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USDA Farmer's MarketThe USDA Farmers Market is the Department's own "living laboratory" for farmers market operations across the country. The market supports the local economy, increases marketing opportunities for farmers and small businesses, provides access to an assortment of local and regionally sourced products, and increases access to healthy, affordable food in the District of Columbia's Ward 2.

For 21 years the USDA Farmers Market has been brought to you by USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), which supports farmers markets in communities across the country through grants, research, and technical assistance.


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About the USDA Farmers Market


Hours and Location

Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (May 6 through October 28)
Fridays, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (June 3 through September 30)

Parking lot outside USDA Headquarters on the corner of Independence Avenue and 12th St, S.W., Washington, DC 20250.

Nearest Metro: Smithsonian (Orange/Blue/Silver Line). For more public transportation options, see www.wmata.comThis is an external link or third-party site outside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website..


2016 Day Market Vendors


Farmers and Growers:

Bouquets of Loveville, Loveville, MD

C&T Produce, Fredericksburg, VA

Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm, Germantown, MD

Diaz Berries and Fruits, Colonial Beach, VA

EcoFriendly Foods, Moneta, VA

King Mushrooms, Barclay, MD

Little Wild Things City Farm, Washington, DC

Quaker Valley Orchards, Biglerville, PA

So Very Special, Frederick, MD

Stonyman Gourmet Farmer, Washington, VA

Tall Cotton Farm, Afton, VA


Fisherman/Waterman:

Dragon Creek


Baker:

Black Pearl Tarts

Emma's Bakeshop

Grace's Pastries

Great Harvest Bread Company

Kate Bakes


Dairy Product Maker:

Milk Cult

Food Concessions:

Calvert Kettle Corn

Dirty South Deli

Pinch

Saison Wafel Bar

Swizzler

Thunder Beast

Timber Pizza Company


Specialty:

Greca Terra

Spoil Me Rotten Dog Biscuit Company


Value Added Food Producers:

Chups

Dress It Up Dressing

Greenheart Juice Shop

Henry's Hot Sauce

Number 1 Sons


Soap Maker:

Oak Lane Soapworks

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Veg-U graphicVegU is a new fruit and vegetable education program being launched at the USDA Farmers Market with the goal to share this idea with farmers markets across the country. Each week shoppers can attend short 10-minute classes between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and get a "VegUcation" - learning how to pick, prepare and store a particular fruit or vegetable that is in season in the United States. USDA staff from the Agricultural Marketing Service, Food and Nutrition Service and the Food Safety Inspection Service will teach the classes.

Download the 2016 Class Schedule (PDF, 12MB)


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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions


Does the USDA Farmers Market accept SNAP, WIC and Nutrition Assistance Programs?

Yes. The USDA Farmers Market accepts SNAP, WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) coupons. The market also is a distributor of DC Produce Plus checks. Customers can swipe your EBT card at the information booth and receive tokens to spend with vendors. Spend your WIC or Senior Checks at a vendor booth.

We work with DC GreensThis is an external link or third-party site outside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website., who carries out direct outreach to District residents to spread the word about farmers' market nutrition incentive programs, Produce Plus, and community food resources citywide.


Are there Sign Language Interpreters available?

Yes. Every week American Sign Language interpreters are onsite at the information tent to interpret for deaf and hard of hearing people.


How do I find out about weekly activities and upcoming events?

Follow us on Twitter at @USDA_AMSThis is an external link or third-party site outside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website., for real time updates. Don't forget to post your own photos of your USDA Farmers Market experience using #USDAFarmersMktThis is an external link or third-party site outside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website.


Are dogs allowed in the Market?

We are excited to welcome you and your dog but ask that they remain on leash at all times and must be friendly to people and other dogs to shop at the market.


Is there a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) pickup at the Market?

Yes. Four of our farmers - C&T ProduceThis is an external link or third-party site outside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website., Tall Cotton FarmThis is an external link or third-party site outside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website., Spiral Path FarmThis is an external link or third-party site outside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website. and Chocolates and Tomatoes FarmThis is an external link or third-party site outside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website. - offer a membership or subscription to receive a "share". Typically a share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included like eggs. Connect with them directly for more specific details.

Joining a CSA is a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. To register or find a CSA near where you live, search the Community Supported Agriculture National Directory.


I'm not in Washington, DC. Where can I find a farmers market in my community?

AMS connects consumers to producers at over 8,500 farmers market across the country. You can find locally-grown food near you by searching the National Farmers Market DirectoryThis is an external link or third-party site outside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website..

Visit the USDA Farmers Market


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