The Archivist of the United States crossed Pennsylvania Avenue yesterday to “ring” in the opening of the farmer’s market on 8th Street in Penn Quarter. (He brought his own bell!)
The National Archives building is built on the site of the old DC Center Market, so it was an appropriate intersection of past and current history.
Along with a crowd of chefs, foodies, and other VIPs, the Archivist marched through the market. He was joined by chef Jose Andres, wrote the foreword to our 2011 exhibit catalog for "What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?" and the introduction to the recipe book "Eating with Uncle Sam."
From one of our past posts featuring DC’s Center Market: