The Columbia Heights Farmers Market is now open for business on Wednesday evenings.
From 4 to 7:30 p.m., the market’s local vendors will sell produce at the intersection of Kenyon and 14th streets, NW.
The market is also open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
Community Foodworks Outreach Manager Dalila Boclin says that Wednesday hours were added for convenience as well as accessibility.
“We recognize that it would be hard to get all your shopping done on Saturdays before 1 p.m., so we wanted to add the day to give another market opportunity for the farmers and customers,” says Boclin.
The market will now also include the option to purchase pre-assembled bags of local vegetables, fruit, meat and cheese on a recurring basis through an aggregated Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
Unlike some other CSA programs, Boclin says the new CSA program focuses on flexibility of service.
“You pay week-to-week as you go, and if you’re out of town for a week, you can skip a week for free,” Boclin says. “It’s not like you’ve sold your soul for vegetables.”
Community Foodworks, formerly known as Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, also operates farmers markets in Brookland and Arlington.