Making composting easy for a better future

Making composting easy for a better future

Kathleen Brophy wants you to know how easy composting is in DC – and important.

It’s easy, Kathleen says, because the DC Government makes it easy! Under the city’s Zero Waste DC program, there are compost drop-offs at farmer’s markets in all eight Wards. Materials accepted there include fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds and tea, grains, beans, cereals, eggshells, and cut and dried flowers. Just drop off your food waste every Saturday from 9am to 1pm and be on your way.

Read More

Saturday is the last day for Petworth area farmers' markets

Saturday is the last day for Petworth area farmers' markets

We’re so lucky to have farmers’ markets in our area — two of them! Well, they both end their seasons on Saturday, November 17th.

Read More

DDOT exempts Farmers Markets from paying parking meter fees

DDOT exempts Farmers Markets from paying parking meter fees

After a fair amount of publicity on the story and new proposed legislation by the DC Council, DDOT has decided it's time to stop charging Farmers' Markets exorbitant parking meter fees. This is a big win for the Petworth Community Farmers' Market, which thought it would be forced to close after this year.

Read More

14th & Kennedy Farmers' Market returns this Saturday, April 14th

14th & Kennedy Farmers' Market returns this Saturday, April 14th

Now in its third year, the 14th and Kennedy Street Farmers' Market opens its 2018 season on Saturday, April 14th. Located at 5501 Colorado Avenue NW (between Longfellow and Kennedy Street), the market brings delicious pre-made foods, fresh produce, coffees, kids' activities and so more much. 

Read More

Councilmember's Corner: Petworth Community Market needs your support

Councilmember's Corner: Petworth Community Market needs your support

Last year, the Petworth Community Market came to me with an urgent concern. Due to a District-wide increase in parking meter fees, the Market faces an 800% increase in their meter costs that threatens the sustainability of their future operations.

As soon as I heard, I knew I had to act, and I'm asking for your help.

Read More

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.

Read More

Councilmember’s Corner: Putting families first

Councilmember’s Corner: Putting families first

During the summer recess of the DC Council, my staff and I listened carefully to Ward 4 neighbors about your concerns and your hopes for the future. I repeatedly heard how as the cost of living in the District rises, families feel increasingly financially squeezed. So I took that input back to City Hall and got to work on concrete legislative solutions. At the September 19th meeting of the DC Council, I introduced three bills that would save DC families money and enhance their quality of life.

Read More

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.

Read More

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! 

Read More

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.

Read More

Silent auction and kickoff fundraiser for the Petworth Community Farmers Market

Silent auction and kickoff fundraiser for the Petworth Community Farmers Market

We get a Petworth Community Farmers Market on 9th Street NW from May through November due to the hard work of a bunch of crazy volunteers who spend their time making sure the market gets its permits, get vendors and gets open on time. You can help make that happen at their fundraiser on April 25th at Chez Billy (3815 Georgia Ave NW). 

Read More

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.

Read More