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The USDA Farmers Market is the Department's own "living laboratory" for farmers market operations across the country. The market supports the local economy, increases marketing opportunities for farmers and small businesses, provides access to an assortment of local and regionally sourced products, and increases access to healthy, affordable food in the District of Columbia's Ward 2.
USDA celebrates National Farmers Market Week, view the Proclamation (pdf), (the first full week in August) each year. Now in its 25th market season, USDA’s farmers market is a living demonstration of USDA’s dedication to supporting local and regional food systems and increasing consumer access to fresh, healthy foods in our community.
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Hours and Location:
Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (May to October)
Parking lot outside USDA Headquarters on the corner of Independence Avenue and 12th St, SW, Washington, DC 20250.
Nearest Metro: Smithsonian (Orange/Blue/Silver Line). For more public transportation options, see www.wmata.com
For more information about events and vendors visit www.usda.gov/farmersmarket
Participate in the USDA Farmers Market
Step 1: Do You Qualify?
Participation in the market is for farmers and growers who sell what they grow, raise or produce on their farm, and for local producers who make products featuring agricultural foods from the Chesapeake Bay region (including the states of Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia), and preferably within a 200-mile radius of Washington, D.C.
Step 2: Read the Rules and Procedures and Operating Guidelines
All participating farmers, growers and producers must adhere to the USDA Farmers Market Rules and Procedures and Operating Guidelines (pdf). This document is used to ensure the integrity of all products sold.
Step 3: Apply
An application timeframe has not been determined for the upcoming market season yet. More details will be announced as they become available.
Toiayna Thompson, Market Manager