Farmers' Markets

The Washington Post
April 2001

   


Farmers' markets are not farm stands. They are, for the most part, publicly sponsored periodic gatherings of farmers and their produce. In our list: "Producers" means the products being sold were grown or produced by the participants. "Local growers" means sellers may be bringing items from their own farm or items grown on nearby farms. If a listing has neither of these designations, it means the produce offered may come from outside the area and may be being sold by non-farmers or by farmers supplementing their own crops.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

ADAMS MORGAN FARMERS' MARKET Columbia Road and 18th Street NW (301/587-2248). May 5 to Nov. 17, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Local growers.

ALL SOULS EPISCOPAL CHURCH FARM MARKET Woodley Road and Cathedral Avenue NW. May to December, Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Local growers.

ANACOSTIA FARMERS' MARKET Union Temple Baptist Church parking lot, 1225 W St. SE (202/526-5344). May 31 through Oct. 25, Thursdays, 3-6:30 p.m. Primarily producers.

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS COMMUNITY MARKETPLACE 14th and Irving streets (next to Metro station). June 2 through Nov. 17, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon.

D.C. FARMERS' MARKET 1309 Fifth St. NE (202/547-3142). Year-round, Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sundays, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

D.C. OPEN-AIR FARMERS' MARKET Oklahoma Avenue and Benning Road NE (RFK Stadium parking lot No. 6). Year-round, Thursdays and Saturdays, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. (also Tuesdays June through September).

EASTERN MARKET OUTDOOR FARMERS' MARKET 225 Seventh St. SE (202/546-2698). Year-round, Saturdays and Sundays, sunrise to sellout. Some local growers.

FRESHFARM MARKET 20th Street NW between Q Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW (in the bank parking lot) (202/331-7300 or www.farmland.org). April 1 to Dec. 23, Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Producers.

NEW MORNING FARM MARKETS (814/448-3904). Producers.

Sheridan School, 36th Street and Alton Place NW. June 2 to mid-March (2002), Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; June 5 through September, Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Burleith/Glover Park, 37th Street and Whitehaven Parkway NW. June 5 through September, Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m.

USDA FARMERS' MARKET: Three locations in the District (800/384-8704 or www.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets). Producers:

U.S. Department of Agriculture headquarters, 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. June 1 through Oct. 26, Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW (202/219-5710 Ext. 163). June 7 through Nov. 15, Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh St. NW (202/366-0674). May 15 through November, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

MARYLAND

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY FARMERS' MARKET Riva Road and Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis (410/570-3646). April 14 to early December, Tuesdays, 7 a.m.-noon; Thursdays, 3-6 p.m., Saturdays 7 a.m.-noon. Producers.

DEALE FARMERS' MARKET Cedar Grove United Methodist Church parking lot, Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale (410/867-0900). July 5-Oct. 25, Thursdays, 4-7 p.m.

PINEY ORCHARD FARMERS' MARKET Piney Orchard Visitor Center, Stream Valley Road off Piney Orchard Parkway (Route 170), Odenton (410-672-4273). Late May to late October, Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m. Producers.

SEVERNA PARK FARMERS' MARKET Ritchie Highway (Route 2) and Jones Station Road, Severna Park (410/872-9192). May 5 to Oct. 27, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Producers.

CALVERT COUNTY

CALVERT COUNTY FARMERS' MARKET Parking lot at Adam's the Place for Ribs, three miles south of Prince Frederick on Routes 2 and 4, Prince Frederick (410/535-4583). Late May to December, Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays, 1-6 p.m. Local growers.

CHARLES COUNTY

INDIAN HEAD FARMERS' MARKET Village Green Park, Pye Street and Mildred Rice Road (across from the Indian Head Senior/Community Center), Indian Head (301/743-5511). June to October, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

LA PLATA FARMERS' MARKET Charles County Courthouse parking lot, Charles Street and Washington Avenue, La Plata (301/934-8345). Late May to late November, Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

FREDERICK COUNTY

EVEREDY SQUARE AND SHAB ROW FARMERS' MARKET Church and East streets, Frederick (301/898-3183). June 7 to Oct. 25, Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. Producers.

