Here’s our menu in one easy link!
As always, it’s open rain or shine! The latest weather for tomorrow is: partly cloudy and breezy around 1 PM (according to Accuweather?!) rising to 71 degrees.
Here’s a nice recipe for Tomato & Red Pepper Soup from House & Garden Magazine.
Come chat with Sustainable DC this Saturday 9/29 from 9 - 11 am @ the 14th & Kennedy St farmers market Compost tent. Come share your ideas on how to make the District healthier, greener and more livable! #SustainableDC Learn more at www.sustainabledc.org
Calling all Knitters!
Join us on October 6th at 10am, at the 14th and Kennedy Street Farmers Market for a knit-along. Bring your yarn and your WIP (work in progress). I’d also love to teach anyone who might want to learn this calming craft how to get started. We can start with a simple scarf and can get you on your way to making sweaters and mittens! Kids are absolutely welcome, although I recommend starting at age 7 and up. Knitting starter kits and a pattern provided for $19. Please pre-order, so I have enough. Payments can be made via PayPal: Courtneysieloff@gmail.com. Order yours by October 1st to ensure it arrives on time.
Produce Plus ends on September 30th, 2018. We have been running out of checks early so get to the market by 9 for your chance at the checks.
Here’s what’s on the menu for this Saturday:
Robert Ax Adams will be on hand to help us celebrate our great Produce Plus volunteers from 11 to 1PM.
If you’ve never tried the baked goods @ Stone Hearth Bakery, here are some reviews of their location in Frederick, MD.
Belle Prairie Farm - is back at market this week.
Zamora Produce - is back with a great mix of herbs, Summer & Fall veggies.
Crimson Crisp, Crimson Topaz, Crimson Jonagold, Daybreak Fuji, Empire, Gala, Golden Delicious, Golden Supreme, Grimes Golden, HoneyCrisp, Jonathan, Macon & Northern Spy apples; last week of yellow peaches, kiwiberries, free range hen eggs; fresh apple cider, sweet corn, beets, broccoli, regular cabbage, collards, regular & fairy tale eggplant, cucumber, Dino, green & red bore kale, okra, red & yellow onions, green & red bell & jalapeño peppers, radishes, spinach, arugula & salad mix; sunchokes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, swiss chard, cherry tomatoes, winter squash, zucchini.
Lemon pepper cashews, garlic pepper cashews, old Bay cashews, chili lime cashews, brown butter sea salt almonds, pecans & cashews; praline pecans, granola, cinnamon roll, Pecan sticky bun, Quiches with Portabella mushroom & Asiago cheese or bacon Swiss with broccoli.
Stone Hearth Bakery
Baguette, Asiago baguette, wheat rolls, sub rolls, Ciabatta, dinner rolls, hamburger rolls, raisin walnut bread, cranberry raisin, dark sunflower, pumpernickel, Kalamata olive, Herb, oatmeal, light sunflower, rustic Italian, semolina, rosemary, Jewish rye, jalapeño cheese, cheese bread, French country white, French country wheat, honey whole wheat, sourdough, rustic wheat, seven grain, pancakes, fresh fruit pies, small & large tartaletas in a choice of fruit flavors, beef chicken and cheese empanadas, ham and cheese rolls, cheese rolls, croissant‘s of different flavors, scones, muffins, cookies.
Groff's Content Farm Will have free range chicken, their delicious chef prepared meals from Degrees of Cooking using Groff's sustainable meats. They will also have their regular mix of pastured free range chicken & turkey, pastured beef, Berkshire pork and lamb products.
Delicious freshly prepared Mexican food from El Piquin!
Zeke's Coffee of DC will be offering their great usual mix of small batch roasted coffees, hot and cold coffee by the cup.
Sorry, no music this week.
Belle Prairie Farm, our only Certified Naturally Grown veggie farm, is back at the market this week. They offer CSA shares too. Here’s the contact #:301-300-0340.
Sirène Botanicals is back in October with floral bouquets.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have time to volunteer @ the kids' tent and know more folks interested, please email me or Elizabeth Topping) 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..
As of April 1, the Food Waste Drop-Off program, sponsored by the Department of Public Works, had collected nearly 150,000 pounds of organics from more than 20,000 participants in all eight wards over the last year.
Through the free service, residents are able to drop-off food waste at designated farmers markets in all eight city wards. The food waste collected at these drop-off locations is composted locally at District community composting sites and at the Prince George’s County Organics Compost facility.
Residents are encouraged to drop off the following types of food items: fruit and vegetable scraps; breads, grains, cereals, rice and pasta; coffee grounds, coffee filters and tea bags; egg shells; household flowers; and nutshells. Dairy, meat and fish items are not accepted.
Coming Attractions for October 2018 and beyond include:
- More vendors & more excitement
- Hopefully, we’ll get our music back through sponsorships.
The 14th and Kennedy St. Farmers Market (14Ken FM) is looking for volunteers to assist with programing and sponsorships for the 2018 market season. A full description of volunteer responsibilities can be found below. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jim Coleman .
Farmers Market Volunteers Needed - 2018
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
4. Farmers Market Brigade:
- DC Greens is always looking for Spanish & English speaking volunteers to help with the Produce Plus program. If you have the skills, contact them right away.
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 email@example.com.
Our neighbor, Moreland’s Tavern, will be open @ 11AM Saturdays from here on out.
Thanks for coming to 14th & Kennedy Street Farmers Market. Thanks for another great year @ the 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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