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Washington, D.C., May 31, 2011 – NoMa’s first farmers market starts tomorrow, bringing fresh, local produce and prepared foods to this rapidly growing neighborhood.

The farmers market, organized by the NoMa Business Improvement District and managed by Metro Green Markets, will take place Wednesdays from June 1 to October 26, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1200 First Street, NE (First and M Streets, NE). Patrons can pick up dinner or snacks after work or on their way home, then head over to NoMa Summer Screen at Second and L Streets, NE (starts at 7 p.m. each Wednesday through August 10).

Visit nomabid.wpengine.com/farmersmarket for weekly updates, specials and vendor announcements. Tomorrow, the first 100 customers will receive a bright orange NoMa shopping bag. A stellar list of popular chefs will provide demos nearly every week, starting tomorrow at 4 p.m. with Chef Todd Gray of Equinox and NoMa’s own Watershed Restaurant. Other chefs include: Peter Smith of PS7, Yesso Lee of Mandu, Dwayne Hickman of the Reef, Ris Lacoste of Ris, and many more. Special drawings and activities will take place throughout the market season, including a salsa contest, free recipes, music, and more.

Food stamps in the form of WIC (Women, Infants, Children) and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) are accepted. For more information, visit the market manager’s booth.

A list of participating farmers is listed below, and more will be announced in the coming weeks:

 

To receive weekly information about events, including movies, concerts, farmers markets and more, sign up at nomabid.wpengine.com. For a vendor application for the farmers market, contact Market Manager Donné Malloy of Metro Green Markets at [email protected] or 202-236-8299.

The NoMa BID organizes and attracts more than 100 free events each year.

About NoMa

NoMa is a vibrant, connected neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last five years, private developers have invested more than $3 billion in the 35-block area covered by the NoMa BID, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. In 2010, more than 6,000 people moved into NoMa to live or work; and eight new retailers opened for business. NoMa has 15 modes of transportation, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in DC, with the only East Coast Bikestation, the 8-mile Met Branch Trail, and six Capital Bikeshare stations. For more information about NoMa, visit nomabid.wpengine.com and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID; or Facebook at www.facebook.com/nomabid.

 

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