Watkins Farmers Market to Return Next Week

by Andrew Ramonas May 27, 2015 at 3:45 pm 0

Watkins Farmers Market (Photo via New Morning Farm)Capitol Hill residents soon can buy strawberries, lettuce and other produce from Mid-Atlantic farmers near Watkins Elementary School.

The Watkins Farmers Market is slated to return for its fourth year June 3, a week from today. The market will be open from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 13th and E streets SE.

New Morning Farm and the Tuscarora Organic Growers Cooperative in Pennsylvania will have more than a dozen fruits, vegetables and herbs for sale, said Emily Best, a New Morning Farm representative. The food includes kale, beets and cilantro, in addition to strawberries and lettuce.

The market is scheduled to continue its operations every Wednesday until the end of September. But it may still sell food later in the fall, as it has done in the past, Best said.

On school days, the market will run from 3:30 to about 7:30 p.m. When school is out, the market will open a half-hour later at 4 p.m.

Photo via New Morning Farm


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