Sunday at Washington, D.C.’s Eastern Market

by Carol Sacks on August 11, 2014

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Established more than 136 years ago, Washington, D.C.’s historic Eastern Market anchors the Capitol Hill community. Farmers from neighboring states sell their produce and flowers under the tents. Local artisans showcase products as diverse as African art and Turkish towels. Inside, Market Lunch serves breakfast and lunch to locals and tourists, who don’t mind standing in line for buckwheat blueberry pancakes, cheesy grits and fresh, tender crab cakes. Here’s a look at my memorable morning.



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Winifred Lender August 11, 2014 at 10:16 am

What a wonderful tour of the Eastern Market! My mouth is watering for the pancakes at the Market Lunch.


Carol Sacks August 11, 2014 at 10:17 am

Hi Winifred, thank you so much! We’ll have to make a field trip there!


Deb August 11, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Such an inspired capture of summer at the market! I wanted to fill my “basket” with so many of the tempting fruit and vegetables. The vibrant okra and juicy cherries have my undivided attention!


Carol Sacks August 11, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Deb, thank you for your kind words and steady encouragement!


Laura @MotherWouldKnow August 12, 2014 at 7:53 pm

What an incredible tour of that lovely market. I can almost taste the tomatoes & smell the flowers.


Carol Sacks August 12, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Laura, thank you so much! I really enjoyed our visit and hope to get back there again on another visit — I’ll plan to meet you there!


Gail August 20, 2014 at 10:09 am

Gorgeous, as usual, Carol. Makes me miss my hometown.


Carol Sacks August 20, 2014 at 10:15 am

Thank you so much, Gail! We need to coordinate a visit to D.C. at the same time — maybe this fall? xo


Askan August 21, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Very nice post with so many pictures from the outdoor part of Eastern Market. I visited the market couple days later and I saw that Market Lunch had not change their board. I think Eastern Market is pleasant place, not pretentious at all. Your post is now linked within my post as well:


Carol Sacks August 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Thank you very much!


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