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what's at market
Product highlights from the market. For a full calendar of what's in season when, click here.
Basil, Blackberries, Blueberries, Garlic, Nectarines, Peaches, Potatoes, Plums, Raspberries, Summer Squash, Sweet Corn,
String Beans, Tomatoes
On Their Way In
Pickling Cucumbers, Heirloom Tomatoes
On Their Way Out
who's at market
farmers/producers are at market each
New interactive maps for each market highlight the farmers & producers at market.
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Red, White and Blue Crisp
FRESHFARM Markets is the leading voice for farmers markets in the Washington, DC region and is a leader in the local food movement. A 501c3 nonprofit organization, FRESHFARM Markets is dedicated to promoting agriculture in the Chesapeake Bay region through the operation of 10 vibrant producer-only farmers markets and 5 educational programs.
Celebrate FRESHFARM Markets 15th Anniversary July 10-15
From July 10-15, each of the FRESHFARM Markets will be decked out with birthday inspired decor. Shoppers will have the chance to win a FRESHFARM Market birthday bag filled with locally sourced goodies!
Additionally, several FRESHFARM Markets will host celebratory events, including special Chef at Market demonstrations featuring longtime supporters. For more details, please see our anniversary post and events calendar.
Weekend FRESHFARM Markets, including Annapolis, Bethesda, Dupont Circle, H Street NE, Silver Spring and St. Michaels will host a kid-friendly vegetable and fruit passport game with farm inspired temporary tattoos prizes.
Other family-friendly activities will include music from the Kim Reynolds Quartet at the Silver Spring market and a farm themed mural that kids can contribute to at the Annapolis market.
Market shoppers and local food lovers are invited to post reflections on what FRESHFARM Markets and its farmers has meant to you, and the difference it has made in your lives by posting online or at the Dupont Circle market on Sunday, July 15th. To leave comments online, please visit the anniversary tribute from FRESHFARM Markets Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors Ann Yonkers and Bernie Prince throughout the month of July.
July 15th Birthday Bash at Dupont Circle
What: To honor our 15th Anniversary, we're throwing an old-fashioned birthday party at the site of the very first FRESHFARM market.
When/Where: July 15th, from 4pm-7pm, in the PNC Bank parking lot at Massachusetts Avenue and P Street, N.W.
Music: Live music starting with Bluegrass legend Tom Gray, and market favorite Tiffany Thompson, followed by live music curated by Sweetgreen including John and Paul Thornley (US Royalty) and Modern Man.
Food: Local food and beverages from FRESHFARM Market producers and supporters will be available for purchase. Participants include Capital Kettle Corn, Chipotle, Eco-Friendly Foods, Honest Tea, Executive Chef Tony Breeze and celebrity crab picker Georgia Cephas from the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort, Jaleo (Giant Paella!), Red Apron Butchery, Sweetgreen and Pleasant Pops.
Activities: Face painting, balloon twisting, and raffle prizes to be awarded. Ceremonial birthday carrot cake (baked by Wes Lanham of Bread Ovens) cutting with invited dignitaries.
Local Restaurants and Mixologists Celebrate Anniversary with Special Menu Offerings
Reflecting the close connection between FRESHFARM Markets and the culinary community in the nation's capital, 22 DC-area's chefs, restaurants and mixologists will wish FRESHFARM Markets a happy anniversary with special farmers market inspired menu and cocktail offerings (many donating a portion of their sales to FRESHFARM Markets).
Participants include: 8407kitchenbar, America Eats, Art and Soul, Bar Dupont, Cedar, Columbia Room, Cure Bar & Bistro, Dino, Estadio, Firefly, Fuel, Hay Adams Hotel, Oyamel, Passenger Bar, Pizzeria Paradiso, Restaurant Eve, Restaurant Nora, RIS, Rogue 24, Soupergirl, Sweetgreen, Three Little Pigs Charcuterie, and Urbana Restaurant and Wine Bar.
Call for FRESHFARM Volunteers at Dupont Circle Birthday Bash Sunday, July 15th
As you can imagine, we will need lots of additional volunteer help on the 15th. It will be a great time! Please let us know if you are interested in working the party. We will likely have shifts between 2 pm until 9 or 10 pm that evening.
