Next Up in Farmers Market Openings – Woodrow Wilson Plaza and Brookland

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From an email:

“DC’s favorite farmer’s market, Capital Harvest on the Plaza (CHoP) is back for another season, beginning Friday, May 9th. CHoP has been offering up the area’s finest fruits, vegetables, flowers and more since 2009. The market is open Fridays spring through fall from 11:00am to 3:00pm on Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the corner of 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The full schedule is below:

May 9, 16, 23, 30 (Open Memorial Day Weekend)
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25 (Closed Fourth of July)
August 1, 8, 15, 22 (Closed Labor Day Weekend)
September 5, 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10 (Open Columbus Day Weekend)

In addition to fresh produce, CHoP features local specialties and artisanal novelties including baked goods, smoked meats and fish, freshly made soups, homemade dumplings, gourmet coffee beans, locally produced almond milk, chocolate and more.

CHoP’s mission is to foster a strong sense of community, stimulate economic development and improve the quality of life for market-goers by providing local, sustainably sourced food and food products. Along with weekly cooking demonstrations, the market provides resources to help consumers develop their own healthy eating habits and nutritious recipes. CHoP is sponsored by Trade Center Management Associates (TCMA), the manager of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

For more information, recipes and weekly market news, visit”


“The 2014 Historic Brookland Farmers Market (HBFM) opens this Saturday, May 10th!

Here are the details:

• Days: Saturdays (rain or shine)
• Dates: May 10 – November 22
• Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
• Location:
Monroe Street Market Plaza and Arts Walk of the Brookland Works development
716 Monroe Street, NE

This producer-only farmers market provides a weekly opportunity for residents of the Brookland community and the Washington, DC area to buy fresh and healthful local food.

Participating farmers and food producers (as of March 31st):

• Bonaparte Breads (Savage, MD) bakes mouth-watering pastries.
• Chesley Farms (Smithsburg, MD) grows vegetables, small fruit and tree fruit.
• Delish Jams & Jellies (Bowie, MD) uses locally grown fruit to make tasty preserves.
• Groff’s Content Farm (Rocky Ridge, MD) raises beef, lamb, pork, goat, eggs, broiler chickens, turkeys, and duck.
• Lady Epicure Gourmet Treats (Washington, DC) produces specialty popsicles.
• Pleitez Produce (Montross, VA) grows a wide variety of vegetables and small fruit.
• Simple Pleasures Ice Café (Bowie, MD) produces ice cream, Italian Ice , sherbet, sorbet, and other frozen treats with milk and other ingredients from local farms.
• Sweet Teensy produces perhaps the best cupcakes (gluten or gluten-free) and other treats this side of the Mississippi River.
• Upper Crust Artisanal Bakery (Silver Spring, MD) bakes delicious bread in the European tradition.
• Zeke’s Coffee (Washington, DC) roasts and brews a great cup of java.”

7 Comment

  • Not sure if I missed it, but the Glover Park-Burleith Farmers’ Market opens May 10 as well.

  • What makes this particular farmers’ market historic? I’m assuming that means it’s one of the oldest?

    • I was puzzled by this as well. The existing farmer’s market (Tuesday evenings) is not moving and this one is new (and technically in Edgewood), so…
      Super excited about it either way!

  • I went to the bloomingdale market last weekend and was disappointed in the lack of things grown by farmers. There were plenty of plants, which could enable me to become a farmer, but not to eat dinner that night. There were plenty of meat/cheese/baked good vendors, but these are not produce. There were $6 bags of lettuce, but I refuse to pay that mark up.

    But where were the vegetables?

  • I am so happy about the Brookland Farmer’s market, especially the Saturday hours!

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