The Eastern Market in Washington, D.C. is the last traditional market in the city where people come together to sell all sorts of things, from old campaign buttons, to flowers, to art, to furniture. Of course the aspect of the market that most interest the Too Many Chefs is the food market. Outside the old South Hall you can find produce vendors, selling fruit, fungus and more. Inside is where the butchers join the fruit and vegetable sellers. The place is bustling and smells great.
On Saturday, February 28th, 2004, I was able to visit the market with friends. Here are the best of the photos I took. It all starts with bacon -
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