginia) and we received another Free ticket to give to a friend for attending. Of course, we are offering the ticket to our readers…so shoot us a quick email to say you want it and it’s yours! The Festival continues on today from 10 am- 6 pm and tomorrow from 10 am- 5 pm. Congratulations to our reader from Southwest DC who submitted the best sweets treat recipe for our Giveaway! (*Recipe on Monday)

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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