Thursday, April 29, 2010

at fenton street market this weekend

Bikes For Sale (I Rode The One In The Middle And It Was Sweet)

Of course, Saturday is the weekly Fenton Street Market, held on the parking lot at Fenton Street and Silver Spring Avenue. I'm looking forward to checking out - though I'm sure the lovely fixed-speed cruiser bike I admired last fall (it's in the middle there) is long gone. (I had a brief and scary test ride with that bike through East Silver Spring. Perhaps I'm just not "hip" enough for any bike that you have to pedal backwards to stop.)

Anyway, market founder Hannah McCann sent us this preview of Saturday's events:

From 10am to 3pm, there's a workshop on "Greening Your Home." Speakers include Dave Taghipour of the All Eco Center, a new store in Wheaton, architects Greg Kearley of Inscape Studio and Alan Abrams of Abrams Design-Build, both local purveyors of green design, and Carlo La Porta, owner of solar energy company Capital Sun Group.

Meanwhile, Red Persimmon Imports is giving away free Divine Chocolate candy bars in honor of World Fair Trade Day. The company employs West African cocoa farmers via fair-trade practices. That's from 9am to 3pm.

As always, the market runs from 9am to 3pm and free parking is available (for now) in any of the public parking lots along Fenton. I'll see you there!

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