Transportation & Marketing Program

Pollinator Festival at the USDA Farmers Market

Some of the festival events will feature: include a honeybee display, pollinator-friendly plant giveaways, honey tasting, insect collecting, live music, and a bat walk at 8 p.m! More than 19 different groups are participating and will share actions people can take in their local areas to help strengthen and support pollinator populations. Of course you can still picnic and enjoy food from of our 30+ local growers, ranchers, producers, and vendors serving a variety of delicious meals.

USDA Report Highlights Changes in Community Supported Agriculture Business Model

Release No.  065-17

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2017—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a report, Community Supported Agriculture: New Models for Changing Markets, highlighting six case studies of farmers using the community supported agriculture (CSA) direct-to-consumer business model and how that model has changed since the 1980s.

USDA Now Accepting Application for Vendors for 2017 USDA Farmers Market

The U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is accepting applications from farmers, growers, and other producers for its 2017 farmers market season opening on Friday, May 5, 2017.  The USDA Farmers Market is located in the parking lot outside USDA Headquarters on the corner of Independence Avenue and 12th St, S.W., in Washington, DC.