Location Review: Dupont Farmers Market


Olivia Johnston

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Each Sunday just off of Dupont Circle, various vendors from the DMV area gather to set up a farmers market for D.C. residents. This year-round event is held each week and is cute, attractive to pedestrians, and a fantastic way to start of your Sunday morning. Setting up shop in the heart of the District, vendors set up booths of all sorts, selling items ranging from fresh produce to plants, baked goods, sandwiches, pancakes, flowers, and more. Some of the specialty vendors offer items such as honey, pasta, soup, and pickled goods. One particularly popular booth at the Dupont Farmers Market is Call Your Mother bagels, which consistently has a long line of locals waiting for delicious wood-fired bagels and treats. A personal favorite is a fresh cup of Zeke’s Coffee to accompany a French pastry from Patisserie Poupon

The majority of the goods sold and traded at the Dupont Market are products from local farms and small businesses in the District. Additionally, local residents love the farmers market because it is a convenient opportunity to purchase fresh goods that are often vegan, locally grown, or organic. Locally produced foods are beneficial not only to the consumer, but it also helps support small businesses in the area. Purchasing food from local sources is healthier, safer, and supports the economy of the District. 

The Dupont Farmers market is located on 20th Street NW between Massachusetts Avenue and Hillyer Place. It is open from 8:30 am- 1 pm each week, rain or shine. It is accessible off the Dupont Circle stop of the red line metro. Established in 1997, the Dupont Circle Farmers Market continues to be a unique, eye-catching location where many of D.C. residents find themselves purchasing local produce and goods each Sunday morning. 

More information about the Dupont Farmers Market can be found here: http://freshfarm.org/dupont-circle.html