Mark your calendar for this Sunday, May 1st for the opening of the summer season at the Columbia Pike Farmers Market!
Did you know that beginning in the early 1800s, and for well over a century, the Pike served as a preferred "farm to market" route for the nation's capital? As we celebrate the Pike's 200 year history, it is good to know that the tradition of community support for its own thriving Farmers Market continues today.
Come on out this Sunday! We have your favorite vendors returning, and welcome the addition of three new vendors to the Market - Pleasant Pops, Krishon Chocolates (starting next week), and Zelda's NoVa Soul. For a full list of vendors, click here
Get a jump start on your native plant collection this season. This coming Saturday, April 16, heralds the first of the native plant sales this spring. There will be all sorts of wild flowers (e.g., Virginia bluebells, May apples, trillium, etc), other spring and summer bloomers, along with ground covers, ferns and shrubs. Most plantings have been propogated on site.
In addition, there will be heirloom tomato plants and other edibles for sale to assist in your resolve to eat local.
Plant advice is free, fee per plant as marked. Payment can be made by cash or check (sorry, no credit cards). All proceeds go toward funding Nature Center activities and programs.
Long Branch Nature Center 625 S. Carlin Springs Road Arlington, VA 22204