2014 Farmers Market

8am - 2pm | May 17 - November 22

Calendar of Events | Farmers Market Managment Team | Important Farmers Market Vendor Information

 

Calendar of Events

JULY 5: Class at the Market- ‘Cooking with Herbs
Join UDC Chef as she shares her wealth of knowledge on cooking with herbs. She’ll have handouts with recipes for you take home. Class Time: 10:30 am to 12 noon.

 JULY 12:  Children’s Activity Day at the Market.
Join us for our monthly Children’s Day. Face painter and balloon artist on site. UDC students of Arts doing painting illustration and live music with local artist. 8.00 am - 2 pm.

JULY 19: Own your own garden.
Class at the Market ‘Garden Design’ Join us this week as Mr. Yao Afantchao gives some great tips on practical Garden Design. Handouts will be provided.
Class time: 10:00 am -12 noon. Live music with a local Artist.

JULY 26: Cooking Demonstration at the Market:
Catering will prepare the specials today! Join us for our monthly cooking demo at the market as we enjoy the wonderful creations from local restaurants and their chefs.
8:00 am -10:00am. Live music by local artists.

AUGUST 2: Children’s Activity Day at the Market.
Join us for our monthly Children’s Day. Face painter and balloon artist on site. UDC center for 4-H will be doing story hour and activity from 10:30- 12:30.

AUGUST 9: Cooking Demo at the Market: Chef Henson
The Farmers' Market welcomes the return of our college students with cooking demos and free samples of easy to prepare international foods. Activities for kids and live music with our local artist 8am - 2pm.

AUGUST 16  –Food safety day.
Visit us at the farmers' market this Saturday for a movie show on food safety at the Farms booth and learn about food safety measures. Free tastings, activities for kids and live music with local artist. 8.00 am - 2 pm.

AUGUST 23 – Cooking demonstration
The Farmers' Market welcomes the return of our college students with cooking demos and free samples of easy to prepare international foods. Activities for kids and live music with our local artist 8am - 2pm.

AUGUST 30 – Harvest day
Harvest Festival! Free tastings of hearty harvest fare and decorative ideas for the fall season using pumpkins, squash, and other colorful fall vegetables. Live music with a local artist. 8am - 2pm. 

SEPTEMBER 6: Traditional Irish fare day.
Wear your green and stop by for traditional Irish fare, music and fun! UDC Kitchen will be serving their famous corned beef, cabbage and potatoes.

SEPTEMBER 13 ­­­­­: Health week
Cooking Demo at the Market: 
Join us for our monthly cooking demo at the market as we enjoy the wonderful creations from Chef T.L Henson. Chef Henson will be creating a delicious treat using ingredients from our market vendors.

 SEPTEMBER 20 – Ethnic Food day
Farmers Market, live music, Ethnic Food Faire and cooking demonstration. Free food tastings, activities for kids and live music at 8:00am- 2:00pm.

SEPTEMBER 27 –Food safety day.
Visit us at the farmers' market this Saturday for a movie show on food safety at the Farms booth and learn about food safety measures. Free tastings, activities for kids and live music with local artist. 8.00 am - 2 pm.

OCTOBER 4 – Cooking demonstration
The Farmers' Market welcomes the return of our college students with cooking demos and free samples of easy to prepare international foods. Activities for kids and live music with our local artist 8am - 2pm.

OCTOBER 11 –Harvest day
Harvest Festival! Free tastings of hearty harvest fare and decorative ideas for the fall season using pumpkins, squash, and other colorful fall vegetables. Live music with a local artist. 8am - 2pm. 

OCTOBER 18 – Traditional Irish fare day.
Wear your green and stop by for traditional Irish fare, music and fun! UDC Kitchen will be serving their famous corned beef, cabbage and potatoes

OCTOBER 25: Class at the Market- ‘Cooking with Herbs
Join UDC Chef as she shares her wealth of knowledge on cooking with herbs. She’ll have handouts with recipes for you take home. Class Time: 10:30 am to 12 noon.

NOVEMBER 1:  Children’s Activity Day at the Market.
Join us for our monthly Children’s Day. Face painter and balloon artist on site. UDC students of Arts doing painting illustration and live music with local artist. 8.00 am - 2 pm.

NOVEMBER 8: Own your own garden.
Class at the Market ‘Garden Design’ Join us this week as Mr. Yao Afantchao gives some great tips on practical Garden Design. Handouts will be provided.
Class time: 10:00 am -12 noon. Live music with a local artist.

