Published on Friday, August 6, 2010 - 10:54am
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:
- Edible: A Celebration of Local Foods
- Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating From America's Market
- Harvest Eating Cookbook: More Than 200 Recipes for Cooking With Seasonal Local Ingredients
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.
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.