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July 02, 2010US Flag

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UDC Farmers' Market Kicks off the 4th of July Holiday Weekend with Blues and Barbeque

The University of the District of Columbia’s Farmers’ Market features live blues and folk music and hot barbeque as the start of a vibrant and healthy 4th of July weekend.

Washington, DC - The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) - Saturdays at the UDC Farmers’ Market, 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM, located at UDC’s Van Ness campus (4200 Connecticut Ave., N.W., near the UDC/Van Ness Metro Station).  This Saturday, July 3, 2010, the Market will feature blues and barbeque as part of a festive kick-off to the 4th of July holiday weekend.

Come out and enjoy the wonderful summer weather, meet neighbors, experience great entertainment and do one-stop shopping for their 4th of July celebration. 

Local musical and visual artist – Mr. James Terrell and his band will entertain market patrons with a unique sound that crosses cultural lines and moves audiences.   James’ music incorporates the basic principles of urban folk, country, gospel, rock and the blues.  Having performed throughout the East coast, including in New York at the renowned CBGB Lounge, Mr. Terrell will share his talent with market patrons as he helps UDC get the holiday party started. 

In addition to the great entertainment, UDC’s Farmers’ Market provides great food and this weekend hot barbeque is the highlight.  Market patrons will enjoy authentic southern barbeque from Takoma Park restaurant, The Original Wing Supreme, known for some of the areas best buffalo wings and BBQ ribs along with baked beans, collard greens, potato salad and more.  Restaurant owner Eric Johnson is bringing succulent down home barbeque for customers to enjoy as part of their 4th of July fare, a great accompaniment to the other fine fresh offerings at the Farmers Market. 

Each Saturday, UDC’s Farmers’ Market provides fresh food and fresh ideas to help District residents improve their quality of life.  The market has an array of selections to choose from including fresh produce, flowers, fresh baked artisan breads, empanadas, pickled goods, jams, salsa and more.  Additionally, the Farmer’s Market features food demonstrations, one-on-one consultation and free helpful publications to assist residents with such issues as nutrition, diet and health, youth development, parenting, gardening and financial planning. 

While visiting the Market, learn about the Fall 2010 launch of UDC’s newest addition – the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES).  CAUSES, providing a sustainable bridge from college to the world.

The University of the District of Columbia is doing its part to promote healthy living, environmental stewardship and community connections.  For more information regarding the Farmers’ Market please contact Gordon White or Calvin Lewis at gwhite@udc.edu or clewis@udc.edu respectively, or call 202-274-7126 or 202-274-7115.


As the only urban land-grant institution in the country, the University System of the District of Columbia (www.udc.edu) supports a broad mission of education, research and community service across all member colleges and schools, which include the University of the District of Columbia (David A. Clarke School of Law, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, College Arts & Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) and the Community College of the District of Columbia.

Contact: Alan Etter, Vice President of University Relations & Public Affairs, aetter@udc.edu, 202.345.6371