Name of Field Trip: Eastern Market Capitol Hill Neighborhoods
Date & Time: Sunday Jan 14th 11 a.m. at Market main entrance, or 10:30 a.m. at carpool site (new), see below.
Snow date, Sunday Jan 21. Street parking is free many places in DC on Sunday.
Location/Address: Eastern Market is located at 225 7th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.
Leader: Andrew Rein, 240-676-1429
Carpool time/location: 10:30 a.m.
In parking lot of Hillandale Shopping Center, Powder Mill Rd. entrance, to the left and by Powder Mill Rd. Catty-corner from Unique Thrift Store,
10141 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20903.
See arrow on map below.
Directions to Site: See easternmarket-dc.org/visit
Join the club for a fun visit to the Capitol Hill area’s Eastern Market. It’s a colorful location with lots of food, people and interesting architecture. After the shoot we can go eat lunch nearby, plenty of options in the area, TBD. Suggestions welcome for drinks /food after the shoot.
The current Eastern Market was in continuous operation as a public market from 1873 until April 30, 2007. It was the first in a larger city-owned public market system, initiated to urbanize Washington, make orderly provision for the distribution of goods to its residents, and serve as a magnet to draw residents. The Market was expanded in 1908 with the addition of the Center and North Halls. At the start of the 20th century, the Eastern Market was recognized as the unofficial “town center” of Capitol Hill. It is the last of the city’s public markets still in operation.
Eastern Market continues to host a thriving farmers’ market. Fresh meats, baked goods and cheeses are sold from indoor stalls, and fresh produce is sold outside along the tent-covered sidewalk. Artisans and antiques dealers also sell their goods outside the market on weekends, making Eastern Market a popular stop for locals as well as tourists.
Cost: Free for members, ( non-member guests $10.00 payable in cash or check to “SSCC” ).