Giving Thanks and Giving Blood

Thanks to everyone who donated blood at the Market at our blood drive in August.  We have exciting news!  The Inova Bloodmobile will be back on Saturday, November 23, from 8am-12pm.  As you enter the holiday season, you can start your giving activities by signing up for an appointment to donate blood at

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Need an added incentive?  Everyone who donates blood at the Market this weekend will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the December 9 Washington Capitals game, courtesy of Mike Dameron and Windmill Hill Design Build.


Donate blood at the Market Aug. 24

Why did the vampire visit the Del Ray Farmers’ Market?  Not blood oranges or Bloody Mary mix, but a blood drive!  The Market is sponsoring an Inova blood drive on August 24 from 8am – 12pm at Pat Miller Square.  The need for blood in our community is constant – it’s an easy way for you to save a life!  Visit to sign up for an appointment and, after you donate, stroll around the market, support our vendors, and buy some healthy snacks.  DRFM 20190824 flyer

Dogs at the Market

We know that Del Ray loves dogs.  After all, they’re practically the price of entry to the neighborhood and we have many, many dog-related businesses on the Avenue and surrounding blocks.  And the Del Ray Farmers’ Market loves dogs, too.  However, we love to have them outside the market footprint.

Our four-legged friends are not allowed inside the market footprint, but many of our visitors tie their friendly, well-behaved furbabies up to the signs and other immobile objects outside the market, while they do some quick shopping.  If you do so, please keep an eye on your pet and be cognizant of the crowds and other dogs.  And don’t forget to pick up a Fuzzy Paws Bakery cookie from The Pretentious Gourmet booth or a beef treat from Smith Meadows!

And if it isn’t your dog, just remember the golden rule of interacting with a dog you don’t know: always ask the owner first!

Farmers Market Volunteer Needed

HELP WANTED! Do you plan your Saturdays around visiting the market? Do you desire to know your market vendors on a more personal level? Do you like getting hefty discounts? Then become a farmers market volunteer!!

We are looking for someone to work the market and manage the website and social media accounts. The time commitment is minimal – one 3-hour shift every 3-4 weeks, and about 1-2 hours per week of web development. The position is flexible – we’re happy to divide duties between multiple volunteers.  No experience necessary!

Please direct message the market Facebook page at or contact us at for more information.


A special announcement to inform our beloved customers that the market will be CLOSED on Saturday, October 1.  Regular market hours will resume on October 8.

On October 1, make your way down to the Avenue for Art on the Avenue, an annual multi-cultural arts festival celebrating our community’s diversity through the arts. The festival will be held rain or shine 10am-6pm.  See you there!