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We live in a bountiful area for food. So much is grown, raised, or fished here. So for the ultimate harvest celebration, why not try to make it as local as possible this year?

You’ll be feasting with deeper satisfaction, knowing the ripple effect (in our economy and sense of community) of sustaining local producers. Put your family in touch with where their food comes from.

This year, keep it as local as possible and give thanks to those who sustain us with their produce and pickings all year.

 It’s a full market this week, with several returning part-time vendors. Look for Beach Biscotti, Hashi Food Truck, Just Cupcakes, and Sandi’s Sandies.

 Our brand new long-sleeved T-shirts are here, in handsome charcoal gray for men, cheerful lime green for women. A lady’s size Small would be a great nightshirt for a little girl.

Also new: ball caps! Show your local spirit, in forest green with our embroidered Old Beach logo. Market bags in different styles, along with our bright 2015 calendars, make a fun locavore present.

Holiday Cropped



 A wonderful item to start off the holiday meal are Virginia oysters, and it just so happens that November is officially Virginia Oyster Month.

Serve a dozen freshly-shucked bivalves on the side with lemon wedges, drawn butter, cocktail and mignonette sauces, as well as my Creamy Horseradish Sauce.

The sauce mirrors the oyster’s richness and creaminess and adds just enough heat kick to make things interesting.

In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup prepared horseradish, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Chill until ready to serve. Yields about 1 cup.

From Chef Patrick Evans-Hylton


Artisan’s Bakery & Café

Beach Biscotti

Bergey’s Blossoms

The Creative Wedge

Croc’s 19th Street Bistro

Cromwell’s Produce

Fresh Batch Jams

Grace and Gratitude

Hashi Food Truck

Just Cupcakes

Mattawoman Creek Farms

My Vegan Sweet Tooth

New Earth Farm

Pasta e Pani

Pelon’s Baja Grill

Sandi’s Sandies

Shady Goat Farm

Tasha’s Own Goats Milk Soap

Terrapin Restaurant

Three Ships Coffee

Vy’s Pies

Whole-ly Rollers

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