Category Archives: Local

Listen to the Bees

The poet, Nazimi (c. 1200) wrote: “A hornet seized a bee, intending to devour it. The bee begged for its life and said, “My hive contains so much honey, I myself am of so little worth, why do you not … Continue reading

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Have a Bee-Friendly Yard

National Honey Bee Day is this Saturday!  One way to “bee” friendly is to create a pollinator-friendly garden by avoiding pesticides and planting flowers that bloom at different times. All these flowers are indigenous to the Eastern United States.  They … Continue reading

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Curious Produce: Little Potato Cucumbers

Jessup has a locally-grown (organic, of course) oddity on the shelf right now: the Little Potato Cucumber!   The texture is similar to a regular cucumber and the flavor is mild, mellow and cool, much like traditional cucumbers. If you … Continue reading

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Philly Veg Fest = big hit

MOM’s was pretty excited to be part of Philadelphia’s first annual Veg Fest. The event took place at The Shambles, and it was a sunny day.  We weren’t sure what to expect for attendance, but a conservative estimate suggests around 5,000 … Continue reading

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Day On The Bay

A great deal of my childhood was spent on the Chesapeake Bay, netting crabs (or trying to), collecting oyster shells, and waving at passing sailboats. My great grandmother would steam blue crabs and we’d sit in the sunshine and talk … Continue reading

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Bryn Mawr Home Stretch!

Home stretch everyone! The Bryn Mawr Grand Opening festivities start on Friday, February 21. All customers who come in will receive a free, compostable MOM’s reusable bag loaded with awesome samples! Staff has been hard at work training and putting … Continue reading

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New MOM’s in the Neighborhood!

Last Friday I made a trek up to Philadelphia to meet with the staff of our up-coming Bryn Mawr, PA store. The team in Bryn Mawr is smart, fun and ready to work hard for our community, so it was … Continue reading

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