Everyone living in Arlington homes have the opportunity to purchase fresh produce, grown within 125 miles of the city. Community Foodworks is a local organization focusing on bringing together communities and their farmers. Come down to the courthouse square on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon throughout the year. A wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and prepared foods are available. Summer is the perfect time to head to the farmers market to pick up organically grown vegetables and sustainably raised meat or fish. Don’t forget a few loaves of fresh-baked bread and some cheese, made the old-fashioned way. Pick up a sweet treat to enjoy while browsing the vendors at the market, too. The farmers enjoy answering questions about their wares and can often suggest great cooking methods if you’re trying out something new.
DC Metro Home Owners Can Shop at Farmers Markets All Week Long
Community Foodworks sponsors several markets, each within an easy distance of a DC metro home. They are all easily accessed by public transit or bicycle, too. Farmers accept cash, SNAP benefits, or credit cards as payment. Several of the markets also have programs to match money spent with WIC, SNAP, and Senior FMNP. Be sure to check out Community Foodworks to learn about all their markets and find out how to participate in community supported agriculture.