Relocated and Expanded FRESHFARM MVT Market Opens Sat. May 6 with Spring Fest Event

“Spring Fest in the Triangle” Features Free Children’s Games and Gifts, Popcorn, Music, Smoothie Tastings, Face Painting and More!

The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID) is pleased to announce the return of the FRESHFARM Mount Vernon Triangle Market at 5th & Eye Streets, NW on Saturday, May 6 along with a family-friendly event, Spring Fest in the Triangle, kicking off the season with fun for people of all ages. The 2017 FRESHFARM Market has been expanded and relocated to accommodate more vendors and selection in a spacious setting adjacent to Milian Park. This year’s market will include:

Chicano Sol, certified organic produce, orchard fruits and more
Pleitez Produce, a family-owned, non-GMO grower
Orchard Breeze Farm, pasture-raised beef, lamb, chicken and eggs
Black Rock Orchard, fruits and berries
Panorama Baking Company, pastries and treats

The market will be open from 10 AM to 2 PM every Saturday morning through October 28, 2017.  FRESHFARM continues to source market vendors and, as a result, additional farmers and producers may be added to this year’s line-up.

The MVT CID thanks its sponsors for the 2017 FRESHFARM market:

450K Apartments
Boston Properties
Steuart Investment Company
Lyric 440K Apartments
455 Eye Street Apartments & Equity Residential
Meridian Mount Vernon Triangle Apartments
Meridian Gallery Place Apartments
Tropical Smoothie Café
5th Street Ace Hardware

The May 6 event, Spring Fest in the Triangle, will take place in Milian Park and will include live music, complimentary lemonade and popcorn, tastings from Tropical Smoothie Cafe, reusable market bags, face painting, free children’s games and a special planter gift for kids* from 10 AM to Noon. Follow the MVT CID on Facebook and Twitter @mvtcid for event updates.

About FRESHFARM
FRESHF­ARM is a non-profit that promotes sustainable agriculture and improves food access and equity in the Mid-­Atlantic Region. We do this by operating producer-only farmers markets that provide vital economic opportunities to local farmers and food producers; and through innovative outreach programs that educate the public about food and related environmental issues. For more information please visit: freshfarm.org

About The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District
The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District is a private, nonprofit organization established to enhance the overall quality of life for all members of the community including residents, visitors, business owners, and property owners in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood in Downtown DC. The Mount Vernon Triangle is considered to be one of Washington DC’s best examples of a mixed-use community; a vibrant neighborhood in the heart of the City —both geographically and culturally. Its boundaries include 17 blocks within the East End of downtown Washington, DC, bordered by Seventh Street to the west, Massachusetts Avenue to the south, New York Avenue to the north and New Jersey Avenue to the east. The Mount Vernon Triangle is a welcoming, authentic, and vibrant neighborhood that mirrors the City’s unique mix of historic and modern buildings, longtime and new residents, and diverse cultures, restaurants and urban experiences. For more information, we invite you to explore our website at www.mvtcid.org or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MountVernonTriangleCID, Twitter @MVTCID, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mvtcid/ and Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/111344023@N05/.    

*While supplies last