Can an outdoor Eastern Market model succeed East of the Anacostia River? Absolutely... if the organizers tap into the pulse of the holistic health community in Southeast.
The Aya Community Market is the creation of Chris Bradshaw, founder of the organization Dreaming Out Loud. He plans to test the holistic waters of Wards 7 & 8 when the AYA Community Market kicks off on July 30, 2011 at Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church in Hillcrest.
The AYA market is an innovative and energetic surprise for Wards 7 & 8. The market plans to have live drumming, acupuncture, cooking demonstrations and holistic vendors.
The market is a health and food-focused initiative that combines education, farmers’ markets and community supported sustainable agriculture to improve holistic health, education and economic development in underserved communities. This is a much-needed and refreshing shift from the predictable and boring health fairs that clog Wards 7 and Wards 8 with diabetes, HIV/AIDS and heart disease pamphlets. (#healthfail)
For more info or if you want to participate as a vendor contact:
Aya Community Market
Saturday, July 30, 2011
3000 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020