The FRESHFARM Market features more vendors, longer hours, and four more weeks this year! The market will run each Sunday, August 1 to October 17 from 10 am to 2 pm. Please bring your bags for shopping, and feel free to picnic in the grassy areas around the market. The new playground is open. The market accepts and matches WIC, SNAP and SFMNP benefits.
Dates: Sundays, August 1 to October 17 (12 weeks)
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: The FRESHFARM market is located inside the Georgia Avenue gate just north of Main Drive (adjacent to the Flower Building). Enter at a new pedestrian gate by the Flower Building, off Georgia Avenue. Or, take an immediate right when you enter at the Butternut Street gate.
How to Get There: Parking is limited on the site, so walking or biking is recommended. Some street parking is available inside The Parks gate, and street parking is also available along Georgia Avenue and Butternut Street NW.
Vendor List: Vendors are subject to change.
Cannabreeze: (Aug. 1, 15, 29, Sept. 12, 26, Oct. 10) Cannabreeze is leading the way in providing local, organic, non-GMO industrial hemp products in Northern Virginia. Jeff Boogaard, of Breezy Meadow Farms, is growing, harvesting, and processing tinctures, creams, juices, and edibles with the benefits of full spectrum hemp oil containing CBD (Cannabinoids).
Capitol Cider House: (Aug. 8, 22, Sept. 5, 19, Oct. 3, 17) Located steps from the metro in the heart of DC’s Petworth neighborhood, this cidery creates and curates craft hard cider with modern flavors using farm-fresh produce.
Caputo Brothers Creamery: Caputo Brothers Creamery is a family-owned cheese business located in the heart of the Central Pennsylvania dairy region. Since 2011, they have produced the country’s only naturally fermented cheese curds that can be stretched into fresh mozzarella – just like they learned to make in Italy! Caputo Brother’s whey-based ricotta and aged cheeses are also created in the traditional Italian style (no vinegar, no citric acid).
DMV Empanadas: DMV Empanadas has been serving delicious empanadas, saltados, and chicharones to DC, Maryland, and Virginia since 2014. Brothers Nacho Almaraz and Marco Almaraz source local ingredients for their products and make everything from scratch using family recipes. Their mother, a passionate cook, shared her recipes and techniques with her sons, inspiring them to go into business.
Finesse Essential Body: (Aug. 8, 22, Sept. 12, 26, Oct. 10): Finesse Essential Body provides luxury bath products, made with all natural ingredients, including local goats milk. Owner Kanessa Walker strives to create accessible soaps, lotions, bath bombs and more using natural ingredients, perfect for even the most sensitive skin.
Fresh Off the Roast: Fresh Off the Roast is a small-batch roastery housed inside Qualia Coffee in Petworth. They carefully source coffee beans from around the world, roast them to bring out optimal flavor and sell directly to customers within three days.
Honey Hemp Farm: (Aug. 8, 22, Sept. 5, 19, Oct. 3, 17): Honey Hemp Farms grows specialty crops, tends bees, produces honey, and creates CBD-infused teas, tinctures and more. Farmer Ergibe Boyd, a former diplomat originally from Eritrea, began farming not only to bring the benefits of calming hemp and medicinal crops (like fenugreek) to the masses, but to support her mission to mentor children.
Holly Brook Farm: Holly Brook Farm is located in Berryville, Virginia, and is owned and operated by Mike and Laurel Burner. The Burners come from farming families; they raise heritage pork (large black X Herefords), lambs (Kathadins and Dorpers), pastured chickens (broilers and egg layers), goats, rabbits (Flemish, NZ, Argents), heritage turkeys, ducks (eggs and meat) and rose veal (raised on the cow).
Motherland Kitchen: Motherland Kitchen serves a variety of mouth-watering dishes inspired by African cuisines, as well as African spice blends.
Panorama Bakery: Panorama bakery sells traditional French baguette, breads, and pastries, including scones and muffins.
Pearl Fine Teas: Elise Scott opened Pearl Fine Teas in 2007 to provide high-quality premium tea leaves to their customers. Single-origin loose-leaf teas are sourced directly from family farms in Sri Lanka, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Kenya, and India, with additional ingredients either grown in Northeast DC or sourced locally from farmers, like Mocks Nursery and Toigo.
Pleitez Produce Farm: Pleitez Produce is a family owned farm in the heart of Westmoreland County. Established in 2002, it is run by Alex and Astrid Pleitez with help from their children Joana, Gabriela, Maria and Osiel. With 50 acres of cultivated land they have a dazzling array of produce including tomatoes, tomatillos, beans, peppers, okra, and much more.
Sharrah Orchards: This family farm in Pennsylvania produces tree fruits, apples, strawberries, asparagus, and potatoes. Owner Nathan Sharrah and team also produce fresh apple cider and fruit preserves.
Snarfies LLC: (at market 8/8, 9/12, 10/10) Snarfies is a natural dog treat producer formed in 2015, after the owners received an incurable cancer diagnosis for their lab, Hershey. After experimenting and perfecting their natural treats, Hershey lived twice as long as vets predicted, and Snarfies think their handmade treats with homegrown and locally sourced ingredients had a little something to do with it.
Sweet Pea Farm: (September and October only) A variety of delicious mushrooms.
The Parks at Walter Reed events are sponsored by Children’s National Hospital, Fidelity National Title: National Commercial Services, FRESHFARM Markets, Lime, Primrose Schools, Torti Gallas, and Streetsense.
*Need more fruit and veggies during the week? Stop by the FRESHFARM Produce Stand on Tuesdays, from 11 am to 2 pm, and get your mid-week produce fix. It’s in the same location as the market. Details here.