Friday, March 23, 2012
Where Will the H Street FreshFarm Market Go?
A few of you have written in asking what will happen to the H Street Farmers Market now that they can no longer (due to construction plans) use the site that they have been using for the past several years. Here are portions of an email that I received from a market organizer:
"The H Street NE FRESHFARM Market has been frantically looking for a new home for the market! The buildings that flank the old site are being demolished and the lot is no longer available for our use, this season or ever again."
"Stay tuned! But more importantly, we need market supporters to attend a neighborhood meeting April 4th at 7:30 at the NE library. Can you help us spread the word? FFM promises to continue to be good neighbors, Bringing fresh foods weekly, cleaning up after ourselves, no amplified music, and offering shoppers our Matching Dollars program to low income shoppers. We really want to keep the market in the neighborhood!"
The organizers were looking at leasing the Ludlow-Taylor parking lot, but have learned that it will not be available. They are being urged to consider the former R. L. Christian Library site (13th and H).