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White House Farmers Market launches Thursday

September 16, 2009 | 12:45 pm

Victorygardencityhall According to the Chicago Tribune, the White House Farmers Market will indeed launch this Thursday:

Speaking at the Chefs Collaborative conference in Chicago Tuesday, U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary Ann Wright told 150 delighted food professionals about the market, which will sell local produce from D.C. area farmers and run late into the fall. But those hoping to buy some green beans and bell peppers grown by the First Lady herself will be disappointed. Most of the White House garden produce goes to area food banks, Wright said.

Shucks. I was really hoping I could find some of the Obamas' honey on Foodzie.

-- Krista Simmons

Photo: Victory garden outside San Fransico's City Hall at Slow Food Nation. Credit: Krista Simmons