Southern Georgetown to host weekly farmstand

The family-owned Hillside Meadow Farm in Pennsylvania will supply the new Georgetown farmstand. (photo courtesy of FreshFarm Markets)

A new weekly farmstand is coming to southern Georgetown starting on Saturday, the result of a partnership between Sweetgreen’s new 1044 Wisconsin Ave. NW location and FreshFarm Markets.

The farmstand — featuring produce, eggs and meat from a family-owned Pennsylvania farm — will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 28 in Sweetgreen’s parking lot at the corner of Wisconsin and Grace Street.

Sweetgreen is a fast-casual chain of healthy restaurants that was originally founded in Georgetown. Its new Wisconsin Avenue location, a former EagleBank branch, is due to open in early August. On opening day, sales from the new store will be donated to FreshFarm’s FoodPrints program, which provides Ward 7 residents with locally grown food for 10 weeks in the fall and again in the spring.