Farmer’s markets are not only beacons for healthy ingredients in cities around the world, they’re also bridges connecting travelers with local growers and communities. One of our favorite local examples is the FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Market.
Named one of the top farmers markets in the country by the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times of London, this outpost brings together over 50 farmers in peak season. During this time, shoppers can find all of their organic produce needs, as well as artisan cheeses and baked goods, pastured meat, and unique local jams, jellies, coffees, pickles, and more.
The collection of farmers and producers bringing goods to the FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Market showcase a unique variety in the DMV area. For an idea, here are a few examples:
The Bannerbee Company, for example, specializes in buzzworthy products like honey, bee pollen, beeswax candles and lotions. The hilariously titled CALL YOUR MOTHER provides wood-fired bagels with artisan toppings, and Right Proper Brewing brings locally produced brews. North Cove Mushrooms is a fun outpost, bringing cultivated mushrooms and mushroom-based meals and health products, it will show you how surprisingly versatile fungi are. There are also local liquor distilleries, French pastries, Chinese dumplings, cider, pizza, pancakes, and locally roasted coffee distributors.
FRESHFARM FoodPrints works as a partner of DC Public Schools to make positive changes to what children and their families eat. The company’s work includes building kitchen classrooms, school gardens, and other opportunities for children and families to engage with local, healthy foods and get proper nutritional education.
Support this great organization and treat yourself to some delights from local farmers and producers by visiting the FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Market during your next stay at the nearby St. Gregory Hotel. The market is open on Sundays, from 8:30am to 1:30pm all year long.