14th & Kennedy Street Market starting strong in third week

Today is the third weekend of the 14th and Kennedy Street Farmer's Market, and even with a little sprinkling of rain, people were out buying fresh veggies, meat, tea and bread. Almost every vendor is from around Fredericksburg, and even with the the hour or two drive to get to the market, they all pretty much said the same thing:  "This is a great market, a lot of energy, great people. Really impressed since it's so new." You should come down to meet the vendors, support the market and pick up some fresh food.

I met Sharon McCamy from Terembry Farm who sells teas, eggs and medicinal herbs from her natural farm in Fauquir, Virginia. Ryan Gillum was out selling coffee from Zeke's Coffee -- I saw a lot of people enjoying an iced coffee this morning. MacLeaf's Farm was out with some bright berries and vegetables, along with Bernard Boyle from Garner's Produce and Dora Pleitez from Pleitez Produce from Montrose, Virginia. Cazuela Stone Hearth Bakery has a large table set up with breads, pastries and some very delicious (and highly recommended) empanadas. 

Julie Bolton, from Rocky Ridge, Maryland (near Fredericksburg, naturally) is selling frozen fresh meats, including lamb, chicken and turkey. (Interesting note: I asked Julie about her farm's name, Geoff's Content Farm -- as a writer, "content" has a particular meaning. Julie corrected me, saying it was content like comfortable, contented -- the name comes from when the farm was first established by German immigrants in the 1750s. Love to see that type of heritage continue for so long! 

Drew Schneider

Local DC blogger in Petworth, Washington DC.

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