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

Adams Morgan Farmers Market
(301) 587-2248
18Th St. And Columbia Rd. Nw
Washington, DC
Hours
May-December
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market
1500 block of 20th Street; Between Massachusetts Avenue and Q Street
Washington, DC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
County
DC

Historic Brookland Sunday Farmers Market
(202) 526-4848
10Th &Amp; Otis St., Ne
Washington, DC
Hours
May-October Sunday, 10:00 Am - 2:00 Pm
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Georgetown Farmers' Market
(202) 333-4946
26Th And O Streets Nw
Washington, DC
Hours
05/05/2010-10/27/2010 Wednesday, 3 Pm - 7 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Fish And Seafood, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 7 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: Yes
Snap: Yes
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: Yes

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

Glover Park-Burleith Farmers' Market
(917) 535-4698
1819 35Th St. Nw
Washington, DC
Hours
05/08/2010-10/30/2010 Saturday, 9:00 Am - 1:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Butter, Cheese, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Vegetables, Yogurt
Vendors
This Market Has 18 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: Yes
Snap: No
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: Yes

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

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

Broad Branch Farmers Market
Lafayette Elementary School
Washington, DC
Hours
April 25-November, Saturday, 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

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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