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When choosing neighborhoods many buyers look for perks including access to transit, local shops and restaurants, and neighborhood parks. Another perk – farmers markets! Been to one of our local farmers market lately? With the warmer weather expected (finally!) it may be a great time to visit. Many markets are ramping up with special events and new vendors for the spring/summer season.

Check out our local farmers markets for the most up-to-date information:


Downtown Silver Spring FRESHFARM Market

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The FRESHFARM Downtown Silver Spring Market is the second largest in our network of producer-only markets. This bustling, family-friendly market operates every Saturday year-round and boasts over 45 farmers and producers from DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Come and shop for conventional and certified organic fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meat, poultry and eggs, artisan sweet and savory baked goods, fresh milk, butter, and yogurt, goat, cow, and sheep cheeses, charcuterie, fermented foods and pickles, jams, jellies and sauces, honey, fresh oysters and handmade crab cakes, Maryland-made wines, beers, and ciders, flowers and plants, handmade soaps, and more!

Location: 890 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910
On Ellsworth Drive between Fenton Street and Georgia Avenue, and in Veterans Plaza

Hours: Saturdays, 10 am to 1 pm (Jan. to Mar. 2018)
Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm (April to Dec. 2018)

Learn more: http://freshfarm.org/downtown-silver-spring.html


Takoma Park Farmers Market

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Join us every Sunday on Laurel Avenue in the lovely historic business district of Takoma Park. You’ll find the freshest local, seasonal produce, breads, pasture raised meats, artisan cheese, eggs, baked goods and more from farms located within 125 miles of Takoma Park, MD. Each week, the market is a lively meeting place for residents and visitors. Street performers often set up along the sidewalks and non-profits share info at the Community Corner creating an enjoyable backdrop to market activities.

Location: Laurel Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Hours: Sunday, 10am-2pm, year round

Learn more: http://takomaparkmarket.com/


Bethesda Farm Women’s Market

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A unique, intimate, quirky and festive shopping experience in Downtown Bethesda. The Market features great food, drink and music with artisans, crafts and boutique businesses from around the Mid-Atlantic region. Local vineyards and breweries provide tastings and food trucks offer a quick meal.We are a ten minute walk south on Wisconsin Ave from the Bethesda Metro Station at the intersection of Bethesda Ave. and Wisconsin Ave.

Location: 7155 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD

Hours: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday / Sunday Flea- Outside only / Market Bldg. Open 7:00am – 4:00pm

Learn more: http://farmwomensmarket.com


Kensington Farmers Market

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Every Saturday from 9am-1pm, the MARC Train Station parking lot on Howard Avenue comes alive with vendors selling a wide variety of fresh produce, seafood, meat, breads, olive oil, paella, homemade soaps, cheeses, meat pies, empanadas, cut flowers, cookies and other baked goods.

Location: Historic Train Station at 10417 Howard Ave.

Hours: Open every Saturday year-round, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Learn more: http://tok.md.gov/events/farmers-market/


Eastern Market

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You may be familiar with Eastern Market, but checkout this list of local DC neighborhood markets.  Maybe you can make a market stop part of your next trip to DC!