Farmers Market At The White House

There has been some speculation recently that President Obama is looking to get a “little farmers market set up outside the White House.”

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According to the Washington Post, there is an actual plan in the works. Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) commissioner Victor Wexler confirmed that FreshFarm Market has proposed putting a market on the 800 block of 16th St., NW, about one block from the White House. It would be open Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 to Oct. 29.

If ANC does support the new farmers market, FreshFarm will still have to apply for city permits. “We think there is some potential, but there is a lot of work to do, and a lot of it is sensitive,” says FreshFarm co-founder Ann Yonkers. “Right now, it’s premature to talk about it.”