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First-Ever White House Farmers Market Makes Its Debut

Some legislation, like healthcare reform, might take a little more work for the White House to push through, but other initiatives, like the White House farmers market, are happening virtually overnight. Less than a month ago President Obama revealed that he and the first lady were looking into holding a farmers market outside the White House — and the plan's already come to fruition. At the opening of the FreshFarm market yesterday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Washington DC mayor Adrian Fenty spoke to a crowd of about 300 shoppers about the importance of eating healthy, local food.

The visitor that drew the most attention was Michelle Obama, who encouraged Americans to get to know the farmers that grow the market's food, and stressed the importance of fresh markets, particularly in urban deserts.

Located at 810 Vermont Avenue, just blocks from the White House, the market runs Thursday afternoons through the end of October, and accepts food stamps. It sells pasture-raised meats, artisan cheeses, milk, yogurt, fresh fruits and vegetables, breads, flowers, and preserves. DCers, have you had a chance to visit?


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natsbmw natsbmw 6 years
Go Washington DC Check out more on local foods and greenmarkets in NYC http://www.examiner.com/x-28200-NY-Nutrition-Examiner~y2009m10d30-Eating-locally
vinnie vinnie 6 years
This is awesome! I hope it helps the local food movement.
syako syako 6 years
Michelle likes her tomatoes!! :)
Emily831 Emily831 6 years
I visited and it was great, even in the rain!
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