The blue area in the upper right marks the location of the market, accessed at the entrance off Oklahoma Avenue.
RFK Farmers Market – Photo Essay
by Larry Janezich
The RFK Farmers Market opened some 30 years ago under the Mayoral tenure of Marion Barry. It offers basic produce at cheap prices – plus a few specialty items hard to find elsewhere. The market is in RFK Parking Lot No.6, open from 7 AM to 4 PM, Thursdays and Saturdays, year-round (unless there is a game at RFK). Below are photos of some of offerings. The spring onions and strawberries are done, but the local greens and squash are being picked, and next Saturday marks the beginning of the tomato harvest.
Beans – Roma, String, and Pole
Smoked Bacon, Peanuts and Cracklin’s
Local Greens – Collard, Kale and Mustard
Squash – Zucchini, Pattycake, and Yellow
Ciders, Chow Chow, Canned Peaches
Raw “Green” Peanuts just out of the ground. (Boil 1 pound in a gallon of water with 1/4 cup of salt for an hour or so (three or more for raw peanuts that have dried).
Peaches, Peppers, Cucumbers
Vendors at RFk Farmers Market
Raw Logic Farm is starting its first season in the Farmer-In-Training Program at the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm. An organic farm specializing in vegetables, Raw Logic Farm is run by Chuck Danielka who believes farming should be a logical way of life! Chuck shares photos from a week in his life as a beginning farmer.
Up at 5am driving to the farm to water transplants and then to the day job and back to the farm. Total driving a day is 120 miles round trip and 840 miles a week.
After getting off work at the day job, I water tomato transplants before working in the field.
Washing and packing produce for the market. This takes about 12 hours on Friday to complete unless weather is an issue.
Raw Logic Farm sell produce Wednesday and Saturday mornings at the downtown Hickory Farmers Market!
After our Saturday market, we go back to the field to get the beds ready to put transplants into the ground.
Bed prep for the transplants normally happens on Sunday at Raw Logic Farm.
We round out the weekend with planting the transplants on Sunday.