Save D.C.'s Eastern Market

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Eastern Market, D.C.'s 134-year-old market and historic landmark was devastated by a 3 alarm fire earlier this week. The market is the oldest continuously operating fresh food market in Washington D.C. and home to cheese and fish mongers, butchers, a bakery, produce and flower vendors, outdoor farmers' market and restaurants.

A couple of months ago, I visited my friends Shannon and Jason who live a few blocks from Eastern Market, and we strolled through on Saturday afternoon. We grabbed some lunch at Market Lunch, and Shannon and Jason picked up their groceries for the week. It's not hard to imagine what a loss this is to the neighborhood and city, but hopefully only a temporary one as rebuilding fund raising as already begun. Shannon and Jason have chipped in by starting a website, Save Eastern Market, aggregating and reporting on the latest news related to the rebuilding. Here are a few ways you can help.

Photograph from delfeugo on Flickr

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