When the President remarked last month that he should be set up a farm stand to sell the vegetables from the White House garden, he wasn't kidding. It appears that the White House has taken the first steps to setting up a farm stand near the White House -- (not on the White House grounds), to sell some of the produce grown in the First Lady's Garden. Sam Kass, Executive Chef, who has worked closely with the First Lady on the garden project met with community leaders last week support the efforts of a nonprofit group that is hoping to bring an open-air farmers’ market to a spot near the White House. The market would be open to the public every Thursday from Sept. 17 through Oct. 29. Click link below to read full post from The New York Times.
Update: 09/09/09 pm
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Someone at the White House has a green thumb!! We now know why the White House wants to open a farm stand this year. They have grown an amazing amount of vegetables - far more than they can eat at the White House.
Ten years ago, few people could have imagined that the First Family would rip up part of the White House lawn and plant a vegetable garden. But that's exactly what happened in March, when Michelle Obama started work on a 1,100 square foot garden that has since sprouted 225 pounds of tomatoes, rhubarb, peppers, spinach, okra, and more--in other words, far too much for the White House residents to consume on their own. The solution? Setting up shop at a local farmer's market, of course!