Market manager Diverse Markets Management has also hosted community efforts at the farmers market this year. Through a program by DC Greens and the DC Department of Health Produce Plus Food Boxes were distributed by DMM and Ashton Farms, providing supplemental food options for the community’s most vulnerable and impacted residents. The program was extended by DMM through October with the support of the Southwest Business Improvement District.
Farmers Market SW Extended Through Year’s End
You’ll be able to get your farm-fresh goods a little longer this year! By popular demand, Farmers MarketSW will continue throughout 2020 on Saturday mornings, becoming a year-round farmers market.
The market re-opened in April to serve the Southwest community, operating under permit as an essential market. Weekly operations have served as a critical site for residents to access fresh and seasonal foods from local farmers and food producers.
Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of 4th and M Streets SW, the farmers market has also become a community destination during the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers have supported of the safe and lively atmosphere featuring high quality produce, seasonal fruits, free-range meats, and a variety of gourmet products from local small businesses. As the seasons change, visitors will also find holiday-relevant goods, Christmas trees, and warm options to incorporate into their Saturday morning routine.
In addition, the community has made weekly donations to the Ward 6 Food Bank organized by Mutual Aid at Farmers MarketSW. Zero Waste DC and Compost Cab will continue collecting compost and food waste weekly, and DMM says they will continue to provide protective equipment and a safe shopping environment for all.