NOVEMBER 15: Cooking Demonstration at the Market:
Catering will prepare the specials today! Join us for our monthly cooking demo at the market as we enjoy the wonderful creations from local restaurants and their chefs.
8:00 am -10:00am. Live music by local artists.

 NOVEMBER 22: Thanksgiving sales:
Join us at farmers' market as we enjoy recipe exchange.

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Farmers Market Managment Team

Dwane Jones, Ph.D.
Director of the Center
for Sustainable Development

Dwane Jones, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at the University of the District of Columbia, a division of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES). Dwane and his colleagues conduct research and teach courses in Urban Sustainability, Urban Design, Urban Planning Public Policy and Health, Research and Ethics and Low Impact Development. He has degrees in Urban Planning, Environmental Planning, and Urban Design. "The Center for Sustainable Development is a central component of CAUSES in which all academic and land-grant initiatives coalesce. The Center implements research projects that integrate all programs of CAUSES in an effort to produce and understand the implications and impacts of sustainable development. The Center for Sustainable Development encompasses the three pillars of Sustainability- People, Places, and Profit (Equity, Environment, and Economics). As such, the Center consists of faculty and staff appointments in Environmental Sciences, Economic Analysis, Sustainable Spaces (green infrastructure, green buildings, and resources), and Entrepreneurship. UDC’s Center for Sustainable Development also includes a world-class water quality research lab as part of its Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI), under the direction of Dr. Tolessa Deksissa.  When asked to describe his vision for the Center, Dwane described, "My vision is that the Center for Sustainable Development become a leader in educational excellence and research in sustainable development. This vision includes developing, implementing, and evaluating applied research projects as building blocks of sustainability. Each project will then become a classroom for student learning, community engagement, and economic development."

Isaac Olawale Fagbemi
Market Manager 

Isaac was born in Ile-Ife western part of Nigeria.  Isaac attended Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in Nigeria and received his bachelor's degree 2008. His decision to become an Architect was born out of curiosity to understand how building elements work.  Architects were scarce and seemingly unpopular in Nigeria at the time yet, they played a very significant role in the built environment. Isaac had opportunity to work with Architecture design firms and construction companies in Lagos, Nigeria between 2008-2010 while he also headed a private practice firm. As a result of his insatiable desire for knowledge, in 2013 Isaac went back to school to pursue a Master's degree in Architecture at the University of the District of Colombia. His philosophy in life is that one should dream as if one will never die, and live as if one will die today. The global focus now is sustainable development and I'm excited to be part of the Farmers’ Market Management team. He believes the whole world will be a better place when everyone lives and eats sustainably.

Xiangling Shi
Market Support
         
Shawn(Xiangling) Shi is a student who majors in Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of the District of Columbia. Got the Master Degree of Pharmaceutical Analysis in China Pharmaceutical University in July,2012. Prior to joining Shanghai Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry, China, with spent 1 year in developing quality control operating procedures for pharmaceutical products. Trained in analytical chemistry and proficient in Microsoft tools, knowledgeable usage of statistical analysis software.

Kelli Webster
Market Support

Kelli Webster, a graduating senior attending The University of the District of Colombia, who is obtaining her undergraduate degree in Environmental Science.  Kelli wants to focus on improving the lives of others especially children and the elderly of low-income areas or food deserts.  She believes that healthy living and sustainable living has to be taught to not just one individual but to the whole community because everything is connected and when we use our resources sustainably we protect the environment for future generations.

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Important Farmers Market Vendor Information

UDC Application Form
Farmers Market Rules
Farmers Market Manual
Site Layout

 

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College of Urban Agriculture and Environmental Studies (CAUSES)

CAUSES Academic Programs

Environmental Science and Urban Sustainability – Tom Kakovitch, Program Director
Health Education - John Slack, Program Director
Nursing – Dr. Pier Broadnax, Program Director
Nutrition and Dietetics - Dr. Prema Ganganna, Program Director
Urban Architecture and Community Planning - Ralph Belton, Program Director


CAUSES Land-grant Programs

Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education – Che' Axum, Director
Center for Sustainable Development – Dr. Dwane Jones, Director
Water Resources Research Institute – Dr. Tolessa Deksissa, Director
Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health - Dr. Lillie Monroe-Lord
Institute of Gerontology - Dr. Elgloria Harrison, Interim Director
Center for 4-H and Youth Development – Rebecca Bankhead, Director
Architectural Research Institute - Clarence Pearson, Director


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