NCI-FORT DETRICK FARMERS' MARKET In front of the Library Conference Center, NCI Complex, Fort Detrick (301/846-5800). July to September, Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Producers.

FREDERICK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS FARMERS' MARKET Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick (301/663-5895 or www.thegreatfrederickfair.com). Year-round, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

WEST FREDERICK FARMERS' MARKET 110 Baughmans Lane (behind Patuxent Medical Center), Frederick (301/898-3183). May 12 to Nov. 17, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Producers.

SHAWNEE SPRINGS FARMERS' MARKET 6656 N. Frederick Pike, Cross Junction (540/888-4164). Year-round, seven days a week, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

HOWARD COUNTY

HOWARD COUNTY FARMERS' MARKET Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, Twin Rivers and Trumpeter roads, Columbia (410/381-7032). May 8 to Nov. 20, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-6:30 p.m. (until 6 p.m. in November). Producers.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

BETHESDA-NIH FARMERS' MARKET 9000 Wisconsin Ave. (at National Institutes of Health's parking lot 41B, near the tennis courts), Bethesda (301/590-2823 or www.farmerlink.com). June to October, Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m. Local growers.

BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE YMCA 9401 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. Year-round, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Local growers.

BETHESDA UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST FARM MARKET Fernwood Drive and Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda. Year-round, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; May to December, Thursdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Local growers.

CONCORD ST. ANDREWS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FARM MARKET River and Goldsboro roads, Bethesda. May to December, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Local growers.

FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS VILLAGE CENTER FARM MARKET 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. May to Nov. 24, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Local growers.

GAITHERSBURG FARMERS' MARKET Off Route 355 at East Cedar and South Frederick avenues (Old Town area next to the commuter parking lot), Gaithersburg (301/590-2823 or www.farmer link.com). June to October, Thursdays, 2-6 p.m. Local growers.

GAITHERSBURG MAIN STREET PAVILION FARMERS' MARKET Corner of Main and Hart streets, Gaithersburg (301/258-6350, Ext. 123). June to September, Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

HARES VALLEY GROWERS' FARM STAND Penn Place, 4600 Waverly Ave. (post office parking lot), Garrett Park (301/929-0487). June 2 to Nov. 17, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Producers.

KENSINGTON FARMERS' MARKET Train station, Howard Avenue, Kensington (301/949-2424). May 5 to Oct. 27, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Producers.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY FARM WOMEN'S COOPERATIVE MARKET 7155 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda (301/652-2291). Year-round, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

POTOMAC PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MARKET, 10301 River Rd., Potomac (301/590-2823 or www.farmerlink.com). June to October, Thursdays, 1-4:30 p.m. Local growers.

ROCKVILLE FARMERS' MARKET Rockville Town Center (across from Metro) (301/309-3330). June to October, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; June to September, Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Producers.

SILVER SPRING FARMERS' MARKET Fenton Street Village, parking lot 3, Silver Spring (301/590-2823). June to October, Saturdays, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Local growers.

TAKOMA PARK FARMERS' MARKET Laurel Avenue between Eastern and Carroll avenues, Takoma Park (301/422-0097). April 15 through Dec. 23, Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Producers.

WHEATON FARMERS' MARKET Blue Ridge Road and Elkins Street (one block off Georgia Avenue), Wheaton (301/777-8122). Mid-June to late October, Sundays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Producers.

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY

BEHNKE NURSERIES FARMERS' MARKET 11300 Baltimore Ave. (Route 1), Beltsville (301/937-1100). May 16 through October, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

BOWIE FARMERS' MARKET Gallant Fox Lane and Route 197, Bowie (301/809-3076). May 20 to Oct. 28, Sundays, 8 a.m.-noon. Producers.

COLLEGE PARK FARMERS' MARKET Linson Pool, 5211 Calvert Rd., College Park (301/262-8662). May to November, Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon.

LAUREL FARMERS' MARKET 300 block of Main Street, Laurel (301/854-2917). Early June to October, Thursdays, noon-4 p.m.

PRINCE GEORGE'S PLAZA FARMERS' MARKET Prince George Plaza, 3500 East-West Hwy., Hyattsville (301/432-8076). May to November, Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m. Producers.

