Here’s our menu in one easy link!
As always, it’s open rain or shine! The latest weather for tomorrow is: mostly sunny (according to Accuweather?!) rising to 83 degrees by 1 PM.
NEW this week: Food demo from Bright Starts Early Childcare @ 1030AM, Music with Charles Solomon from 10AM to Noon!...
If you have time to volunteer @ the kids' tent and know more folks interested, please email me and Desiree Frame (email@example.com) as we're looking to line up more kids tent activities and performances.
It’s about time to figure out what to do with butternut squash. Many of your favorite farms offer this delicious and versatile vegetable.
Volunteer and sponsor opportunities abound this season. If interested, please email me..
Belle Prairie Farm, our only Certified Naturally Grown veggie farm, is back on for their second season. They also offer CSA shares, inquire within. This week they are offering:
- Lots of heirloom tomatoes
- Cherry Tomatoes
- 4 kinds of basil
Garner’s Produce is offering:
Garner’s Produce has great romano beans. This looks like a nice recipe to try with them: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017588-stewed-romano-beans-with-tomatoes
- Sweet Corn - Bi-color this week
- Sweet banana peppers
- Lima Beans
- Sweet candy onions
- Large red tomatoes
- Green Bell Peppers and sweet mixed colored peppers
- Anaheim, Serrano, Poblano, and Cayenne Hot Peppers
- Eggplant-8 varieties
- Slicing Cucumbers
- Summer Squash- Ishtar, Patty Pan, yellow, golden and green zucchini
- Sweet Potatoes
- Cherry tomatoes
- Heirlooms tomatoes
- Early girls, romas, yellow low acid, green tomatoes
- Purple and Yellow Peppers
- Green beans, roma beans, and yellow wax beans
- New Potatoes
- Cut Flowers
- Eggs (not sold at all markets)
- Pumpkin Pie Butter, Strawberry Preserves, Seedless blackberry Jam, Hot sauce
- Fresh Cut Herbs- Basil and Mint
- Jalapeño peppers
- Apples - Autumn Crisp, Crimson Crisp, Crimson Jonagold, Daybreak Fuji, Gala, Ginger Golds, Golden Supreme, Honey Crisp, Jonathan, Macoun, Macintosh, Royal Court, Snap Stayman & Zestar
- Asian & Bartlett Pears
- Kiwi Berries
- Green Beans
- Eggplants - Regular & Fairytale
- Kale - Dino, Red Boar & Green Boar
- Red & Yellow Onions
- Peppers - Colors, Green, Habanero & Hot
- Salad Mix
- Summer Squash
- Sweet Potatoes
- Swiss Chard
- Tomatoes - Cherry & Green Zebra
Groff's Content Farm Will have their new smoked turkey slices, their delicious chef prepared meals from Degrees of Cooking using Groff's sustainable meats. They will also have their regular mix of pastured Berkshire pork & sausage, free range chicken & turkey, pastured beef, and lamb products.
Zeke's Coffee of DC will be offering cold brew growlers tomorrow! in addition to their great usual mix of small batch roasted coffees, hot and cold coffee by the cup.
& Stone Hearth Bakery will have their same great options this week.
I Confect is back for 2017. Made in Union Kitchen Ivy City, DC, I Confect specializes in treats and baked goods using all natural ingredients. For the very first time @ markets, I Confect is premiering quiches, both regular and gluten free. Specializing in pound cakes, nuts, and more, what's your confection?
Sirene Botanicals will be at 14th and Kennedy St this Saturday with fresh flowers! Would your child be interested in creating their own miniature fairy planter? Come by and sign up so that we can plan for a Saturday morning mini workshop next month!
Tigersoap is back on for this week.
Ruby Scoops will be back this week with their delicious and unique ice creams and sorbets?
Our entertainer this week: Charles Solomon (weather permitting).
DPW to Kick Off DC's First Citywide Food Waste Drop-Off Program in our Neighborhood! Come Compost with Us!
The Department of Public Works (DPW) is continuing the citywide Food Waste Drop-Off program for Ward 4 at 14th & Kennedy Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9am-1pm District residents wishing to compost the food waste they generate from home for FREE are encouraged to bring, in a sealed container, acceptable compostable food waste items such as fruits, vegetable scraps and food scraps made from grains (breads, grains, cereals , rice and pasta), coffee grounds and filters, tea bags, egg shells, household flowers and nuts and nutshells. Food dropped off at all sites will be turned into compost soil, a natural soil additive that helps grow new food and plants. Through this new initiative, DPW intends to: 1-Divert and compost up to 160 tons of food waste in the first year; 2-Bring awareness to organic waste recovery and the benefits of composting, and 3-Provide tips on how residents can reduce food waste at home.
DPW's Food Waste Drop-Off is a free service, with sites implemented in all eight wards by the first week of June (additional sites will launch in conjunction with the opening of the farmers market season). More information is available at: dpw.dc.gov/foodwastedropoff
Coming Soon for Vendors: Many irons in the fire but no confirmed vendors...
Coming Kids’ Attractions for this season include: TBD.
Coming Attractions for September & October include:
- Music with Charles Solomon, Sept. 23
- Cooking Demonstration with Marcia Finn of Bright Starts Early Childcare, Sept. 23
- Music with Janine Wilson, Sept. 30
- West Education Campus activity, September 30
- October 7, music with The Market Band
- October 14th, Harvest Fest with Best Apple Pie Contest with celebrity judges, BBQ Bus & ?ANXO? (pending permit), music with Calvin Thomas
- October 21, music with Emma G
- October 28, music with The Market Band
Farmers Market Volunteers Needed - 2017
1. Entertainment Coordinator: Primarily responsible for booking non-kids tent related entertainment for the market. Types of entertainment could include:
- Cooking classes
- Fitness/health & nutrition classes
2. Sponsor Solicitation & Coordinator. Responsibilities include:
- Recruiting local business to sponsor the market this season
- scheduling sponsor appearances at market
- ensuring sponsor incentives (public recognition/appearances) are given as promised
3. Kids-tent Coordinators. Responsibilities include:
- scheduling entertainment for kids tent
- promoting entertainment for kids tent via social media and email listserves
- re-ordering supplies for tent, as necessary
- assisting with set-up/break down of kids tent, as available
We love to support neighborhood organizations. We offer fruit or vegetables for one time events, gift certificates for silent auctions or raffles. We also consider other ideas you might have to support the neighborhood. Please contact Jim Coleman @ 2026818799 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are on the hunt for new artisan food vendors now. If you know of a vendor who would be adaptable to the market’s needs and experienced on morning oriented outdoor events to be an artisan food vendor, we would love to talk with you about this, contact Jim Coleman @ 2026818799 or email@example.com.
We have secured funding for unplugged acoustic music at the market. The rate is $75 a week and we would love to have folks in the neighborhood playing at market. If you’ve always wanted to try it, this may be your golden opportunity.
Produce Plus, DC’s fresh veggies incentive program, is continuing this week. Unfortunately, the eligibility requirements have changed and we still need more volunteers for this program, so please contact us @: firstname.lastname@example.org soon because we could use your help.
Thanks for coming to 14th & Kennedy Street Farmers Market. The neighborhood is supportive of the market and we think you rock for coming. We can’t do it without you. What do you want @ market? Do contact us @: email@example.com whenever you’d like.
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