Opening day of the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace is tomorrow, Saturday, May 12th.
From their announcement:
The Community Marketplace unites residents, local farmers, food producers, artists, performers, and neighborhood service groups to meet, mingle, and enjoy all things local from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from May 12 through December 15, 2012.
Marketplace visitors enjoy fresh, locally grown fruit, vegetables, meats, eggs and other food from local farms, as well as other unique and specialty items.
The Columbia Heights Community Marketplace happens in the civic plaza, located at the intersection of 14th Street and Park Road, NW (one block from the Columbia Heights Metro Station and across from Giant, Target and Tivoli Theater).
This season, the Marketplace will continue our successful Festibucks program, which helps individuals receiving federal nutrition assistance buy more fresh, nutritious food than they could with just their benefits. We also are starting a cutting edge Fruit and Vegetable Prescription program with the Upper Cardozo Health Center and DC Greens.