Community Potluck Dinner at Eastern Market Tuesday (Tomorrow) Night
Annual Event Will Promote Eastern Market as a Community Market
by Larry Janezich
Eastern Market will sponsor a community potluck dinner tomorrow night, Tuesday, May 13, from 7:00pm until 9:00pm, under the Farmer’s Line on 7th Street. The potluck will officially kick off both the summer season and Fresh Tuesday Market which will be in full operation prior to the potluck. Entertainment will be provided by the popular local band, Little Red and the Renegades.
Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share with 8 to 12 people (an entrée, salad, dessert, or drinks – but no alcohol). Those who are late day walk-ins or want to participate without a contribution are welcome to show up according to Eastern Market Manager Barry Margeson.
Vendors inside and outside the market will participate. Margeson will be roasting a pig from Union Meats in a Caja China Roasting Box. “Caja China” (Chinese box in Spanish) allows cooking a whole pig in four hours using charcoal heat in the enclosed space.
Food contributions can be dropped off earlier in the day tomorrow at the North Hall. Call Barry Margeson at 202 689 4031 for details or additional information.
The annual potluck is one of several community events planned in coming months which will focus on enhancing the relationship between Eastern Market and the community.