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From an email:

Right Proper will be at Dupont Farmers’ Market [20th St. NW between Massachusetts Ave. and Hillyer Pl, NW] starting this Sunday. We are super excited to be the first brewery at the farmers’ market. We have brand new 750 ml growlers ready to go for the Market We will be posting what beers we are serving every week. Bring kegs for tasting. $3 – deposit on growler. $7 – fill. Guests can bring back empties for a deposit or just exchange for a brand new bottle.”

Ed. Note: In March we learned You May Soon Take a Taste and Buy A Bottle of Booze/Beer at a Farmer’s Market.


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My husband’s first words to me were basically “Where can I find a good local farmer’s market?” to which I responded MARRY ME. That’s how much I like farmer’s markets. I’ve been fortunate that wherever I’ve lived in the District a good farmer’s market has never been more than a short Saturday morning jaunt in warmer months. I was curious if I simply gravitated to places near markets or this was more of a universal DC experience, and how DC compared to other American cities. Read More


county fair farmers market usda

From USDA:

“The August 21st Night Market will include members of Union Kitchen, a Washington, D.C.-based food incubator, who will offer many of the traditional foods associated with state and county fairs. Union Kitchen members as well as food trucks from DC, Virginia and Maryland will offer menu items served on-a-stick like savory firecracker shrimp, cake, corndogs and key lime pie. Of course, no fair would be complete without funnel cake. Food Trucks participating include Reba’s Funnel Cakes, Fava Pot, Carolina Q, Crab Cab, and RockSalt. There also will be exhibits including 4-H displays from the University of the District of Columbia, other agriculture exhibitions, demonstrations, unique attractions and fun competitions. Market visitors will be able to dance to the energetic, foot-stomping tunes of Notes from the Underground, a DC-based Newgrass trio that performs innovative acoustic folk music drawing on Bluegrass, Jazz, Irish and Old-Time traditions.

If you’ve never taken a ride on the Carousel on the Mall you may get a chance on the 21st for free! 100 free tickets to ride the carousel, which will be operating until 7:30 p.m., will be among the game prizes awarded at the market.

The USDA Farmers Market is located next to the People’s Garden, a beautifully landscaped garden maintained by USDA employee volunteers and steps from the museums on the National Mall. [12th and Independence Ave, SW] Visitors to the August 21st Night Market can explore the garden, play corn hole and picnic on the lawn.

So if you are in the DC area, please join us on Friday, August 21 from 5-8 p.m. There will be lots to eat, see and do!”

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“Due to the possibility of inclement weather this afternoon, the inaugural Twilight Farmers Market at Starburst Plaza will be postponed until Thursday, July 2, 2015.”

From a press release:

“The H Street NE Corridor’s inaugural Twilight Farmers Market will take place on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Starburst Plaza Intersection. Organized by H Street Main Street, the weekly market will feature 10 to 20 local vendors offering fresh, locally grown seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and plants, artisan baked goods, natural meats, food products and food-related products.

Stop by and browse the food offerings, including artisanal breads, delectable desserts and savory, sampler-sized, portable portions from local downtown and area restaurants. Beverages from the beer and wine garden will also be available to sip and stroll, while shopping inside the event area. Read More


From a press release:

“EVENT: 14th and Kennedy Street NW Farmers Market Soft Launch
WHEN: June 6 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m
WHERE: 5500 Colorado Ave. NW

A new Farmers Market is launching in D.C. at 14th and Kennedy Street NW. The soft launch of the market is Saturday, June 6 at 9 a.m. The market will run through Nov. 21 and currently features 7 vendors selling meat, fruit, vegetables, bread and coffee.

As the season progresses, the market hopes to foster a deeper connection with the community and bring new and varying types of vendors each week based on the expressed needs and desires of the local residents.

The market will also feature a rotating table hosting local community organizations, not-for-profit government organizations, and local community businesses to increase awareness of organizations and promote small business in the area.

The market will accept WIC and SNAP in late June and plans to have live music every Saturday.”


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From the Columbia Heights Farmers Market [14th and Park Rd, NW in the Columbia Heights Plaza]:

“We want to make it easier for you. Just stop by after work and refill the pantry with fresh and healthy food. Columbia Heights Farmers’ Market will now also be operating from 4 pm to 7:30 pm every Wednesday from June 3 through September 30. This is your opportunity to find the best food in the city in the middle of the week.”



From a press release:

“USDA Farmers Market at Night—whether you are walking to the nearby Smithsonian metro stop, running along the National Mall or pedaling home after participating in Bike to Work Day this Friday, it will be fun!

Live music from The Foolish Tooks—they toe the line between the musical genres of Irish and old time (with a dash of the strange thrown in for good measure).

Exhibitors, including Capitol Hill Bikes, Riide, City Sports DC, Rock Creek Conservancy, and the National Park Foundation, will share their knowledge and enthusiasm for exploring the trails around Washington, DC whether on foot or bike for pleasure, exercise or as a fun family activity.

The USDA Farmers Market at Night will include members of Union Kitchen, a local food business incubator, the DMV Food Truck Association, and a number of local growers, farmers and ranchers to offer market visitors cured meats, fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, cheese and dairy, and baked goods—all perfect for an evening picnic on the National Mall. (List of May 15 vendors/exhibitors below.)

What: Walk, Run or Ride to the first USDA Farmers Market at Night
When: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, May 15, 2015
(Additional night markets on June 19, July 17, August 21, September 21 and October 16)

Where: 12th and Independence Avenue, S.W., across from the Smithsonian Metro Read More


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From an email:

“We’re getting ready to launch our 6th season and would love for you to come out to our events.

  • Silent Auction Fundraiser – Join us April 20th from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm for a fun night and a great cause at Chez Billy. We have the whole place to ourselves this year! Buy your tickets here! We’re hosting a silent auction with lots of goodies from local Petworth businesses. 100% of the money that we raise from this event goes into running the market and we need you to come out and support us. Join your neighbors to contribute to your market and come out and take advantage of the drink specials. For more information, check out our Silent Auction Flyer.
  • The Market Is starting soon and we will be kicking things off in a big way on May 2nd from 9 am – 1 pm and every Saturday after that though November. We’ll have plenty of food and produce, as well as goods from local vendors. Each week we’ll feature events that are great for the entire family including live music, storytelling, cooking demos, and more. Come out and join us! For more information check out our website:

The Petworth Community Market, Inc. is a non-profit organization of Petworth residents, which manages a weekly market that acts as a catalyst and stimulator of economic and social activity for the benefit of the Greater Petworth Community.  Petworth Community Market seeks to improve the quality of life for local producers, artisans and entrepreneurs as well as residents and neighbors throughout the neighborhood and the City. Your participation in the market and our fundraisers helps contribute to your local community!”


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