Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Petworth Farmer's Market (open on Fridays starting May 20) confirms vendors, hosts fundraisers

The Petworth Farmer's Market, which opens on Friday, May 20 at Georgia & Upshur, has announced their vendor line-up. The market is unusual in that it runs on Fridays from 4-8pm. They're also holding a fundraiser at Domku on Wednesday. Here's the full press release:
Confirmed vendors include:
C & T Produce
Fresh Off the Roast
G Flores Produce
Great Harvest Bread Company
 J & L Green Farms
Kuhn Orchards
Momme Meals
Paisley Fig
Pearl Fine Teas
The Tender Rib

The market runs Fridays, 4 PM to 8 PM, May 20 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.

Join the market board and supporters at a fundraiser May 11, 2011, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Domku Bar & Café, 821 Upshur Street, NW. The organization seeks to raise enough funds to purchase an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) machine in order to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly Food Stamps). The fundraiser will feature a silent auction, raffle, drink specials, photo portrait booth, and DJ. Suggested entry donation is $10. To purchase tickets or to make a general donation to the cause, please visit: http://petworthmarketfundraiser.eventbrite.com/

The 2011 market season is sponsored by ANC 4C, 3 Tree Flats and Donatelli Development.

PCM is still recruiting farm vendors, artists and crafters for the weekly markets.  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.  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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