Sunday, June 17, 2018

National Harbor Forms Partnership with Community Foodworks for Farmer’s Market

From our friends at National Harbor...

National Harbor Partners with Community Foodworks for Farmer’s Market

Market open on Sundays through December 23

National Harbor announced that it has formed a partnership with Community Foodworks to manage its weekly Farmer’s Market. The market will be open Sundays from 11 AM to 3 PM and will continue through December 23. It is located on American Way between Waterfront and Fleet streets.

“In celebration of our tenth anniversary, we’re delighted to partner with this great organization to expand our farmers market offerings and bring in more farm products for our community,” stated Deborah Topcik, director of marketing at National Harbor. “With their farm contacts, they’ll bring an exciting array of vendors each week.”

Vendors that will be on site in June include Pleitez Produce, a family-owned farm in Montross, Virginia with over 25 years of experience growing high-quality produce; Drumheller’s Orchard, a fifth generation family farm bringing fruits from Nelson County; Ravenhook Bakehouse, a European-style bakery producing artisan breads, pastries and fun in Washington, DC; Groff’s Content Farm, providing beef, lamb, pork, goat, broiler chickens, turkeys and duck and chicken eggs from a historic farm in Rocky Ridge, MD; and Shrub District with cocktail vinegars handmade in DC and crafted seasonally. JustJuice will join the vendor line up on June 30 with health-conscious smoothies from founder Benjamin Hunt.

Nick Stavely, general operations manager for Community Foodworks added, “We’re very excited to bring fresh local food to the National Harbor community starting this Sunday. We’ll have a cast of local farmers and food producers for fresh produce - apples, locally-baked breads, humanely-raised meats and dairy products, as well as coffee, eggs and more. Community Foodworks is proud to work with local producers and farmers to bring local food to National Harbor and support local businesses and family-owned farms.”

Community Foodworks is a non-profit that helps to connect farmers with communities throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan region. The organization operates farmer’s markets and also has programs in areas that are considered food deserts. For instance, through weekly deliveries to 23 childcare centers in some of the most neglected areas of DC, Community Foodworks reaches more than 1600 children. The organization states that “farmers markets are the platform for an innovative model of local food distribution that increases access to healthy, fresh, local food.”

For more information on the National Harbor Farmer’s Market, visit

About National Harbor Owners Association:
Situated on prime waterfront on the historic Potomac River, National Harbor covers more than 300 acres including the vibrant National Harbor Waterfront District with its many shops, restaurants and activities. Nationally-known Chef Edward Lee’s highly rated restaurant Succotash is in the district along with Grace’s Mandarin, Bond 45, and more than 20 other signature restaurants and entertainment venues. Boutique shops line the walkable streets. Waterfront and community activities include morning yoga and exercise classes on the Plaza, movie nights and signature events such as the annual Wine & Food Festival. There’s also the iconic Capital Wheel. Some residents keep their boats at the National Harbor Marina which provides a host of services. The community has 1500 residents to date and will have more than 1 million sq. feet of office space when completed. Located within close proximity of Washington, DC, Old Town Alexandria and Baltimore, National Harbor is the perfect live-work-play community. For more information, please visit