Friday, May 11, 2012

Columbia Heights Community Marketplace opens Saturday the 12th!

Hopefully you aren't tired of me talking about the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace -- it opens this Saturday!

The market is always great, with food, drinks, crafts, music and more, and they have a new website.

Here's more from the organizers:

Dear neighbors,
Please come to the opening of the 2012 Columbia Heights Community Marketplace tomorrow, Saturday, May 12th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the civic plaza at 14th Street and Park Road, NW. Ward One Councilmember Jim Graham will cut the ribbon on the 2012 season; thanks to Jim and his staff for their work to bring fresh, local, and affordable food to Columbia Heights and the District. Speaking of food accessibility and affordability, we thank Wholesome Wave for continuing its generous support of our Festibucks matching incentives program.
Please check out our new website (not quite finished),, and sign up for updates about all things good food, art, fun, music and more. See you tomorrow at the CHFestivus!


Saturday, May 12 from 9 AM to 1 PM (rain or shine)
Civic plaza @ 14th Street and Kenyon Street, NW

Produce: Arugala (heirloom, biodynamic), Asparagus, beans, beets, boston lettuce, broccoli rabe, cilantro, collard greens, dill, eggplant (heirloom, biodynamic), English peas, garlic, green and red leaf lettuce, greenhouse tomatoes, fennel, Merveille de Quatre Saison and baby Bunte Forellecnschuss lettuces (heirloom, biodynamic), micro green mixes, mint, mizuna, pea shoots, plants (herb and vegetable), radishes, red romaine lettuce, red crisphead lettuce (heirloom, biodynamic), red kale, rhubarb, scallions, salad mixes, shallot scapes, spinach, spring garlic, spring onions, strawberries, sugar snap peas, swiss chard, tomatoes (greenhouse), tomato and pepper plants (heirloom, biodynamic), turnips, zucchini

Vendors: Chesley Farm, Dragonfly Farm, Five Seeds Farm (NEW!), Pleitez Produce (NEW!), Whipple Farms (NEW! grower of only heirloom greens and veggies), Wisteria Gardens

Fresh baked bread, pastries, and cookies
Vendors: Bonaparte Breads, Goldilocks Goodies (NEW!), Upper Crust Bakery

Dairy and eggs:  Chicken and duck eggs, goat cheese, cheddar cheese, blue cheese, yogurt, and cheese spreads
Vendors: Chapel’s Country Creamery, Five Seeds Farm (NEW!), Picnic Gourmet Spreads (NEW!), Spriggs Delight Goat Cheese, Twin Post Farm

Meat products:  Beef, chicken, duck, lamb, pork, and, on limited basis, chevon (goat), and sheep products
Vendors: Country Vittles from Critter Hill Farm (NEW!), Springfield Farm of Kent County, MD, Stachowski Brand Charcuterie
Specialty items:  Fantastic Mexcian fare from El Sabor del Taco (NEW!), pickles by Fresh Crunch, gluten-free cookies from Goldilocks Goodies (NEW!), and salsas, dips, and hummus by Wisteria Gardens.

Fine Arts: Six artists will showcase their creativity to the community.
Dance, Music, and other Entertainment: Afrika Dances performs at 10 a.m., followed by Olivia Mancini at 11 a.m. Thank you to  for sponsoring our 2012 entertainment. 
Healthy Cooking Demonstration: This Saturday, head on over to the cooking demonstration table to learn about spinach and how easy it is to incorporate it into many meals, courtesy of our friendly neighborhood nutritionist, Amanda Terillo. Learn more from our blog post about it:

Community Organizations: 
The Book Nook brings affordable literature and information about free literacy programming to individuals and families in Columbia Heights. Our table will include: 

  • good used books (in a variety of genres) sold for affordable prices (with proceeds going to DC SCORES, an afterschool soccer, poetry, and service learning program service most Columbia Heights-area schools)

  • information about local youth literacy programs

  • information about local libraries (location, how to get a card, resources available)

  • information about adult ed opportunities, and

  • a place for people to donate books.

KidPower brings Veggie Time to the Marketplace! The Veggie Time program teaches DC school kids about nutrition and the environment, gardening, and selling produce at markets, the profits from which support service projects focused on healthy eating.

Other Fun:
Planet Pet will come to the Marketplace on Saturday to show off the healthy food and snacks its offers for pets.
We thank  for generously supporting our Festibucks matching incentives program and for sponsoring our entertainment this year.


1 comment:

  1. I've been waiting for this all winter!


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