Foraging in Maryland: Two Families Eat Local

A rudimentary distribution system made foraging in Maryland a challenge, but the authors and their families were determined to only eat local food. And for the most part succeeded.

foraging in Maryland, eat local - peanut butter cookies
Catie and Louis Catacalos enjoy peanut butter cookies made from scratch with local ingredients.
Renee Catacalos
foraging in Maryland, eat local - Catie Catacalos at farmers market
Before she and her family could eat local food, Catie Catacalos had to learn how to find it. Her sojourns foraging in Maryland took her to the Riverdale Farmers Market(pictured here with Peggy Harris of Harris Orchard).
Photo by Renee Catacalos
foraging in Maryland, eat local - rye bread
Kristi’s home-baked, 100% whole rye bread, made with sourdough rye starter.
Kristi Bahrenburg Janzen
Michael and Allegra Foley of Green Uprising Farm at the Riverdale Farmers Market in Maryland.
Kristi Bahrenburg Janzen
foraging in Maryland, eat local - dinner
The end-of-experiment feast. From left to right: Renee Brooks Catacalos, Bernd Janzen, David Navari, Alex Navari, Kim Schmidt, Damon Catacalos and Catie Catacalos.
Kristi Bahrenburg Janzen
foraging in Maryland, eat local - ragout polenta
A fresh meal made from all local ingredients: Renee’s sausage ragout and polenta and Kristi’s homegrown edamame.
Renee Catacalos
foraging in Maryland, eat local - feast
Kristi and Renee’s end-of-experiment local food feast included fresh crudite; stew of pastured chicken; dragon tongue beans; shitake mushrooms and red peppers; and roasted blue potatoes and courge longue de Nice squash. Even the wine and flowers were from Maryland!
Kristi Bahrenburg Janzen
foraging in Maryland, eat local - local produce
One week’s share of produce and eggs from Even’ Star Farm in Lexington Park, MD.
Kristi Bahrenburg Janzen
foraging in Maryland, eat local - Clara Janzen
Clara Janzen uses local farm-fresh ingredients for a breakfast of "Eggs in Tomatoes."
Kristi Bahrenburg Janzen
foraging in Maryland, eat local - pancake breakfast
Local breakfast: spelt pancakes, fresh melons and bacon from Cibola Farms.
Kristi Bahrenburg Janzen

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