This weekend marks the start of both the Petworth and Columbia Heights Marketplaces 2013 seasons.
The Petworth Community Market kicks off this Friday, May 3rd, from 4 – 8 p.m. According to an announcement by the market — you can snag fresh fruits, local vegetables, eggs and more! They will be reintroducing their SNAP and WIC programs plus the vendors take credit cards! They’ll have music, a cooking demo by Chez Billy’s Chef Brendan and friendly neighbors to boot.
The Columbia Heights Community Marketplace starts the season this Saturday, May 4th, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. According to their Website, the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace launched as a vehicle to bring local, sustainably grown food and art made by local artists to the people of Columbia Heights.
Their vibrant farmers market, Festibucks matching incentives program that helps low-income residents get more food with their nutrition benefits, and their urban agriculture educational work are promoting the health of Columbia Heights and its people.
Both markets are great assets to the area that you’ll want to visit repeatedly this season.