With more focus today on farm-to-fork options, eating healthier, and purchasing more natural ingredients growing in popularity, many people are heading back to traditional outdoor markets for their food. Fortunately for 2001 Clarendon residents, there are several top farmers markets in Arlington. Here are a few notable venues for shoppers to buy fresh products, along with some pro-tips for getting the best ones.
Arlington Farmers Market
Part of the Community Foodworks program, the Arlington Farmers Market, located less than half a mile from 2001 Clarendon, is open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. January through April and 8:00 a.m. to noon May through December. There is a long list of vendors appearing and showcasing their products at the corner of N. 14th Street and N. Courthouse Road.
Shopping Tip: Many vendors will offer discounts when buying in bulk or larger quantities, so consider pooling resources with friends, family members, neighbors, and more to take advantage of these deals. This will also help to ensure products remain fresher until they will be used or consumed.
Columbia Pike Farmers Market
Open year-round on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Columbia Pike Farmers Market is another one of the top farmers’ markets in Arlington. You can find it at the intersection of Market Reed Drive and Columbia Pike. For over 200 years, “the Pike” has served as the preferred “farm-to-market” route to our nation’s capital. This tradition continues with a community atmosphere at this namesake and historic marketplace.
Shopping Tip: With multiple vendors available at these outdoors markets, take the time to stroll through the grounds looking for the freshest and best deals on the products. Haggling is often a part of this experience and armed with the knowledge of better prices from other providers, you’ll fit right in and have a better chance of coming out with what you want.
Westover Farmers Market
The Westover Farmers Market offers fresh products from their namesake farm and other sellers in a 125-mile radius. Open on Sundays at 1644 N. McKinley Road in Arlington, Westover operates from 8:00 until noon from May through November and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. December through April. Beginning in February of 2020 Westover is offering online ordering for consumers to pay for chosen products during the week and pick up their purchases on the following Sunday.
Shopping Tip: Especially during warmer months when many markets will often open earlier, arrive ASAP to get the best selection and freshest ingredients available from vendors.
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