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Celery garnished with a green bean walnut paté, delicate cupcakes adorned with vibrant strawberries and black raspberries, and lightly crisped corn cakes with an avocado salsa… These are the offerings the Big Green Bus crew found at Green Wheaton’s anniversary Gala at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland on June 19th. Thrilled by the eclectic and colorful creations, we set out to meet the chef. She wasn’t difficult to locate. Kit Woods, owner and founder of Green Plate Catering, flitted gracefully between the kitchen and the table in the center of the room, ensuring that her platters were always sufficiently stocked.  Waiting for the opportunity to speak with her...
For many people, preparing raw vegan food can feel like an overwhelming challenge, especially when conventional recipe books are reliant on high temperatures and the restaurant staples of butter and cream.    Places like Catch a Healthy Habit, however, make this kind of eating seem more feasible.   After a frantic week of packing, organizing, and graduating, the Big Green Bus finally took off from Hanover and had its first event in Fairfield, CT. We shared a delicious potluck on the town green with community members, followed by a tour of a nearby raw vegan café called Catch a Healthy Habit. Glen, one of the co-owners, brought scrumptious samples of his raw brownies to the...
Photo by Lucy Senesac Lots of tech types make the trek from San Francisco to Silicon Valley on a daily basis. While some (we’re looking at you, Googlers) enjoy world-class dining at their corporate cafeterias, some folks will undoubtedly be seeking some quality sustenance before or after a long day at work. That’s why we’ve put together our second travel guide, inspired by our commuter friends who brave California’s highways every day, in partnership with the Eat Well Guide, who also offers a trip planner tool to find good food wherever you happen to be traveling. There are lots of Chipotles along the way, so check out their site for a location finder, if you’re in a rush. Otherwise, check...
Traveling from New York to Boston and don’t want to stop for fast food on the way? We at FarmPlate.com have teamed up with the good folks at the Eat Well Guide to provide you with some recommendations for healthy, local, sustainable food options to check out along the way.  This is the first in a series of travel guides, where we sort through the hundreds of potential eateries along the road and present you with a manageable number of options to choose from. If you’re taking a different trip, be sure to check out the Trip Planner tool on the Eat Well Guide website to help find good food along your way.   And don’t forget to come back to FarmPlate.com for the curated versions…these...