20th and Massachusetts Ave, NW
Thanks to John for passing on from FRESHFARM:
“FRESHFARM needs your help! We have an important update to share about the FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Farmers Market. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is exploring the creation of a north-south protected bike lane to connect the Dupont Circle neighborhood with Foggy Bottom and the National Mall. This week, the Dupont Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 2B) made a motion to recommend that the protected bike lane be constructed along 20th Street NW, which would travel directly through the market. While FRESHFARM strongly supports more protected bike lanes throughout the city, we are very concerned about the impacts the proposed bike lane will have on market operations. A protected bike lane along 20th Street could reduce the footprint of the Dupont Circle Farmers Market by as much as 60% and create serious safety hazards for shoppers, farmers and producers, as well as cyclists. (more…)
“In honor of Earth Month, the Department of Public Works (DPW) is pleased to announce the reopening of food waste drop-off’s throughout the city, and an array of other services. On Earth Day weekend (April 21-22), DPW will be giving away kitchen caddies to the first 50 participants at each open drop-off location to help residents compost their food waste.
Mayor Bowser kicked off DPW’s first citywide Food Waste Drop-Off program on Earth Day 2017. Through the free service, residents are able to drop-off food waste at designated farmers markets in all eight city wards. The food waste collected at these drop-off locations is composted locally at District community composting sites and at the Prince George’s County Organics Compost facility.
As of April 1, the Food Waste Drop-Off program had collected nearly 150,000 pounds of organics from more than 20,000 participants in all eight wards over the last year. (more…)
3412 Connecticut Ave, NW looking north towards the Uptown Theater
The Cleveland Park Business Association shares the good news:
“We are very happy to announce the long-awaited launch of the Cleveland Park Farmers Market! Permit applications have been submitted and we anticipate opening on Saturday, June 3. The Farmers Market will operate outdoors every Saturday morning from 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM, in the heart of the Cleveland Park on the West Side Sidewalk of Connecticut Avenue between Newark Street and the Uptown Theater.
This year’s launch of the Farmers Market is in direct response to a survey conducted in the Community. We were delighted to learn from the survey that an overwhelming 88% of respondents supported the Farmers Market and 80% of respondents intend to shop at the neighborhood businesses when they came to the Farmers Market. “We are hoping that the Farmers Market will remind and encourage the community to shop at and support their local bricks and mortar businesses all week. ” says Susan Lihn, owner of Wake Up Little Suzie, and CPBA’s Board Co-Chair. (more…)
Sweet, may they hit all four quadrants and as many neighborhoods as possible! The photo above is from the Saturday’s Van Ness/UDC Farmers Market (4340 Connecticut Ave, NW). I’ve also seen some of their goods at Smucker Farms (2118 14th St NW.) Anyone spot them elsewhere?
From an email:
“Right Proper will be at Dupont Farmers’ Market [20th St. NW between Massachusetts Ave. and Hillyer Pl, NW] starting this Sunday. We are super excited to be the first brewery at the farmers’ market. We have brand new 750 ml growlers ready to go for the Market We will be posting what beers we are serving every week. Bring kegs for tasting. $3 – deposit on growler. $7 – fill. Guests can bring back empties for a deposit or just exchange for a brand new bottle.”
Ed. Note: In March we learned You May Soon Take a Taste and Buy A Bottle of Booze/Beer at a Farmer’s Market.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.
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My husband’s first words to me were basically “Where can I find a good local farmer’s market?” to which I responded MARRY ME. That’s how much I like farmer’s markets. I’ve been fortunate that wherever I’ve lived in the District a good farmer’s market has never been more than a short Saturday morning jaunt in warmer months. I was curious if I simply gravitated to places near markets or this was more of a universal DC experience, and how DC compared to other American cities. (more…)
“The August 21st Night Market will include members of Union Kitchen, a Washington, D.C.-based food incubator, who will offer many of the traditional foods associated with state and county fairs. Union Kitchen members as well as food trucks from DC, Virginia and Maryland will offer menu items served on-a-stick like savory firecracker shrimp, cake, corndogs and key lime pie. Of course, no fair would be complete without funnel cake. Food Trucks participating include Reba’s Funnel Cakes, Fava Pot, Carolina Q, Crab Cab, and RockSalt. There also will be exhibits including 4-H displays from the University of the District of Columbia, other agriculture exhibitions, demonstrations, unique attractions and fun competitions. Market visitors will be able to dance to the energetic, foot-stomping tunes of Notes from the Underground, a DC-based Newgrass trio that performs innovative acoustic folk music drawing on Bluegrass, Jazz, Irish and Old-Time traditions.
If you’ve never taken a ride on the Carousel on the Mall you may get a chance on the 21st for free! 100 free tickets to ride the carousel, which will be operating until 7:30 p.m., will be among the game prizes awarded at the market.
The USDA Farmers Market is located next to the People’s Garden, a beautifully landscaped garden maintained by USDA employee volunteers and steps from the museums on the National Mall. [12th and Independence Ave, SW] Visitors to the August 21st Night Market can explore the garden, play corn hole and picnic on the lawn.
So if you are in the DC area, please join us on Friday, August 21 from 5-8 p.m. There will be lots to eat, see and do!”
“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. (more…)
From a press release:
“EVENT: 14th and Kennedy Street NW Farmers Market Soft Launch
WHEN: June 6 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m
WHERE: 5500 Colorado Ave. NW
A new Farmers Market is launching in D.C. at 14th and Kennedy Street NW. The soft launch of the market is Saturday, June 6 at 9 a.m. The market will run through Nov. 21 and currently features 7 vendors selling meat, fruit, vegetables, bread and coffee.
As the season progresses, the market hopes to foster a deeper connection with the community and bring new and varying types of vendors each week based on the expressed needs and desires of the local residents.
The market will also feature a rotating table hosting local community organizations, not-for-profit government organizations, and local community businesses to increase awareness of organizations and promote small business in the area.
The market will accept WIC and SNAP in late June and plans to have live music every Saturday.”
From the Columbia Heights Farmers Market [14th and Park Rd, NW in the Columbia Heights Plaza]:
“We want to make it easier for you. Just stop by after work and refill the pantry with fresh and healthy food. Columbia Heights Farmers’ Market will now also be operating from 4 pm to 7:30 pm every Wednesday from June 3 through September 30. This is your opportunity to find the best food in the city in the middle of the week.”