FRESHFARM co-founders Ann Yonkers and Bernie Prince make way for a new generation
Words by Marian Burros. Photo by Maria Bryk. From EdibleDC’s Summer Issue 2015.
Every Sunday for almost two decades one of Washington’s busiest traffic circles morphs into a village square where cars are banned and carefree pedestrians stroll with their dogs and toddlers and baby carriages, stopping to chat with their neighbors, sample endlessly, nibble on buttery croissants and buy the freshest ingredients available in town.
Ann Yonkers and Bernie Prince, the co-founders and co-executive directors of the area’s FRESHFARM Markets, can take full credit for the weekly miracle that takes place at Dupont Circle, the most famous and largest of their 13 markets.
But after almost two decades of work, the two women are ready to move on and turn over their jobs creating and nurturing these producer-only markets to a new generation. In the process, … Read More