Fresh veggies and fruits are essential in the summer, and summer in D.C. is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of some great farmers markets.

Here is your guide to three of the best and most popular farmers markets in the city.

Eastern Market

225 7th St. SE, Washington, D.C., 20003 Eastern Market is so much more than just a farmers market. Here you’ll find artisan products, paintings, jewelry, sculptures, even furniture. But what you’ll also find is a large assortment of fresh produce, as well as homemade jams, butters, and spreads. It’s open every Saturday and Sunday year-round, no matter the weather. Check out these top six things to do at the market. [caption id="attachment_10092" align="aligncenter" width="995"]farmer's market Courtesy of Airbnb.com[/caption]

FRESHFARM Farmers Markets

Various locations FRESHFARM is a
“nonprofit that promotes sustainable agriculture and improves food access and equity in the Mid-Atlantic Region.”
Because they’re local, they are able to widely serve the Washington, D.C., area, and have several farmers markets around the city, each one happening on a different day of the week (which can often conveniently fall on a weekday so you can pick up your dinner ingredients on the way home from work or during your lunch break). Some of the locations include City Center, Georgetown, Dupont Circle, and more. See if there’s a location near you, here. [caption id="attachment_10093" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]farmer's market Courtesy of goinggreendc.net[/caption]

14thand U Farmers Market

2000 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20009 The farmers market 14thand U is a seasonal market, operating from late May to mid-November every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., but it’s really fun to be at in the summer. This intersection is known for its bars and restaurants, so make a day of it. Come out in the morning to stock up on produce, taste some freshly squeezed juice and baked pastries, and then hang out on one of the patios with a mimosa or bloody mary. [caption id="attachment_10094" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]farmer's market Courtesy of borderstan.com[/caption] What’s your go-to farmers market in D.C.? Tell us in the comments!

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