Friday, November 25, 2011

Community Marketplace season ends Dec. 17: This week's update, with holiday market

You only have a few more Saturdays to get some farmer's market goodness. Here's this Saturday's update, which also includes a Holiday Market:

This Week at the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace
Saturday, November 26th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain, snow or shine)
Civic plaza at 14th Street and Park Road, NW

* Chesley Farms and Wisteria Gardens will feature some greenhouse tomatoes, sweet potatoes, apples (golden delicious, fuji, nittany, stayman, tameo, york, granny smith, pink lady and braeburn varieties), pears, cider, hard winter squash, potatoes, pumpkins, greens (collards and mustard greens), salad mixes and Asian greens.
* Bonaparte Breads is the place to go for delicious French pastries.
* Fresh Crunch has you covered on the pickle front.
* Springfield Lamb will not be at market this Saturday but will return on Dec. 3rd with all kinds of lamb meat and wool products that make great holiday gifts.
* Stachowski Charcuterie offers sausages made from beef, chicken, duck, pork and turkey.
* Twin Post Farms features both chicken and duck eggs.
* Upper Crust Bakery brings a full selection of artisan breads this Saturday, so stock up for the Thanksgiving holiday! In addition to sourdough, pain de campagne, harvest grain, artisan baguettes, and whole wheat. They will also have the seasonally popular pumpkin bread – a savory bread studded with pumpkin seeds.

CHRISTMAS TREES & HOLIDAY MARKET (Nov. 26th and Dec. 3rd, 10th and 17th):

Our market season will end on December 17th, but we have a real treat for you in the final weeks. Join us at our Holiday Market on November 26, December 3, 10 and 17 when we will have more artists showcasing their creations, all of which could make wonderful gifts.

This Saturday, Nov. 26th, eight artists will bring a variety of drawings, jewelry, paintings, pottery and knitware to the Marketplace.

The Holiday Market will also feature Christmas trees! Yep, Chesley Farms (beginning on Nov. 26th) and Licking Creek Bend Farm (beginning Dec. 3rd) will offer Christmas trees and wreaths for sale. Although both farms will bring a variety of sizes to the Marketplace to sell, they urge people to pre-order trees for pickup at the market.

* CHESLEY FARM will charge $10 per foot for Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir and Canaan Fir and $12 per foot for Fraser Firs. To order a tree from Chesley Farms, please contact CHESVEG@GMAIL.COM. In addition, Chesley Farms has about 40 tree stands from various places that it will sell at cost ($5 to $7 per stand).

* LICKING CREEK BEND FARM will charge similar prices for Charlie Brown, Blue Spruce, Douglas Firs, Con-color Firs, White Pine, Canaan Firs. It also will offer live tree and table top trees and wreaths/roping. For more information and to order, please contactESIEGEL2@IGC.ORG and provide your phone number, type and height of tree you want, day and place (Marketplace or in Takoma Park) you want to pick up the tree and whether you want a hand made wreath and/or roping (include desired length).


Arch "AT" Thomson from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Flute (, brought to the community by Bloombars (

Bio: "Flutevisions is a musical ministry with a universal concept in which the center-point is music. The purpose of the ministry is to nurture the hearts and souls of the listening audience and to educate on the importance of clean air and water in respect to Mother Earth.

"Every one of us is a flute waiting for Life’s precious gift of clean air to fill our lungs, to feed our brain cells, give us life in abundance and keep our hearts pumping with the flow of blood through our bodies.

"Using music and nature-cinematography, Flutevisions is designed to awaken the listener by creating an atmosphere that will allow the audience to visualize the importance of ones connection to every living creature on the planet. I want to share my vision and bring the listener closer to the idea and importance of saving the planet.
I have learned throughout my life that music can vibrate the unseen core of the human soul. I believe in the arts, all of them. Flutevisions is an art form that will piece together the lost art of love for oneself and bring about the human sympathy for mankind and the planet.
Remember – the planet has a life of its own. If you take care of it, it will take care of you."

Thank you to Old School Hardware for its monthly sponsorship of the Community Marketplace.

P.S. The Marketplace will be offering great looking "No Farms, No Foods" hats for $10 to raise money to cover our operating costs.

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