By Nick Stavely, Farmers Market & Incentives Program Manager, Community Foodworks
With opening day of the Glover Park-Burleith farmers market just a week away, we’ve been busy finalizing permits, nailing down vendors, and rounding up musicians. Join us for the opening festivities a bit before 9 am on Saturday, May 7. Then stick around to do your grocery shopping, try some new types of foods, listen to live music, and socialize with neighbors.
We’ll have plenty of vendors, some returning and some new, offering fruits and vegetables, pastry and breads, fermented food like pickles and kombucha, and meats, cheeses, and specialty items. We’re also interested in what you’d like to see at market, so please email me your ideas now or over the next few months. The market runs through November 26.
Founded just last year, Community Foodworks (CFW) also manages farmers markets in Brentwood, Brookland, Columbia Heights, Shaw, Ward 7, and Arlington Courthouse. We’re dedicated to creating market opportunities for local farmers and food producers in the Mid-Atlantic region while increasing access to good, nutritious, local food. As a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, we strive to build diverse spaces, where all different races, ages, income-levels, and backgrounds are equally represented and excited about nutritious food. We’ve forged partnerships with local schools, health clinics, WIC centers, and community groups, and we also offer financial assistance programs for families and individuals shopping with federal food benefits. You can read our first annual report here!
Most of our vendors have card readers, but if you find yourself at a vendor without a card reader, the information tent has got you covered! Credit card tokens are available as a change-of-currency in denominations of $1, $5, and $10 for use with the vendors. The tokens also make a great gift and will be valid at Community Foodworks markets across the city and northern Virginia.
Want to get more involved with the market?
(BTW, former market manager Erica Christensen and her husband have moved from the area, but she promises to return to check up on how things are going.)