Author Archives: Hannah Packman

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Restaurants and Prepared Food

  Pickup Delivery Gift Cards Other
100 Bowls of Soup Y Y N  
2Amys Neapolitan Pizzeria Y N Y  
Al Tiramisu Y Y N Pantry
Aperto N N Y  
Atwater’s Y Y Y  
Beuchert’s Saloon Y Y Y Pantry, Merchandise
Big Bear Cafe Y Y Y Groceries, Pantry
Birch & Barley N N Y Groceries, Pantry
Bistro Bohem Y Y N Groceries, Pantry
BlackSalt Restaurant Y Y Y Groceries
Buck’s Fishing & Camping Y Y N  
Busboys and Poets Y Y Y  
Centrolina Y Y Y Groceries
Chaia Tacos Y Y Y Pantry
Clyde’s Willow Creek Y Y Y Pantry, Grocries, Masks, Hand Sanitizer, TP
Coppi’s Organic Y Y N  
Corduroy N N Y Produce
Equinox Y Y Y  
Evening Star Café N Y Y Groceries, Pantry
Green Pig Bistro N N Y  
HEX Ferments Y Y N  
Hometown Harvest N Y N  
Hunter’s Head Tavern Y N N Groceries
Ice Cream Jubilee Y Y N  
L’Auberge Chez Francois N N Y  
La Fromagerie Y Y Y  
Maple Ave Restaurant Y N Y Pantry
Market Burger Y Y N  
Market Table Bistro Y Y N  
Mom’s Apple Pie Y N N  
Red Apron Butchery Y Y Y Grocery, Pantry
RIS Y Y Y Produce, Ice Cream
Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar N N Y  
Soupergirl Y Y N  
Stomping Ground Y N Y Pantry
Sweetgreen Y Y N  
The Dabney Y N Y  
The Majestic N N Y  
The Pig N N Y  
The Queen Vic Y Y Y  
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm Y N Y  
The Salt Line Y Y Y  
The Wine Kitchen Y Y Y  
Timber Pizza Company Y N Y  
Vermilion N N Y Groceries, Pantry
Vigilante Coffee Company Y Y Y Merchandise
Volt N N Y  

Wine, Beer, and Booze:

  Pickup Delivery Gift Cards Other
3 Stars Brewing Company Y Y Y Merchandise 
Barrel Oak Winery N Y N  
Caboose Brewing Company Y Y Y Groceries, TP, Masks, Merchandise
Catoctin Creek Distilling Y Y N Merchandise 
Chrysalis Vineyards Y Y N Food to go
DC Brau N Y Y  
Denizens Brewing Co. N Y Y Merchandise 
Don Ciccio & Figli Y Y Y Hand sanitizer
Green Hat Gin  N N Y  
One Eight Distilling Y N N Hand sanitizer, Merchanidse
Port City Brewing Company Y Y N  
Republic Restoratives Y Y N Hand sanitizer, Merchandise

Farms, CSAs, Specialty Products, and Grocery Stores:

  In-Person Shopping Pickup Delivery Gift Card
Clagett Farm CSA N N Y N
Cold Country Salmon N Y Y N
Crossroads Farmers Market Y Y N N
Cultivate the City CSA N N Y N
ECO City Farms N Y Y N
EcoFriendly Foods N Y Y N
FireFly Farms Creamery & Market N N Y N
FRESHFARM Market Dupont Circle Y Y N N
FRESHFARM Market H Street Y Y N N
FRESHFARM Market Silver Spring Y Y N N
From the Farmer N N Y N
Glen’s Garden Market Y Y Y Y
MeatCrafters N N Y Y
MOM’s Organic Market Y N N N
Number 1 Sons N Y Y N
P. A. Bowen Farmstead Y N N N
Rappahannock Oyster Co. Y N Y Y
Red Tree Farmstead N N Y N
Red Wiggler Community Farm N N Y N
Rocklands Farm Y Y N Y
Seasons Oil & Vinegar Taproom N N Y Y
Olio Y N Y N
Shepherd’s Whey Creamery Y Y N N
Smith Meadows N Y N Y
South Mountain Creamery N N Y N
Stachowski Market & Deli N N Y N
Washington’s Green Grocer N N Y Y
Waterpenny Farms Y Y N N

Terra Madre Celebrates Good, Clean, Fair Food for All

First launched in 1996, Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is one of the world’s most important events dedicated to artisan and small-scale food and wine producers. The art of eating, however, isn’t the only focus of Terra Madre. The event is also an opportunity for producers, consumers, and advocates from across the world to gather together to exchange ideas, challenge preconceived notions, and unite around the common cause of good, clean and fair food for all. Terra Madre 2018 attracted thousands of delegates from over 100 countries across the world, not to mention hundreds of thousands of public visitors!

It was an honor for me to attend this one-of-a-kind event as a delegate on behalf of Slow Food DC. Though I had many amazing experiences, my two favorites were those that fostered a sense of unity and connection  – with both the food and one another. Coincidentally, these were also the first and last events of my Terra Madre experience! The first was a bike ride through Torino hosted by the University of Gastronomic Sciences (aka “Slow Food University”). On this culinary tour of the city, we had the experience to eat some of Torino’s best artisanal foods and meet the hardworking producers who make it all possible! It was also an excellent opportunity to learn more about the history of Torino and meet many other fellow slow foodies. 

The last event of my Terra Madre experience was a true honor: experiencing baru gong yang –a meditative way of eating with gratitude in the Buddhist temple – with famous Buddhist nun Venerable Jeong Kwan. By eating in silence and focusing only on the simple yet delicious food before us, this experience allowed everyone involved to fully digest their Terra Madre experience and all they had learned from Jeong Kwan about the intersection of food, faith, and meditation. 

To see photos from Terra Madre – including photos from the Torino culinary bike tour – check out our Facebook Album