Local black-owned business Hortiki Plants to Sponsor 13th Annual DC State Fair

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Dana Wiggins

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Local black-owned business Hortiki Plants to Sponsor 13th Annual DC State Fair

Washington, DC: Hortiki Plants, a local ecommerce retailer of organic garden kits, will be a vendor and sponsor at the 13th Annual DC State Fair, September 11, 2022 10am-5pm at the Gateway DC at Saint Elizabeth's East.

Hortiki Plants' sponsorship of the State Fair enhances emerging urban agriculture in the District of Columbia.

According to Hortiki Plants Founder, Dr. Victoria LeBeaux, “urban agriculture can  increase access to fresh, healthy produce, empower communities, and create green jobs. We are excited to sponsor the DC State Fair and support the District’s growing agricultural footprint” .

With the support of Hortiki Plants, the Fair will provide a vibrant sample of DC’s agricultural landscape through its annual Agricultural Contests. These fun contests award ribbons (and bragging rights) to local producers of the Funkiest looking vegetable or fruit, Best Heirloom Tomato, Best Honey, Best Brown Eggs and more.

"There's really no limit to what you can grow, even in  an urban environment," explains Dr. LeBeaux, whose company provides indoor garden kits for apartment gardeners. "I'm excited about the State Fair because people can see first hand that a vibrant local food system is not only possible for DC, it's happening now!".

Hortiki Plants is one of dozens of Made-in-DC businesses vending at the Fair. Visit their booth to get plants, flowers, and garden kits for your fall garden. They will also offer fun activities and giveaways throughout the day at their kids garden corner.

To Learn more about the DC State Fair visit: https://dcstatefair.org/events/dc-state-fair-2022

About Hortiki Plants:

Hortiki Plants provides ecofriendly garden kits that make it easy and fun for everyone to grow their own food. Hortiki Plants’ kits have been featured online by over 60 media outlets, including Country Living, Good Housekeeping, House Beautiful, Marie Claire, MSN, Women’s Health Magazine, and Yahoo.com. Hortiki Plants is a certified minority and woman-owned small business. Learn more at: https://hortikiplants.com/

Complete list of Agricultural Contests Sponsored by Hortiki Plants:

  • Funkiest looking vegetable/fruit
  • Heaviest vegetable/fruit
  • Longest vegetable/fruit
  • Perfect vegetable/fruit
  • Best Red Tomato
  • Best Non-Red Tomato
  • Best Heirloom Tomato
  • Best Tomato in Show
  • Best Honey
  • Best White Eggs
  • Best Brown Eggs 
  • Best Pastel Eggs
  • Best Overall Eggs
  • Best Compost

To enter the agricultural contests, register by September 5, 2022. Visit: https://dcstatefair.org/contests

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  • Victoria LeBeaux with garden kits and list of popular magazines featuring Hortiki Plants. Good Housekeeping. Womans Day. Glamour. Pop Sugar. Apartment Therapy. House Beautiful. Yahoo. MSN. Women's Health. Marie Claire. Home and Gardens. Country Living.
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