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Farmers' Markets in DC
Grab a bag and head out for the city’s best local produce.
Did you know there are about 200 farmers' markets in and around Washington, DC? Whether you are looking for local vegetables or prefer to catch a chef demo and score some samples, there’s something for everyone.
Located at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, CHoP is open 11 a.m.–3 p.m. on Fridays from spring through fall. There you’ll find plenty of farm-fresh edibles and artisanal novelties, as well as recipes and tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
If you’re in the mood for tacos, head to the Columbia Heights Farmers Market at Civic Plaza at 14th Street and Park Road NW from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturdays. Established in 2010, this farmers' market serves fresh produce, cheese, bread, cupcakes and more. We’re partial to java from Qualia Coffee.
Open year-round, the Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market, is located in one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. During peak season, there are more than 40 local and regional farmers offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, cheeses, fruit pies, breads, fresh pasta, cut flowers, potted plants, soaps and herbal products. View their tasty posts on Twitter at @FRESHFARMDupont.
Found just seven blocks east of the U.S. Capitol, Eastern Market is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The neighborhood attraction reopened in 2009 after being damaged by a fire two years prior. From Tuesday through Sunday, guests can visit South Hall Market, where merchants serve everything from meats and pasta, to baked goods. On Saturdays and Sundays local artists (think painters, woodworkers, potters and more) set up tents around the market so you can stroll, taste and shop.
Check out the Mt. Vernon Triangle FRESHFARM Market on Saturdays May through October from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. The market offers a of a variety of community activities such as chef demonstrations, live music, children's activities, games and more. FRESHFARM also offers a helpful calendar so you always know what fruits and vegetables are in season.
The Palisades Farmers Market in Upper Northwest is open year-round from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. every Sunday with the goal of improving the variety, freshness, taste and nutritional value of foods available to the community. Farmers and producers include Stachowski Brand Charcuterie, Cold Country Salmon, Pâtisserie Poupon, and Kuhn’s Orchards.
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