Local Goodies, Six Days a Week
Yesterday was opening day at Clarendon Farmers Market, located by the Clarendon Metro stop in north Arlington. It was slow going - with a small handful of vendors, a trickle of shoppers and a power outage for the musicians - but none of that mattered. The market was a reminder that the Washington area is brimming with local produce NOT just on the weekends, but six days a week. Farmers are bringing their goods into town every day but Monday (even they need a rest), so there's really no excuse not to shop locally this summer.
Below is a day-by-day list of area markets, abridged from the Food section's annual list of farmers markets in the Washington area. I've culled from their exhaustive resource to make the point that there's a good chance of a farmers market doing business near your home or office, on nearly every day of the week.
Although not comprehensive (please add in the comments area to any midweek markets I may have missed) this calendar-style list will give you a slice of what's out there depending on your schedule. For all the details covering all the nooks and crannies, do consult the Food section link above. And, to further sweeten the pot, the Food section is enhancing its farmers market coverage this year, with a first-hand report from each and every one. Stay tuned for that keeper later in June.
Bethesda Farmers Market, Norfolk and Woodmont Avenues, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fairfax Farmers Market, 3730 Old Lee Highway, 8 a.m.-noon
Historic Brookland Farmers Market, 10th and Otis Streets NE, 4-7 p.m.
Mount Vernon Farmers Market, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, 8 a.m.-noon
Beginning June 6: New Morning Farmers Market 36th Street and Alton Place NW (Sheridan School parking lot), 4-8 p.m
USDA market at Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW (at plaza level), 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Beginning June 7: Anacostia Market, 14th Street between U and V Streets SE, 3-7 p.m.
Rose Park, 26th and O Streets NW, 4-7 p.m.
Annandale Farmers Market, 8100 Braddock Road, 2:30-6 p.m.
Clarendon Farmers Market, North Highland Street and Clarendon Boulevard, (at Clarendon Metro), 3-7 p.m.
Freshfarm Market at Foggy Bottom, I Street between New Hampshire and 24th Street NW, 3-7 p.m.
Frying Pan Park Farmers Market, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Vienna Farmers Market, 9601 Courthouse Road, 8 a.m.-noon
Annandale Farmers Market, 6621 Columbia Pike, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Freshfarm Market at Penn Quarter, Eighth and D Streets NW, 3-7 p.m.
Beginning June 1: Gaithersburg Farmers Market, Fulks Corner Avenue at Route 355, 2-6 p.m.
Laurel Farmers Market, 300 block of Main Street, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Riverdale Park Farmers Market (at MARC parking lot), 3-7 p.m.
Beginning June 8: USDA Farmers Market at Beltsville, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Beginning June 2: Ballston Farmers Market, Wellburn Square (near Ballston Metro), 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Kingstowne Farmers Market, (Kingstowne Center) 4-7 p.m.
McLean Farmers Market, 1659 Chain Bridge Road, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Beginning June 2: USDA market at Department of Agriculture, 12th and Independence Avenue SW, 10 .a.m. -2 p.m.
Adams Morgan, 18th Street and Columbia Road NW 8 am-1 p.m.
Alexandria Farmers Market, 301 King Street (Market Square), 5 a.m.-11 a.m.
Arlington Courthouse, North Courthouse Road and North 14th Street (parking lot), 8 a.m.-noon
Del Ray Farmers Market, East Oxford and Mount Vernon Avenues, 8 a.m.-noon
Mount Pleasant, 17th and Lamont Streets NW9am-1pm
Falls Church Farmers Market, 300 Park Avenue (City Hall parking lot), 8 a.m.-noon
Freshfarm Market at H Street, 9 a.m.-noon
Freshfarm Market at Silver Spring, Ellsworth Drive between Fenton and Cedar Streets, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Beginning June 3: Ward 8 Farmers Market, Martin Luther King Jr. and Alabama Avenues SE, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Bowie Farmers Market, 15200 Annapolis Rd., 8 a.m.-noon
Columbia Pike Farmers Market, Columbia Pike at South Walter Reed Drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Freshfarm Market at Dupont Circle (north side of Dupont Circle Metro, in bank parking lot), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Takoma Park Farmers Market, Old Town section of Laurel Avenue between Eastern and Carroll, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Beginning June 4: Wheaton Farmers Market, Reedie Drive between Veirs Mill Road and Georgia Avenue, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.
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