Who said people who live in cities can’t get farm fresh produce? People in the district do anything for good food! That’s probably why they love the Eastern Market.
Established in 1873, Eastern Market is the oldest fresh food public market in Washington D.C. It’s been in Capitol Hill’s historic neighborhood for over 136 years, so you know it has to be good. All the produce comes from farms in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland. You can find things like fruit, vegetables, bakery, meat, poultry, cheese, dairy products, and fresh flowers.
However, beyond all the edible goods and gorgeous flowers, there are other things to capture your interest. There are over 100 exhibitors of handmade arts, jewelry, and antiques, so there’s something for everyone. There’s even an arts and community center where people hold dance classes, and even wedding receptions.
The only downfall of this place is that there are too many people everywhere you look. It’s not difficult to imagine why, since this is a great place, but it gets rather frustrating at times. However, you’ll be too distracted by all the good things that will leave your bank account lonely, so it’s not even a big deal.
So, don’t wait any longer! This market is open everyday, except Mondays, and it has live music on the weekends. If you have something to buy, or just time to kill, Eastern Market is a great choice.
7th and C Streets, SE,
Tuesday to Friday - 7am - 7pm
Saturday - 7am - 6pm
Sunday - 9am - 5pm
Monday - CLOSED
The historic Eastern Market is just one block north of the Eastern Market Metro Stop on the Blue and Orange Lines
(photo credits: Wikipedia.com)