Blueberry Hill Farm is a third-generation Lancaster County family farm specializing in vegetables and fruits – including delicious varieties of their namesake!
Cedarbrook Organic Farm is our source for all things porcine. David Ober raises Tamworth Heritage Breed Hogs at his 60 acre woodland farm outside Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. His pigs feast on wild nuts, roots, wild mushrooms, and whatever else they can rustle from the landscape. We use his pigs to make our bacon, sausages, cured meats, and anything else that calls for pork. He sells at the Dupont, White House, and H St Farmers Markets.
Clear Spring Creamery is operated by Mark and Clare Seibert in Clear Spring, MD. They provide us with creamline milk, yogurt, cream, butter, and their fantastic Camembert-style cheese. Certified organic in 2010, the Seibert’s dairy is the best one around. You can find Clear Spring products at the Dupont Farmers Market, as well as the Takoma Park and Falls Church Farmers Markets.
EcoFriendly Foods is a wonderful coalition of farmers in the area who all raise free-range and mostly organic meat and poultry. Beef, goat, lamb, chicken, rabbit, and more are delivered to us by Bev Eggleston and his band of merry farmers. Find their fine quality products at the Dupont Farmers Market, as well as Union Market. 2012 Good Food Award Winner.
Endless Summer Harvest is a wonderful purveyor of lettuce and other greens. They are a hydroponic facility in Maryland that uses their proprietary technology to reduce their water consumption by over 75%, far beyond the practices of a normal lettuce farming operation. We get their fresh and healthy greens all year long! You can too at the Dupont and Penn Quarter Farmers Markets.
Everona Dairy creates a wide range of award-winning sheep’s milk cheese – aged, washed-rind, and unpasteurized – in Rapidan, Virginia, in the state’s Piedmont region. Find their many wonderful products at the Dupont Farmers Market.
The Farm at Sunnyside grows in Rappahannock County, Virginia, near the Blue Ridge Mountains where they grow certified organic fruits and vegetables, and also actively manage their lands for native wildlife and environmental health. We partake of their tremendous bounty year-round through the Dupont Farmers Market.
Firefly Farms provides us our delicious fresh chevre and aged goat cheeses. Their award winning Maryland-made cheeses can be found all over the DC Metro area and beyond.
G. Flores Family Farm is based in Colonial Beach, VA. A true family farm, 4 generations of the Flores family work to plant, tend, weed, harvest, pack, and sell an incredible range of produce. From lima beans to poblanos to 10 varieties of cherry tomatoes alone, they provide more than half of the vegetables we use.
Garners Produce is a family owned and operated farm located on Virginia’s Northern Neck. They have over 110 acres under production of fruits, vegetables, herbs, plants, and flowers. You can find them at the Thursday Penn Quarter Farmers Market, the 14th & U Farmers Market, as well as the Bloomingdale Farmers Market.
Keswick Creamery creates delightful fresh and aged raw milk cheeses from their pasture-grazed cows in the Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania. From their Mad Tomme to the Talleginator, the Blue Suede Moo to the Lesher, their cheeses are tops for your cheese board. You can find them locally at the Dupont and Bloomingdale Farmers Markets.
Little Wild Things City Farm Our microgreens can’t get any more local than these! Little Wild Things City Farm shares the same quadrant as Eat & Smile, making their home in NE DC just like us. In fact, the microgreens are delivered to us alive and still growing, and we cut what we need, then send back the empty box for new plants to be grown for us.
Next Step Produce grows on an 86-acre certified-organic farm 50 miles south of DC in Southern Maryland. You can find their vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers at the Dupont Farmers Market.
Spring Valley Farm & Orchard is a family owned and operated farm just outside of Romney, West Virginia. Owners Eli & Misty grow diversified fruits & vegetables on 200 acres using IPM practices for plant and land health.
Twin Springs Fruit Farm operates out of the Adams County Fruit Belt in Pennsylvania, farming 90 acres for a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Find them at the Dupont Farmers Market.
