FRESHFARM Market Returns to MVT on May 16th Along with Free Event, Spring Fest!

Tuesday April 14, 2015

The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID) is pleased to announce the return of the FRESHFARM Farm Stand at 5th & K Streets, NW on Saturday, May 16th along with Spring Fest in the Triangle, kicking off the season with fun and treats for people of all ages. The FRESHFARM Farm Stand became a Saturday morning favorite for residents in and around Mount Vernon Triangle in its inaugural 2014 season. The festive, open-air Farm Stand, supplied with organic produce, fruits, eggs and baked goods from Chicano Sol Farm in Blain, PA, will once again be located at the busy 5th & K Street NW sidewalk plaza in front of City Vista. The market will be open from 10 AM to 1 PM each Saturday morning through October 31st, 2015.

The MVT CID thanks its sponsors for the FRESHFARM Farm Stand —  MVT Triangle Blog, 450K Apartments, Lyric 440K Apartments and the Meridian Mount Vernon Triangle apartments.

The May 16th event, Spring Fest in the Triangle, will add to the sense of excitement for opening day of the Farm Stand with live music, complementary lemonade, children’s games and crafts, BicycleSPACE bike promotions and face painting from 10 AM to Noon.

“We are pleased with the success and popularity of the FRESHFARM Farm Stand in the community,” said MVT CID President, Claire Schaefer Oleksiak. “We look forward to another year of delicious local produce, fun events, and bringing the neighborhood together on Saturday mornings.”

Chicano Sol is an organic farm based in Blain, Pennsylvania. Chicano Sol curates items including fruit and vegetables sourced from organic and conventional farms, breads, baked goods, and eggs, as well as additional products from artisanal producers in the FRESHFARM Market network.

About FRESHFARM Markets
FRESHFARM Markets is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build and strengthen the local, sustainable food movement in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. FRESHFARM Markets operates 11 producer-only farmers markets that provide vital economic opportunities for local farmers and artisanal producers, and outreach programs that educate the public about food and related environmental issues.  These farmers markets include more than 150 farmers and producers from five states who farm more than 12,000 acres. The markets attract over 406,000 shoppers annually in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. FRESHFARM Markets is the leading voice for farmers markets in the Chesapeake Bay region and a national leader in the local food movement.  For more information, visit, call 202.362.8889, or follow on Facebook and Twitter @FRESHFARMMktsDC.

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 residents, visitors, employees 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, at the heart of the City—both geographically and culturally. Its boundaries include 17 blocks within the East End of downtown Washington, D.C., 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 centered neighborhood that mirrors the City’s unique mix of historic and modern buildings, longtime and new residents, and diverse cultures, restaurants, and experiences. For more information, we invite you to explore our website at or follow us on Facebook at or Twitter @MVTCID.