Farmers Market to Open June 5 at Former Neams-Marvelous Market Property
Georgetown is set to welcome a summer farmers market at a corner that could use some life. The small parking lot at Wisconsin Avenue and P Street NW, part of the former Neams and Marvelous Market property, will offer produce and other items from Licking Creek Bend Farm of Needmore, Pennsylvania, beginning June 5.
Across from Thomas Sweet ice cream parlor, the property at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and P Street housed the famed Neams Market for decades until 2000, when Marvelous Market opened at the spot and then closed in April 2014.
The incoming market will provide the community with healthy, naturally grown produce from a 60-acre farm tucked away in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Michael Tabor and Esther Siegel, husband and wife operators of the organic farm, are no strangers to the D.C. farmers' market scene. Their fresh produce has been sold at the Adams Morgan Farmers Market every summer since the mid-1970s.
The outdoor market will be at 3217 P Street, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., every Sunday, regardless of the weather, selling non-GMO fruit and vegetables, grown without chemical pesticides, picked just the day before.
Sivan Properties, Inc., purchased the property in 2015 from the Neam family.