Thursday, June 10, 2010

How was the Columbia Heighhts Community Marketplace?

As most readers probably know, the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace's debut was last Saturday. Unfortunately I was out of town, but a lot of other folks were able to make it, including one of the Examiner's farmers market writers and the writer of Grown in the City, a market and plant-related blog. Rhea Kennedy from the Examiner wrote "Eight sellers offered everything from strawberries and garlic scapes to bratwurst and blue cheese, with some sunflowers, wine vinegar, garden-ready plants, and French pastries as well." She had a photo gallery too, in the article.

John from Grown in the City highlighted the strawberries as well, and also made a video:

So did any of you go? What did you think? Let everyone know in the comments.


  1. It was pretty cool, but there needs to be more actual produce. It was limited in that regard to lettuce, apples, strawberries, and maybe one or two other things. I went hoping to come home with some peppers and oranges and there was none of that to be found. But glad it's there and hope it continues to grow.

  2. Mike -- more produce will come as we get later into the growing season. All vendors come from within 150 miles of DC, so you won't see any produce that isn't in season yet in this area. But there will be more and more as the summer goes on, keep coming back!

  3. Would be nice if the Mt. Pleasant market and the Columbia Heights market could merge since they take place at the same time and within a few blocks of each other. David


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