The Dupont Circle farmers market here in the District of Columbia is usually jammed with shoppers on Sunday even during the winter. I made my usual walk there this morning and thought at first the market was closed, perhaps because of the Christmas holiday, or maybe because the weatherman is forecasting a possible snow storm. But when I rounded the corner I saw that the market was indeed open for business–just barely.
Only a fraction of the vendors bothered to set up their tents and they were pretty lonely. And cold.
Look at all these apples. And where you might be pushing your way through crowds to get at them on any other Sunday, today you would have them all to yourself. Pity the poor vendor, who has to stand there in the cold waiting for customers to show up. I wonder when D.C. will have the good sense to build an indoor winter farmers market.
I usually buy my eggs from a lady who drives in from West Virginia. She wasn’t there today, so I wandered over to the EcoFriendly stand. They also sell a variety of meats and poultry from farmers in Central Virginia. I love their pork chops, but they rarely have them.
You could also select from a range of vegetables, herbs and flowers. There was no shortage, for instance, of seasonal paperwhites.
The meat vendors were out in force: pastured, lamb, pork and beef were widely available. Or maybe your tastes run more toward local buffalo?