The Best Places To Shop Outdoors in DC

Looking for a way to spend the day soaking up the gorgeous DC weather, but not quite ready to give up on your retail therapy? We’ve got a solution for you. Check out out our recommendations for DC’ best farmers’ and flea markets.

Bloomingdale Farmers Market

If you’re really serious about your locavore habits, you’ll love this weekly Bloomingdale market. Vendors here are required to be local, meaning that the produce is basically guaranteed to be fresh from the farm. Head here on a weekend to find dairy products like cheese, in addition to eggs, and fruits and vegetables.

Where: At the corner of 1st & R Streets, NW
When: Sundays, 9am-1pm from May 7-Nov 19, 2017

Eastern Market

This picturesque flea market near Capitol Hill is one of our favorite spots to spend a weekend afternoon. You can browse through stalls featuring art and wares by local craftsmen, including gorgeous handmade jewelry and furniture. This is the perfect place to pick up souvenirs for friends and family at home!

Where: 225 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 698-5253
When:  Saturdays, 7am – 6 pm; Sundays, 9 am – 5 pm.

Petworth Farmers’ Market

Head to this farmers’ market if you’re in the mood to visit a new neighborhood along with stocking up on freshly grown fruits and veggies. Vendors set up here on Saturday mornings with delicious farm-to-table produce from the areas nearby, so we recommend grabbing an early brunch before paying a visit.

Where: 4148-, 4198 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20011
When: Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm, May to November

14th and U Farmer’s Market

This popular Saturday market, located right in the middle of the U Street nightlife district, is the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon stocking up for a big meal. You can pick up flowers, handmade goat cheese, and ready-made pies when you stop by here.

Where: 14th St NW and U St NW, 2000 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
When: In front of the Reeves Center, at the corner of 14th and U Streets, NW

Capital Harvest on the Plaza

Located just off the Mall, this farmers’ market is the perfect place to go to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies before a picnic near the Monuments. Bring a basket and blanket with you so you’ll be ready to put together a quick meal of cheese and fresh bread from the vendors here. The market also brings in vendors with handmade arts and and crafts for some added variety.

Where: 1325 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (703) 237-9777
When: Fridays, 11 am- 3 pm, May 13th to November 18th,