Michelle Pushes for Farmers' Market Near White House

Shop would close roads; some fear heavy traffic
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 9, 2009 7:43 AM CDT
First Lady Michelle Obama talks to fifth graders from Bancroft Elementary School before they harvest some of the vegetables that they planted in the garden at he White House, Tuesday, June 16, 2009.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – Michelle Obama is backing a push for a farmers' market near the White House, WTOP reports. The president said last month that he and his wife were interested in “a little farmers' market outside of the White House.” Now, with Michelle's support, a market hopes to move in on a section of Vermont Avenue each Thursday, which has some residents bemoaning the thought of more rush hour gridlock.