A previous event at the Starburst Plaza
Postponed due to expected heavy storms tonight. Look for the market next Thursday.
It's billed as the first nighttime farmers market in the District, and it will offer residents returning from work a chance to shop sustainably for food from a variety of vendors. The new market will take place every Thursday from 3-7pm. It will feature 10-20 local vendors who will sell fresh, locally grow produce. You'll find seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and other plants, artisan baked goods, natural meats, and other food and food related products. Shoppers will be able to pick up sampler-sized portable portions from local downtown and area restaurants. They'll even have a beer and wine garden with selections you can sip and enjoy while shopping at the market.
More from the press release:
In recent years, the rising demand for fresh and local produce and sustainable grocery practices have caused farmers markets to pop up all over the nation. Their latest evolution takes advantage of the fact that for many people, the evening hours are the best time for a shopping expedition. Nighttime farmers markets are blurring the lines between grocery shopping and entertainment—a fun night out that speaks to urban citizens of every age. And with summer temperatures soaring across the country, these markets are catching on at just the right time.
The Starburst Twilight Market will take place every Thursday from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. starting this Thursday, June 25 through mid-September at the Starburst Plaza Intersection, where H Street NE, Bladensburg Road NE, Benning Road NE, Maryland Ave. NE and Florida Ave. NE meet (1500 block of H Street NE).
There’s even more to look forward to this summer at the Starburst Plaza! The Twilight Farmers Market is just the first taste of all the exciting programming planned for the intersection this summer. In the coming weeks, area residents can look forward to the launch of a weekly live entertainment series, a weekend market, rotating art exhibitions and more all at this exciting location.