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H Street NE to Launch “Twilight” Farmers Market at Starburst Plaza

by Prince Of Petworth June 24, 2015 at 4:30 pm 26 Comments

UPDATE:

“Due to the possibility of inclement weather this afternoon, the inaugural Twilight Farmers Market at Starburst Plaza will be postponed until Thursday, July 2, 2015.”

From a press release:

“The H Street NE Corridor’s inaugural Twilight Farmers Market will take place on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Starburst Plaza Intersection. Organized by H Street Main Street, the weekly market will feature 10 to 20 local vendors offering fresh, locally grown seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and plants, artisan baked goods, natural meats, food products and food-related products.

Stop by and browse the food offerings, including artisanal breads, delectable desserts and savory, sampler-sized, portable portions from local downtown and area restaurants. Beverages from the beer and wine garden will also be available to sip and stroll, while shopping inside the event area.

In recent years, the rising demand for fresh and local produce and sustainable grocery practices have caused farmers markets to pop up all over the nation. Their latest evolution takes advantage of the fact that for many people, the evening hours are the best time for a shopping expedition. Nighttime farmers markets are blurring the lines between grocery shopping and entertainment—a fun night out that speaks to urban citizens of every age. And with summer temperatures soaring across the country, these markets are catching on at just the right time.

The Starburst Twilight Market will take place every Thursday from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. starting this Thursday, June 25 through mid-September at the Starburst Plaza Intersection, where H Street NE, Bladensburg Road NE, Benning Road NE, Maryland Ave. NE and Florida Ave. NE meet (1500 block of H Street NE).

There’s even more to look forward to this summer at the Starburst Plaza! The Twilight Farmers Market is just the first taste of all the exciting programming planned for the intersection this summer. In the coming weeks, area residents can look forward to the launch of a weekly live entertainment series, a weekend market, rotating art exhibitions and more all at this exciting location.”

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