The White House Farmers’ Market: photos, location & map.

Via on Sep 17, 2009

white house farmers market

Update: click here for blow-by-blow and photos of Michelle Obama’s appearance and speech at first Market!

Presidential leadership is about vision. It’s about planning ahead, and guiding our society in a manner that takes our grandchildren’s grandchildren into consideration—after all, we all want America to continue to be a source of inspiration and good governance the world over.

But leadership is also about walking your talk: the devil, and angels, are in the details. And so it is particularly inspiring to see the Obamas welcome a farmers’ market to their neighborhood. After all, supporting US farmers and eating healthfully is something Republicans and Democrats, and even those Liberatarian types can get behind.

Via NYTimes.com:

In August, Mr. Obama said that he’d like to find a way to get a farmers market right near the grand residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

“One of the things that we’re trying to do now is to figure out, can we get a little farmers market—outside of the White House,’’ Mr. Obama said at a health care forum. “That is a win-win situation.’’

“It gives D.C. more access to good, fresh food, but it also is this enormous potential revenue-maker for local farmers in the area,’’ he said. “Those kinds of connections can be made all throughout the country, and — and has to be part of how we think about health.’’

And now, it’s official (see the purple line, that’s where the market will be).

white house farmers market location map

Photoshopped photo below, via Ecorazzi:

ecorazzi obama

One more, via Eat the View (click here for great videos):

eat the view obamas farmers

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