AMAZON'S METPARK UPDATE
Construction is moving along nicely (and on-schedule) at MetPark in Crystal City, Arlington. We've designed this page to keep everyone informed and up-to-date on Amazon's progress at Met Park in preparation for the
EatLoco Farmers Market at Met Park beginning June 2023.
NEW START DATE - EatLoco's NEW START DATE at Met Park (Amazon) is now Sat. June 24th, 2023. They're planning some opening day festivities that may fall on our original start date so we decided it's best to push us back a few weeks. For those that have signed-up as a Season Vendor at Met park, we will adjust your Season-pass amount to reflect the new start date. If you're a DROP-IN vendor at MetPark, use our form HERE to let us know how you'd like to replace your June 2nd, 9th, & 16th dates. EatLoco doesn't require payment for the MetPark market until June 1, 2023
NEW MARKET TIME - We've changed the MARKET TIME to 9AM - 1PM (previously set for 2PM).
METPARK FARMERS MARKET UPDATES (last updated Feb 8, 2023)
METPARK GENERAL INFO
MetPark is a meeting place, where people come to meet friends, walk their dog, go for a morning stroll, and of course shop at the EatLoco Farmers market. We were given a tour of MetPark by their construction company on Feb 1st. The park is nothing short of phenomenal! We feel so honored they choose EatLoco to be their Farmers Market of choice. MetPark is two and a half acres of green beautiful landscape, a small play area for kids, a dog park that's connected to the park and even a beautiful walk-way that weaves its way through the park from one end to the other. Picnic tables are throughout the park for visitors to sit and enjoy their hot-food, juice, bagel & coffee.
Community areas include:
An 8,800 square foot Central Green, an open lawn within the park, with capacity to host several hundred people for movie nights and events.
Two dog runs for small and large dogs, totaling 4,000 square feet.
A 5,000 square foot public playground.
A 2,300-square-foot landscaped garden with edible plants and a community table in the center for gathering.
Public arts throughout the park by national and local artists.
A variety of seating options, ranging from hammocks and lounge chairs to natural stone seating and custom benches.
EatLoco Farmers Market at MetPark Layout
HOT FOOD VENDORS
FOOD COURT - The area above listed as Central Green looks a bit like a super large football. Our plan is to setup EatLoco hot-food vendors around the perimeter of this area, (sort of like a food court) with picnic tables and seating in the center for people can sit comfortably to enjoy their new hot food purchases from the market.
GREAT NEWS - Amazon is installing power outlets throughout the park, so generators will not be needed for our hot food vendors!! YAHOO!!!
PROTECTIVE MATS - ALL Hot food vendors are required to have thick solid mats, (not the ones with holes) covering their entire 10x10 floor space to protect the pavement. Hot vendors cannot setup without these.
FOOD TRUCKS - Food Trucks and/or trailers will not be allowed to setup at this market location.
Please check back often for more updates
as they become available to us for this new market