Year-round farmers markets in the Washington area

If you can stand the weather, take advantage of the artisanal items beyond produce that are being sold at Washington's winter/year-round farmers markets. Here's a sampling that Food section staffers found last week and over the weekend.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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District of Columbia

D.C. Open-Air Farmers Market at RFK Stadium
Benning Road and Oklahoma Avenue NE (Parking Lot No. 6)
301-325-3762 (James Williams)
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, year-round, unless there is a game at RFK

Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market
20th and Q streets NW
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 3-March 28

Eastern Market Outdoor Farmers Market
225 Seventh St. SE
202-698-5253 (Barry Margeson)
7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, year-round

Palisades Farmers Market
48th Place NW and MacArthur Boulevard
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, year-round


Bethesda Central Farm Market
Bethesda Lane between Elm Street and Bethesda Avenue
301-652-1708 (Ann Cove)
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays (winter season)

Charlotte Hall Farmers Market and Auction
29980 Three Notch Rd.
301-884-3966 (Ben Burroughs Jr.)
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, year-round

Great Frederick Farmers Market
797 East Patrick St. (fairgrounds)
301-663-5895 (Robert Fogle)
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, year-round

Kensington Farmers Market
Howard Avenue (Kensington train station parking lot)
301-949-2424 (Shirley Watson)
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, year-round

La Plata Farmers Market
Charles Street and Washington Avenue (courthouse parking lot)
8 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, year-round

Montgomery Farm Women's Cooperative Market
7155 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda
301-652-2291 (John Noktehdan)
7 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, year-round

Silver Spring FreshFarm Market
Ellsworth Drive (between Fenton Street and Georgia Avenue)
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, January-April 3

Takoma Park Farmers Market
Laurel Avenue between Eastern and Carroll avenues
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, year-round

Twin Springs Fruit Farm at Bethesda United Church of Christ
Fernwood Road and Democracy Boulevard
717-334-4582 (Jim Frazee)
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, year-round

Twin Springs Fruit Farm at Concord St. Andrew's Church
River and Goldsboro Roads
717-334-4582 (Jim Frazee)
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., year-round


Alexandria Farmers Market
301 King St. (City Hall)
703-838-4770 (Mark Kitta)
5:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays, year-round

Arlington Farmers Market
North Courthouse Road and 14th Street (courthouse parking lot)
703-228-6400 (George Parish)
9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, January-April

Clarendon Farmers Market
Wilson Boulevard and N. Highland Street, Arlington (Clarendon Metro station)
2-7 p.m. Wednesdays, year-round

Columbia Pike Farmers Market
Columbia Pike and S. Walter Reed Drive (Pike Park, in front of the Rite Aid)
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, winter season

Del Ray Farmers Market
East Oxford and Mount Vernon avenues
703-683-2570 (Pat Miller)
9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, winter season

Falls Church Farmers Market
300 Park Ave., City Hall parking lot
703-248-5077 (Howard Herman)
Saturdays year-round; 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 3-Apr. 25, 8 a.m.-noon May 2-Dec. 26

Leesburg Farmers Market
Virginia Village Shopping Center, Catoctin Circle
540-454-8089 (Judy Stroske)
Saturdays, year-round: 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 7-April 24, 8 a.m.-noon May 1-Oct. 30

Purcellville Community Market
130 E. Main St. (Town Hall parking lot)
703-967-0431 (Juanita Tool)
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, year-round

Smart Markets at Fairfax Corner Center
11895 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax (corner of Monument Drive and Government Center Parkway)
703-463-0690 (Jean Janssen)
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, winter season

Smart Markets at Oakton
Unity Church of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Rd.
703-463-0690 (Jean Janssen)
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, winter season

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