The Flea Market at Eastern Market is operating under a government issued waiver. During the COVID-19 emergency, the flea market must follow strict safety protocols ensuring that customers are able to practice proper social distancing and staff and vendors alike use protective equipment and follow City and market management guidelines for sales, interactions and proper safety measures.



In order to operate safely, market management will ensure and enforce the following requirements :
 Minimizing queueing and ensuring those in line are at least 6 feet apart
 Ensuring all exhibitor booths are 10 feet apart
 Immediately disbursing groups of people that form in public space near the entrances and exits of the market to reduce the risk of requiring closure of the market

 Ensuring compliance with all public health requirements, including sanitizing and/or hand washing and providing signage on requirements and guidelines
 Providing for a single entrance and exit for a one-way flow of customers, including markings for 6 feet of distance
 Limiting the entrance of customers into the market such that there are no lines of more than 2 customers at the stalls
 Reducing browsing and reducing the number of purchasing options by vendors

At this time, the market is not accepting new exhibitors or hosting performances.

Shoppers will also be reminded to do their part :

 Maintain a 6' distance between yourself, staff, vendor stand employees, and other customers
 Wear a face covering
 If you are sick, stay home
 No pets

 Do not pick up any products, ask an employee to help you
 If you sneeze or cough, do so only into a tissue (immediately disposing of it) or the crease of your elbow
 Thoroughly wash your hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds
 If hand washing is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
 Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
 Be patient, and kind--we're all in this together

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offered by our long standing participants. All have made considerable investments in their businesses and towards making the market experience a rich and enjoyable one.

Market Season Around The Corner!

March 5th, 2021

The Flea Market at Eastern Market Expands Back to 7th St SE
Diverse Markets Management is excited to announce the return of the Flea Market at Eastern Market to pedestrian-friendly 7th St SE starting this Sunday, March 7th!
While the beloved Flea Market has continuously been weathering the Winter spell of unpredictable forecasts and pandemic uncertainties on C St Plaza on Capitol Hill most Sundays in 2021, this weekend will launch the larger seasonal layout and return of many hibernating vendors. The market continues to operate as before, under strict COVID-19 health regulations including mandatory face masks, social distance measures, directional shopping, and a single entrance-exit layout, from 9am - 4pm.

The Flea Market at Eastern Market remains an essential space for small businesses, artists, and creative businesses to safely access the Capitol Hill community. For 38 years, Sundays on 7th St SE have been a quintessential part of the Washingtonian experience.

From vintage fashion to one-of-a-kind artistic impressions, the Flea Market continues to be a creative force for the local culture. Alongside our colleagues in the Eastern Market Main Street corridor, we are optimistic for the improving health, safety and well-being of our entire community.

For regular market announcements, follow the Flea Market at Eastern Market Facebook page, Twitter, and Diverse Markets Management Instagram (@diversemarkets)! 

Farmers Market SW Kicks Off Spring Season April 3rd!

Farmers MarketSW, the popular Saturday morning farmers market in Southwest DC will kick off the Spring season April 3. Throughout winter a handful of farmers and food producers have remained dedicated to providing fresh and healthy food options to the community. The steady support of the neighborhood through sun, snow, rain, and wind has cemented Farmers MarketSW's valuable role on the corner of 4th and M St SW.

In April, we welcome back a full lot of producers, small businesses, and community organizations. COVID-19 health and safety protocols remain a critical part of the market environment, ensuring the continued operation during the city's pandemic fighting efforts.

In April, we welcome back a full lot of producers, small businesses, and community organizations. COVID-19 health and safety protocols remain a critical part of the market environment, ensuring the continued operation during the city's pandemic fighting efforts.

Open 9am to 1pm, customers will be pleased to see the return of Ochoa Farms with their bounty of farm fresh fruits and produce. They join Sandy Bottom Acres and Ashton Farms with locally-harvested produce, gourmet meats, cheese, and eggs. Freshly-baked and handmade pantry items can be bought from Panorama Bakery, Believe n' Bread, Vida Salsas, Al Volo Cucina, and Taegu KimChi. A fan favorite: the griddle will always be hot with breakfast burritos, crepes, and hot coffee from Atlixco's Mexican Grill!

A destination for community-support: Zero Waste and Compost Cab will return with their food waste and compost site, as well as a food collection point for Mutual Aid Ward 6 Food Bank. In June, DC Greens and DC Health will restart the Produce Plus food program, providing fresh food from the market for vulnerable and disenfranchised residents in the neighborhood (Sign ups begin in April). 

The market continues with the much appreciated support of Southwest Business Improvement District. To find out more about the weekly Farmers Market SW, check out our website and follow the Facebook, Twitter, and Diverse Markets Management Instagram! 

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