New DDOT fees could mean an end to the popular Petworth Farmers Market

New DDOT fees could mean an end to the popular Petworth Farmers Market

New meter fees put in place by DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) this year are threatening the longevity of the Petworth Community Farmers Market, according to members of the Market's board. With an 800% increase in fees, they fear they'll have to close for good in two years. New legislation from Councilmember Brandon Todd is designed to help.

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Get a yard sign and Petworth magnet at the Farmer's Market this weekend!

Get a yard sign and Petworth magnet at the Farmer's Market this weekend!

I'll be at the Petworth Farmer's Market on Saturday, October 21st from 9:30am - 1pm selling the Glad You're Our Neighbor signs, as well as Proud to Live in a Sanctuary City and Love Lives Here -- and Petworth magnets!

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Farmer's Market at 14th & Kennedy opens Saturday, May 13

Farmer's Market at 14th & Kennedy opens Saturday, May 13

The 14th and Kennedy Street Farmer's Market starts its season this Saturday, May 13th. (5501 Colorado Avenue NW).

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A silent auction fundraiser for the Petworth Community Market's 2017 season

A silent auction fundraiser for the Petworth Community Market's 2017 season

The Petworth Community Market will kick off its eighth season on Saturday, May 6.

This year’s market will feature 20 vendors offering produce, meat, cheese, prepared foods and everything in between. The market takes place on 9th Street between Taylor and Upshur Streets. (Remember, there is no parking on this street from 7am – 1:30pm on Saturdays throughout the season).

They have a Kick-Off Fundraiser and Silent Auction on Monday, May 1, 6:30-9:30pm, at Ten Tigers Parlour. If you’d like you attend and support the market, you can get tickets online via EventBrite.

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Take the Petworth Farmer's Market survey

Take the Petworth Farmer's Market survey

The Petworth Community Farmer's Market is looking to hear from neighbors on what you think about the market, your favorite vendors, when you visit, desired hours, etc. They've put together a survey to understand what matters to you, and they're giving away a t-shirt in a giveaway.

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A day in Petworth: photos from the Farmer's Market & Powell Spring Carnival

A day in Petworth: photos from the Farmer's Market & Powell Spring Carnival

Starting with the Powell Spring Carnival and moving to the Petworth Farmers Market, it was a busy day in Petworth, one where the weather seemed to hold out just long enough to enjoy it. Here are photos from both events.

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First day of the Petworth Community Farmer's Market

First day of the Petworth Community Farmer's Market

The day might have started out grey, but it's now sunny and getting warm. Tons of people and new vendors at the Petworth Community Farmer's Market - what a crowded venue today! 

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Petworth Community Farmer's Market opens Saturday, May 7th

Petworth Community Farmer's Market opens Saturday, May 7th

It's time to get your fresh on! The Petworth Community Farmer's Market launches its 2016 season this Saturday, May 7th at 9am!

The Petworth Community Market will run from 9am -1pm each Saturday, May through November. They have been busy during the off-season recruiting new vendors and planning fun activities and are excited about the variety of awesome vendors, music, and activities they have to offer, both returning and new.

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14th & Kennedy St Farmers Market opens Saturday, April 9th

14th & Kennedy St Farmers Market opens Saturday, April 9th

It's getting to be that time of year again, when the local farmers markets open up and offer fresh produce, baked goods, local vendors, great coffee, music and more. First up is the 14th & Kennedy Street Farmers Market, located on Colorado Ave between Longfellow and Kennedy Street. This marks the second year of this successful local market. It opens on Saturday, April 9th from 9am to 1pm.

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Food donation drive at the Petworth Market

Food donation drive at the Petworth Market

If you can, now's a good time to donate food to those in need (anytime is a good time, actually).

The Petworth Community Market (and other local businesses) are accepting non-perishable Thanksgiving-related food donations at their food donation bin this Saturday, November 14th. All proceeds support the Mary’s Center 2015 Thanksgiving Food Drive.

See details, after the break:

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Petworth Community Market was hopping

Petworth Community Market was hopping

The Petworth Community Market was crowded and loud today and a lot of fun. Tons of great vendors, some new and other more established vendors selling tasty food. The Market was celebrating back-to-school season with a bunch of education-oriented vendors. Check out a video from Girls Rock DC and see some pictures after the break...

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Petworth and Kennedy St Markets are open on a rainy day

Petworth and Kennedy St Markets are open on a rainy day

Don't let the rain earlier get you down. The Petworth Community Market and the 14th and Kennedy St Community Market are both open and hopping with vendors and residents.  

Stop by the Petworth Market and visit Meat Crafters for a fresh sausage or get some fresh (and washed by the rain) produce and a cup of coffee. (I even got to meet Princess Leia... the dog.)

See two galleries and read more after the break:

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