Community Harvest Dinner

10.16.2018

Join us as we celebrate the fall season with a delicious meal for all to enjoy! Saturday, November 17 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Panorama Room (1600 Morris Rd. SE) Free face painting, crafts, and dancing will be available. Also, our partners from Kicks 4 the […]

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Summer Markets are Back!

06.04.2018

Our free summer Joyful Food Markets are back starting this June! Popping up at five locations on a biweekly basis, these markets are free and open to the public. Come pay us a visit for no-cost food, including plenty of fresh produce, hands-on cooking activities, and community resources. Go green and don’t forget to bring […]

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Good for the Body, Good for the Soul: An Interview with Floratina Coles

12.13.2017

Caron Gremont, our Director of Healthy Eating, recently sat down with Floratina Coles, a.k.a. Ms Flo, our Assistant Director of Prepared Foods. Check out these excerpts from their conversation: Caron: You’ve worked as professional chef in many different roles, you cook for hundreds of our neighbors every day, and the dishes you prepare for staff […]

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New Joyful Food Markets Expand Access to Healthy Food

This fall, we opened Joyful Food Markets in 10 new elementary schools east of the Anacostia River, bringing our grand total to 39 markets and reaching more D.C. children and families than ever before. At a Joyful Food Market, families shop for fresh produce and pantry staples at no cost. Meanwhile, our chef educators engage […]

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Summer Joyful Food Markets open to the community start today!

06.06.2017

  Millions of children around the country depend on federal school breakfast and lunch programs to get the fuel they need, including thousands here in Washington, DC. But when the school year ends, too many children are left in the lurch without a reliable source for healthy meals.  In DC, only about 50% of the […]

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#MTWellness Challenge: Building Staff Comradery at Martha’s Table

04.07.2017

During the Month of March, or National Nutrition Month, Martha’s Table staff competed in the first ever #MTWellness Challenge. Over 40 staff members competed alongside each other with walking clubs during lunchtime, eating more fruits and vegetables and walking over 10,000 steps a day. Caron Gremont, Director of Healthy Eating at Martha’s Table, developed the […]

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Galley Foods to Partner with Martha’s Table to Increase Access to Healthy Meals in SE

04.04.2017

Galley and Martha’s Table are proud to partner during the month of April to increase access to high quality affordable food. All month long Martha’s Outfitters, our community thrift store in South East, will feature a pop-up shop with refrigerated chef-prepared healthy meals. The meals are packaged for children, individuals, couples and families all priced between […]

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Listen to Martha’s Table CEO Patty Stonesifer on Add Passion and Stir!

03.31.2017

Martha’s Table’s CEO Patty Stonesifer recently guest-starred on the Add Passion and Stir podcast to discuss her path to social activism and how the lessons she learned in the private sector are helping Martha’s Table stand with our neighbors. Patty is joined by fellow guest Nora Poullion, organic cooking pioneer, and host Billy Shore, founder […]

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Valentine’s Day at Martha’s Table

02.15.2017

Valentine’s Day celebrations at Martha’s Table were a blast! Families, students, donors and teachers participated in games, photo booths and art and crafts projects! Over the last week, our Healthy Start students celebrated with the Valentine’s Ball, and our Out of School Time Programming students participated in a community service project to make Valentine’s Cards. […]

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#MixTheLove With Us in 2017!

02.14.2017

At Martha’s Table, we greatly appreciate every single food donation that comes through our doors–no matter how big or small. This year, we want to encourage our amazing community to donate homemade trail mix in addition to sandwiches. Why trail mix? It keeps longer, has a ton of tasty variety, and our neighbors have the […]

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Take the Market Home: Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Chili

01.06.2017

Happy, healthy new year! To start 2017 off right, we’re spotlighting Brussels sprouts and nutritious sweet potato chili at our Joyful Food Markets. Check out the recipes below to see how to prepare these delicious items, and make sure to snap a picture and tag Joyful Food Markets on Facebook and Instagram with #PostYourPlateChallenge!   […]

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Recipe: Green Veggie Lo Mein

12.22.2016

Check out our Food Educators’ delicious recipe for healthy green veggie lo mein–with no salt added!

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Patty Stonesifer Talks Food Insecurity and Joyful Food Markets in Washington Post Op-Ed

12.09.2016

“Families everywhere struggle with impossible choices when it comes to feeding their children. Parents wonder: Can I find something fast and healthful at the corner store, since the supermarket is two bus rides away? Are my children sufficiently nourished? And, heartbreakingly: Will they notice if I skip dinner so I can feed them?” Our president […]

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Partner Spotlight: Pockitship and Community Plates

As a nonprofit, partnering with outside organizations is crucial to our success. Over the years, we’ve been lucky to work with some amazing people and services who have helped us work towards our mission of building a brighter future for all DC residents. Today, we’d like to spotlight two of our recent partners who are […]

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#TakeoverTuesday with Chef Jojo

11.29.2016

What’s up everyone? I’m Chef JoJo, a food educator on the Healthy Markets team at Martha’s Table; you might know me from your elementary school or have seen me on social media before! Today I’ll be showing you the behind the scenes of Martha’s Table’s markets program for #takeovertuesday! If you don’t already follow us […]

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