There's nothing like getting up early on a Saturday morning with the sole purpose of enjoying any one of our local farmers markets.

Many newcomers do not realize that Washington D.C. has quite a few farmers markets. So if your local grocery store doesn't have the type of melons, meats or cheeses that your've been accustomed to having, try any of these nearby farmers markets!  You 'll definitely find what you've been missing.

In Dupont Circle there's a FreshFarm Market.  It's a year-round market which provides a necessity of goods. Nearly 50 farmers sell everything from eggs to fruit pies. This one runs on Sundays, normally from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. In Alton Place on NW & 36th Street NW there's Sheridan School Yard Market. New Morning Farms (who also handles the FreshFarm Market in Dupont) runs this farmers market.  They are guaranteed to show regardless of rain, sun, or snow.  You will find freshly-cut flowers, honey and jams, free-range brown eggs, maple syrup, cider, and homemade baked goods. There is also a selection of great local cheeses and freshly baked bread. Broad Branch Farmers Market is located in Chevy Chase.  This market provides quality fresh produce, flowers, plants, meats, cheeses, coffee beans, and baked goods. Vendors there include Bonaparte Breads, who have an array of authentic French breads and pastries, and Father-Daughter Roasters, who offer whole beans and fresh cups during market hours.  It's temporarily located on 5601 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC at the Chevy Chase Community Center and the library.  They will move back to their original home at Lafayette Elementary School after renovations are complete.

There are over 160 farmers markets in and around the nation's capital, you're sure to find one you'll love.

[caption id="attachment_1379" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Broad Branch: One of the better farmers markets in the DC area Broad Branch Farmers Market in Chevy Chase, Md[/caption] Adams Morgan Farmers Market runs every Saturday from May to December.  Lettuce, spring onions, early zucchini, and fresh herbs is what they're proud of.  It isn't all bargain priced, but the quality is worth the extra dollar. You can find it on 18th and Columbia Rd.
Georgetown Farmers Market is an ideal Saturday routine for anyone. Take advantage of the Market Punch Card Program, where you visit an event tent and get your punch card.  You can get a punch every time you visit any one of their markets and then trade it for discounts from your favorite vendors.  It's located at 26th and O St in Georgetown.

Take a day trip to Stone Mountain Vineyards!