We are sure readers will be excited to learn that the Farmers Market operated at the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk returns this Saturday, April 22nd. The market will occur every Saturday through early winter and is located at 716 Monroe Street NE. Check out the Facebook post below announcing the start date for 2017 and the lineup activities for the day.
We thought readers would like to know that now they will have another option when it comes to area farmers markets. The first market event will kick off this coming Thursday May 12th and the market will run weekly until October 27th. Here is the flyer from the Rhode Island Row Facebook page:
Rhode Island Row is located at 2300 Washington Place, NE (next to the Rhode Island Ave Metro stop and the Home Depot shopping center).
Readers may remember our blog post about Brookland Yoga, a new “floating” yoga studio that launched recently. We thought neighborhood Yogis would be interested in knowing that Brookland Yoga has partnered with LATELA to provide yoga classes at the Arts Walk farmer’s market every Saturday starting April 23 through November 12th, at 9:00 am. From the event page:
Join us for a 45 minute awakening slow flow yoga class on Saturdays at the Brookland Farmer’s Market. Stay after class to get some yummy local produce and coffee and chat with your neighbors.
We will begin with a flow, holding our poses for several breaths to create heat in the body, then move into strengthening, and finally into restorative yoga postures to calm the nervous system and rejuvenate the body and the mind. All levels welcome. Please bring your own mat.
Classes are held underneath the arts walk sign on the Monroe Street Market, next to the Brookland-CUA metro bridge just outside of the LATELA store front.
Sign up for the classes here. Check out the Brookland Yoga website here. LATELA is a creative platform that combines art and yoga for positive community growth, and they have an artists studio on the Arts Walk. Check out LATELA’s site here.
PS – if you can’t make the Saturday class, check out Brookland Yoga’s Beer and Yoga class at Right Proper Brewery on Mondays.
We are sure readers will be excited to learn that the Farmers Market operated at the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk returns this Saturday, April 16 from 10:00 am -2:00 PM. The market will occur every Saturday through December and is located at 716 Monroe Street NE. Check out the Tweet below announcing the start date, and their new name and logo.
— MSFM (@MonroeStFM) April 6, 2016
The “Historic Brookland Farmer’s Market” at Monroe Street Market launched last spring and steadily grew to become a weekend staple for many Brookland households by the time fall arrived. The market will kickoff again this Saturday April 18th. The operator of the market will again be Lydia’s Fields Farm, and don’t forget to checkout the opening of the Filter/Bike Rack location. Here is a tweet and part of a press release that describes the events surrounding the opening of the farmers market:
— Arts Walk at MSM (@ArtsWalkMSM) March 28, 2015
Monroe Street Market will kick off its spring events schedule on Thursday, April 16 with the community’s “Third Thursdays on the Arts Walk,” a monthly event featuring artist open houses and live performances.
In addition, highly-anticipated retailers The Bike Rack and Filter Coffeehouse, located in a joint retail space on the Arts Walk, will hold a grand opening celebration on Saturday, April 18 from 9am-1pm in conjunction with the first Historic Brookland Farmer’s Market of the 2015 season.
Third Thursdays on the Arts Walk
Thursday, April 16 6:00pm
Monroe Street Market kicks off its series of events on April 16 with Third Thursdays on the Arts Walk, where attendees can stroll along the Arts Walk, listen to music, watch live performances from Dance Place, visit artist studio spaces and support local artists. The Arts Walk features 27 studio spaces with artists who work in various mediums. The Third Thursday events will take place each month until December 17, 2015.
Live Performances on the Arts Walk
Every Thursday, from April 16 to September 24 6:30pm-7:45pm
Live music and performances will be held on the Arts Walk plaza each week, powered by Dance Place. Each evening will feature a new group – a mixture of neighborhood favorites, such as Sahel and new talent. Rain location is at Busboys and Poets. For more information, visit www.danceplace.org/performances
Interactive Dance Performances From Dance Place
Friday, April 17 6:30pm-8:45pm
As the Opening Celebration for the Free Art on 8th Event, the partners at Dance Place will present live interactive dance performances. Friday night programming will continue on the Cornerstone Plaza in front of Busboys and Poets. Kicking off April 17 evening from 6:30 – 7pm, POP (People Objects Play) will have an interactive dance for all ages. From 7 – 7:30pm the Coyaba Dance Theater will showcase African dance and drum. Last, from 7:45 – 8:45pm the DC Casineros will feature Cuban Salsa.
Historic Brookland Farmer’s Market Opening
Saturday, April 18 9am-1pm
The Historic Brookland Farmer’s Market is back, featuring more than 16 vendors offering local produce, dairy, meat, artisan coffee, bread, baked goods and more. Listen to the live music and enjoy the family friendly entertainment and crafts.
The Bike Rack and Filter Coffeehouse Grand Opening
Saturday, April 18 9am-1pm
The Bike Rack and Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar will open a shared space on the Arts Walk, directly across from Brookland Pint. The Bike Rack’s second shop in the District will offer a wide variety of cycling needs including repairs, a diverse bicycle inventory, riding events, and active involvement in cycling advocacy. Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar will create a unique atmosphere for bike enthusiasts and coffee lovers alike, providing a daily assortment of coffee, teas, and pastries. From 9am – 1pm on April 18, The Bike Rack will offer free basic bike maintenance on the Arts Walk.
While enjoying the grand opening of Bike Rack and Filter Coffeehouse, stop by Brookland Pint for brunch from 10am- 1pm and select a drink from 18 different beers that are infused with coffee. Enter for a chance to win a Fat Tire bike donated by New Belgium.
Please visit the Monroe Street Market website for more information on artists, events, and community offerings.
Here are some photos from Brookland’s Farmers Market yesterday. The produce is supplied by Licking Creek Bend Farm, a sustainable farm located in Pennsylvania. What a selection! In addition to the amazing produce, there were others vendors selling breads, home-made granola, pastries and more. I encourage Brooklanders to come out and support our farmers market! The market sets up every Tuesday from 4:00m – 7:00pm under the Michigan St. Bridge north of the Brookland Metro.
One of the things that’s great about Brookland is it’s central location to just about anywhere in DC. That includes a place I love to get to on a lazy Sunday in late summer and fall: the Takoma Park Farmers Market.
Just a ten minute drive from Brookland up Eastern Avenue, a cornucopia of luscious produce and other farm-made goods await you. Whether it’s heirloom tomatoes, all kinds of fruit, fresh baked bread and churned butter, powerful herbs, or even meats and cheeses, you can find it all at this bustling market.
The Market’s 23 vendors are required to be producers themselves, meaning that they must grow whatever it is they are selling. Therefore most of the food available is locally grown, which is great from a quality and sustainability perspective.
The tomatoes you find here deserve special mention. The incredible flavor and diversity of types (yellow, pink, red, orange) will beat anything you will find in a supermarket, hands down. To me, they make tomatoes bought elsewhere pale by comparison.
I also love the breads sold here, which are equivalent to what you would expect to find in a bakery: very fresh, and made with wholesome ingredients. From stoneground wheat to rosemary bread, you can find it all.
Lunch after today’s visit to the Market was sandwiches made from very tasty whole grain bread, heirloom tomatoes, cheese, and a touch of fresh basil. Delicious!
So if you’re looking for something to do on Sunday, get yourself and your family out to buy some of the best that local producers have to offer. Before you go you can check out their website to see what is currently in season and being sold. But they have a strict no-dog policy, so leave the pooch at home!
Enjoy the pics….