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:
Young boy tending freshly stocked fruit and vegetable stand at Center Market, 02/18/1915
Taken on February 18, 1915, this photo shows a fruit and vegetable stand in Washington DC’s Center Market. The market once operated on the land now occupied by the National Archives Building.