White House Farmers' Market: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

by Sarah Henry on August 21, 2009 · 5 comments

in food politics

Think of the potential for produce everywhere: Barack Obama choosing his favorite potatoes, Michelle bagging tender salad greens, Malia and Sasha squeezing peaches and pluots.

Average Janes and Joes from DC and beyond motivated to buy fresh fruits & veggies for a chance to rub shoulders with the President and his family gathering ingredients for dinner.

The Prez’s announcement yesterday about plans for a White House Farmers’ MarketĀ  — check out the informative and frequently fun Obama Foodorama for details — is a bit exciting for anyone passionate about the prospect of folks eating more greens.

What say you?

Image courtesy of Roger Doiron at EattheView

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Romney Steele August 21, 2009 at 2:24 pm

you got to love this…thanks for sharing.


Sarah Henry June 13, 2011 at 8:20 am

Agreed, Romney, my pleasure to pass this on.


Anna August 27, 2009 at 10:19 am

It’s about time! It will be lovely for the community. I love the farmers’ markets in the Bay Area. I’m a weekly face in the crowd – collecting unsold produce (with permission) from the many vendors in Walnut Creek, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Clayton. I guess you could say I practically live at the farmers’ markets.

Sunset Magazine just voted the downtown Walnut Creek Market best in Northern California. I was pleased to read that. Makes me smile to see a town close to home receive recognition, a market where I’m very familiar. The Executive Director of the downtown Walnut Creek market has worked there for over 20 years. Such amazing dedication on her behalf. I’m happy to say I know the staff and many of the farmers who support the hunger cause. They certainly deserve the vote!


Sarah Henry June 13, 2011 at 8:23 am

Hi Anna (aka The Lemon Lady),

Am sure you’re a very familiar face to farmers’ market vendors in your area as you do the rounds collecting produce for people in need. People can learn more about your work on this site and on your own blog:




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