Wednesday, April 11, 2012
WP: Coming Soon to the Florida Market
The Washington Post produced this video about the future of the DC Farmers Market. The DC Farmers Market, which is located in the Florida Market, suffered a fire last October, and it's now undergoing a renovation. It will be a food market again once the work is complete. Based on the video, it's going to have about 40 vendors (that's fewer than before), and roughly 1/3 of those will be fulltime/permanent vendors. The rest will either rotate, or share space (operating only part of the week). Also, apparently we are going to start referring to the Florida Market as DC's meatpacking district. Also acceptable: Union Market.
The DC Farmers Market prior to the fire
Interesting fact: At the time of the fire, there was only one remaining vendor that actually farmed the food they sold.