Mar 27, 2018: Market Season Is Here


It's spring and an annual ritual has become the announcement of outdoor market openings by Diverse Markets Management (DMM), the region's foremost market management company.





First off is the return of Farmers MarketSW, for which DMM is now accepting applications from quality food and farm businesses for the weekly Saturday market in SW DC. Opening April 21 and running every Saturday from 9AM to 1PM through November 17, the market offers baked goods, coffee, jams/jellies, prepared foods, pasture-raised meats & eggs, and locally grown fresh produce. 

Now entering its fourth market season, its second by DMM, the market attracts hundreds of weekly shoppers from the surrounding community and also features live music, performances, lawn games, children's activity and more. 

For more information or to register for this event, click here.   



Next to return will be the Crystal City Crafts Market, our springtime weekly lunch time arts market in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia. Now entering its fifth season, Crystal City Crafts Market will run alongside a Food Truck event on Thursdays, launching May 3 and running through June 28 from 11 am to 2 pm each day.

A diverse mix of art, crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories, bath/beauty and other local and handcrafted products are expected  As an additional draw, live-music and select food products will be part of the programming mix. 

Situated on the wide shaded sidewalk on the 1800 block of Crystal Drive, it is adjacent to the Crystal Shops mall, several popular restaurants and retail establishments. Crystal City Metro is 2 blocks away and there is plenty of public parking among major office buildings, apartments and hotels.  Every Thursday a selected group of food trucks circle adjacent to the market area.

The market is a collaborative effort with the Crystal City BID. Crystal City, Arlington's largest downtown, boasts excellent demographics. 

For more information or to register for this event, click here.


MarketSW, returns to Waterfront Station in SW DC. This night arts market runs  from 4-10 pm on alternate Fridays of the month beginning on May 4 and continuing every other Friday through October 19, 2018.

Situated on the Lot at 4th and M Streets SW, MarketSW will be located among Waterfront Station Metro, Safeway, the popular restaurants Station 4 and ZBurger, and Arena Stage. The location is also just a short walk away from the already popular Wharf development. The market is a production of DMM supported by Waterfront Station and the Southwest Business Improvement District.

A diverse mix of art, crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories, bath/beauty, vintage and antique furniture, furnishings, accessories and collectibles, as well as other local and handcrafted products are offered.  As an additional draw, live-music and select food trucks will be part of the programming mix, as well as an outdoor bar area.

For more information or to register for this event, click here.   


The Flea Market at Eastern Market, Sundays on Capitol Hill, kicked off its 35th anniversary this month. "We're excited to again be entering the spring season; and we do so with optimism because our footprint has regained some of its size due to completion of the redevelopment of our former Hine School location directly across from the historic Eastern Market," said DMM President Michael Berman, "For the first time in several years we are accepting new applications for exhibitors.

In addition to the regained space on a newly-created C Street SE between 7th and 8th Streets SE, the Flea Market also remains on a closed-to-traffic 7th Street SE between Pennsylvania Ave. and C Street SE, where it relocated in May 2015 to accommodate the mixed-use development. It operates every Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.

A recent newsletter outlined more information about both the retirement of longtime Assistant Manager Vernon Burnett and new management procedures, including applications. Read it here.