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FRESHFARM Mount Vernon Triangle Farmstand Opening Saturday, May 7 with FREE Spring Fest Event

Monday April 18, 2016

The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID) is pleased to announce the return of the FRESHFARM Mount Vernon Triangle Farmstand at 5th & K Streets, NW on Saturday, May 7 – one week earlier than last year – along with a family-friendly event, Spring Fest in the Triangle, kicking off the season with fun for people of all ages. The festive, open-air Farmstand, supplied with certified organic produce, fruits, eggs and baked goods from Chicano Sol Farm in Blain, PA, will once again be located at the 5th & K Street NW sidewalk plaza in front of City Vista. The market will be open from 10 AM to 1 PM every Saturday morning through October 29, 2016.

The MVT CID thanks its sponsors for this FRESHFARM market — 450K Apartments, Lyric 440K Apartments, the Meridian Mount Vernon Triangle apartments, Texas de Brazil, Steuart Investment Company and Boston Properties. The May 7 event, Spring Fest in the Triangle, will add to the sense of excitement in this vibrant and fast-growing DC neighborhood with live music, complimentary lemonade and popcorn, tastings from L’Hommage Bistro Francais and Texas de Brazil, reusable market bags, free children’s games and crafts and face painting from 10 AM to Noon. Follow the MVT CID on Facebook and Twitter for event updates.

Chicano Sol is a USDA certified 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 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, 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 urban experiences. For more information, we invite you to explore our website at 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/[email protected]/.