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Union Market isn’t just for weekends anymore. Beginning next week, the market is expanding from three to five days a week. The new hours are Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Stop by tomorrow for Washington City Paper‘s Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair, where more than 130 vendors will be selling their wares. (Tickets available here.)

In addition, many of the vendors that were MIA on opening weekend in early September are now open for business, including TaKorean, Curbside Cupcakes, and DC Empanadas. Righteous Cheese will also be opening its full retail shop, featuring 75 types of cheese, this weekend.

Buffalo & Bergen is still about a week away from being 100-percent up and running. Owner Gina Chersevani says some of her equipment was delayed due to Hurricane Sandy, but she will still be serving up sodas and knishes (she recommends the reuben flavor) this weekend. On Sunday, the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Union Market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Chersevani promises free sodas to those who give blood.

Amanda McClements is also hosting a holiday pop-up shop all weekend to preview her lifestyle boutique Salt & Sundry. The team behind forthcoming fried chicken and doughnut shop, GBD (short for golden brown delicious), will be on hand to give out doughnuts for $1 a pop.

Also, still to come: Red Apron Butchery, which is aiming for an early December opening.

Photo by Jessica Sidman