Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Union Market Opening & DC Scoop
Guests previewing the Union Market space during June's Sunday Supper
Union Market (Eden's new development inside the former DC Farmers Market at 1309 5th Street) opens Saturday. It's a vast departure from the old Farmers Market, which skewed down market. The new development is much more upscale (more similar to Eastern Market), and features artisanal cheeses, a bakery, an oyster bar, a coffee shop, and much more. It's going to be interesting to see what sort of impact this has on the remainder of the Florida Market.
To celebrate the opening, Eden's is holding the second annual DC Scoop. DC Scoop is a competition during which you can walk around and try all sorts of frozen treats.
Read the press release below for full details.
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED UNION MARKET HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL DC SCOOP TO CELEBRATE OPENING
WASHINGTON DC – September 4, 2012 – Union Market, the highly anticipated food market redeveloped by EDENS, one of thenation’s leading retail real estate owners and developers, will open its doors to the public on September 8, 2012. To celebrate the opening, Union Market will host the Second Annual DC Scoop Artisan Ice Cream competition on September 9, 2012.
Union Market is an artisanal, curated, year-round food market featuring over 40 local vendors. This authentic marketplace will spark a more vibrant Union Market district that overtime will become the unique destination for DC’s sophisticated and creative community inclusive of culinary, entrepreneurial and artistic innovators.
Through a highly selective process, Union Market is composed of the finest food artisans ranging from up-and-coming entrepreneurs to well known restaurateurs all creating a unique culinary experience. Union Market vendors include:
Rappahannock Oysters Co.; Buffalo & Bergen created by well-known mixologist Gina Chersevani; an Amanda McClements’ lifestyle boutique; Righteous Cheese; Peregrine Espresso; Lyon Bakery; Trickling Springs Creamery; Harvey’s Market; Oh! Pickles; Almaala Farms; DC Empanadas and TaKorean.
Union Market will open this Saturday, September 8 and will be open on Friday through Sunday only until November. Hours of operation will be Friday 11 AM – 8 PM and Saturday & Sunday from 8 AM – 8 PM. In November, the Market will expand its operating hours and open 6 days a week.
The Second Annual DC Scoop is an annual artisan ice cream tasting event and competition where the DC area’s best frozen flavor artisans gather to serve their prized traditional ice cream, savory gelato, irresistible custard and guilt-free yogurt to a panel of distinguished judges and attendees in hopes of being crowned the 2012 DC Scoop winner. Ice cream vendors participating in the 2012 DC Scoop include: Boss Ice Cream, Dolcezza Gelato, Sinplicity, Toby’s Homemade Ice Cream, Ice Cream Jubilee, Sweet Willows Creamery, Dominion Ice Cream, Goodies Frozen Custard and Taharka Brothers among others.
The 2012 DC Scoop will take place on September 9, 2012 from 1PM – 4PM at Union Market, located at 1309 5th Street, NE. There is no cost for admission. Each attendee will receive three free sample tickets for tasting and a ticket to vote for their favorite.
For more information on Union Market and the 2012 DC Scoop, please visit www.unionmarketdc.com.