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  • Jun 20, 2016 Learn How to Bee a Friend during USDA’s Pollinator Festival this Friday, June 24
  • The best time to bee a friend to pollinators is now! Today is the first day of summer and the launch of National Pollinator Week, June 20-26. Around the globe, people are celebrating with events that emphasize the importance of pollinators and teach ways to save them. Here at USDA, we’ve issued the National Pollinator [...]

  • Jun 13, 2016 Washington Middle School Students Give Back for Third Annual Day of Service
  • Over the past three years, USDA has welcomed seventh-graders from Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, D.C. to participate in “Deal Gives Back,” a day of service that empowers students to serve their community. This year was no exception. Alongside local volunteers, 118 students and faculty spent a day at USDA’s People’s Garden planting, weeding, [...]

  • Jun 02, 2016 USDA Farmers Market at Night is Back – Every Friday, June to September, 4-7 P.M.
  • We can’t think of a better way to spend time after a long day of work then by relaxing on the National Mall with good food, good company and good music. That’s why after piloting the first ever USDA Farmers Market at Night last year, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has decided to bring back [...]

  • May 06, 2016 People’s Gardens, Farmers Markets & CSAs at USDA and Across Government
  • We celebrated a few “firsts” today when Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack opened the 21st season of the USDA Farmers Market located outside USDA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Secretary announced the first-ever partnership between USDA, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the General Services Administration (GSA) to better support agencies and Federal employees who [...]

  • Apr 28, 2016 See You on May 6th for Opening Day of USDA Farmers Market
  • Get excited—we sure are! Friday, May 6, is the opening of the 21st season of the USDA Farmers Market in Washington, D.C.  This means USDA employees and others who work nearby, residents of the city’s Ward 2, and tourists visiting the National Mall can once again shop at the USDA Farmers Market at 12th Street [...]

     

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