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Natural Awakenings Washington DC Metro

Winter Farm Markets in Bethesda and the Mosaic District

Nov 29, 2016 09:39AM
Even in the dead of winter, local farmers and producers are serving the residents of Maryland and Virginia at two Central Farm Markets, each and every Sunday. During the spring, summer and fall, the market’s founders, Debra Moser and Mitch Berliner, operate four different markets. But while most other markets pack up for the winter, the markets in Bethesda and in the Mosaic District, in Fairfax, keep going strong. Through December 18, the two markets will operate with their normal hours, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. However, starting January through March, the markets will be open from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. In case of severe weather, it is wise to check their website in case of a closure.

A strong sense of community and the high quality, locally grown fresh and prepared food are one reason for the commitment to stay open. The markets aren’t just a place to purchase the week’s groceries but to see friends while stocking the pantry.

Locations: Bethesda Central Farm Market, 7600 Arlington Rd., Bethesda; Mosaic District, 2910 District Ave., Fairfax. For more information about the markets, visit


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