I did a roundup of year-round farmers markets back in February, but this one is new and expanded! Check it out. (This is cross-posted from my Examiner.com site.)
Good news: Although several area farmers markets have closed for the season, plenty stay open year-round. Here is a list of markets in and around D.C. that keep selling through the winter. Most of these feature exclusively local farmers and food artisans who use sustainable practices. Feel free to comment if you know of others!
Year-round farmers markets in the D.C. area
Eastern Market **- Saturday and Sunday, 7 am to 4 pm 7th St. SE near Eastern Market Metro
D.C. Farmers Market**- Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00 am-5:30 pm, Friday and Saturday, 7:00 am-6:30 pm, Sunday, 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 1309 5th St. NE near the New York Ave./Florida Ave./Gallaudet University Metro
Penn Quarter FreshFarm Market*-Thursdays, 3 pm – 7 pm, 8th St, NW near E Street near the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro
Update: Bethesda Central Farm Market*-Sundays 9 am-1 pm, June 7, 2009 until at least Nov. 1, 2009, in the parking lot on Elm Street between Woodmont Ave. and Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda; Thursdays 3-7 pm at Bethesda Lane (on Bethesda Row), year round, beginning June 11, 2009. (Thank you to a Twitter follower for this addition!)
Silver Spring FreshFarm Market*-Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm, downtown on Ellsworth Dr., near the Silver Spring Metro
Takoma Park Farmer’s Market*- Sundays, 10 am to 2 pm all year, Carroll Ave., near the Takoma Metro
Alexandria Farmer’s Market *- Saturdays, 5:30-10:30 am (some sources say only until 10 am), 301 King St.
Arlington Farmers Market*-Saturdays, 8 am to noon Arlington County Courthouse Parking Lot, at the intersection of N. Courthouse Rd. and N. 14th St.
Falls Church Farmers Market*-Saturdays, 9 am-noon January through April; 8 am-noon May through December City Hall Parking Lot, 300 Park Ave.
**These have a farmers market feel, but sell many nonlocal products. If you’re looking to buy from the farmers or to buy local, ask the vendors if they grew the food or if they bought it wholesale.
Photo: Vendors sell through the winter at the Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market. Photo by the author.
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