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Maryland Restaurant Offering Takeout Farm Boxes

Rockville, Maryland, restaurants Silver Diner and Silver are offering weekly farm takeout boxes with products from regional farms that were supplying ingredients to restaurants before COVID-19 closures. This week was the first week for the Farm Boxes and they were a huge success, with 400 boxes costing $35 each pre-ordered online in just two hours. The first week’s box contained a half gallon of milk, one dozen eggs, 8 ounces of mushrooms, four sweet potatoes, hydro bibb lettuce, two tomatoes, a Vidalia onion, radishes, and asparagus. A press release notes that future boxes will also contain meat. Three different weekly pickup dates are available. Guests can pick up the box as carryout or curbside pickup on the designated day. “When we’re finally able to re-open, we may continue this Farm Box program to continue to help the farmers,” executive chef and co-founder Ype Von Hengst noted.