Monday, September 7, 2009

The Banana Tree coming to MLK Ave

the former abandoned car lot at MLK and Maple View is in progress to become The Banana Tree, a fruit and vegetable market by the founder of the Funky Flea Market in Northeast DC.



So far the lot has been cleared and the small building on site painted a bright green and yellow. When I spoke with the owner (a vegan), he said he was inspired by the lack of healthy food options in the neighborhood and plans to source his products from Maryland and Virginia farms.

Opening is projected for March 2010 when the next produce season begins.

6 comments:

Jason said...

Some great fresh local produce will be a great addition to the area!

Deanwood Denizen said...

Is he renting or buying the lot? Would love to convo w/him because Deanwood Heights Main Streets could attract him and others like him.

DG-rad said...

I'm pretty sure he is renting...

Anonymous said...

Banana stand! ...these do good simple breakfast business too, if he can have coffee and muffins/bagels ready to go.
If he wants to make bfast sandwiches, the new food vendor rules might make it easy for him.

CB

Brandon Green said...

Sounds like a fantastic addition to the neighborhood! Kudos to the owner--I hope he does well.

AnacostiaQUE said...

He should consult with the Capital Area Food Bank to gain a little insight on the Anacostia Farmers Market that used to run on Wednesdays - no longer there.

Getting support was always a struggle. Maybe things will be different in this type of setting.