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Additional Petworth Market Information

June 25, 2010

The following information was released yesterday about the Petworth Community Market, which will open today at 2:45 p.m. Included is a list of the 12 vendors that have already committed to the season.

INAUGURAL MARKET LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR PETWORTH COMMUNITY MARKET

PUBLIC INVITED TO KICK-OFF OPENER

Petworth, Washington, Dc June 24, 2010:   The Petworth Community Market is proud to announce the line-up for the 2010 market season.  Neighbors, partners, elected officials and Petworth Community Market board members, artists, vendors, and volunteers will gather at the market site on 9th Street between Upshur and Georgia Friday, June 25th at 2:45 PM with a free and open to the public “ceremonial opening activity,” sure to become a Petworth Market tradition.

Over 12 vendors and business have signed up for the inaugural 2010 market season with more expressing interest on a daily basis.  Participating vendors for this season include Atwater’s Bakery, G Flores Produce, Orchards Estates, Great Harvest Bread Company, Praline Bakery, Teaco, Dangerously Delicious Pies, Kilmer’s Farm, Barajas Produce, C&T Produce, Qualia Coffee, and Corehaus.  Local professional DJ, “The Unknown,” will provide musical entertainment, the Bikehouse a bicycle repair clinic, and artist area artust Jazirock will conduct graffiti art demonstrations.  The market will be open every Friday from 3 PM to 7 PM through late October. (more…)

Petworth Community Market Set to Open Friday, June 25

June 21, 2010

After an absence of several years, a farmers market will again serve the greater Petworth area when it opens on Friday, June 25, 2010. The location of the reborn market is 9th Street, NW, between Taylor and Upshur Streets. Hours of operation have been set at 3-7 p.m.

Market organizers selected Friday for the Petworth Market, in part, due to the lack of Friday markets in the city and the abundance of Saturday markets to choose from. The location was selected for a variety of reasons — including the significant amount of green space along the west side of 9th, the ease of closing off 9th, and the location’s proximity to both the Metro and Upshur Street. Thus far, there has been a good deal of support from both residents and businesses in the area.

When the market opens this week it will be with a collection of vendors that include bread, produce, and arts & crafts.  More details are expected by Thursday morning and will be available at a dedicated Web site still under development (http://www.petworthmarket.org). For anyone interested in being a participating vendor, especially with arts & crafts, spaces are still available and application forms are available here.

A sign for the earlier farmers market is still posted on Georgia Avenue

According to EcolocityDC, the Petworth Market will be the only market in Ward 4. A community market serving the area was first undertaken in 2004. That market was located in Ward 1 on the southwest corner of Georgia and New Hampshire Avenues, where a new CVS is currently being built. After promising 2004 and 2005 market seasons, the market fell apart in the 2006 season.

The undoing of the earlier market was largely due to the amount of work required to operate a market. Community members had organized and run the market the first two years. Needing a break from the demands of running it, a manager was hired for 2006. The manager did not prove capable and the market folded at the end of that season.

The Georgia Avenue Petworth Farmers Market ran successfully for more than two years (Image courtesy of Terri Pendleton)

Still, for active communities able to devote the time and work necessary, farmers markets offer many rewards. Among the benefits the Petworth community aims to reap — in addition to making fresh produce more accessible — are increasing the visibility and vitality of the community. By including arts & crafts and entertainment the market aims to provide something for everyone, which in turn, will help to strengthen the neighborhood.

Additional images of the Georgia Avenue Petworth Farmers Market after the jump (more…)

Columbia Heights Farmers’ Market Becoming Reality

February 24, 2010

Here’s something that came my way today. It appears that, beginning June 5, 2010, there will be a new farmers market within walking distance to many in the neighborhood. Located at the Civic Plaza at the intersection of 14th and Kenyon streets and Park Road, NW, it is currently scheduled to operate every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., from June 5 through October 30, 2010. You can read more details here>>


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