Sunny Saturday for Farmers’ Market

Saturday’s beautiful weather not only brought crowds to the brand-new social Safeway, it was perfect for two much smaller, but no less important outdoor community event – the reopening in the morning of the Glover Park-Burleith Farmers’ Market for its second season. 

The Farmers’ Market will bring 20 or more vendors every Saturday until the end of October to the Hardy School parking lot across Wisconsin Avenue from the Safeway.  Organized by Burleith resident Lauren Biel, it is run by a non-profit, DC Greens, as a “producer-only market,” meaning that all products have been grown, raised and produced by the people selling them.  It features local vegetables, fruits, baked goods, meat, and dairy products, such as eggs, pasta and cheese along with flowers, plants and gelato, as well as live music. Bielsays the new Safeway helps draw customers and they will “help each other.”

Lauren Beil, director of the Glover Park-Burleith Farmers' Market, discusses Wollam Gardens flowers with Jeff Mills, director of food services for DC Public Schools, as vendor Joyce Freitag looks on.

At the bike clinic, Dudley Fowlkes holds the tent down against the wind while Gill Nisley (hidden) helps a customer with her brakes.