WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 13, 2019 – The U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is accepting applications from farmers, growers, and producers for the 2019 farmers market season, which opens Friday, May 3, 2019.
Applications are available at ManageMyMarket.com through March 7. All vendors must re-apply for 2019.
Farmers, ranchers, and growers who sell what they grow, raise or produce on their farm; and 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. are encouraged to apply.
Value-added food producers must source a minimum of 75 percent of the ingredients (by item, not by weight) in menu items from farms in the Chesapeake Bay region. Interested vendors can find the full list of requirements outlined in the USDA Farmers Market 2019 Rules and Procedures and Operating Guidelines.
The USDA Farmers Market opens every Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from May 3 through October 25. For 24 years, the USDA Farmers Market has created a gathering place for employees, local residents, and visitors to the National Mall. Rest, relax and shop every Friday outside USDA Headquarters on the corner of Independence Avenue and 12th St, S.W., Washington, D.C.
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