We at the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace thank you for coming out
to last week’s Harvest Evening to show support for your CHFestivus, which is
about building community for ALL of us. And thanks to the numerous local
individuals, restaurants and businesses that donated food and/or silent
auction items for the dinner (see end of message for more). The event raised
much needed support for the general operations of the Marketplace.
Thank you to Wholesome Wave for its support of the Festibucks program this year (and to Councilmember
Jim Graham for helping to get it off the ground in 2010) and to Giant for
its support this year and last. Thank you to Old School Hardware for its
monthly sponsorship of the Marketplace.
Our corps of dedicated volunteers also deserve a HUGE thanks for their help
with various aspects of the Marketplace and Harvest Evening.
Our market season will end on December 17th, but we have a real treat for
you in the final weeks. Join us at our Holiday Market on November 26,
December 3, 10 and 17 when we will have more artists showcasing their
creations, all of which could make wonderful gifts.
The Holiday Market will also feature Christmas trees! Yep, Chesley Farms
(beginning on Nov. 26th) and Licking Creek Bend Farm (beginning Dec. 3rd)
will offer Christmas trees and wreaths for sale. Although both farms will
bring a variety of sizes to the Marketplace to sell, they urge people to
pre-order trees for pickup at the market.
* CHESLEY FARM will charge $10 per foot for Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir and
Canaan Fir and $12 per foot for Fraser Firs. To order a tree from
Chesley Farms, please contactCHESVEG@GMAIL.COM.
* LICKING CREEK BEND FARM will charge similar prices for Charlie Brown,
Blue Spruce, Douglas Firs, Con-color Firs, White Pine, Canaan Firs. It
also will offer live tree and table top trees and wreaths/roping. For
more information and to order, please contactESIEGEL2@IGC.ORG.
This Week at the Market
Saturday, November 19th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain, snow or shine)
Civic plaza at 14th Street and Park Road, NW
* Lots of apples, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, potatoes, onions, salad mixes,
asian greens, various varieties of squash, fall leafy greens (mustard,
kale and collards), beets, and much more from Chesley Farms, Dragonfly
Farms and Wisteria Gardens. Dragonfly Farms also will feature its
artisanal slow fermented wine vinegar.
* Bonaparte Breads is the place to go for delicious French pastries.
* Fresh Crunch has you covered on the pickle front.
* Spriggs Delight continues bringing a great assortment of goat cheese.
* Springfield Lamb will be back at the Marketplace this week with all
kinds of great lamb meat and wool products that make great holiday
* Stachowski Charcuterie offers sausages made from beef, chicken, duck,
pork and turkey.
* Twin Post Farms features both chicken and duck eggs.
* Upper Crust Bakery brings a full selection of artisan breads this
Saturday, so stock up for the Thanksgiving holiday! In addition to
sourdough, pain de campagne, harvest grain, artisan baguettes, and whole
wheat. They will also have the seasonally popular pumpkin bread – a
savory bread studded with pumpkin seeds._
Entertainment on Saturday, November 19th:
* Chef Randall Smith demonstrates a recipe from 10:00-11:00 AM
* [Milk Machine performs from 11:00-noon.
* [Nila Kay performs from 10:00-11:00 AM and again from noon until 1:00
PM We thank Bloombars for making this happen.
Returning to Harvest Evening, we thank the following people and businesses
for donating great food and/or silent auction items:
Acre 121, American Farmland Trust for “No Farms, No Food” hats (on sale at
the Marketplace for $10 each), Best Buy, Black-eyed Susie’s, Bonaparte
Breads, Cafe du Parc, Capitol City Brewing, Chapel’s Country
Creamery, Charles Greene for skills coaching and workshop, Chesley
Farms, Chipotle, Cibu, Dragonfly Farms, Fro.zen.yo, Giant Foods, Gone
Vintage, Great Lakes Brewing, Junk Science, La Taqueria Distrito
Federal, Lois Cooper, Los Hermanos Dominican Restaurant, Meridian
Pint, Minuteman Press, Misty Ray, Old School Hardware, Pete’s New Haven
Style Apizza, Planet Pet, Pleasant Pops, Red Rocks Firebrick
Pizzeria, Results Gym, Room 11 and Vignobles L.V.D.H., Spriggs Delight goat
cheese, Stachowski Brand Charcuterie, Studio DC, The Getaway, The
Heights, Tigerlily & Clover, Twin Post Farm, Tryst, Open City and The
Diner, Tynan Coffee & Tea, Upper Crust Bakery, UpTowner Cafe, W
Hotel, Washington Sports Club, Washingtonian Magazine, Wisteria
Gardens, Wonderland Ballroom and Looking Glass Lounge
Last, but by no means least, thank you to The West Market Trio for making
great music during the Harvest Evening and at market over the course of the