Locally Grown Produce Washington DC

Locally grown produce can be found at farmer’s markets and other retailers that support the local economy. Local produce includes local fruit, local vegetables, local herbs, and is often also organic produce. Read on to learn more and to find local businesses in Washington, DC that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Penn Quarter FRESHFARM Market
North end of 8th St., NW; Between D & E Streets
Washington, DC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-December
County
DC

Open Air Farmers Market
(202) 678-0610
Oklahoma Ave. And Benning Rd., Ne
Washington, DC
Hours
April-November Thursday, 7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

USDA Farmers Market
(202) 720-8317
Corner 12th St. & Independence Ave.; USDA Parking Lot
Washington, DC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 6-October 31 Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
DC

USDOT Farmers Market
(202) 366-8932
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
DC

Ward 8 Farmers Market
(202) 543-9363
500 Alabama Ave. Se
Washington, DC
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Palisades Farmers Market
(202) 744-7077
48Th Place Nw At Macarthur Blvd
Washington, DC
Hours
Sunday, 8:00 A.M.-1:30 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

14&U Farmers' Market
(202) 234-0559
1400 U Street Nw
Washington, DC
Hours
05/1/2020-11/20/2010 Saturday, 9:00 Am - 1:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 12 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: Yes
Snap: Yes
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: Yes

Tenley Town Farmers Market @ Whole Foods Market
(202) 237-5800 Ext 40
4530 40Th Street, Nw
Washington, DC
Hours
May-September Tuesday, 3:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Eastern Market Outdoor Farmers Market
(202) 478-2429
306 7Th Street Se
Washington, DC
Hours
January-December, Saturday &Amp; Sunday, 7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Lamont Park; 17th & Lamont & Mt. Pleasant Streets NW
Washington, DC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-December
County
DC

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon Jo Wehage : Head Operations Ego
Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

I don’t remember who it was, but when I was little I was told that watermelon was about 90% water, which to me meant virtually useless and probably tasteless. Missed a lot of opportunities as a kid. Now I know better and I’m excited to share some outstanding facts about the summertime melon – and a rockin’ recipe.

 

Promotes Heart Health:
A little visit to our friends at whfoods.org and we learn that watermelon is rich in many heart-healthy nutrients. It is a concentrated and bioavailable source of lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that is thought to be even more active than other well-known carotenoids, such as its cousin, beta-carotene. Body levels of lycopene have been found to be inversely associated with both cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disesase (such as stroke).

Watermelon is also an excellent source of vitamin C as well as a very good source of vitamin A (from beta-carotene), both shown in a number of scientific studies to reduce the risk of heart disease. It’s also a good source of magnesium and potassium, two minerals known for helping to balance blood pressure, as well as a very good source of vitamin B6, which helps to keep artery-damaging homocysteine in check.

Powerful Antioxidant:
Watermelon is loaded with antioxidants that help the body rid itself of free radicals that might otherwise do damage. The high i...

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