Navigating Farmers Markets
Fresh Food With Local Flavor
Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Updated: Thursday, May 17, 2012 18:05
Where: Vermont Ave NW between H and I Streets
When: Thursdays May-October at 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Eastern Market: Located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, Eastern Market is the District’s oldest continuously operated fresh food public market. Consisting of outdoor vendors touting handmade arts and crafts and an indoor food hall, the market prides itself on its commitment to supporting local producers. Many of the products sold at Eastern Market are grown or produced in rural counties of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Inside the food hall, customers will find an array of products representing different ethnic cuisines. Thinking French? Then buy a block of fresh chèvre or a wedge of brie. For a Spanish flair, order some jamón serrano for a tapas party with friends. If the Greek islands call your name, then there is plenty of lamb to be bought for a satisfying Mediterranean meal. If you can, stop by Market Lunch inside the hall any weekday morning (except Monday, when it is closed) and order up a plate of blueberry buckwheat pancakes. Made fresh each morning, the pancakes are perfect for a day of shopping.
Where: 225 7th Street SE
When: Tuesday through Friday at 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.