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Farmers Markets

Farmers markets play a crucial role in providing fresh food to District residents. The District seeks to support farmers markets during the COVID-19 emergency, while also ensuring that customers are able to practice proper social distancing and minimize trips and time outside the home. Under Phase Two of Reopening, farmers markets can continue operating with approved waivers from the Office of Planning.

View the interactive map to locate a farmers market in your area and learn where you can use SNAP benefits, WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program benefits, and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program benefits.

Approved Farmers Markets (Updated August 28, 2020)

Tuesdays

Brookland Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Tuesdays from 4 pm to 7 pm at 10th and Otis St NE.

Eastern Market Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Tuesdays from 12 pm to 4 pm at 225 7th St SE.

Wednesdays

Arcadia Mobile Market at Bellevue Library has been granted a waiver to operate on Wednesdays from 3 to 6 pm at the Bellevue Library (115 Atlantic St SW).

Arcadia Mobile Market in Mayfair has been granted a waiver to operate on Wednesdays from 3 to 6 pm at Kenilworth Terrace and Burnham Place NE.

Common Good City Farm Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Wednesdays from 3 pm to 6 pm at 300 V St NW.

Dreaming Out Loud Kelly Miller Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Wednesdays from 3 pm to 6 pm at 301 49th St NE.

FRESHFARM Columbia Heights has been granted a waiver to operate on Wednesdays from 4 pm to 7 pm at 14th St and Park Rd NW.

Rose Park Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 pm at 26th and P St NW.

Thursdays

FRESHFARM Minnesota Ave has been granted a waiver to operate on Thursdays from 1 pm to 4 pm at 3924 Minnesota Ave NE.

FRESHFARM Penn Quarter has been granted a waiver to operate on Thursdays from 3 pm to 7 pm at 9th and F St NW.

Occasions Mobile Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Thursdays at the following locations. Note: Occasions is operating an order ahead and pick-up model only:

  • Chevy Chase Community Center from 8 am to 9:30 am at 5601 Connecticut Ave NW
  • Georgetown from 10 am to 11:30 am at the HSBC Lot (1715 Wisconsin Ave, NW)

RFK Stadium Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Thursdays from 8 am to 3 pm at the RFK Stadium (Benning Rd and Oklahoma Ave).

Fridays

Arcadia Mobile Market in Edgewood has been granted a waiver to operate on Fridays from 3 pm to 6 pm at Edgewood St and Evarts St NE.

Arcadia Mobile Market at Oxon Run has been granted a waiver to operate on Fridays from 3 pm to 6 pm at Wheeler Rd SE and Valley Ave SE.

Saturdays

14th & U St Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays from 9 am and 1 pm at 1400 U Street NW.

Adams Morgan Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 1 pm at 18th Street and Columbia Road NW.

Arcadia Mobile Market at Anacostia has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm at 13th St SE and W St SE.

Arcadia Mobile Market at Deanwood Rec Center has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm at 48th St SE and Minnesota Ave NE.

Capital Area Food Bank Community Marketplace has been granted a waiver to operate on the first Saturdays of every month from 8 am to 10 am at L St NW

Chevy Chase Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at Lafayette Elementary (5701 Broad Branch Road NW).

Cleveland Park Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at 3400 Connecticut Ave NW.

Eastern Market Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm at 225 7th St SE, the 200 Block of 7th St SE, and the 300 Block of 7th St SE..

Farmers Market SW has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at 425 M St SW

FRESHFARM Columbia Heights Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at 14th St and Park Rd NW.

FRESHFARM H St NE Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays from 9 am to 1230 pm at 13th St and H St NE.

FRESHFARM Kenilworth Recreation Center has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays from 9 am to 12 pm at 4321 Ord St NE.

FRESHFARM Monroe Street Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at 716 The Arts Walk.

FRESHFARM Mount Vernon Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at 5th and Eye St NW.

FRESHFARM Uptown Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at Colorado St and Kennedy St NW.

Maret School Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 12 pm at 3000 Cathedral Ave NW.

Mt Pleasant Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at 3200 Mt. Pleasant (Lamont & 17th St NW).

New Morning Farm Market at the Sheridan School has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm at 4400 36th St NW. Note: New Morning is operating an order ahead and pick-up model only.

Petworth Community Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at the 4100 block of 9th St NW between Upshur St and Taylor St NW.

RFK Stadium Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays from 8 am to 3 pm at the RFK Stadium (Benning Rd and Oklahoma Ave).

UDC Van Ness Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays from 8 am to 2 pm at 4200 Connecticut Ave NW.

Ward 8 Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Saturdays (starting on July 18) from 10 am to 1 pm at the Congress Heights Recreation Center (3200 6th St SE).

Sundays

Eastern Market Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Sundays from 9 am to 3 pm at 225 7th St SE, the 200 Block of 7th St SE, and the 300 Block of 7th St SE.

Bloomingdale Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm at 100 Block of R St NW.

FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Sundays from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at Massachusetts St and 20th St NW.

FRESHFARM Walter Reed Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm at 1000 Butternut St NW.

Palisades Farmers Market has been granted a waiver to operate on Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm at 48th Place NW at MacArthur Boulevard NW.

**NOTE: Approved markets will be announced on a regular basis as waiver requests are processed.

Application  

In accordance with Mayor’s Order 2020-058 and Mayor’s Order 2020-067, the District Government will only allow farmers markets to operate if operators submit and get approved a COVID-19 waiver request to operate during the COVID-19 public health emergency. In Phase One and Phase Two of reopening, farmers market waivers have now been extended for the rest of the farmers market season or the end of the public health emergency, whatever comes first.

Markets must still apply for all regularly required permits to operate, including a DCRA vending license, and DPR or DDOT permits if operating on DPR property or public space. Learn more about the application requirements for a DCRA Class C vending license on the DCRA website here.

Resources

If a market operator needs assistance meeting the District’s requirements, including with permitting, water hookup, or other operational issues, please contact [email protected].  

Guidance for Farmers Market Customers  

Food Retail Signage Farmers Market Poster

Help us keep the farmers markets a safe place to access healthy food. We encourage all customers to:

  • Stay home if they feel ill, have symptoms, or have been exposed to the virus.
  • All customers are required to wear a non-medical cloth mask to the farmers markets.
  • Keep proper distance from food displays and surfaces and follow social distance requirements.
  • Order ahead to limit the time spent at the market.
  • Explore home delivery from local farms and food hubs.
  • Only send one family member from each household to the market.
  • Leave children, seniors, and other vulnerable family members at home.
  • Leave pets at home.