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Get Fresh with These Produce Markets and Giveaways

Maybe what you’re looking for is the freshest thing you can find. Let’s help: Here’s two fresh food markets. One gives away free food; the other is a rolling farmer’s market.

First: Giveaway.Did you know the Department of Parks and Rec hands out free veggies every week from 11 a.m. to noon?

The selection can include Kale, collards, lettuce, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, squash, herbs, flowers, anything that grows!

Giveaways happen until December 15, Weather permitting.


  • Edgewood Rooftop Farm
  • 301 Franklin St. NE


  • Lederer Gardens    
  • 4801 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE                 
  • Street parking available next to farm    


  • Powell Communal Farm
  • 3149 16th St NW     
  • In park between tennis courts & church    
  • Parking lot open

Get more info on the DPR Fresh Produce Giveaways – visit dprveggies.splashthat.com

Mobile Market

But do you want the proteins, too? You should check out Arcadia Mobile Market.

Arcadia launched its Mobile Market in 2012, as a rolling farm stand stocked with locally, sustainably grown foods including fruits and vegetables, herbs, pastured eggs, grass-fed and pastured beef, pork, organic milk, cheese, handmade bread and honey.

It’s specially good for those using food stamps. The Arcadia Mobile Market doubles the value of food stamps like SNAP, WIC and Sr. FMNP. So, $5 in stamps would buy $10 worth of food.

Here’s a schedule until the end of November. they’re open in December and January with a schedule change —check arcadiamobilemarket.org.


Bellevue Library
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
115 Atlantic St SW

Fort DuPont
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
4403 Bowen Rd SE


Chinatown/Wah Luck House
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
800 6th St NW

Anacostia, next to Frederick Douglass Historic Site
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
1500 Galen St SE


3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Evarts St NE & Edgewood St NE

Oxon Run Park
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wheeler Rd SE & Valley Ave SE

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