Vendors & Partners
Dolcezza Gelato has been making small batch seasonal gelato in DC since 2004. Growing from a single storefront, they now have 4 beautiful shops, and they sell at 5 DC area Farmers Markets. Get thee some Blueberry Lemon Thyme or Mascarpone Berry, stat.
Vigilante Coffee Roasters is a local roaster of direct-sourced coffee beans from Hawaii, Mexico, and South America. Selling through local retail shops, and pop up shops across DC, they are setting up a fixed roastery and coffeeshop all their own on H St NE.
We love our neighbors Zeke’s Coffee, and use their delicious regular and decaf coffee roasts in our French Press coffee service at events. They’re also responsible for keeping us going here in the office and kitchen every day.
Who doesn’t love doughnuts?! We think that District Doughnut is the best of the city, and we are proud to partner with them, bringing their amazing doughnuts to weddings and event.
Got pie on your mind? We work with Whisked! Pies to bring the freshest pies made of seasonal local ingredients along to events. Made in DC with love.
Brewed in DC and so tasty, they have somehow turned root beer haters into Thunder Beast lovers (just ask Katie) when it comes to Thunder Beast Root Beer. Want a refreshing non-alcoholic option at your event? This is the way to go (and avoids having any nasty high fructose corn syrup at your event, as only premium ingredients are used to brew). Pair it with Dolcezza Gelato for a heavenly root beer float. mmmmm…
Ellen Frost of Local Color Flowers, located in Baltimore, MD, chooses her flowers not only for their beauty but also for where they are grown. LoCoFlo is committed to supporting local growers and buying their flowers as close to home as possible – a commitment that means their flowers are always fresh and seasonal! We also adore the work of our neighbor Highway to Hill Flowers, who also has a commitment to using locally raised flowers.
Chef Oliver is proud to recommend his wife’s photography for your engagement and/or wedding. Alexandra Friendly Photography is featured throughout this website, and both Alex and Oliver offer a 5% discount on both their services if hired together.
If you don’t use our own wonderful in-house coordinator, you should consider the full-service resources of Candy + Co. She and her skilled staff can keep you organized & sane as you plan your biggest party ever! We are also big fans and supporters of Capitol Romance and love the chance to work together with them! Additionally, we can’t sing enough praises for Jasmine Smith for her great sense of humor and level-headedness when it comes to planning and executing events.
There are many large-scale party goods rental companies in the DC area. We work most commonly in partnership with Select Rentals and Rentals to Remember, as we’ve found their pricing to be competitive, and their service to be commendable and enthusiastic. We’re happy to arrange your rental orders, or put you in touch with our contacts there, who can guide you through their showrooms of various goods, styles, and price points. We also adore the wares and gals of Something Vintage for something special and unique at events.
Our neighbor and friend Bruce Pike operates the eponymous Bruce Pike Productions, where dull moments are never had, and good times flow. Quality person, quality business, nuff said.
Striving to be the best DJ company in the area, mydeejay, under the guidance of Jennifer Reitmeyer, built its reputation for great service on tenets that include education of clients, fairness, value, reliability, and excellence. She loves what she does!
Damn good live music! We’ve seen some guests at weddings get down and shake their tail feathers to the music of The Bachelor Boys Band. Ok, maybe we’ve also been seen cutting a rug behind the scenes to their tunes, too.
We’re a local business member of Think Local First DC, a local nonprofit that works with independent businesses, consumers and policymakers to grow a sustainable, local economy in Washington DC. Through membership, networking events, and message making, they promote that independent and locally owned businesses are at the heart of creating an interdependent, sustainable, resilient community. Look for us at the annual Eat Local First Week’s Farm to Street Party!
The DC Center for the LGBT Community is a local lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community center for the Metro DC Area, providing comprehensive programming, special events, and education. We are a Professional Partner with with The DC Center, supporting their mission and those seeking out LGBT-supportive professional services.