Local Produce Washington DC

Local resource for local produce in Washington. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to fruits, vegetables, farms and gardening, as well as advice and content on healthy eating.

Penn Quarter FRESHFARM Market
North end of 8th St., NW; Between D & E Streets
Washington, DC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-December
County
DC

Bloomingdale Farmers' Market
(202) 234-0559
100 Block Of R Street Nw
Washington, DC
Hours
05/16/2010-11/21/2010 Sunday, 10:00 Am - 2:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Meat Or Poultry, Other Processed Foods, Vegetables, Yogurt
Vendors
This Market Has 10-11 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: Yes
Snap: Yes
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: Yes

Stanton & Turner Open Air Farmers Market
Stanton And Alabama Avenue Se
Washington, DC
Hours
June-November
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Historic Brookland Sunday Farmers Market
(202) 526-4848
10Th &Amp; Otis St., Ne
Washington, DC
Hours
May-October Sunday, 10:00 Am - 2:00 Pm
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Mount Pleasant Farmers' Market
(410) 303-0864
3200 Mount Pleasant St Nw
Washington, DC
Hours
05/01/2010-11/20/2010 Saturday, 9 Am - 1 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Nuts, Plants, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 9 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: Yes
Snap: Yes
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: Yes

New Morning Farmers Market
Sheridan School
Washington, DC
Hours
June-March Saturdays, 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

H Street FRESHFARM Market
624 H Street, NE; (parking lot directly across from the H Street Self Stora
Washington, DC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November
County
DC

Eastern Market Outdoor Farmers Market
(202) 478-2429
306 7Th Street Se
Washington, DC
Hours
January-December, Saturday &Amp; Sunday, 7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

USDOT Farmers Market
(202) 366-8932
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
DC

Historic Brookland Tuesday Farmers Market
10Th &Amp; Otis Streets, Ne
Washington, DC
Hours
May-October Tuesday, 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Superfruits from around the World

Back before our taste buds were trashed by an excess of refined sugar,
fresh fruit was the dessert of choice. Today the news about fruit’s health
benefits is very sweet—and the best selections come from all over the planet.

July/August 2007

What’s tasty, healthy and hot, hot, hot? It’s the ongoing trend towards superfruits—nutrient-rich treasures that lend themselves to usage in an ever-expanding array of juices and supplements. Sales of such exotic items as goji, noni and mangosteen (in addition to more familiar produce such as blueberries and grapes) continue to grow as more and more people become familiar with their stellar antioxidant and other disease-fighting qualities. These plant versions of Superman now come from practically every continent except Antarctica, in addition to the myriad islands that dot the South Pacific seas; here Energy Times provides a quick introduction to the most notable of the lot.

Black Cherry: Wild and Wonderful

Where It’s From: Eastern North America
Traditional Usages: Jams and pies (the wood being prized for furniture-making); as a therapy for gout and respiratory disorders, and as a stomach tonic
Modern Research Shows: The cherry’s antioxidants appear to inhibit an enzyme called xanthine oxidase, a major source of harmful free radicals; additional phytonutrients and natural anti-inflammatory compounds are believed to relieve symptoms of gout and other inflammatory arthritis conditions

Pomegranate: A Vitamin C Powerhouse

Where It’s From: The area now known as Iran, from where it spread to the Mediterranean; now also grown in California and Arizona, as well as tropical Africa, Malaysia and parts of Southeast Asia
Traditional Usages: As a refreshing drink and flavoring agent (it was the original basis for grenadine)
Modern Research Shows: Chock full of vitamin C and powerful phytonutrients, this multi-seeded fruit has shown an ability to slow cancer growth in the lab; also being studied for protective effects on the brain and heart, and for its antimicrobial properties

Blueberry: The Ultimate Brain Food

Where It’s From: North America; now grown also in Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America
Traditional Usages: Jams, jellies, and baked goods; leaf tea long used to treat diabetes and urinary tract infections
Modern Research Shows: Having blueberries on the brain is a bright idea—these fruits have helped senior rats keep their mental edge and counteracted the kind of damage seen after strokes; other studies also suggest anti-cancer and cholesterol-lowering benefits

Cranberry: A Bladder’s Best Friend

Where It’s From: Acidic bogs throughout the Northern Hemi­sphere; commercially grown in Canada and the northern United States
Traditional Usages: Kidney stone elimination and as a blood purifier
Modern Research Shows: Keeps bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract, allowing it to help prevent bladder infections; may also interfere with infective agen...

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