Fresh air, the sweet smells and sounds of summer, and a beautiful bounty of fresh picked fruits and vegetables everywhere you look…. yes, we’re talking farmers markets!
What better way to celebrate the weekend than with a trip to a local farmers market? We’ve done a bit of research and are bringing you the top 5 farmers markets you should be frequenting in the DC area. And the good news is, most are just a quick bike ride away! No bike? No problem. Swing by our Downtown DC location and pick up one of our DC Cool bikes, equipped with wonderfully retro-chic front baskets to haul your newly purchased goodies.
1. Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market
One of the most popular in DC, this outdoor market is located on 20th St between Mass Ave and Hillyer Pl. During its peak, this market has over 40 farmers offering the very best in produce, meat, and baked goods. Talk about fresh!
2. Eastern Market
Not technically a “farmers market” per se, but a food and arts market that offers a plethora of options for the weekend shopper. Located in the heart of Capitol Hill, Eastern Market is historically renowned as the go-to for indoor/outdoor markets in DC. Stop by and see what all the fuss is about!
3. Del Ray Farmers’ Market
Voted locally as one of the very best, the Del Ray Farmers’ Market is just a bike ride away from Downtown (right off Mount Vernon Ave in Alexandria), and offers a quaint Virginia setting along with a variety of farm-fresh produce for perusal.
4. Takoma Park Farmers Market
Make the trip to historic Old Takoma for a true farmers market gem. Located off Laurel Ave, this market is open every Sunday and offers a “producers-only” philosophy that provides shoppers with only locally grown and sold items.
5. Union Market
Another not-so-farmers-market market, Union Market is located at 1309 5th Street NE. With over 40 local artisans offering a wide selection of produce, crafts, jewelry, meats, and gelato, there’s sure to be something for everyone!