RFK Farmers Market – Photo Essay

The blue area in the upper right marks the location of the market, accessed at the entrance off of Oklahoma Avenue.

The blue area in the upper right marks the location of the market, accessed at the entrance off Oklahoma Avenue.

RFK Farmers Market – Photo Essay

by Larry Janezich

The RFK Farmers Market opened some 30 years ago under the Mayoral tenure of Marion Barry.  It offers basic produce at cheap prices – plus a few specialty items hard to find elsewhere.  The market is in RFK Parking Lot No.6, open from 7 AM to 4 PM, Thursdays and Saturdays, year-round (unless there is a game at RFK). Below are photos of some of offerings. The spring onions and strawberries are done, but the local greens and squash are being picked, and next Saturday marks the beginning of the tomato harvest.

Beans - Roma, String, and Pole

Beans – Roma, String, and Pole

Bacon, Peanuts and Cracklin's

Smoked Bacon, Peanuts and Cracklin’s

Local Greens - Collard, Kale and Mustard

Local Greens – Collard, Kale and Mustard

Squash - Zucchini, Pattycake, and Yellow

Squash – Zucchini, Pattycake, and Yellow

Ciders, Chow Chow, Canned Peaches

Ciders, Chow Chow, Canned Peaches

Raw

Raw “Green” Peanuts just out of the ground. (Boil 1 pound in a gallon of water with 1/4 cup of salt for an hour or so (three or more for raw peanuts that have dried).

Peaches, Peppers, Cucumbers

Peaches, Peppers, Cucumbers

Vendors at RFk Farmers Market

Vendors at RFk Farmers Market

More Vendors

More Vendors

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  1. Maggie Hall

    A good reminder of a good place! Used to go regularly years ago – but somehow it fell off the shopping radar. Thanks…