Last August during National Farmer’s Market Week, the University of D.C. was pleased to welcome Edward Avalos, Under Secretary of Marketing and Regulatory Programs for USDA. Mr. Avalos stayed for over an hour, speaking with several of the vendors and sampling various items. He even left with several bags of fresh produce – what an honor!
By the end of 2012, there were more than 7,800 farmers markets in the U.S., with number s steadily increasing as markets gain in popularity. The District of Colombia is home to more than 35 farmers markets.
The UDC market began in 2009 and currently has an average of a dozen vendors selling a wide variety of products, including fresh, local fruit and vegetables, baked goods fresh eggs, flowers and home-cooked South-American cuisine.
There is still time to visit the market until Nov. 10, 2013. The market is open Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 4340 Connecticut Ave., in front of the UDC Law School.
See more photos from Under Secretary Avalos' visit on our Facebook page.