Adams Morgan Farmers Market Celebrates 40 Years

Posted by on Thursday, September 19th, 2013 at 2:00pm.

The Adams Morgan Farmers Market has been in operation for 40 consecutive years. The market operates on Saturday mornings from May until December on the corner of 18th Street and Columbia Road in Northwest. Visiting the market has become a Saturday morning tradition for residents who shop for produce, share recipes, and socialize.

The farmers market will be marking their 40th anniversary on September 28 from 10 AM to 1 PM. The event will feature heirloom apple tastings from 10 AM to 11 AM. Some of the rare apple varieties on hand will be Wolf River, Orange Pippin, and Sheepnose. The party will also include music and special guests.

The location that is now the Adams Morgan Farmers Market was only a dirt triangle in 1972. Then the bank was built, and the neighborhood negotiated a longterm lease for the farmers market. The DC Council also designated parking on Columbia Road for farm vehicles.

The small market in Adams Morgan features two produce vendors, a flower stand, and a baker. The vegetables are from Licking Creek Bend Farm and Star Hollow Farm, which are both located in southern Pennsylvania. The two farms also run CSAs (community-supported agriculture) with pickups at the Adams Morgan Farmers Market.

Licking Creek Bend Farm consists of 60 acres where they grow heirloom tomatoes, bell peppers, summer squash, cucumbers, apples, melons, pears, potatoes, onions, kohlrabi, tomatillos, pac choi, and more. Star Hollow Farm grows over 30 different crops in small quantities. Their produce includes potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, asparagus, beans, cabbage, chard, collards, cucumbers, eggplant, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, okra, onions, peppers, radishes, rhubarb, squash, sweet potatoes, turnips, zucchini, and herbs. Star Hollow Farm also sells products from other farms like fruit, cheese, eggs, chicken, cider, honey, pickles, and jams.

Drop by the Adams Morgan Farmers Market to help celebrate their 40th anniversary!

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