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Hours: 9 am to 1 pm each Saturday
Location: Mt Pleasant St Plaza, Washington, DC
Dates: April 2, 2016 – Dec 17, 2016
We give Bonus Bucks as part of the Produce Plus Program for SNAP/Food Stamps/EBT and WIC & Senior FMNP! We also partner with the Upper Cardozo Health Clinic to provide Bonus Bucks as part of the Fruit & Vegetable Prescription program. Thanks to DC Greens for that program!
Farmers and bakers sell fresh local fruit and vegetables, flowers, herbs, eggs, meat, dairy products, fresh bread, sweets, and other baked goods.
The Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market is producer-only. That means two things. First, everything you see was raised, grown, produced, made, or baked by the persons selling it. Second, the food is local and regional. Our region includes the five states whose farmland and waterways serve the Washington, DC metro region. We opened in 2003. Click here for a Google Map showing where all the producers are in relation to you!
Held under the trees on our plaza and bandstand, the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market is a friendly and intimate neighborhood market serving the diverse Mount Pleasant community with fresh, local food, including beef, pork, poultry, eggs, cheese, Atwater breads, and lots of seasonal fruits and vegetables. See pictures! We gladly accept EBT, WIC and Farmers’ Market tokens.
Mt. Pleasant’s Got Talent: Famous, soon-to-be famous, and very shy musicians are welcome to perform at the Market. Two slots each Saturday morning, 9 -11 and 11 – 1. Contact Manager@MtPFM.org for the latest schedule to sign up.
Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library offer great used gardening, health, and cookbooks at the Market.
Historic Mount Pleasant offers HMP shopping bags and (MtP) oval affinity stickers.
Volunteer at Market! Sign up at our Manager’s Table to help vendors with set up and stocking, conduct surveys, meet and greet, do facepainting, provide personal shopping tours!
Dogs and kids welcome. Donate play items and sturdy books to the Farmers’ Market Play Space.
We donate produce to Loaves and Fishes, a non-profit that serves hot, nutritious weekend lunches to the hungry and homeless in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood. www.loavesandfishesdc.org
Look at all the sweet things folks have said about us!
- Saturday mornings are often the highlight of my week because of the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market in Washington DC. The producers are all friendly and helpful – providing recipes, storage tips, detailed explanations of their production processes and more. The market supports low income residents in our community by accepting WIC and donating food to local organizations that serve those in need. And everything I buy there is just plain amazing.
- It is easy for many to get to by walking, very friendly, different every week, great variety, very vibrant.
- It’s just big enough to have variety, but small enough to feel intimate. It’s got a great local, neighborhood vibe and some great farmers who show up rain or shine. …but please don’t tell too many people! 🙂
- The Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market in my neighborhood of Washington, D.C., is one of my favorite aspects of city living. Each Saturday, cheerful yet grimy farmers trek into the city to sell the freshest vegetables, fruits and greens imaginable, as well as bread items, dairy products, free-range and organic meat, and gardening starts. I feel good knowing I’m supporting a local farming economy, meeting my neighbors, and eating healthier all at the same time.
- Mount Pleasant is a little village in the midst of Washington, and the farmers’ market helps foster that feeling. Strolling through the market, running into neighbors, and then shopping at the local stores on Mt Pleasant St makes for a perfect Saturday morning. And the great selection really helps keep me thinking of new and healthy dishes to cook.
- This market rocks! Literally. They have music in addition to wonderful vendors.
- Lively community – local music, bike clinic, great food and the most colorful and friendly manager!
- Mt Pleasant Farmers’ Market – Washington DC. Apart from the great produce, bread, and plants, this farmers market has a real sense of community. I always bump into friends and neighbors while I am there. There is a free bike clinic and also great local musical acts keep things lively.
- The Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market is the highlight of our weeks from April to December. In this DC enclave, it’s a chance to see the same folks week after week and build up the social capital of our neighborhood. Go a few weeks in a row, and you’ll get to know the farmers and your neighbors. There’s always something extra to do there, like a bike clinic, some live music, or the Main Street development booth. There’s nothing in our neighborhood like Farmers’ Market day on Saturdays. Getting all of the fresh, local food is certainly the best reason to go, but it’s a fundamental part of our neighborhood’s DNA.
- The selection, the people, the place.
- Mt. Pleasant’s Farmers Market always has a great music band going on. It is really quiet and reasonably priced.
- The produce is gorgeous and it brings the whole community out on Saturdays. It also allows us cityfolk to support the kind of farms that should thrive throughout the country. I love strolling through to look at the beautiful foods, listen to the music and see the neighborhood appreciate the finest things in life — good food, a sunny morning and good neighbors.
- Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market. It’s my lively, lovely, vibrant neighborhood market!
- The Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market is just the right size — I can buy everything that’s in season, but it’s not so huge and overwhelming that I can’t get to know the farmers. Our farmers’ market director sends out an email about what’s coming each week, and I start getting hungry then!
- The Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market’s charm extends far beyond the fresh fruits and vegetables. It serves as a meeting place for community members – I have only been in DC for two months, and when I was at the Farmers Market last weekend, I saw most of the people I know in the neighborhood. It brings together a diverse group of people and attracts people to the local shops. Furthermore, the music and bike clinic add a warm, friendly atmosphere, exuding the energy of a healthy, environmentally friendly way of life.
- The Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market is one of the best things about weekends in Mount Pleasant. In addition to the wonderful produce and goodies we are lucky to have available to us for purchase, it’s great to see so many neighbors enjoying their weekend, too! What a great addition to our neighborhood!
- It’s fun, has the freshest produce, and creates a great community of neighbors and families looking for a little bit of happiness every Saturday morning.