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Aug

21

Visit CityCenterDC FRESHFARM Farmer’s Market

Located in the Park at CityCenter, this lunchtime market is nestled in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. and convenient for our residents. Shop for delicious prepared foods, pasture-raised meats, eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables, breads and baked goods, cut flowers, plants and more! Open rain or shine,Tuesday’s from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The FRESHFARM CityCenterDC Market is a vibrant and bustling farmers market contributing to our neighborhood and community.  In addition to fresh, local produce from our region’s finest farms, the market offers many delicious lunch options, all featuring local and seasonal ingredients, from handmade Chinese dumplings to organic vegan salads.

Kevin Concannon, U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary of Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services recently visited the Foggy Bottom market.

Kevin Concannon, U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary of Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services recently visited the Foggy Bottom market.

Undersecretary Concannon chatted with farmers, and discussed the need for greater food equity and access in DC with the FRESHFARM executive director Mike Koch (pictured here).

As DC students start back to school, 3,000 of them will have opportunities this academic year to garden, cook, and eat tasty nutritious recipes together, in school, as part of the FRESHFARM FoodPrints program. Now in its 10th year, FoodPrints continues to bring positive, hands-on gardening and cooking experiences to students in partner DC public elementary schools.

FoodPrints educates students and their families about ways to eat nutritious, local, in-season foods. Students in the program grow produce in their school gardens and prepare recipes using what they harvest–supplemented by produce from FRESHFARM farmers markets–in kitchen classrooms. Many of the students who participate are from high-needs areas of the city, making in-school access to a variety of produce all the more important.

A core focus of FRESHFARM’s philanthropic work is improving food access in our region. Do you know about FRESHFARM’s Matching Dollars program? This program matches what shoppers spend with their federal nutrition benefits at market, up to $10. Matching Dollars increases the purchasing power of our neighbors in need and gets more money in the pockets of our hardworking farmers. It’s a win-win! If you’d like to donate to the Matching Dollars program, click here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/Yq8i1Q.

Donate at least $20 and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a ticket to the FRESHFARM Feast on October 18.

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You shop at your local farmer’s market because you care: about where your food comes from, how it was made, and the people behind it. When you shop at a FRESHFARM Market, you’re doing more than your weekly grocery shopping – you’re supporting sustainable agriculture, helping family farms thrive, and reinvesting your food dollars in the local economy. You’re also supporting a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to expand food access, educate the public about food, and support our region’s farmers and makers.

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Aug

07

Jelly’s Last Jam at Signature Theatre August 2nd – September 11th, 2016

Take your seat at the legendary Jungle Inn nightclub for the electrifying, multiple Tony and Drama Desk Award®-winning musical that tells the story of jazz through one of its most notorious entertainers: Jelly Roll Morton.

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Journey from the back alleys of New Orleans to the dance halls of Chicago to the stages of New York with “he who drinks from the vine of syncopation” in a sizzling memoir of pride, lust and a past denied.

Directed by Matthew Gardiner (West Side Story, Cabaret), this Washington premiere stars acclaimed jazz pianist Mark G. Meadows (Jazz at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Strathmore), and features Tony Award®-winner Cleavant Derricks (Broadway’s Dreamgirls) and the soul-stirring Nova Y. Payton with dazzling, high-energy choreography by Broadway’s Jared Grimes. Now that’s how you jazz!

For tickets and information: http://www.sigtheatre.org/events/2016-17/jellys-last-jam/

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Mark G. Meadows (Jelly Roll Morton) ALBUMS: To the People, Somethin’ Good, A Child is Born. CONCERTS: Jazz at the Lincoln Center, Blues Alley, The Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Small’s Jazz Club, The Strathmore (2015 Strathmore Artist in Residence), Bohemian Caverns, Bethesda Jazz & Blues Supper Club, Twins Jazz, The Metropolitan Club, An Die Musik. INTERNATIONAL: Qatar, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Canada, The Caribbean. APPEARED WITH: Bobby McFerrin, Kendrick Lamar, Nicholas Payton, Kurt Elling, and Warren Wolf. AWARDS: Washington City Paper’s Artist of the Year and Composer of the Year, Finalist in the DC Jazz Festival’s Band Competition. TEACHING: Jazz Instructor, Duke Ellington School of the Arts; director/arranger for “The Mellow Tones” Duke Ellington’s jazz vocal ensemble; Graduate Assistant, The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.  www.MarkGMeadows.com @MarkGMeadows