Wheaton has a farmers market. I have seen it many Sundays, in the “triangle” off Reedie behind the Dunkin’ Donuts. Each time it has consisted of a solitary farmer and her table of vegetables. I cannot verify rumors of additional vendors on certain days at certain times.
Today’s Post food section included an interactive online map of the DC area’s year-round farmers markets. I was irritated, at first, that Wheaton wasn’t included — despite its low farmer-to-market density, Wheaton’s market is nonetheless a market — but then realized that, indeed, only year-round markets were included. Wheaton’s market is open only June through October. I would like to think that, someday, Wheaton could support a year-round farmers market, but I guess we need to start by demonstrating better support for a summer/fall market. Which comes first, more farmers or more consumers? I hereby vow to visit more frequently (i.e., at least once) once it opens for 2010. But I will also return to Eastern Market and Dupont Circle’s farmers market, which are both awesome. Have heard good things about Bethesda too.