Information provided by the FRESHFARM Markets website. Updated July 7, 2012
The mission of FRESHFARM Markets is to educate the public about food and environmental issues, and to provide vital economic opportunities for local farmers. We accomplish this through our farmers markets and programs.
OUR FARMERS MARKETS
FRESHFARM Markets is the leading voice for farmers markets in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region, and a national leader in the local-food movement. We strive to build and strengthen the local-food movement in the Chesapeake Bay region, using our farmers markets to create vibrant urban and community places, providing economic opportunities for farmers and artisanal food producers and showcasing our region’s agricultural bounty. We aim to create a sustainable urban-rural partnership that brings the blessings of healthy local food to our communities and sustains the working landscapes that feed us. FRESHFARM Markets operates 11 producer-only farmers markets with more than 110 farmers and producers from 5 states who farm more than 9,000 acres. Our markets attract more than 360,000 shoppers annually in DC, MD and VA.
To ensure the future of farmland in our region, it is essential to spread the word about sustainable agriculture. With this in mind, FRESHFARM Markets runs 5 outreach and educational programs: Chef at Market, FoodPrints, SNAP/Matching Dollars, Gleaning and the Jean Wallace Douglas Farmer Fund. These programs help us to inform residents of the Chesapeake Bay region about the true costs of conventionally produced food versus local, sustainable and organically grown food. They also make fresh, healthy food available to people of all income levels.
H Street NE, DC (est. 2004)
For the 2012 market season, the H Street NE FRESHFARM Market (operating since 2004) moved to 13th Street NE between H Street NE and Wylie Streets. This producer-only farmers market continues to have its family farmers and producers and the addition of Gordy’s Pickle Jar (who comes the first and third weekend of each month). The market is open rain or shine every Saturday, from 9 am to 12 noon through November 17, 2012.
At the H Street NE FRESHFARM you’ll find the freshest variety of local foods, from organic to conventionally grown including fruits and vegetables (Richfield Farm, Blueberry Hill Farm, and Full Cellar Farm), tree fruits and berries (Quaker Valley Orchards), meat and poultry (Cedarbrook Farm and Garden Path Farm), eggs, yogurt and cheese (Full Cellar Farm, Garden Path Farm, and Keswick Creamery), artisan breads, scones and cookies (Atwater’s Bakery), cured meats (Red Apron Butchery), and on the first Saturday of each month small batch gelato and sorbet (Dolcezza).
The H Street NE FRESHFARM continues to host regular cooking demos, live music, and fun activities for children, including monthly visits from Kazoo the balloon twister. The market provides its Matching Dollars program to SNAP, WIC, and Senior FMNP and, in honor of FRESHFARM Markts’ 15th anniversary, we have increased the amount of our free Matching Dollars given to these shoppers to $15 per day.
Saturdays, 9 am to noon (Apr. 21 to Nov. 17, 2012)
Location: H Street NE and 13th Street NE
Nearest Metro: Union Station (Red line). For more public transportation options, see www.wmata.com.
About This Market:
Located in a dynamic DC neighborhood, the H Street FRESHFARM Market is offered to area residents as part of a partnership project with the H Street Main Street Program and the DC Office of Planning. Every Saturday, the farmers at H Street bring the best of their local, seasonal bounty, including handmade cows’ milk cheeses, yogurt, organic and grass-fed meats, fruits, vegetables, eggs, pastries, sorbets, ice creams, flowers and more.
EBT/Food Stamps can be redeemed at the information table for fresh and healthy foods at the H Street NE market. All EBT customers and WIC/Senior coupon customers will receive “Double Dollar” coupons to match their EBT dollars or WIC/Senior coupons redeemed up to $10. For more information, see Nutrition Assistance Programs or download our Double Your Food Stamps flyer.
Atwater’s; Blueberry Hill; Cedarbrook Farm; Dolcezza Gelato; Full Cellar Farm; Garden Path Farm; Gordy’s Pickle Jar; Keswick Creamery at Carrock Farm, LLC; Quaker Valley Orchards; Red Apron Butchery; Richfield Farm