Where I’m Eating: From the Farmer

[ 0 ] June 26, 2014 |
From the Farmer Delivery Basket

From the Farmer Delivery Basket

Eating locally and healthier is at an all time peak with services like From the Farmer popping up on the scene.  I recently had the opportunity to try out the delivery service which provides fresh, local produce and bread to your door.  It basically works like this:  You sign up online with your deets on where to receive deliveries and payment options, decide on the weeks you want deliveries and which packages you would like i.e. half bushel, whole bushel with bread, etc., and then you wait for your delivery which arrives each (super early) Monday morning.  You do not get to pick the produce that you receive unless you want to leave something out of that weeks deliveries if, for example, you do not want the cranberries because you’re allergic.

Each week you are guaranteed a variety of what is currently growing in the local farms.  It is practically like having your own garden without having to mess with all the dirt and green thumb methods that yours truly lacks.  The thing I like most about the service, especially since I visit the farmers market weekly (I live at Eastern Market), is the diversity in the selection.  My weekly meals ranged from summer squash soup with candied onions to broccoli cole slaw.  The actual produce variety opened up my options but I also appreciate how From the Farmer sends you a run down of what will be delivered to you that week with recipes attached to each item.  For the beginner and intermediate cook, this is extremely helpful in deciding what else you might need to round out your meal.


All this (fresh & local) food!

If you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, then you have had a glimpse into how much fun I have been having with this new service.  If this is your first time seeing it, then here are a few images of what to expect and what you can do!  For JKGF readers who want to try From the Farmer, use this promo code, JOHNNAKNOWSLOCAL, and get 25% off their first three baskets!

Stewed Cranberry Beans and Mixed Stewing Veggies From the Farmer.  I used one of their weekly recipes for this one.

Stewed Cranberry Beans and Mixed Stewing Veggies From the Farmer. I used one of their weekly recipes for this one.

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Category: health concious, Product Review, Reviews, Various Cooking Styles, vegetarian, Washington D.C.

About the Author ()

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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