Return of the GU Farmer’s Market (and hopefully warm weather along with it)
It’s official, spring has begun: the Georgetown University Farmers’ Market kicks off its spring season tomorrow from 12 to 5 p.m. on snowy Copley Lawn. The farmer’s market is bringing in several new vendors this season while also keeping some of the old ones.
Some students and student groups are joining as vendors. The Corp will debut its Hilltoss service, which will feature a few of their menu items made with local ingredients. This is the first time a student group is operating a stand within the Market. “We’re really excited to start this new partnership with them,” Lexi Cotcamp (COL ’15), Administrative Director of The GU Farmers’ Market said. “This is our first foray into working with student-run vendors.”
Despite the cold, the Georgetown student-run LuLu’s Ice Cream is another addition to tomorrow’s line up. “Lulu’s is very excited to participate in the GU Farmer’s Market this semester,” founder Luisa Santos (COL ’14) wrote in an email to Vox. “We can’t wait for every Hoya to get the latest scoop by visiting our booth tomorrow!”
Two new non student-run businesses that join the Market tomorrow are Rita’s Crepes and Fresh Crunch Pickles.
Fresh Crunch Pickles features locally made pickles, hummus, salsa and other dips. “It’ll be a cool new stand for vegetables,” Cotcamp said. “Especially right now when there’s not a ton of fresh local ones.”
The popular Indian food tent, however, will not be returning, as the business has opened up a restaurant in D.C. and is busy.
“I’m excited to see the good vibes back on the front lawn,” Cotcamp said. “The Farmers’ Market is so much more than just the food… Wednesdays for me are all about the community it creates.”
The GU Farmers’ Market will be hosting some other new events this season including live music and a guest lectures so stay tuned if you’re interested. In the meantime, join the Market tomorrow 12-5 p.m. for the good vibes.
Photo: Georgetown University Farmer’s Market via Facebook