Why Macarons Are the New Cupcakes

Written by Morgan Stroyeck on .

Recently in the dessert world cupcakes have enjoyed a resurgence, garnering a reputation as the superior sweet—bypassing their large, cumbersome cousin Birthday Cake as the go-to baked good.

Essay: The Gluttony-Inducing, Estrogenic-Spiking Catnip that are Hops

Written by Thomas King on .

Here we are, having a beer at Blue Mountain Brewery looking out at the Shenandoah Mountain range from just below Rockfish Gap along I-64 running west out of Charlottesville, Virginia. Notice the hops. A few of the half a dozen world class breweries here grow their own. Although some of the best lack the property or the desire to grow hops on their property.  

Call to Action: Pledge to Spend $10 on Local Food a Week

Written by Release via Buy Fresh, Buy Local HRVA on .

The Virginia Food System Council celebrates its 'Take The Pledge' campaign with a $700 Drawing for a CSA subscription: Commit to spend $10/Week on Local, Virginia-Grown food and be entered to win.