The 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.
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.com.
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
Black Pearl Tarts
Great Harvest Bread Company
Dairy Product Maker:
Calvert Kettle Corn
Dirty South Deli
Saison Wafel Bar
Timber Pizza Company
Spoil Me Rotten Dog Biscuit Company
Value Added Food Producers:
Dress It Up Dressing
Greenheart Juice Shop
Henry's Hot Sauce
Number 1 Sons
Oak Lane Soapworks
VegU 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.
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 Greens, 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_AMS, for real time updates. Don't forget to post your own photos of your USDA Farmers Market experience using #USDAFarmersMkt
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?