Farmers Market SW - 2024

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425 M Street SW
Washington, DC 20002

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Farmers Market SW is now 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 24, the market offers baked goods, coffee, jams/jellies, prepared foods, pasture-raised meats & eggs, and locally grown fresh produce. 

Now entering its eighth market season, the market attracts hundreds of weekly shoppers from the surrounding community and also features live music, performances, lawn games, childrens activity and more.  The rapidly growing area, including the Wharf, newly completed apartment buildings, and new area amenities over the past years are adding critical density -- and the market has grown significantly. 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.

LOCATION: 4th and M Streets SW, on the LOT SW, Across the street from Waterfront Station Metro, the Safeway grocery store, the popular restaurants Station4 and AllAboutBurger and the Arena Stage. There is plenty of public parking among major office buildings, apartments and the thriving Southwest neighborhood.  
PARTICIPANTS: This is a selected farmers market intended to feature a diverse array of food products.  Products of interest include: local farm produce, dairy, meats, and plants; flowers;  baked goods; preserves & honey; oils & extracts; prepared foods & beverages with special consideration for breakfast items and fresh juice preparation.
SPACES:  10’x10’, 10’x20 double spaces and extended sizes are available.  All participants are expected to display their products in a professional and inviting way.  Individual signage is encouraged.  Tables should be covered.  Vendors supply their own tents, umbrellas, chairs and tables, and other display items.  Limited electricity is available on site.
FEES: Produce vendors:  $30- (10x10) or (10x20).   Producer made Food: $50- (10x10)
AMENITIES: Convenient loading and adjacent parking with easy access to vehicle for storage of products.  Postcards will be provided to advertise the market and extensive neighborhood and community promotions will occur. 
LOADING:  Vendors can unload adjacent to their space.  Free parking is adjacent to the market area. Load-in hours are 7:30-8:30am.  Load-out hours are 1-2pm. 
LICENSES: All farmers and food vendors must have applicable licenses, insurance and farmers must have DC Dept. of Weights & Measures scale certification.  Prepared Food Vendors must submit the following applicable DC certificates for acceptance:
  • Food Protection Manager Certificate and a Department of Health-issued (DOH-Issued) Certified Food Protection Manager Identification Card.
  • Valid Food Establishment License for the commercial kitchen or caters base operation that food vendor operates from.
  • Valid Health Inspection Certificate for the commercial kitchen or caters base operation that food vendor operates from.
  • Valid Certificate of Occupancy of base operation if operating in DC.
  • Valid propane permit issued by the Fire Prevention Division of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, if using propane.
  • Food Vending Business License.
Each vendor is responsible for collecting and reporting DC Sales Tax as appropriate, and must have a DC tax id number if reselling products.