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Farmers Markets Canceled Due to Heat

by ARLnow.com June 9, 2011 at 12:03 pm 2,972 10 Comments

Due to today’s heat advisory, two local farmers markets have been nixed.

The sweltering temperatures have prompted organizers of both the Ballston Farmers Market — held every Thursday in Welburn Square — and the Rosslyn Farmers Market — held Thursdays at the corner of Wilson Boulevard and N. Oak Street — to cancel.

Temperatures are expected to come close to the 100 degree mark today.

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  • Stu Pendus

    Oh for cryin out loud. If the nouveau urban farmer and their patrons can’t handle a little heat, that does not bode well for the chicken lobbyists.

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  • Burger

    Man, if only the Westover Farmer’s Market was around.

  • this is embarassing. It’s hot, but not that bad – get some water, a hat, shades and light colored clothing and we will survive.

  • MC

    Today’s been wickedly hot – feel sorry for the farmers hoping to sell produce.

  • kc

    Just got back from downtown and the market on Vermont Ave. near the White House was going on as normal. Got some nice strawberries.

  • jjdrp

    IMO, this cancellation was premature. The heat was was not too bad. I was in Ballston @ around 6:45 and there were two vendors there. One vendor told me that he found out about the cancellation after he arrived.

    I was able to pick up some eggs and squash.

    • Take it down a notch

      Hottest June day on record. Perhaps you should have been there around 3 pm, when the sun was still high in the sky.

      • JJDRP

        Yep. At 3:30 I was out at the Vermont Ave market which was still open when I left work. Vendors were selling and customers were buying there.
        I do not know if it was significantly hotter in VA, since I was not there. However, I believe that vendors should decide if they want to sell and customers should decide if they want to buy.

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