Posts Tagged ‘FRESHFARM Markets’

New Legislation Could Allow Alcohol Sales at D.C. Farmers Markets

FreshFarm Markets is on board. So are a number of local distilleries and breweries.

Farmers’ Market Coming to CityCenterDC

Joining the luxury brands and celebrity chef restaurants coming to CityCenterDC is something a little more local: a farmers' market. Beginning June 17, FRESHFARM Markets will set up shop at 10th and I streets NW every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Like the market by the White House, this one will also focus on prepared foods for the […]

D.C.’s Farmers’ Markets Face More Scrutiny Under New Regulations

Farmers’ markets around the city have officially begun hawking mustard greens and handing out sheep’s milk cheese samples for the season. This year, though, the rhubarb pies and ramps will come with one additional ingredient: new red tape. Until recently, the destinations for your weekly local food fix were barely regulated. The D.C. Department of […]

Opening Dates for D.C.’s Farmers’ Markets

D.C.'s farmers' markets are back for the season, which means you can now get two bunches of ramps for $10! The Foggy Bottom and Penn Quarter FRESHFARM markets opened last week, and the market by the White House debuted today with plenty of prepared foods, including pizza from The Red Zebra, sandwiches from Three Little […]

The Truck Stops Here: The Food Scene Feels the Squeeze of the Government Shutdown

In the shadow of the Department of Transportation, the intersection of 7th and C streets SW should be packed with food trucks and people on a sunny 80-degree Friday. But instead of the usual 18 trucks, there are just 11. And although lines start to form at noon, they’re shorter than normal. Many food trucks […]

Basket Case

Vendors at the Penn Quarter FRESHFARM farmers’ market like to call Thursday afternoons “chefs on parade.” Each week, a steady stream of white coat-clad chefs from nearby restaurants shop alongside tourists and office workers to pick up orders and seek inspiration from seasonal vegetation. On a recent Thursday, I got nosy and stopped a few […]

New Sunday Farmers’ Market Coming to Union Market

More fresh produce, pastries, and botanical sodas are on their way to Union Market. From July 21 through October 27, the food emporium will host an outdoor farmers' market every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market will be operated by FRESHFARM Markets, which already runs 10 farmers' markets in the area, including […]

Remember When Dupont Circle Was a Food Desert?

Writing in the Huffington Post about National Farmers Market Week, Elliott Negin of the Union of Concerned Scientists harkens back to the late 1990s, just before FreshFarm Markets started the first producer-only farmers market in D.C. When I relocated to D.C. from New York, I had no idea I was moving to a food desert. […]

Dupont FreshFarm Market to Expand Hours, Location

In some ways, the 14-year-old Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market is a victim of its own success. The Sunday market can get awfully crowded. And for some early risers, the market isn't open early enough. According to the FreshFarm organization, which runs 11 area markets, the Dupont location, currently on 20th Street NW between Massachusetts Avenue […]

The Last Days of This Year’s Tomato Season

Whether you believe it or not, I'm pretty sentimental about the things I care about.  Glory still makes me weep every time I watch that scene on the beach. This little guy will forever own a piece of my heart. And around this time of year, I begin to mourn the loss of good, fresh-from-the-vine […]