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As always, it’s open rain or shine! The latest weather for tomorrow is: partly cloudy (according to Accuweather?!) rising to 68 degrees by 1 PM.
NEW this week:
Fall Festival @ 14th & Kennedy Farmers Market
Date: Saturday October 28, 9am-1pm
Background: CAUFS/14th St sponsors this event. This festival/market will be a great place to showcase what a staple the market has become in the community!
Schedule of Events:
9am: Farmers Market Opens
9:45 am: Kids Halloween Costume Parade
10 am – 12 pm: Music by The Market Band
11 am: Halloween “Thriller” Dance Class led by Dance Loft
11:30 am – Pie Contest Winner Announced
Food by: Dogs on the Curb & Halal Kitchen
Activities: Moon Bounce, Pumpkin Decorating, Scarecrow Making, Yard Games
*Apple pie baking contest will judged by local celebrity judges including:
- Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly
- Drew Schneider, Petworth News
- Abubakr Uqdah, Teen Chef
- Matt Croke, Moreland's Tavern
Slices of apple pie will also be available for purchase to benefit the market's SNAP program.
Food trucks: Dogs on the Curb & Halal Kitchen
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..
Belle Prairie Farm, our only Certified Naturally Grown veggie farm, is finishing 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:
It’s about time to figure out what to do with butternut squash. Many of your favorite farms offer this delicious and versatile vegetable.
- Red and White Sweet Potatoes
- Green, red bell peppers (Big and Beautiful!!)
- japanese white turnips
- leaf lettuce- heads or loose leaf
- Kale and Collard Greens
- Sweet candy onions
- Large red tomatoes
- peppers- yellow, purple
- Anaheim, Jalapeno, Serrano, Poblano, and Cayenne Hot Peppers
- Eggplant-8 varieties
- Summer Squash-- zucchini and yellow
- Canning Tomatoes
- Ornamental and Edible Pumpkins/Squash
- Shelled Beans- black-eyed peas and cranberry beans
- Cherry tomatoes
- Heirloom tomatoes
- Early girls, romas, yellow low acid, green tomatoes
- Roma Beans and yellow wax beans
- Green beans
- New Potatoes
- Eggs (not sold at all markets)
- Strawberry Preserves, Hot sauce, Bloody Mary Mix, Pasta Sauce
- Fall Squash- Butternut, Acorn, Kabocha, Delicata, Etc.
- Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli
- Fresh Cut Herbs- Basil and Mint
- Arugula and Salad mix
- Apples - Autumn Crisp, Crimson Crisp, Crimson Topaz, Crimson Jonagold, Daybreak Fuji, Empire, Gala, Golden Supreme, Grimes Golden, Honey Crisp, Jonathan, Macoun, Nittany, Northern Spy, 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
- 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 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: This weekend it’s all fairy theme along with dried wreaths, fairy wands, and floral head wreaths. Lisa is also offering a miniature fairy garden making booth also.
Tigersoap is back on for this week.
Ruby Scoops will be back this week with their delicious and unique ice creams and sorbets?
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. 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 Attractions for November include:
- November 4, Pumpkin Recycling - Compost Cab, music by Emma G
- November 11, Music by Charles Solomon
- November 18, Music by Emma G
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.
Produce Plus, DC’s fresh veggies incentive program, is finished for the 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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