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The Kitchen Table: The Reston Farmer's Market

Sandhya Somashekhar

So, we haven't actually taken you into someone's kitchen yet for "The Kitchen Table," our sorta-weekly feature bringing you the voices of Virginia's voters, but at least this one is food-related.

VIDEO | Virginia Voters Express Their Views on the Governor's Race

You know fall is coming when the early-season apples show up at the farmer's market and you can't buy a baguette there without someone trying to stuff your eco-friendly reusable bag with campaign literature -- particularly Democratic campaign literature.

That was certainly true this past Saturday at the Reston farmer's market. Amid the mingled aromas of fresh basil and kettle corn, Organizing for America -- the DNC-connected grassroots group pushing President Obama's health-care agenda -- set up side-by-side with a booth advertising gubernatorial candidate R. Creigh Deeds and other Democrats in the November election.

It was a receptive crowd, and not surprisingly: About 73 percent of voters at the nearby Reston Community Center cast their ballots for President Obama 10 months ago, and Reston is known as one of Northern Virginia's bluer enclaves. This is all to explain, in part, why we ran into not one supporter of Robert F. McDonnell (R) on our visit to the farmer's market.

Speaking of Obama and farmer's markets, the White House farmer's market was inaugurated this afternoon. Do you think they're carrying arugula?

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  September 18, 2009; 6:00 AM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Creigh Deeds , Robert F. McDonnell , Sandhya Somashekhar  
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