Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Farmer's market update: MtP, Columbia Heights, 14&U, Petworth all open!

If you like farmer's markets, this is your time. All of our local markets are open, with Columbia Heights, 14th and U and Petworth all starting recently and the Mt. Pleasant Market opening a few weeks ago.

I'm a big fan of the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, which aside from produce, meat, cheese and dairy also has crafts and other services. It's pretty great. It's on Saturday from 9am-1pm at the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza, the triangle where 14th, Kenyon and Irving meet.

Mt. Pleasant's market is a bit smaller, but still with a nice selection and a good, neighborhood-y vibe. Random neighborhood folks will play music there sometimes and it's great to go shopping and then grab a coffee and pastry across the street at Heller's Bakery. They're also open every Saturday from 9am-1pm at Lamont Park, where Lamont hits Mt. Pleasant Street.

I haven't been to the Petworth Community Market, but they have the distinction of being open on Friday afternoons, from 4pm to 8pm on 9th between Georgia and Upshur.

14th and U is one of the older markets around, and as such has a pretty big vendor presence. They're also open Saturdays from 9am-1pm.

So go! Which is your favorite?

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