Here’s our menu in one easy link!
As always, it’s open rain or shine! The latest weather for tomorrow is: partly sunny and breezy (according to Accuweather?!) day rising to 71 degrees by 1 PM.
NEW this week: Check out all of the new vendors and say hi to your friends and neighbors while you enjoy our great produce farmers loved around the city.
Happy Market #3!
Belle Prairie Farm, our only Certified Naturally Grown veggie farm, is making its first appearance of the year. Help, what can I do with the great garlic scapes from Belle Prairie Farm , premiering this week? Try these methods from This Fox Kitchen:
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.
Tigersoap is new to the market this year offering great quality small batch soaps and other lotions. Click on the link above for more info.
Garner’s Produce is offering:
- Lettuce (bunched or loose)
- Swiss Chard
- Napa Cabbage
- Spring Onions
- “Elegance” mixed salad/stir fry greens
- Japanese White Turnips
- Eggs (not sold at all markets)
- Jarred Goods- Blackberry Jam, Hot Sauce, Hot Pepper Jelly, Pasta Sauce, Swt. Potato Butter, Pumpkin Pie Butter, Strawberry Daiquiri Mix, Strawberry Preserves
- High tunnel tomatoes
- Sugar snaps
- Boc choi
- Apples cameo, Fuji and gold rush
- Broccoli raab
- PAC choi
- Herbs - cat nip, stevia,
Belle Prairie Farm, our only Certified Naturally Grown veggie farm, is offering:
- lettuce mix
- Garlic scapes
- young chard/kale
- possibly radish.
Groff's Content Farm Will have fresh duck, 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, and 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.
LuvPlates is our new hot food vendor for this season. They’ve already received some great reviews on their ribs and the collards are spicy good!
The 14th and Kennedy St. Farmers Market (14Ken FM) is looking for volunteers to assist with programing and sponsorships for the 2017 market season. A full description of volunteer responsibilities can be found below. If you are interested in volunteering, pleasecontactDesireeat email@example.com.
Please share with individuals that might be interested. See you at the market!
~ Desiree Frame
Farmers Market Volunteers - 2017
1. Entertainment Coordinator: Primarily responsible for booking non-kids tent related entertainment for the market. Types of entertainment could include:
- Cooking classes
- Musical guests
- 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
Kennedy Street Development Corporation will be advertising their Kennedy Street Festival @ the market this week.
Our entertainer this week: Your name here, contact me @: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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: Lisa Washington & Sirene Botanicals will be back sometime near June. Dimitri Olive Oil would like to come back this year but needs a selling position to make it happen.
Coming Kids’ Attractions for this season include: Do you have ideas for future kids tents performers or activities (it can be an activity you lead yourself--like a neighbor's fantastic bubble snake idea)? 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.
Volunteer and sponsor opportunities abound this season. If interested, please email me.
Coming Music Attractions for this season include: The Market Band is scheduled to come back on June 24 after this week.
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 are still looking for musicians to play acoustically for tips at the market. If you’ve always wanted to try it, this may be your golden opportunity.
Produce Plus, DC’s fresh veggies incentive program, will start in June like last year.
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 @: firstname.lastname@example.org whenever you’d like.
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