White House To Set Up Farmer’s Market

White House To Set Up Farmer’s Market

It wasn’t too long ago when the big news coming out of the White House lawns was the vegetable garden the First Lady planned on planting. It’s safe to say those back-to-the-basics efforts helped spark a gardening interest in many Americans–albeit, some for the first time.

Now the Obamas are interested in taking the next step and going to market. Or in their case, setting up a market: a farmer’s market. The president and his wife hope a White House farmer’s market will help two things: support local farmers and encourage healthier diet choices in D.C. school cafeterias.


“One of the things that we’re trying to do now is to figure out, can we get a little farmers market outside of the White House?” President Obama says. “It suddenly gives D.C. more access to good, fresh food, but it also is this enormous potential revenue-maker for local farmers in the area.”

For more on the possible White House farmer’s market, read the entire Mother Nature Network article.