Please contact Meghan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping us out on the 15th. Specific jobs will be assigned later in the month and a volunteer information sheet will be sent to you.
Loulies and Old City Green to Host Edible Urban Garden Tour July 17th
What: Explore DC's private and public gardens to see what growing good food in our own backyards, front yards, rooftops, and empty lots is all about. The tour will conclude with an after-party at OLD CITY green (oldcitygreen.com) with music by the Sligo Creek Stompers, garden-to-table food and drinks, a rain barrel raffle by dcgreenworks (dcgreenworks.org) and a seed bomb workshop.
When/Where: Tuesday, July 17th from 5-8pm. The tour will begin at the beautiful, plant-filled garden shop named OLD CITY green (corner of 9th Street and N Street, NW) and stretch through the historic neighborhood of Shaw. A map of locations will be distributed on the day of the event at OLD CITY green. The tour is self-guided and will cover about 2 miles so a bike or walking is recommended.
Tickets: To purchase tickets for this event, visit www.loulies.com. Tickets are $20 each, with a portion of the proceeds to support Eat Local First DC.
Staff recommendations for what to buy at market this week
1. Plums - Toigo Orchards, Black Rock Orchard, Quaker Valley Orchard, Blades Orchard
Annapolis, By the White House, Crystal City, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, H Street NE, Penn Quarter
2. Peach Lemonade - Capitol Kettle Corn
Ballston, By the White House, Crystal City, Silver Spring
3. Cantaloupe - Barajas Produce, Richfield Farm
Annapolis, Crystal City, Foggy Bottom, H Street NE
4. Zinnias and hydrangeas - LynnVale Studios
By the White House
5. Crab dip - Shells Yes! Crab Cake Company
Annapolis, Ballston, Bethesda, Crystal City
6. Transparent apples - Bigg Riggs Farm
By the White House, Crystal City
7. Sun melons - Garner's Produce
8. Pickling cucumbers - Pleitez Produce
9. Black raspberries - Quaker Valley Orchards, Knouse Fruitlands, Black Rock Orchard
Bethesda, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, H Street NE, Penn Quarter, Silver Spring
10. Sweet corn - Farm at Sunnyside (organic), Garner's Produce, Spring Valley Farm & Orchard
By the White House, Crystal City, Dupont Circle, Penn Quarter, Silver Spring
What's Happening at Market
Markets are open rain or shine. Click on the market name for market dates, directions, activities, participating farmers and producers and more.
Sundays, 8:30am - 12noon: May 6 - November 18
Thursdays, 3pm - 7pm: June 28 - October 25
Saturdays, 9am - 1pm: May 5 - October 27
Master Gardeners, 9am.
by the White House*
Thursdays, 11am - 2:30pm: May 3 - October 25
Tuesdays, 3pm - 7pm: May 1 - November 20
10am - 1pm: January 5 - March 25
8:30am - 1pm: April 1 - December 31
Chef at Market: John Snedden, Rocklands BBQ, 11am.
Wednesdays, 3pm - 7pm: April 4 - November 21
Foggy Bottom Market will be closed July 4th.
The GWorldCard is accepted only at the Foggy Bottom market.
H Street, NE*
Saturdays, 9am - 12noon: April 21 - November 17
FRESHFARM Markets Basics Cooking Demo: Learn to make an easy dish using market greens. Low-income shoppers on food assistance will get a bag of fresh ingredients free, 10am.
Thursdays, 3pm - 7pm: March 22 - December 20
Chef at Market: Brainfood, 4pm.
Silver Spring*Saturdays, Year-Round
10am - 1pm: January 6 - March 31
9am - 1pm: April 7 - December 29
Music at Market: Mad Dog Jazz, Inc., 10am.
Saturdays, 8:30am - 11:30am: April 21 - October 13
*SNAP (EBT/Food Stamps) accepted at this market. We also give up to $15 in free Matching Dollars to all SNAP, WIC or Senior Coupon customers. Rosa Sanchez is at market every Saturday to help with SNAP applications and answer questions about our Matching Dollars program. Crissa Nelson will be at the H Street NE FRESHFARM most Saturdays (from 10am-12pm) to help with SNAP applications.
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