More than Salad: Sweetgreen Opens 12th DC Location & Will Host Weekly Farm Stand

Thank you Sweetgreen for making it easier for me to run all my basic (food) runs in one place. Naturally, Sweetgreen’s newest location opened next door to the Wisconsin Avenue SoulCycle and is on the corner of Georgetown’s foodie haven, Grace Street & Wisconsin Ave. The corner is home to popular taco joint, Chaia, Dog Tag Bakery, Grace Street Coffee Roasters, SundeVich and South Block Juice Company.

People waited in line for more than an hour to get free salad on the unofficial opening day

Sweetgreen’s new store opening underscored life’s three truths:

people love free things

people love food

free food tastes better

To make things even sweeter at this new DC spot, Sweetgreen will host weekend farmers markets, with original local DMV partner FreshFarm, at its 1044 Wisconsin parking lot (corner of Wisconsin Avenue & Grace Street). The SG FreshFarm farm stand will be open Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and will offer shoppers produce from long time family farm Hillside Meadow Farm in Southern York Country, Pennsylvania. The farm stand will have a variety seasonal fruits, vegetables, dairy/eggs and meats like lamb, chicken and beef.

Sweetgreen’s newest DC location is two floors and has an outdoor patio

The 2,242 square foot store is four times bigger than the original Sweetgreen, a 560 square foot hut on M street. The new location pays homage to the original Sweetgreen store and the company’s founders alma mater, Georgetown University.

Sweetgreen’s second floor is great for some simple interior design inspo – featuring exposed brick and succulent window boxes

Sweetgreen officially opens with salads for purchase tomorrow, September 15. All proceeds from opening week will be donated to a FreshFarm philanthropic initiative: an affordable CSA for members of the Ward 7 Southeast DC community. Rainbow Hill Farm, located in Charles Town, West Virgnia, will package boxes of certified-organic produce weekly at $10 a bundle. FreshFarm teachers will be onsite at Anne Beers Elementary School in Southeast to offer cooking demos, recipe suggestions and tips.

Follow Sweetgreen and FreshFarm on Instagram to get weekly updates on the 1044 Wisconsin Ave farm stand.

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