On Saturday July 30, 2011 from 11am-5pm DC’s Ward 7 will welcome Aya Community Markets, a community-centered farmers’ market and holistic health experience at Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church (3000 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020).
Aya Community Markets, a project launched by Dreaming Out Loud Inc., will run monthly on the third Saturday of every month until November.
Communities in Ward 7 are situated in a “food desert,” areas in which residents have limited access to fresh produce and healthy food choices. In these areas fast food chains, carryouts and corner stores dominate a desolate nutritional landscape. The market will provide resources for healthy and sustainable communities through farm fresh produce; educational health speakers and live musical performances; locally produced handmade crafts and baked goods; art, youth activities and more.