Here’s a tip for DC residents who find the Dupont Circle farmer’s market prices prohibitive. There’s a produce stand that just started showing up on weekends in the parking lot of the Embassy Row Christ Church (3855 Massachusetts Ave). It’s a farmer from near Charlottesville who apparently used to sell at the Tenleytown market until the fees got too expensive. The produce is beautiful, and the prices are WAY cheaper than at the organized markets. Tomatoes were $1.59 per pound – quite a contrast to $4/lb at Dupont.
I bought two eggplants, two zuchinni, two summer squash, two gigantic green bell peppers, four huge tomatoes, and a white peach, and the total price was $8.50. Along with some of my homegrown red onions, I turned most of those veggies into a huge batch of ratatouille that will be several meals for me.