Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan rings the bell at the opening of the 17th season of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) summer farmers market at the USDA Whitten Building east parking lot in Washington, D.C., on Friday, May 31, 2012. This year's theme is Grow, Healthy, Eat Healthy and Be Healthy. USDA and Fuel Up to Play 60, in partnership with the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, invited employees, visitors and local school children to participate in opening day activities. New features for 2012 include an on-site sign language interpreter, a hand washing station, and a USDA-certified organic vendor. Other products sold today are fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, baked goods, meats, kettle popcorn, local honey, hand-made soap and more. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.
May 5, 2014
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