The Union Market at 1309 5th Street NE is finally open. It is a short drive away for our neighborhood, and offers a much needed new venue for finding artisinal foods of all types.
I paid a visit on Sunday, and a few photos follow. As the Market gears up, a few businesses were only open on Saturday and others were still in the process of setting up shop. Nevertheless we got a good taste of what’s available. From a local creamery to an eco friendly meat farm, you could find a variety of foods, fruits and vegetables, breads, olive oil, cheeses, honey, coffee, spices, and more. An oyster bar–Rappahannock–featured prominently, and was very busy indeed. A juice bar offered a variety of deliciously unique juice mixes.
Next to the Market itself was a parking lot with a good number of food trucks. Alas most of them had left by the time I got there, but I helped myself to an amazing mix of custard and lemon ice.
It will be great to see how the Market develops over the course of the next few months, but clearly it will become a hub of neighborhood weekend activity. Check out their web page for upcoming events, including the Trucktoberfest food truck festival on September 22nd!