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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has hosted a daytime farmers market along the National Mall for nearly 20 years. Beginning tonight, they’re launching a monthly night market.
From 5 to 8 p.m. on the third Friday of the month through October, local farmers will sell their wares alongside food trucks and vendors from food incubator Union Kitchen. Tonight, Undone Chocolate, Timber Pizza, Pinch Dumplings, and Spoil Me Rotten Dog Biscuits Co. will be on hand, among others. There will also be five food trucks, including DC Loco and Sang on Wheels.
Most of the vendors will rotate throughout the summer, but permanent members of the market will include Urban Butcher and District Cheese. Groups like Capitol Hill Bikes and Rock Creek Conservancy will also have exhibits.
Market-goers are encouraged to picnic on the National Mall, and there will also be live music. (The Foolish Tooks perform tonight.) The market is looking to add beer down the line, but nothing is confirmed yet.
Find a full list of D.C. farmers market here.
USDA Farmers Market Night, 12th and Independence Ave. SW; usda.gov/farmersmarket.