Flower Farm and Event Space
Wollam Gardens is a cut flower farm located 60 miles west of Washington DC, in the small town of Jeffersonton, Virginia. Their flowers supply farmers' markets in the DC area, designers, specialty florists, and locally focused retailers. One of our favorite things about their farm, apart from the gorgeous flowers of course, is the community space they've created there— it is both a stunning venue for special events like weddings, meals, and workshops, as well as just a public space where any and all can come to enjoy the beauty of nature.
Something Vintage is a boutique specializing in vintage furniture, table and dinnerware rentals for events. With a majority of their items originally sourced in the Washington DC area, each piece you choose has its own story, adding a special and unique touch to your gathering.
Greek Artisan Bakery
Baklava Couture Owner/Chef Katerina Georgallas uses time-honored Greek traditions passed down through her family. We love the way she incorporates modern and local twists by sourcing from area farmers and producers wherever she can. Pastry-wrapped local cheese hugging a bed of fresh asparagus? Yes, please. Follow along to see for yourself how her products follow the seasons.
Social, Shared Dining
The name Rooster & Owl is inspired by its husband and wife co-founders, who came together around food and dining adventures despite their opposite work schedules. Led by award-winning chef and owner Yuan Tang, Rooster & Owl centers its craft around Tang’s passion for seasonal, vegetable-focused (and seriously delicious) cuisine. Their focus on shared plates has been a really special addition to our seasonal supper, and we are waiting with bated breath for their brick and mortar spot, coming soon!
Why stop at eating local, when we have amazing beer and wine right in our backyard? Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Early Mountain wines are made with careful attention to vine, soil, and climate— or, in their words, they make “the wines the grapes want to be.” Their vineyard is absolutely worth a day trip, where you can tour the vineyard and enjoy some wine in their award-winning tasting room.
Naturally Fermented Sauerkraut
It’s all in the family! When Rachel Armistead and Luke Flessner met in 2009, they bonded over a shared hobby of fermenting. Two years later, Sweet Farm Sauerkraut was born! We love their creative take on classic krauts— you can pick up a jar of their Curry or Chesapeake Krauts, as well as their delicious Cultured Mustards, at farmer’s markets around DC.
Lady Farmer is a sustainable apparel company founded in 2016 by a mother-daughter duo in Poolesville, MD. The company itself was formed in response to a growing need to creating female-led communities around sustainable, simple living, and the women of Lady Farmer are deeply committed to carrying that forward through their production of sustainable clothing and linens. Still in their infancy, but with a bright future ahead, we’ll be cheering them on as they take their next steps (and you should too)!
Home Food Delivery
With an amazing array of local, organic and specialty items, WGG offers the very best type of one-stop-shopping for your weekly grocery needs. In addition to their farm-fresh produce, you can also stock up on meat, dairy, and pantry items. Get ordering!
There are few things that feel quite so heartwarming as a fresh batch of good homemade pasta. Just walking by Cucina Al Volo’s stand in Union Market, we can’t help but ogle their assortment of fresh pastas (and mouthwatering daily dishes). To owners Daniele and Matteo, food is family— and if you walk through their doors at their Osteria in Adams Morgan, that’s exactly what you are. And that’s a family we’re more than happy to be a part of.
Americana Songwriters and Musicians
Americana band Bearcat Wildcat describes themselves as “a little bit country, a little bit blues, and a little bit rock and roll.” And you know what? We’d have to agree. This six-member group rom Washington DC is a collective of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists inspired by both traditional and modern American sounds, and they put on a pretty incredible live show if we do say so ourselves. Don’t miss their upcoming EP release party at Gypsy Sallys— June 30th!
Named for inventor McClintock Young, McClintock Distilling creates their spirits ‘from grain to glass’ through their commitment to sourcing from local farmers to bottling the finished product using sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices. They’ve currently got a Gin, a White Whiskey, and a Vodka available— they may be up-and-coming, but they’re going to be here awhile. Keep your eye on them.
Milk Cult is the product of Ed Cornell & Patrick Griffith, two friends who know how to make some damn good ice cream. They produce at Union Kitchen, and their sweet treats can be found at Whole Foods, Glen's Garden Market and other local stores around DC. We highly recommend giving their ice cream sandwiches a try!
Rachel is a DC-based lifestyle + editorial photographer that her to tell the stories of brands and artists across DC. Follow her instagram for a gorgeous mix of with beautifully styled images of food, makers and brands, and a little bit of that essential everyday-ness of life, too.
Sally's is a neighborhood restaurant located in DC's H Street Corridor. Our favorite thing about them? The inventive ways they play with local and seasonal ingredients paired with their casual, cozy atmosphere. We recommend absolutely everything on the menu, and definitely make sure you splurge on dessert!
Vodka? Gin Whiskey? Whatever your beverage of choice may be, One Eight Distilling has you covered. With an attention to the time-honored traditions of distilling, One Eight produces fine spirits right here in the District. So go pick-up a bottle, then check out their recipe library for some delicious cocktail ideas to put your new spirit to work!
Marisa Albrecht is a Pennsylvania based wedding and editorial photographer with a oh-so-dreamy style we could get lost in for hours. She has shot for the likes of Trouve, Deeply Rooted, Design Aglow and many more. We appreciate the calm and natural beauty she captures in her work. Browse her instagram and you'll surely see what we mean.
Palette Dome Cuisine is a DC-based catering and personal chef service that takes a Mediterranean approach to cooking. Their dishes place high emphasis on healthy and fresh ingredients, so they're both delicious AND good for you. We love their sharing-is-caring attitude; you can find a lot of their recipes on their website, so you can try them yourself!
Cocktail & Botanical Syrups
Colleen O'Bryant of Wild Roots Apothecary brings herbalism, creativity and homegrown goodness to the forefront in her unique collection of cocktail syrups and other herbal home and body products. We particularly love the Rosehip and Hibiscus syrup — mix that with a spirit of your choice, and you just might have a new favorite cocktail.
Flowers & Styling
Here to change the way you see flowers, Michelle Samson makes #FlowerMagic. Taffy Floral's designs are unexpected and organic, and her use of seasonal materials make the finished products even that much more perfect. Hire her, or if you're looking to make magic of your own, sign-up for one of her frequently-led workshops.
MillStone Cellars is a farmhouse cidery that crafts oak barrel-aged dry ciders and sources all of their ingredients within 150 miles of their location in Maryland. Their ciders are rustic, sour, dry and oh so delicious. If you thought you were't a cider person, perhaps its time to think again. Pickup a bottle of their Farmgate, or the Sidra Americana if its a special occasion.
Commercial Kitchen and Food Business Incubator
Starting a food business is tough work, but Union Kitchen helps entrepreneurs build successful ventures by providing kitchen facilities, distribution services and grocery stores. They've helped hundreds of businesses get their start here in the District, which is an accomplishment we can all raise a glass to.
Republic Restoratives is a women-owned, community-centered small-batch distillery located in the flourishing Ivy City neighborhood. If you're looking for a delicious craft cocktail at their gorgeous bar, interested in touring the distillery, or want to book a private event space, we highly recommend paying them a visit or three.
Home Food Delivery
4P Foods sources their food from farms in the DC-area foodshed and delivers them to your home or office once each week. They also donate 1 bag of food to a local food bank partner for every 10 bags they deliver. Definitely a win-win to us.
Virginia-based photographer Nadiya Nacorda is a hybrid of sorts. Her portfolio is a gorgeous mix of editorial, travel and weddings in both digital and film, with a style that we find incredibly thoughtful. Check out her Instagram feed for both colorful and quiet visuals that we could browse for hours.