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Where-to-Go Guide for Winter Farmers’ Markets

Find your neighborhood’s local outdoor market

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    On weekends, it is impossible to avoid farmers markets in the D.C. area and now farmers markets are even finding their way into the workweek.

    In most neighborhoods, you can find many local vendors. Farmers markets are growing in popularity. According to the USDA, in mid-2008, there were 4,685 farmers markets operating in the U.S, a 6.8 percent increase from 4,385 farmers markets in 2006.

    Here is a guide to markets that will be open even as fall continues and winter encroaches.

    (Note: The first four farmers’ markets on this list are Freshfarm markets, meaning that they are producer-only markets and only sell what they grow. These markets promote locally grown food from the Chesapeake Bay area. There are four locations in the D.C. area and four others in surroundings regions. For more information go to www.freshfarmmarket.org.)

    Dupont Circle Market
    20th St. & Massachusetts Ave NW
    Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (April-December)

    Foggy Bottom Market
    I Street between 24th Street & New Hampshire Ave NW
    April 2 to November 26, 2008
    Wednesdays, 2:30 to 7 pm

    Penn Quarter Market
    8th & E Sts NW
    April 3 to Dec. 18
    Thursdays, 3 pm to 7 pm

    H Street Market
    600 block of H Street NE
    May-Nov. 22
    Saturday, 9a.m.-1 p.m.

    Silver Spring
    Ellsworth Drive between Fenton Street and Georgia Avenue, Maryland
    April 19 to Nov. 15
    Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm

    Adams Morgan Farmers' Market
    Columbia Road and 18th Street NW
    May 4th to Dec. 21
    Saturdays, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Eastern Market
    Open year-round, this Capitol market also has a flea market and indoor market that specializes in meats and seafood.
    7th St. & North Carolina Ave SE
    Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

    All Souls Episcopal Church Farmers’ Market
    Woodley Road & Cathedral Ave NW
    May to December
    Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Fish Wharf
    1100 Maine Ave SW
    Daily, 8 am-9 pm (year-round)

    USDA Farmers Market
    12th St. & Independence Ave NW
    Tuesdays until Nov. 18

    Chevy Chase Farmers Market Lafayette Elementary School
    Broad Branch and Northampton Sts NW
    May-November
    Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    This is a producer only market, which hopes to promote sustainable agricultural practices.

    DC Farmers Market
    1309 5th St NE
    Open year-round
    Tuesday- Friday 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Georgetown Market in Rose Park
    26th & O Street NW
    April-October
    Wednesday, 4-7 p.m.

    Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
    Lamont Park, Lamont & 17th Sts NW
    May-Nov. 22
    Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

    D.C. Open-Air Farmers’ Market
    Oklahoma Ave. and Benign Road NE
    (RFK Stadium’s parking lot No. 6)
    Thursdays & Saturdays, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Year-round

    Twin Springs Fruit Farm
    All Souls Episcopal Church
    Woodley Road, & Cathedral Avenue NW
    May-end of December
    Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    400 7th St NW
    May 15th to mid-November
    Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Ward 8 Farmers’ Market
    Old Congress Heights School
    MLK Jr. Ave and Alabama Ave SE
    June 16 to Nov. 17
    Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Wheeler Creek Estates Farm Stand
    900 Varney St SE
    June-Nov.12
    Wednesday, 3-7 p.m.

    Columbia Heights Community Marketplace
    14th and Irving St NW (next to Metro station)
    Through mid-November
    Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.