Welcome to Diverse Markets Management


Diverse Markets Management (DMM), LLC is a DC-based firm specializing in the development and management of outdoor public exhibitor markets. Principals in the firm are experienced leaders in specialty vending and in managing relations with this unique group of small business entrepreneurs. Members of the DMM team have an experienced and successful history of working together on markets, especially at historic Eastern Market. Key attributes of the team include the manager of The Flea Market at Eastern Market (FMEM), decades of business activity as exhibitors and managers, as well as long working relationships with other stakeholders of the Market. Because our team has actual investments and livelihoods based on vending and deep roots in the city, we have a particularly personal commitment to a market's success. We are strongly dedicated to developing and maintaining a financially sustainable market while enhancing the ongoing integration of a market into the community.



Farmers Market SW

 

Farmers Market SW is accepting applications from quality food and farm businesses for the weekly Saturday market in SW DC. Opening April 6 and running every Saturday from 9AM to 1PM through November 23, the market offers baked goods, coffee, preserves, prepared foods, pasture-raised meats & eggs, and locally grown fresh produce

Now entering its ninth market season, the popular market attracts hundreds of weekly shoppers from the surrounding community and also features live music performances, lawn games, community organizations and more.  The rapidly growing area, including the Wharf, newly completed apartment buildings, and new area amenities over the past year have added critical density -- and the market has grown significantly with new resources and new partnerships. It's a nice neighborhood market that attracts families, young professionals and home-owning seniors in the area. The market also goes above and beyond to offer support to low-income shoppers through various voucher programs and federal nutrition assistance.


For more information or to register for this event, click here.


NoMa Farmers Market

 
DMM, with its partners at the NoMa Business Improvement District, are pleased to announce the return of the farmers market in the Eckington neighborhood of NE DC to launch on Thursday, May 4.
 
The NoMa Farmers Market will be located in one of DC’s largest and newest parks, Alethia Tanner Park, managed by the NoMa BID and its sister organization, the NoMa Parks Foundation.
 
Alethia Tanner Park, located at 227 Harry Thomas Way NE, opened in 2020, and features a host of amenities, including a large lawn, playground, dog park, gardens and a meadow, plaza areas, and a connection to the Metropolitan Branch Trail. The NoMa BID plans and hosts frequent and free special events for the community at the park, which are always well attended by the 13,000+ local neighbors who live in nearby rowhomes and apartment buildings and the 60,000+ workers whose offices are in NoMa.
 
The market will operate on Thursdays from 4-8pm each week from May through October 19. DMM is seeking farmers, producers, and qualified food vendors only for this new venue. Applications are now being accepted.
 
We look forward to launching this new community market in this popular and growing neighborhood in Northeast DC.

 


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The Flea Market at Eastern Market - Saturday & Sunday

 

In addition to our long-running Sunday Flea Market at Eastern Market on both C Street Plaza and the 300 block of 7th Street SE, we are pleased to also continue to operate The SATURDAY FLEA MARKET AT EASTERN MARKET on the C Street Plaza on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Now entering its 39th year of operations, The Flea Market at Eastern Market has operated on the 300 block of 7th St SE and the C Street Plaza each Sunday, year-round.  The Flea Market, previously voted among the top flea markets in the world and which boasted on its 3rd year of operations that it had exhibitors from 5 states, now hosts exhibitors from 5 continents. Though not the largest flea market, it is arguably one of the most diverse in the nation. The Flea Market features arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles, and imports from around the world. Exhibitors are extremely knowledgeable of their wares and many actually make their products. The flea market has been a turning point in the development pattern of Capitol Hill. When it opened, Eastern Market was closed and the streets were deserted on Sundays. Due in large part to the foot traffic created by the flea market, Eastern Market is now a major destination for locals, area residents and tourists.   

Diverse Markets has contracted with 700 Penn/Eastbanc to expand the Flea Market to Saturdays on the 700 block of C Street SE.   Complementing the existing Saturday arts market and farmers market at Eastern Market and on the 300 block of 7th Street, the Flea Market will fill in a vacant area bordered by active restaurants, retail and residential apartments and condos. The market will accommodate up to 45 spaces.

While emphasizing antiques, arts, collectibles, crafts, and imports, this will be a high-quality market featuring a mix of unique products.  Handmade items, artwork, imported handcrafts (Fair-Trade preferred), vintage and antique furnishings and 2 specialty foods are intended.

The market offers one space size. 10x10 spaces are $80 and are oriented in 4 rows on the C Street Plaza.

PREPAYMENT AND A ONE TIME NON-REFUNDABLE $30 APPLICATION FEE IS REQUIRED. The prepayment should be for one Saturday only. It will be either refunded or transferred for use on another Saturday if you cancel 3 days in advance or if we cannot accommodate you. A prepayment does not guarantee a space assignment but will assure a place on our waiting list for the date specified on the reservation if your product qualifies for the market.  We do not confirm reservations. However, we shall try to contact you at least 48 hours in advance of your reservation if we think we cannot accommodate you. Exhibitors must bring their own tables and chairs and overhead protection from bad weather. Spaces are outdoors on brick or stone, uncovered and possibly without shade. Advertised hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Reservations and payment must be made at least 10 days in advance of the requested date. 

INFORMATION and APPLICATIONS are found at www.EasternMarket.net  > Become an Exhibitor page.