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FRESHFARM Markets comes to Crystal City in May 2010

Crystal City (Arlington, VA) – After huge success in its inaugural season, the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is happy to announce the start of the second farmers’ market in Crystal City and the beginning of a new partnership with FRESHFARM Markets. Beginning May 18 FRESHFARM Markets will bring back local farmers and producers selling fresh produce, baked goods, artisanal cheeses, fresh-cut flowers and more to the heart of Crystal City.

“We’re thrilled to bring back the farmers’ market to the Crystal Farms program,” said Angela Fox, President and CEO of Crystal City BID. “And, we’re even more excited to have an organization with the depth and experience of FRESHFARM Markets, which currently operates the top farmers’ markets in the region, running this program for us.”

The Crystal City FRESHFARM Market will setup shop on the sidewalk of Crystal Drive between 18th and 20th Street every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting May 18th and running through October 26th.farmer's market

The farmers’ market enables area employees and residents to purchase locally produced fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, specialty foods, and artisan goods. Bringing local farmers and consumers together, Crystal Farms helps ensure the employment of sustainable growing practices and reduces fossil fuel consumption by offering locally grown goods that have a much shorter travel distance.

The Crystal City Green Scene program also includes the community Power Purge and Shred on April 21st and 5k Fridays every Friday in April. Crystal City is green year-round, however, with its “low-to-no waste” policy at all events. Events use eco-friendly products (plates, forks, cups, etc.), compost bins, and active recycling.

Courtesy of Crystal City BID  — The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN.