Weekday Eastern Market Farmer’s Line Starts Tuesday Afternoon With Ten Vendors – Five New Faces

Weekday Eastern Market Farmer’s Line Starts Tuesday Afternoon

Ten Vendors – Five New Faces

by Larry Janezich

On Tuesday, July 10, a late-afternoon weekday farmers’ line will begin operation at Eastern Market.  The hours will be 3:00pm – 7:00pm.

The initial farmers’ line will include five new vendors plus five regulars from the current weekend farmers’ line.

The new faces include:

John Stoltzfus and Christian Hertzler from the Amish Farmers Market in Charlotte Hall, MD;

Ben Hertzler, “The Watermelon King” from St. Mary’s County, MD;

Julie “Baaaa Baaaa” Bolton Groff’s Content Farm, MD;

Shyla and Steven “Heirloom” Kennedy from Purcellville, VA;

Charles Flemer from Walnut Hill Farm in Colonial Beach, VA.

The current weekend farmers’ line regulars who will participate include:

Lee and Stephanie from Barbour’s Fruit Farm, PA;

Daniel and Russell from Dunham’s Produce, W VA;

Ashton Farms from W VA;

Ma Brown’s Stand – Freshly Baked Goods;

Bob King and his Swiss Peelers.

The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) voted unanimously in late March to direct Market Manager Barry Margeson to establish a weekday farmer’s market.

Margeson was further directed to seek out organic and local producers for the market in so far as spaces are available.  The possibility of a weekday farmers’ line at the Market has been discussed for the past ten years.  EMCAC will review what is essentially a pilot program periodically and make adjustments as necessary.

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