Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Update on the H Street FreshFarm Market; still open 4/21, new location 1300 H St

Our Farmers' Market is going to be displaced this summer by the commencing of construction on Jair Lynch's development project along the south side of the 600 block of H Street.  The Market had initially planned to open there and move after a few weeks, but is instead looking to open at its new location.  They looked up and down the corridor and considered a few spots close to their current location.  Unfortunately, the closest public space -- Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School, which is just a block south of the market's current location -- is unavailable as it's parking lot is already going to be used to stage construction equipment for the Jair Lynch development.  The market folks had more difficulty finding a new locaiton that one would hope as they were unable to convince the city that it did not need to charge them very high rents to use part of a city-owned parking lot at a nearby school or recreation center.  Fortunately, 1300 H Street -- the NE corner of 13th & H and the former site of the R.L. Christian Library Kiosk and the pop up fashion outpost the Temporium -- is available for use.  The Market is now slated to open as scheduled on Saturday, April 21 at 1300 H Street NE. 

They are seeking volunteers to spend an hour or two this Saturday, April 14 at 2 pm to help get notices delivered to nearby neighbors doors. If you're willing to help, please meet the group at Sidamo and RSVP or send any questions to JulietGlass AT FreshFarmMarket [DOT] org

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