DC Farmers Markets - a Spring Primer
As the Spring season kicks off, it starts to rejuvenate the mind. Spring is the beginning of a warmer and greener experience, when the earth springs to life with fresh colors and aromas, and suddenly everything is new again.
Spring is also a great season for farmers markets; if you’ve been around the Washington DC metropolitan area, you’ll know that there are plenty. With the better weather and the freshly grown products, going to a farmers’ market is a welcome diversion.
It’s fun to go through the markets full of organically-grown and visually tempting produce on a mission to create that perfect meal. Everything from the aspect of the products to the connection with the people who brought them to market makes it a wonderful adventure.
Farmers’ markets bring us a step closer to food’s natural origin. Vegetables, meat, cheese, and even artisanal beverages can all be found at a farmers’ market – cheaper, healthier, and in their natural form. They give us a refreshing break from the processed and packaged foods that we’re used to seeing at conventional supermarkets.
Many are inspired by the #MadeInDC movement, as it forms part of the local economy. Farmers put in a lot of effort from their own hands to cultivate their products as healthily and organically as possible, and it’s good to know that once in a while your food is made by real human beings, rather than processed entirely by machines with predetermined mass-market methodology and cost-reduction ingredient substitutes.
Spring certainly brings a lot of things, and award-winning #MadeInDC Chocotenango bars are some of them. Hand-crafted from some of the highest-quality and most natural cocoa beans available, each bar makes us proud of what we do. Several farmers’ market organizers share this vision, which is why Chocotenango can be found at two farmers’ markets in the region.
On Saturdays, you’ll see us from 8am to 12pm at the Old Town Alexandria Farmers’ Market, at 301 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314. During Sundays from 9am to 1:30pm, we’ll be in the Bethesda Central Farmers’ Market at 7600 Arlington Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Have an organic and chocolate-filled Spring!