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E-I-E-I-Oh How Convenient!

Everyone can agree that freshly plucked produce is preferable to the shrink-wrapped stuff. But the number of us who’d be willing to wield a scythe and harvest the fruits and veggies ourselves? Slim pickings.

Enter From the Farmer, a new-ish service founded by two locals that delivers local crops — minus the dirt — directly to your doorstep (

The operation recently upgraded facilities and expanded its delivery reach to include all of D.C., Montgomery and Prince George’s counties and most of Northern Virginia.

Three weekly subscription plans are available: half bushels ($35); single bushels ($45) and double bushels ($55).

Seasonal produce like tomatoes, cucumbers and kale arrive between midnight and 7 a.m. on your designated delivery day. You can stay up to receive the goods, or let the delivery service leave the basket on your doorstep and hope no one steals it. (This rarely happens, says From the Farmer’s Andy Smith.)

Plus, it’s much less jarring to wake up to a bundle of gorgeous produce than to the crow of a rooster.

Holley Simmons is the dining editor of Express. When she’s not reporting on local restaurants and tastemakers, you can find her sewing a dress from a 1950s pattern or planting a windowsill herb garden. Contact her at



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