Reason 239

#239: Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market

I am not a farmer’s market person. Really. I couldn’t care less if apples are organic or not or whether the eggs in my fridge would have had a happy, fulfilling life as chickens. And I really don’t care about chickens or cows. But that’s a whole different story. That’s because I am vegetarian, or pescatarian really. I am also not very much of a cook, which is why I love the Dupont Circle Farmers’ Market.

The Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market is open on Sundays from 9am to 1pm (or something like that). This is wonderful because it means that even if I am not a yoga-mat-toting person, like most of the people there are, I am still dressed in work out clothes because the market is open around the time that I am heading to dance class or coming back from a run. That makes it look like I fit right in, when maybe I don’t. One point for Dupont Circle Farmers’ Market.

The market also has all kinds of food that’s already made or almost-made, which is wonderful for me. My favorite thing is the salmon spread. The people that make it always give free samples, so you can try it. You don’t have to take my word for it. They have a sign about the movie “Contagion” next to the samples. That part kind of grosses me out. Still, delicious food that I don’t have to cook is perfect. Another point for Dupont Circle Farmers’ Market.

These made me feel like a million dollars.

These made me feel like a million dollars.

There are lots of people that sell flowers. There is one lady who wraps your flowers in really colorful tissue paper and then ties a ribbon around it. She does this whether you buy $40 worth of flowers or just one stem, which means when you are having a not-so-great day you can feel like a million dollars for just two bucks. Another point for Dupont Circle Farmers’ Market.

It’s in my neighborhood. Very, very close to me. Convenience is a beautiful thing. Final point for Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market. And bonus point for my neighborhood. I am one of maybe ten* people in the US that lives closer to a farmer’s market than a 7-11.

*I made this number up. Obviously.

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