VIDA’s Guide to DC Farmers Markets
May 21 2015

VIDA’s Guide to DC Farmers Markets

DC Farmers MarketWell, it’s official, all of the DC farmers markets are now open for business! Here at VIDA we’re big fans of keeping it local and supporting small businesses, which also includes our farmers.

In addition to supporting local business owners, we also value knowing where our food comes from and what’s been done to it before it hits our plates.

We know many of our members like to shop at farmer’s markets as well, but for those of you who may be new to DC, or even new to a different neighborhood within the district, we wanted to pull together a guide of all the best farmer’s markets near our five VIDA locations to make shopping locally easier this summer.

All the farmer’s markets we’ve listed are ones that have a great selection, food vendors and some have entertainment as well, but the real plus side is they’re all a short jog away from your neighborhood VIDA, so get shopping (and chopping)!

U Street

Union Market

  • Location: 1309 5th St. NE
  • Distance from gym: 2.4 miles
  • When you can go: year-round, Sundays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

14th & U St. Farmer’s Market

  • Location: In front of the Reeves Center, at the corner of 14th and U Streets, NW
  • Distance from gym: 0.3 miles
  • When you can go: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Farmer’s Market DC

  • Location: 3200 Mt Pleasant St. NW (between Park Road and Lamont Street)
  • Distance from gym: 1.3 miles
  • When you can go: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Metropole

 Glover Park and Burleith Farmers’ Market

  • Location: 1819 35th St. NW
  • Distance from gym: 2.4 miles
  • When you can go: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Foggy Bottom Farmer’s Market

  • Location: 23rd and I Street NW walkway
  • Distance from gym: 1.5 miles
  • When you can go: Wednesdays, 3 to 7 p.m.

Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market

  • Location: 20th Street NW (PNC Bank parking lot)
  • Distance from gym: 0.7 miles
  • When you can go: Open year-round, Sundays, 8:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m.

 

Verizon

Capital Harvest on the Plaza

  • Location: 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Distance from gym: 0.2 miles
  • When you can go: Fridays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

FRESHFARM Market by the White House

  • Location: Vermont Avenue NW between H and I streets NW
  • Distance from gym: 0.9 miles
  • When you can go: Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Penn Quarter Farmer’s Market

  • Location: 8th Street NW between D and E streets NW
  • Distance from gym: 0.1 miles
  • When you can go: Thursdays, 3 to 7 p.m.

 

Navy Yards

USDA Farmer’s Market at Night

  • Location: Independence Avenue and 12th Street SW
  • Distance from gym: 2.3 miles
  • When you can go: from 5 to 8 p.m. on the third Friday of the month through October

USDA Farmer’s Market (regular market)

  • Location: Independence Avenue and 12th Street SW
  • Distance from gym: 2.3 miles
  • When you can go: Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Eastern Market

  • Location: 225 Seventh St. SE
  • Distance from gym: 0.9 miles
  • When you can go: Open year-round, Tuesdays, 3 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays, 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

 

City Vista

Bloomingdale Farmer’s Market

  • Location: 1st and R streets NW
  • Distance from gym: 1.3 miles
  • When you can go: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Columbia Heights Farmer’s Market

  • Location: Columbia Heights Civic Plaza at 14th Street and Park Road NW
  • Distance from gym: 2.6 miles
  • When you can go: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

FRESHFARM Market by the White House

  • Location: Vermont Avenue NW between H and I streets NW
  • Distance from gym: 0.9 miles
  • When you can go: Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What are your favorite farmer’s markets? Did we leave any off the list? Let us know!

 

 

 

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