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As always, it’s open rain or shine! The latest weather for tomorrow is: partly sunny and breezy (according to Accuweather?!) rising to 81 degrees by 1 PM.
NEW this week: Kids baked goods for disaster relief, Music with The Market Band from 10AM to Noon!...
Priya Allen, a resident of the Sixteenth Street Heights neighborhood and passionate supporter of the 14th and Kennedy Streets farmers market, will host a table at this week's market featuring fresh baked treats (cookies, cupcakes, rice crispy treats) as part of her campaign to support families affected by the recent devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean (Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Dominica) and the earthquake in Mexico. She will be assisted by several of her best friends -- who will be on hand to help her celebrate her 12th birthday later that day. All funds raised will be matched by her parents and donated to: Fundos Unidos de Puerto Rico (American Red Cross and United Way), Americares, The Dominica Relief and Development Association, and the Mexican Red Cross. She will join by several of her best buddies.
If you have time to volunteer @ the kids' tent and know more folks interested, please email me and Desiree Frame (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 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:
It’s about time to figure out what to do with butternut squash. Many of your favorite farms offer this delicious and versatile vegetable.
- 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-- zucchini and yellow
- 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
- Apples - Autumn Crisp, Crimson Crisp, Crimson Topaz, Crimson Jonagold, Daybreak Fuji, Empire, Gala, Golden Supreme, Grimes Golden, Honey Crisp, Jonathan, Macoun, 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 will be back at the market on October 14th.
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: The Market Band (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. 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 Attractions for October include:
- October 7, Baked Goods for Hurricane & Earthquake Relief, music with The Market Band
- October 14th, BBQ with BBQ Bus, music with Calvin Thomas
- October 21, music with Emma G
- October 28, Uptown 14th Fall Festival @ 14th & Kennedy Farmers Market with ?ANXO? (pending permit), music with The Market Band
Date: Saturday October 28, 9am-1pm
Background: CAUFS/14th St is due to receive its Main Street designation on this day. This festival/market will be a great place to make this announcement, and showcase what a staple the market has become in the community!
Schedule of Events:
9:45: Little kids Halloween Costume Parade (around the triangle, have some kids stand on *stage* for main street announcement)
10:00: Main Street Announcement
10:15 - 12:00: Music by Calvin Thomas
11:00: Halloween "Thriller" dance class by Dance Loft
11:30: Pie Contest Winner Announced *See additional details below*
- Will take place at kids tent from 9-12
- Will buy pumpkins from McCleaf's Produce
- Parents will assist their own kids
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, please contact Desiree at email@example.com.
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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