Farmers markets are perfect for people who like to taste the local foods and produce in new cities. In D.C. there are a lot of them, which you can find from a quick Google search. However, finding the markets with a local vibe can only be experienced in person. Strolling across the Duke Ellington Memorial Bridge from Woodley Park to Adams Morgan has become one of my morning rituals. I pass people taking their dogs out for a walk, heading to brunch, and can admire the iconic DC row houses. At the end of the bridge and a little up the road is the Adams Morgan Farmers Market.
It’s a smaller market with a lot of life to it. There are four to five sellers that congregate there on the plaza each weekend, chatting with the regulars and handing out samples of cut-up apples and cider. Trucks line one side of the plaza with tables of produce they brought straight from Maryland, Pennsylvania or Virginia.
If you’re staying near the area, or want to kick-off your morning exploring Adams Morgan, definitely check out this Farmers Market. I recommend buying some fruit, cheese and bread, grabbing a coffee from Philz and hanging out in the plaza or walking back across the bridge to Rock Creek Park for a picnic.
That’s what most of us do before 12 on a Saturday, if we aren’t sleeping in.