Friday, July 13, 2012

What's new at the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace this weekend?

A lot! Here's their most recent update. The market takes place on the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza (14th/Park/Kenyon) from 9am to 2 pm on Saturdays.

Columbia Heights Community Marketplace
Saturday, July 14th from 9 AM to 1 PM (rain or shine)
Civic plaza @ 14th Street and Kenyon Street, NW 

This week at the market

For the latest information about the market, visit our blog

NEW FOOD VENDOR: Urban Honey, operated by Columbia Heights resident Cynthia Martin, will sell honey at the market starting on Saturday.

Produce: Apples, artichokes, arugula, asparagus, banana peppers, basil, beets, blackberries, blueberries, bok choi, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cayenne peppers, cauliflower, chard, cherries, cider, chives, cilantro, collards, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, fennel, garlic, green peppers, herbs, jalapenos, okra, purslane, kale, mushrooms, mustard greens, onions, peaches, green onions, okra, plums, potatoes, radishes, raspberries, rhubarb, sorrel, squash, spinach, strawberries, Swiss chard, tatsoi, field tomatoes, greenhouse tomatoes, tomato plants, thyme, turnips, zucchini, black raspberries, watermelon
Vendors: Chesley Farm, Dragonfly Farm, Five Seeds Farm, Licking Creek Bend Farm, Pleitez Produce, Whipple Farms, Wisteria Gardens
Fresh baked bread, pastries, and cookies
Vendors: Bonaparte Breads, Goldilocks Goodies, 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, Picnic Gourmet Spreads, 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, Springfield Farm of Kent County, MD, Stachowski Brand Charcuterie
Specialty items:  Mexican fare from El Sabor del Taco, pickles by Fresh Crunch, gluten-free cookies from Goldilocks Goodies, honey from Urban Honey, and salsas, dips, hummus, peanut sauce, and tahini by Wisteria Gardens.

Fine Arts: Four artists will showcase their creativity to the community.
Entertainment: West African dancer, choreographer, and instructor Afrika will perform beginning at 11 AM.
Cooking Demo:  Local health coach Collen DiPietro will prepare delicious, seasonal smoothies featuring marketplace produce.  For more information, visit our blog.

Community Table:  Featuring Kid Power; Lafayette Federal Credit Union, which will raffle off two best-of-the-market bags; and GSA Haiti, a non-profit organization that operates a primary school in rural Haiti.

Keep up with the latest on FacebookTwitterand our blog.

We thank Wholesome Wave for their generous support of the Festibuck and Fruit & Vegetable Prescription programs, Giant for supporting our entertainment, and Old School Hardware for their sponsorship of the market. We appreciate both Minuteman Press (14th and Meridian) and the UPS Store (14th and Monroe) for offering us discounts on a range of printing and copying services.

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