First Posted: July 13, 2012
Jan 20, 2020

Farmers' Markets in Washington, DC

  • Adams Morgan Farmers' Market

  • 18th St., NW & Columbia Rd., NW
    Saturday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm (April-December)

  • Columbia Heights Community Marketplace

  • 14th Street and Park Road, NW/Columbia Heights civic plaza at the intersection
    Washington, DC.

    It happens one block north of the Columbia Heights stop on the Green metro line.
    Every Saturday May 12-December 15; 9 am to 1 pm (2012 season)

    "The Columbia Heights Community Marketplace launched for the second time in almost a decade in 2010 as a vehicle to bring local, sustainably grown food and art made by local artists to the people of Columbia Heights, the District's most densely populated neighborhood and among its most socioeconomically diverse. Our vibrant farmers market, Festibucks matching incentives program that helps low-income residents get more food with their nutrition benefits, and our urban agriculture educational work are promoting the health of Columbia Heights and its people. We view the Marketplace as a space for people from across the District to meet, mingle, and share in local food, fun, art and entertainment. One might say the Marketplace has become a true festivus, a CHFestivus for all of us!"

  • Dupont Circle Farmers' Market
    20th Street, NW between Massachusetts Avenue, NW and Connecticut Avenue NW
    Sunday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm April-December
    10:00 am-1:00 pm January-March
    Dupont Circle Farmers' Market - 7/8/12

    Dupont Circle Farmers' Market began in Dupont Circle in 1997 and operates year-round. It is celebrating its 15th year of operation as of this writing and has become a hub for socializing. Fresh food of all kinds is available--vegetables, plants, meat, speciality meat and sausages, breads, plants, herbs, flowers and much more. My husband and I walk down the street to enjoy the Sunday fervor if we are in town.

  • The Eastern Market
  • 225 7th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
    Tuesday to Friday: 7am-7pm; Saturday: 7am-6pm; Sunday: 9am-5pm. Monday they are closed.

    The Eastern Market is Washington DC's oldest continually operated fresh food public market. It is located in an historic Capitol Hill neighborhood. There is fresh food and community events. On weekends local fresh farm produce and handmade arts and crafts are available.

  • 14th and U Farmers Market

  • 14th & U Sts., NW
    Washington, DC
    Reeves Center Sidewalk
    Saturdays 9:00 am-1:00 pm; May 5-Nov 17, 2012

  • Maine Avenue Fish Market, The Wharf or Fish Wharf

  • 1100 Maine Ave., SW
    Daily, 8:00 am-9:00 pm (year-round)

    The Maine Avenue Fish Market is an open air seafood market. It is known by several names: the Fish Wharf, or simply, the Wharf, the Maine Avenue Fish Market is one of the few surviving open air seafood markets on the east coast of the United States and is a local landmark. It is the oldest continuously operating fish market in the United States. "Located on the Southwest waterfront of Washington, D.C., just under the shadow of Interstate 395, the Maine Avenue Fish Market stands as a cultural relic popular with locals but unknown to many of the tourists who flock to the monuments and museums just five blocks north. There are over ten stores, each with a specialty. The Maine Avenue Fish Market is open each day of the week, but the largest selection of fish is on display Friday evening through Sunday.

    A multitude of fresh seafood is sold on floating barges that line the pier along Water Street. These barges are a tribute to the original system in which fishing boats would journey sixty miles back and forth from Colonial Beach, Virginia, where they would harvest the bay. In the 1960s, refrigerated trucks became more efficient and the 'buy boats' were permanently docked and later replaced by the steel barges which exist today.

  • Foggy Bottom FRESHFARM Market

  • I St., NW between 24th St., NW & New Hampshire Ave., NW
    Wednesday, 2:30 pm-7 pm (April-November)

    The Foggy Bottom market is conveniently located right at the Foggy Bottom metro stop on the I Street Metro Mall. Farmers bring sumptuous tree and field fruits, vegetables, eggs, organic and grass-fed meats, handmade cheeses, breads and desserts, preserves, herbs, flowers, plants, etc.

  • Grey DC also knows as parallel market is "an organization dedicated to building a stronger community in Washington DC. We are a small business incubator that provides opportunities for local entrepreneurs who lack the financial capital needed to test the market. We organize markets for food vendors who otherwise would not have a chance to sell their wares. Our events provide opportunities for local small businesses to connect directly to potential consumers." Times and locations vary. Make sure to check first.
  • Mount Pleasant Farmers' Market

  • Lamont Park in Mount Pleasant, Washington DC
    Hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm each Saturday
    Dates: May 5, 2012-November 17, 2012.

    "Farmers and bakers sell fresh local fruit and vegetables, flowers, herbs, eggs, meat, dairy products, fresh bread, sweets, and other baked goods. The Mount Pleasant Farmers' Market is producer-only. That means two things. First, everything you see was raised, grown, produced, made, or baked by the person selling it. Second, the food is local and regional. Our region includes the five states whose farmland and waterways serve the Washington, DC metro region. We opened in 2003."

  • Riverfront Market
  • New Jersey Ave., SE & M St., SE
    301 M Street, SE)
    Thursday, 3 pm-7 pm (May-November)

    Farm-fresh produce and baked goods at the DOT Farmers' Market held every Tuesday along 3rd Street between M Street and Tingey Street from May to November between 11am-2pm.

  • by the White House, DC (est. 2009)

  • 810 Vermont Ave., NW (between H St., NW and I St., NW)
    Thursdays, 11 to 2:30 pm (May 3 to Oct. 25, 2012)

    Shop for pasture-raised meats, artisan cheeses, milk and yogurt, fresh fruits and vegetables, breads and baked good, cut flowers, preserves and more. Our markets are open rain or shine!