Farmers Markets

It’s that time of year! Daffodils, blossoms, tulips, Farmers Markets! We are entering that few-week period where the weather is beautiful, the birds are chirping, and the temperatures are perfect before the swampy heatwave of summer sets in. While some markets run year-round, many DC area markets are just starting back up for the season.

So coffee roasters- they’re not farmers. FreshFarm Markets, which run 9 markets in DC alone plus more in the DMV area, made a big move last year to allow locally roasted coffee at their venues. Many farmers markets allow “value added” vendors to sell wares at their markets, even if the products are not 100% sourced in the DMV area (for example bakers who use flour from other parts of the country).

Especially now that we are so much more conscious of farmers, producers, and all the people that touch our coffee from crop to cup in the Third Wave, it makes sense that local roasters be allowed to highlight their exceptional coffee at local markets. It is a great way to promote local business after all!

Many locals favorites got their start at Farmers Markets – Zeke’s Coffee, Vigilante Coffee, Qualia Coffee and Harrar Coffee are the four roasters that we know currently sell at local markets – anyone we missed (like the Guatemalan Coffee vendor at the Old Town Market in Alexandria – anyone have the deets)? Below are the days and locations you can get a cup of joe and some freshly roasted beans in the area.

TUESDAY

Zeke’s:

FDA Farmer’s Market, Tuesdays, 11am-2pm

 

THURSDAY

Zeke’s Coffee:

Riverdale Park Farmer’s Market, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm, 4650 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park, MD

Penn Quarter, Thursdays, 3 pm – 7 pm, 801 F St, NW

White House, Thursdays 11 am – 2 pm, 810 Vermont Ave, NW

FRIDAY

Zeke’s Coffee:

CHoP @ the Reagan Building Plaza, Fridays, 11am-3pm, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Qualia Coffee:

USDA Farmers Market, Fridays 9 am – 2 pm, Independence Avenue and 12th St, SW

SATURDAY

Qualia Coffee: 

Arlington Farmers Market, Saturdays 8am – noon (winter market starts at 9am), N.14TH ST AND N. COURTHOUSE RD, Arlington

Columbia Heights Community Marketplace, Saturdays 9am – 1pm, 14TH ST NW AND PARK ROAD NW

Rhode Island Row, Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm, 2350 Washington Pl NE

Adams Morgan Farmers Market, Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm, 18th St and Columbia Rd NW

Qualia Coffee/Pagoda Coffee:

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm, 3210 Mount Pleasant St NW

Zeke’s Coffee: 

Brookland Farmer’s Market (Monroe St. Mkt), Saturdays, 10am-2pm, 716 MONROE ST NE

Southwest Waterfront Station, Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm, 399 M Street SW

14th & Kennedy Street Farmers Market, Saturdays, 9am – 1 pm, 14th & Kennedy St NW

H Street, Saturdays, 9 am – 12:30 pm, 800 13th Street NE

City of Rockville Farmer’s Market (Jury Lot), Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm, Route 28
and Monroe Street

Pike Central Farm Market, Saturdays, 9am-1:30pm, 915 Meeting St.
North Bethesda

Harrar Coffee Roastery:

Petworth Community Market, 9 am – 1 pm. 9th & Upshur St NW

SUNDAY

Qualia Coffee:

Shaw Farmers Market at Old City Farm & Guild, Sundays 10am to 2pm, 925 Rhode Island Ave NW

Zeke’s Coffee:

Dupont Circle Farmers Market, Sundays, 8:30am-1:30pm, 1500 20th Street NW

Bethesda Central Farm Market, Sundays, 9am-1:30pm, 7600 Arlington Rd, Bethesda

Greenbelt Farmer’s Market, Sundays, 10 am – 2 pm, 25 Crescent Road, Greenbelt

Olney Farmers’ and Artist’s Market, Sundays, 9am-1pm,  2801 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd, only MD

Mosaic Central Farm Market, Sundays, 9:30am-2:30pm, 2910 District Avenue
Fairfax

Capitol Riverfront, Sundays, 10 am – 2 pm, 200 M Street SE

Vigilante Coffee:

Eastern Market, Saturdays, 10 am – 5 pm, 225 7th St SE

 

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone out at the markets!

Stay Grounded,

Daniëlle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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