Friday, May 20, 2011

Petwork Community Market opens today

The Petworth Community Market begins their second season today at the intersection of 9th/Georgia/Upshur, from 4-8 pm. Here's more:
PETWORTH, WASHINGTON, DC: The Petworth Community Market opens today! Join us from 4 PM to 8 PM every Friday starting today, May 20, through September 30 for this popular neighborhood gathering. Pick up fresh fruits and vegetables, egss, locally roasted coffee beans, pastries, aromatic teas, grass-fed meats, artisanal breads; linger to hear the weekly music.

The Petworth Community Market runs Fridays, 4 PM to 8 PM, through September 30, along Ninth Street at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Upshur Street, NW. Special events will occur throughout the summer, including chef demonstrations, artist appearances and local musicians. On the last Friday of each month, the market will feature live music from a variety of local bands.

Fresh off last week’s successful fundraiser at Domku Bar & CafĂ©, this year’s market builds on the successes of our inaugural year by welcoming SNAP benefits recipients with an EBT Machine and an “Extra Cash” program, accepting credit card transactions, hiring a new market manager, and ensuring more convenient hours for our customers. The 2011 market season is sponsored by ANC 4C, 3 Tree Flats and Donatelli Development.

Confirmed vendors include:

C& T Produce
Fresh Off The Roast
G Flores Produce
Great Harvest Bread Company
J & L Green Farm
Kuhn Orchards
Momme Meals
Paisley Fig
Pearl Fine Teas
William Maedel III

PCM is still recruiting farm vendors, artists and crafters for the weekly market. For additional details or to download a vendor application, visit www.petworthmarket.org.

About the Petworth Community Market

The Petworth Community Market (PCM), a pending nonprofit, operates a weekly farmers market along Ninth Street, NW, at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Upshur Street, NW. The market runs Fridays, 4 PM to 8 PM, May 20 through September 30. Special events will occur throughout the summer, including chef demonstrations, artist appearances and local musicians. The market features live music from local bands on the last Friday of each month.

Situated near the newly renovated Petworth Library and amidst new development, PCM focuses on creating a marketplace where local farmers, producers, artisans and entrepreneurs can sell and trade their goods and services. Managed by a group of neighborhood volunteers, PCM strives to build community, encourage a vibrant streetscape, and create a sense of place within the Petworth neighborhood. To learn more, visit www.petworthmarket.org. Follow us @PetworthMarket or on Facebook.

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