Updated throughout with market hours on opening day and beyond, and physical distancing instructions for shoppers.
The UDC Van Ness Farmers Market is back at a new location – in front of the UDC Student Center at 4200 Connecticut Avenue.
Shoppers should know there will be physical distancing measures in place, and shoppers and vendors alike have to mask up. (More rules below.) There is one entrance to the market, and a booth where you can get more information.
All DC farmers markets have had to reapply for permits showing their plans for protective measures. The market’s student managers so far have permits to operate this Saturday and May 9th. May 2nd hours are 8 a.m. to noon. The market managers intend to return to the regular 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. hours the following week.
As you will see in the instructions below, a new feature is in the works: pre-orders. The market managers hope to have the system in place by May 9th.
Wear a mask
Maintain social distancing (6' distance and mask)
Shop alone (no companions, including pets)
Stay home if feeling ill
Enter the one way shopping queue at the only entrance
Exit the one way shopping queue at the only exit
Ask a volunteer for access to Grab 'n Go queue
Look at menu before you enter the market
Note the pre-packaged and price fixed selections
Note your selections for each vendor
Start with purchases at vendor 1 and proceed to the next vendor until you have reached the last vendor
THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
Places to eat on site
On-site food preparation
FOR PRE-ORDERS (Coming Soon)
Proceed to Grab 'n Go on Connecticut Ave closest to the Metro elevator.
FOR PURCHASES ON-SITE
Enter shopper queue, lining up on Connecticut Ave, end of line closest to Van Ness Street.
NOT SURE WHAT TO DO OR WHERE TO GO?
Ask one of our friendly Market staff for direction.
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