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(article, Culinate staff)
In case you missed the cheering news about the new farmers' market just blocks from the White House, here's the Washington Post's account of the Vermont Avenue market's first day. (Watch the video to hear Michelle Obama — the market's first customer — say that the White House kitchen garden is one of the "greatest things I've done in my life so far.") This comes the same week as the USDA announced a new program to promote local foods; Sam Fromartz has the story on Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food. Fromartz also has a post on little-known but already-budgeted monies that are available for this cause as well. Eat it up.