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Ward 7 eats its veggies

A new program is fighting obesity and carryout food in Ward 7 with cooking classes at Lincoln Heights, the city's second-largest low-income housing complex.
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Would a DC "food czar" help urban farmers?

D.C. council mulls adding a "food czar"--which could mean more urban farms, local food, and green initiatives for all.
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The space equation: Where can a humble food producer get started?

When the chef's away, these food entrepreneurs come out to...work. They're taking the sharing economy to the next level, by splitting space (often for free) in exchange for menu items or equipment.
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Fishing on the Anacostia for fun and science--but not food

The Anacostia Watershed Society is studying catfish from the river to learn exactly what toxins are in their bodies and in the river. On Saturday, a fishing event drew residents out to help.
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DC school lunchrooms put local, healthy products on kids' plates

Move over, corn dogs and pizza. At some D.C. schools, with the help of local nonprofits, kids are getting fresh fruit, green veggies and local meat—and a lesson in where all that food comes from.
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#Foodinthecity draws crowd to Union Market, hungry for discussion

The second event in Elevation DC's speaker series, in partnership with Smart Growth America, brought a crowd to discuss how food and restaurants reshape neighborhoods.
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Food in the City preview: how food trucks, farmer's markets, and more shape D.C.'s new dining scene

Learn about the new food trends shaping the city (and vice versa) at Food in the City next month. Till then, there's plenty to sink your teeth into in this article examining pop-ups, incubators, curated food destinations and more. Dig in!
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Edible garden company turns tiny yards, black thumbs into fresh veggies

Tapping into a growing trend of local, organic food, Meredith Sheperd's for-profit business, Love & Carrots, helps urban residents get the localest of local foods--from their own backyards.
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New online grocers put local food a click away

Online grocery-shopping company Relay Foods expands its D.C. presence, bringing local farms direct to customers' doors.
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A chef's scheme to get D.C. to eat its veggies

MicroGreens started last year in one D.C. school, teaching 10 middle-schoolers to cook for a family of four for under $3.50 a meal. But founder Alli Sosna has big plans, and she won't stop until every student in America knows how to wield a knife, julienne carrots, and roast a chicken.
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Chefs go fishing for sustainable menus

Hundreds of D.C.-area chefs are boarding boats on the Chesapeake Bay to see firsthand how the local fare is harvested, and what makes it menu-worthy.
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