Eastern Market has been part of Washington’s food scene, in one form or another, since the days of Thomas Jefferson. The market reopens on Friday, two years after a blaze that destroyed the historic food hall. We’ll explore the lesser-known stories and personalities behind Eastern Market and learn more about the rich tradition of food markets in the nation’s capital.


  • Donna Scheeder Chair, Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee
  • Stephen Ackerman Writer and Capitol Hill native

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