RIVERDALE PARK FARMERS' MARKET Queensbury Road at the MARC Station, Riverdale Park (301/927-6381). May 17 to Oct. 25, Thursdays, 3-7 p.m. Producers.

USDA FARMERS' MARKET 5601 Sunnyside Ave., Beltsville (301/504-1776 or 800/384-8704 or www.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets). June to September, Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Producers.

ST. MARY'S COUNTY

CALIFORNIA FARMERS' MARKET Route 235 and Millstone Landing Road behind Esperanza Food Mart, California (301/475-4404). May 12 to Oct. 27, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Thursdays, 3-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Producers.

NORTH ST. MARY'S FARMERS' MARKET Routes 5 and 6, Charlotte Hall Library, North St. Mary (301/475-4404). June to October, Mondays through Saturdays as available, daylight hours.

ST. MARY'S COUNTY FARMERS' MARKET Corner of Millstone Landing Road and Route 235. May 12 through October, Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

TALBOT COUNTY

EASTON FARMERS' MARKET Parking lot off Harrison Street, Easton (410/820-8063). Late June to November, Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

ST. MICHAEL'S FRESHFARM MARKET Muskrat Park (Church Cove Park), Willow and Green streets, St. Michaels (202/331-7300 or www.farmland.org). May 5 to Oct. 27, Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Producers.

PENNSYLVANIA

ADAMS COUNTY

GETTYSBURG FARMERS' MARKET Lincoln Square, Gettysburg (717/334-8151). April 21 to Sept. 15, Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon.

VIRGINIA

ARLINGTON COUNTY

ARLINGTON COUNTY FARMERS' MARKET North 14th Street and North Courthouse Road, Arlington (703/228-6400). April 21 to Dec. 15, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Producers.

CLARENDON METRO STATION FARMERS' MARKET, Clarendon. May 23 to October, Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m.

COLUMBIA PIKE FARMERS' MARKET Columbia Pike and South Walter Reed Drive, Arlington (703/892-2776). May 6 to Nov. 11, Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Producers.

CITY OF ALEXANDRIA

ALEXANDRIA FARMERS' MARKET 301 King St. (in front of city hall), Alexandria (703/370-8723). Year-round, Saturdays, 5-10 a.m.

DEL RAY FARMERS' MARKET Mount Vernon and East Oxford avenues, Alexandria (703/683-2570 or www.radiodelray.com/drfm.html). April 14 to Dec. 1, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Producers.

CLARKE COUNTY

CLARKE COUNTY FARMERS' MARKET Town parking lot on South Church Street, Berryville (540/955-4463). May 19 to Oct. 27, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Producers.

CULPEPER COUNTY

CULPEPER FARMERS' MARKET Old State Theatre parking lot on Main Street, Culpeper (540/439-8326). April 28 to Oct. 27, Saturdays, 7:30 a.m-noon. Producers.

FAIRFAX CITY

COMMUNITY FARMERS' MARKET Main and West streets, Fairfax (703/430-6164). May 5 to Oct. 27, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Local and regional growers.

FAIRFAX COUNTY

ANNANDALE FARMERS' MARKET Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale (703/324-5390). May 3 to Oct. 25, Thursdays, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Producers.

BURKE CENTRE FARMERS' MARKET VRE parking lot, 5671 Roberts Pkwy., Burke Centre (703/324-5390). May 5 to Oct. 27, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Producers.

CLIFTON FARMERS' MARKET Chapel Road (next to the post office), Clifton (703/266-8293). May 6 to Oct. 28, Sundays, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Local growers.

FAIRFAX FARMERS' MARKET Van Dyck Park on Old Lee Hwy, Route 237, Fairfax (703-/324-5390). May 1 to Oct. 30, Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

FRYING PAN PARK FARMERS' MARKET 2709 W. Ox Rd., Herndon (703/324-5390). May 9 to Oct. 24, Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

HERNDON FARMERS' MARKET Eldon and Spring streets (next to the Red Caboose), Herndon (703/324-5390). May 10 to Oct. 25, Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Producers.

MCLEAN FARMERS' MARKET Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean (703/324-5390). May 4 to Nov. 16, Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Producers.

MOUNT VERNON FARMERS' MARKET Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Mount Vernon (703/324-5390). May 8 to Nov. 20, Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Producers.

