2118 14th St, NW – November 2011
Back in April we learned that Smucker Farms was coming to 2118 14th St, NW (between V and W.)
2118 14th St, NW – April 2011
Their Web site explains:
“Smucker Farms of Lancaster Co. makes a direct connection between the producers of food and products in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and consumers in Washington, DC. We focus on small farmers and producers, stocking our shelves with the best that Southeast Pennsylvania has to offer. Many of the small farmers in Lancaster, who are primarily Amish and Mennonite, have distanced themselves from the corporate food chain and are, instead, focusing on high quality artisan food and products.
The result is an explosion in the availability of grass fed beef, free range poultry and eggs, heirloom pork, European style cheeses, butters, and yogurts, and, of course, an abundance of organic leafy greens, root vegetables, and fruit. Smucker Farms also carries a wide variety of unique baked goods, canned products, dry goods, and handmade soaps. To best serve busy urbanites, we have prepared modern American take-away meals made in Lancaster for your home and office. For those who want a weekly variety of fresh produce and fruit, Smucker Farms is the pick-up point for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program organized by a cooperative of Amish and Mennonite farmers in Lancaster. Handmade Amish furniture is scattered throughout the store to help you choose an item for pick up or delivery. Handmade toys can be put to the test in our Kids’ Corner.”
While they were still finishing stocking their shelves – it sorta gave me the feel of a much bigger Seasonal Pantry located by the Convention Center. Which is absolutely phenomenal news for U Street.
They’ll be soft opening this weekend and starting Monday will be open from 8am-8pm (though if folks request it, they can tweak those hours.) A sample of some of the goods after the jump.
Not everything’s for eating – they’ll also carry soaps, candles, and lots more: