Monday, August 16, 2010

Five Days of Farmer's Markets


While driving back from my vacation along the breezy beaches of the Carolinas, I indulged in the fresh and locally grown produce stands that typically populate the highways and back roads below the Mason Dixon. I tempted and tantalized my taste buds with juicy tomatoes, punchy peaches, homemade wine and boiled peanuts. The produce stands were open daily, simple, abundant and the fruit and veggies from the farmer's market made it impossible for me to eat the unripened and underdeveloped produce I lazily purchased from the supermarket.

The natural flavor of the delectable delights have prompted me to make a change and only purchase fresh veggies and produce from DC Farmer's Market. I have searched online and on foot for a list of all the farmer's markets in DC within metro, walking, or biking distance of southeast. With the help of a great organization, FreshFarm Markets, I have compiled a list of the easiest and most accessible markets near Anacostia and neighborhoods East of the River.

Monday- No Farmer's Markets

Tuesday-
Ward 8 Farmer's Market
Season: June 8 - November 20, 2010
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: United Medical Center, 1310 Southern Avenue SE,
contact: ward8fm@gmail.com

Wednesday
FOGGY BOTTOM, NW (GWU/West End)
Season: April 7 to Nov. 24, 2010
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Location: I Street between New Hampshire and 24th Street, NW
Nearest Metro: Foggy Bottom
Contact: foggybottom@freshfarmmarkets.org

Health and Human Services, SW (Independence Ave)
Season: June 2 to Oct. 27, 2010
Day and time: Wednesdays, 2:30 to 6:30 pm
Location: 200 Independence Avenue SW. Click Here For a Map
Nearest Metro: Federal Center SW.

Thursday
WHITE HOUSE, NW
Season: May 6 - Nov. 18, 2010
Time: 3 pm to 7 pm
Location: 810 Vermont Avenue, NW (between H St, NW and I St, NW).
Nearest Metro: McPherson Square


PENN QUARTER, NW
Season: April 1 to Dec. 23, 2010
Time: 3 pm to 7 pm
Location: North end of 8th St. NW, between D and E Sts. NW
Nearest Metro stop: Gallery Place or Archives
Contact: pennquarter@freshfarmmarkets.org

Friday- NO KNOWN FARMER'S MARKETS

Saturday/Sunday
WARD 8 Farmer's Market, SE
Season: June 8 - November 20, 2010
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: United Medical Center, 1310 Southern Avenue SE,
contact: ward8fm@gmail.com

RIVERSIDE Farmer's Market
Season: Late October
Time: 11 to 3 pm
Location: 601 Division Ave. NE
Riverside/MGP has a Farmer's Market, which accepts and EBT/WIC Vouchers

EASTERN MARKET 8th Street SE

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