NOTTOWAY PARK FARMERS' MARKET Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Rd., Vienna (703/324-5390). May 9 to Oct. 31, Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Producers.

RESTON FARMERS' MARKET Lake Anne Plaza off North Shore Drive, Reston (703/324-5390). May 12 to Nov. 3, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Producers.

VIENNA FARMERS' MARKET 204 Mill St. NE (at Church Street), Vienna (703/281-3530). June 2 to Oct. 27, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Producers.

CITY OF FALLS CHURCH

FALLS CHURCH FARMERS' MARKET 300 Park Ave. (City Hall parking lot), Falls Church (703/248-5077). May 5 to Nov. 17, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Producers.

FAUQUIER COUNTY

ARCHWOOD GREEN BARNS FARMERS' AND GARDENERS' MARKET Old Tavern Rd. (Route 245) and I-66 (Exit 31), just south of The Plains (540/253-5289). April 29 to Oct. 28, Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Producers.

WARRENTON FARMERS' MARKET Old Town Warrenton (540/347-2405). Fifth and Lee streets, April 14 to Nov. 17, Saturdays, 7 a.m-noon; Main and Court streets, May 9 to Nov. 21, Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-noon. Producers.

FREDERICK COUNTY

FREIGHT STATION FARMERS' MARKET 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester (304/229-3457). May 1 to Dec. 22, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Local growers.

LOUDOUN COUNTY

CASCADES FARMERS' MARKET Next to the Senior Center on Whitfield Place (near the Eastern Regional Library), Cascades (703/771-1985). May 6 to Oct. 28, Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Producers.

FARMER JOHN'S FRUIT AND VEGETABLE MARKET 15520 James Monroe Hwy. (Route 15 North), Leesburg (703/771-8982). Opens June 21, seven days a week, 8 a.m. until sunset.

LEESBURG FARMERS' MARKET Virginia Village Shopping Center on Catoctin Circle near Route 15, Leesburg (703/771-1985). May 5 to Oct. 27, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Producers.

LIGHTFOOT FARMERS' MARKET Parking lot behind the Lightfoot Restaurant, 11 N. King St., Leesburg (access from Market Street) (301/654-5887). July 5 through October, Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. Producers.

MIDDLEBURG FARMERS' MARKET Middleburg Community Center, Middleburg, (703/771-1985). May 5 to Oct. 27, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Producers.

STERLING FARMERS' MARKET Briar Patch Park, Sterling Boulevard and Frederick Drive, Sterling (703/771-1985). Opens May 2, Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m.

NELSON COUNTY

NELSON COUNTY FARMERS' MARKET Route 151 (under the tent), Nellysford (804/244-2399 or 800/482-1133, Ext. 244-2399). May to late October, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Producers.

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY

HAYMARKET FARMERS' MARKET 15025 Washington St. (Town Hall parking lot), Haymarket (703/753-2600). April to October, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Producers.

MANASSAS FARMERS' MARKET Church Street, General Messenger parking lot, Old Town Manassas (703/361-6599). May 3 to Oct. 27, Thursdays, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturdays, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Producers.

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY FARMERS' MARKET 1 Dale Blvd. (commuter lot next to Center Plaza shopping center), Dale City (703/670-7115, Ext. 223). April 1 to Nov. 18, Sundays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Producers.

SHENANDOAH COUNTY

WOODSTOCK FARMERS' MARKET Main and Mill streets, Woodstock (540/477-9470). May 5 to Oct. 27, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Producers.

STAFFORD COUNTY

STAFFORD FARMERS' MARKET Garrisonville Road (Doc Stone shopping center parking lot), Stafford (540/371-7964). May 12 to Oct. 28, Saturdays, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Producers.

WEST VIRGINIA

BOLIVAR GROWERS' MARKET Harpers Ferry Junior High parking lot (Washington Street, off Route 340), Bolivar (540/668-6165). May 12 to Oct. 27, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

SHEPHERDSTOWN FARMERS' MARKETS

Behind the library on King Street, Shepherdstown (304/725-3149). April 1 to Nov. 25, Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

BB&T parking lot on Route 45, June 13 to Aug. 29, Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m. Mostly producers.

Washington Street, across from the post office, year-round, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Producers.



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