Nov. 29 (UPI) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, her husband Doug Emhoff and Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser visited an outside market within the nation’s capital to take part in Small Enterprise Saturday.

The trio toured the newly opened D.C. Vacation Market, a socially distant, outside market in downtown Washington, D.C. the place they spent about 25 minutes visiting cubicles and shopping items.

“Had a beautiful time getting some Small Enterprise Saturday Procuring achieved with @DouglasEmhoff this morning on the outside @dtwnholidaymkt. Thanks @MurielBowser, and everybody who supported small companies not simply in our communities however all around the nation at the moment,” Harris wrote on Twitter.

Harris and Emhoff bought puzzles from the New York Puzzle Firm and a print of various kinds of cheeses from Marcella Kriebel Artwork and Illustration, in response to pool reviews.

Harris additionally laughed after discovering a T-shirt on the Pop-Up Collaborative: Made in D.C. sales space that learn “Madam Vice President” and Emhoff bought the shirt for her.

The vice president-elect additionally briefly answered questions stressing the significance of patronizing small companies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We wish to assist our small companies they’re all the time actually a necessary a part of the lifeblood of the group, a part of the civic social material of the group. And sadly since COVID began, one in 4 small companies in our nation has closed,” Harris mentioned. “We all know that we’ll get past this virus and we wish to guarantee that we maintain these small companies to assist them by this second, to allow them to proceed to do what they do, which is basically about being not solely enterprise leaders, however they’re civic leaders.”

Harris additionally spoke about how she and President-elect Joe Biden are making ready for the transition of energy by “specializing in specialists” as they’re set to obtain their first categorized intelligence briefings on Monday.

“We have been assembly with everybody from labor leaders to the heads of Fortune 500 corporations,” she mentioned.