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Washington D.C.’s Eastern Market May 1, 2009

Posted by Laura Schwartz in Washington D.C..
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I had some out of town guests stay with me this weekend in Arlington. Since the weather was so beautiful this weekend, I took them into the Southeastern Quadrant of Washington D.C. to the Eastern Market.
For those of you who have never been – GO! It’s a local treasure! Here’s a clip of the history from their website:

“Built in 1873 and designed by architect Adolf Cluss, Eastern Market is the last of Washington’s 19th century markets to remain in continuous operation. It is easily accessible by Metroand adjacent to numerous restaurants and shops in the picturesque Capitol Hill neighborhood.
The South Hall is the last remaining traditional market in Washington. Weekends are enlivened by an outdoor Farmers Market, the Market Festival, an Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturdays and The Flea Market at Eastern Market on Sundays. With all these attractions, Eastern Market has become an Internationally recognized destination.”

There are a ton of local vendors for produce, jewelry, clothing, refinished furniture, local artwork & photography, and “fair food” (i.e. roasted nuts, lemonade, etc.). It also has a large meat and cheese vendor open all week. It’s located on 7th St SE and North Carolina Ave. Open at 9am on Saturday and Sunday.

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