225 7th Street SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
In the historic Capitol Hill area of Washington, D.C. , the Eastern Market has food, community events and farm-fresh produce and local artisan crafts on the weekends. The Eastern Market is truly a community hub.
Indoor merchants offer produce, flowers, baked good and deli products in the South Hall Market. On Tuesdays, the farmers sell their local produce from 3-7 pm. An open-air venue that was designed for local farmers is the Weekend Farmers' Line area. There is also space on the weekends for the outdoor market for local artists and antique vendors. Lastly, there is an arts and community center where locals organize meetings, receptions and classes.
In the original plans dating back to 1791, Pierre L'Enfant designed areas for local markets. Adolf Cluss modeled the Eastern Market from this plan in 1873. This architect also were involved in the design of the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building. The original Eastern Market building is registered as a National Historic Landmark. It is one of the most historic market buildings in D.C. and has retained its original function.