The USDA has a farmers market in Washington DC, located on the National Mall. It’s been operating since 1995 and is run by the Agricultural Marketing Services of the USDA. It’s billed as a “living laboratory” for farmers market across the country. The market is open from May 4th through October 26th each year – on Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
How to Qualify to be a Vendor?
You can apply to sell at the USDA Farmers Market if you are a farmer and sell what you grow, or raise or produce on their farm, or if you are a local business that makes products featuring ingredients (75% or greater) sourced directly from farmers and ranchers in the Chesapeake Bay region – including the states of Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia).’
Does the USDA Farmers Market Accept Food Stamps and WIC?
Yes. The USDA Farmers Market accepts SNAP, WIC, and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) coupons.
Are dogs allowed at the USDA Farmers Market?
We are excited to welcome you and your dog but ask that they remain on a leash at all times and must be friendly to people and other dogs to shop at the market.