New Farmer’s Market To Open At Monroe Street Market In May!

Arts Walk Event At Night
Arts Walk Event At Night

We just learned some great news! The “Historic Brookland Farmer’s Market” is launching at the Monroe Street Market development this May. The operator of the market will be Lydia’s Fields Farm,  who will bring a minimum of 10-20 regional farmers and food producers to our door step! The nutrition-focused market will set up shop along the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market every Saturday from May 10, 2014-November 22, 2014, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

We heard from David Raley, General Manager of the development, that there is much more than a run-of-the-mill farmers market planned:

The goal is to also have performances small to larger scale in order to add to the draw of the market. Obviously, with over 40 artists in place at The Arts Walk, we feel that the mix of food, performance, retailers, restaurants and art will make Monroe Street Market a destination for all Washingtonians. Additionally, we will host holiday markets and maybe even have cut trees before Xmas or a pumpkin patch in Halloween. Monroe Street Market and Bozzuto Management Company couldn’t be more excited about this. We would also like to thank Lavinia Wohlfarth the acting Chairman at DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for introducing this community to Lydia’s Fields Farms and sharing her vision with us.

A pumpkin patch? Holiday Market? Be still my beating heart! With this announcment and new restaurants and shops on the way, the Monroe Street Market development keeps getting better all the time. The Arts Walk is located at 716 Monroe Street NE, Washington DC 20017.

6 thoughts on “New Farmer’s Market To Open At Monroe Street Market In May!”

  1. Is the “under the bridge” farmers market going to happen too, or are they all going to this newer one inside Monroe Street Market. I liked the vendors at our farmers market, especially Esthers Granola, but the market was generally pretty lame, who decided it should be under a bridge??

    1. These guys are under a bridge because they rent space from WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority). Brookland has been struggling for a long time before the new development that has recently come about. So an affordable space that let’s people pick up food on their way home from work is why there is a Tuesday Afternoon Farmer’s Market under the bridge (right next to the metro stop).

  2. The “Historic Brookland Farmers Market” IS the one that takes place every Tuesday afternoon under the bridge.

    The Monroe Street Farmer’s Market appears to be usurping the name from Licking Bend Creek Farm.

    If you are looking for a fun Saturday outing with Food, Music, Art & Jugglers, then the NEW Brookland Farmers Market is going to be a great choice. We will have to wait and see about produce quality and prices.

    If you are looking for quality chemical free produce at good prices, then the OLD Brookland Farmer’s Market (under the bridge) is the place to be. These guys (Mike & Esther) have been serving Brookland residents for over a dozen years. BTW: These are also the same people who have been running the Adams Morgan Farmer’s Market for 40 years – so they know what they are doing.

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