Eating Local

Great Cookbooks & Markets to Support Your Effort

Are you trying to eat local? Wondering why you should eat local? Fresh local produce meats are better for you because the fruits and veggies haven't been lying around in warehouses for weeks, and animals haven't been cramped in spaces with thousands of other animals.

Local food also usually comes from small farms.

What fruits are in season in this area? Blueberries, figs, grapes, melons, apples, raspberries, pears and peaches.

Here are cookbooks to support local eating:

Local Farmers Markets

Dupont Circle Freshfarm Market
20th St, between Massachusetts Avenue and Q Street N.W.
Sundays: April 5 – Dec. 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Jan. 3 – March 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Eastern Market Outdoor “Food at the Flnea” Farmers Market
7th Street between C Street & North Carolina Avenue S.E.
Sundays, 10 a.m. to  5 p.m.

RFK Stadium Open Air Farmers Market
Oklahoma Ave & Benning Road N.E.
RFK Stadium parking lot No. 6
Thursday & Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
301-325-3762

Petworth Market
Georgia Avenue/ Upshur Street N.W.
Fridays 3 to 7 p.m.

Takoma Park Farmers Market
Laurel Ave between Eastern Avenue & Carroll Avenue
Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.