Rose Park Farmers Market Opening Day
On Wednesday, May 3, at 3:00, the Rose Park Farmers Market finally opens for the year. It's an event I look forward to every spring. The Market is a place for neighbors to gather, for children to taste freshly picked fruits and vegetables, and for shoppers to buy all the produce they need for the week. Rose Park, established in 1918, is a treasure in Georgetown. "Throughout the year, Friends of Rose Park raises funds to improve and maintain the Park's landscape, playgrounds, and recreation areas in addition to hosting free events for the community," according to the RoseParkDC.org website.
This Wednesday, you'll find kale, spinach, asparagus, cucumbers, tomatoes, leeks, pears, apples, herbs, flowers, and more. There are also pizzas made in a wood-fired oven, Maine lobster, high quality olive oil and balsamic vinegars, baked goods, cheeses, spices, and more. Right now, asparagus is abundant, so try one of my favorite asparagus recipes, and make enough for several meals.
Buying fruits and vegetables from the Farmers Market, where the produce is picked at peak ripeness, giving it superior flavor and nutrients, is a way to ensure your family eats 5 cups of fruits and vegetables daily.
See you at the Market!