NIH Community Markets

Brought to You by the NIH Recreation & Welfare Association

March – October – Tuesdays at Bldg. 10 South Lawn – 10am – 2pm

November – February – Tuesdays at Bldg. 10 South Lobby – 10am – 2pm

Interested in joining our market? Please review the following pages and fill out the necessary information

NIH Farmers Market Agreement 2018– This agreement is not for Jewelry, Clothing and Craft vendors. Please see our Daily Merchant Vending Page for that agreement

NIH Community Market Application

NIH Community Market Guide

Once completed and returned, your application will be reviewed and you will be notified of a decision within 7-14 business days.

Shop from a wide selection of goods including produce, breads and cookies,  olive oils, gourmet pickles, cupcakes, teas, spices, fresh flowers and more. Additional merchants will be added.  Please come show your support. You can expect to see the following merchants at the R&W Community Market this year:

Food Trucks (March – October)

Food Trucks are limited to a select quantity each year. If you are interested in bringing your truck to NIH contact David Browne.  Pre-approved trucks may also be invited to additional NIH events on the NIH Campus.  Events coordinated by the R&W outside of NIH do not require pre-approval and anyone may be contacted regarding interest.

Please note that menu items and prices may change.


Apple Valley

Purchase a variety of apples, apple butters, jams, and ciders. Cash/Check/Charge

Eats & Treats:

RavenHook Bakehouse

RavenHook Bakehouse

Will offer the highest quality of artisan breads, from Cheddar Jalapeno to Rustic Italian, and all-natural sweets like cookies, scones, and pound cakes as well as specialty items for different occasions. Between grain forward breads, seasonal sweets and special jams there is something for everyone.

The Caramel KettleThe Caramel Kettle

Handcrafted popcorn and sweet treats…one batch at a time. We specialize in kettle corn, specialty flavored popcorn, and a variety of seasonal treats that are just right for special occasions, gifts and every day.

Cupcakes Lounge table

Cupcakes Lounge

Has a dynamic selection of cupcakes and confections for any occasion.  No matter what there is always a reason to indulge in the experience of Cupcakes Lounge!  All products are made by hand and attention to detail is as important to Cupcakes Loungeas it is to their customers.  Products contain as much local eggs and fruits as possible.  Cupcakes Lounge looks to give customers the simple pleasures of good taste and reminds everyone…there’s always room for dessert! Cash/Charge – Tuesdays & Thursdays


Eat Ojas

Freshly made energy bars and bites.  Real ingredients, taste, and flavor!  Products are vegan and contain no soy, preservatives, chemicals, dairy, artificial flavors or protein powders.

Chocolatiers Palette

The Chocolatiers Palette

Delicious gourmet fudge and Belgian chocolate. Fudge is preservative, gluten, corn syrup and artificial flavor free. Cash/Charge (Bi-weekly)

Chocolate Moonshine

Chocolate Moonshine

Offers over 40 flavors of Artisan Chocolate Bars, each hand painted with French Cocoa Butter. Create their own personalized 10-piece or 20-piece gift box assortment. All are low in sugar, gluten-free, made with Belgian and French chocolates with natural and organic ingredients, including fresh fruits and roasted nuts.

Health & Nutrition:

All Things Olive

All Things Olive

Focusing on small, family-owned farms in California, All Things Olive offers a wide variety of extra virgin olive oils, along with barrel-aged wine vinegars from Napa Valley and a variety of balsamic vinegars from Italy. Cash/Charge (Returning March 2020)

Randalia Bee Hives

Randalia Bee Hives

Beekeepers from the Eastern Shore. We sell local raw honey, cream honey, pollen, blueberry, orange blossom and buckwheat raw honey. We offer our hand crafted beeswax candles, bar soap, infused botanical liquid soap, beeswax body salves(propolis, emu, neems, mango, lavender,arnica), body lotions, lip balms, tints, salt scrubs, natural deodorants, and organic tea. Please stop by and enjoy are gifts from nature.

Shafa Blends

Shafa Blends

Shafa Blends is a woman-owned, family-run tea and spice company offering hand-crafted specialty tea, spice, herbal, and salt blends in small batches. “Shafa” means “healing” in Farsi; we create blends that make you better.

Pet Treats:

Sweet Paws Dog Bakery

Offering all natural, handmade, limited ingredient treats that are easy to break and easy to eat.  Products have uniquely crafted recipes developed for a variety of dogs’ tastes and dietary limitations. Bi-Weekly beginning January 21st.

Home & Office Decor:

M and M FlowersM&M Plants

A locally owned plant and cut flower business which grows Annuals & Bedding plants, Perennials, and Cut Flowers. Cash/Charge –



produces highly scented and long burning handpoured candles, aromatic wax beads and therapeutic neckwraps made with essential oils.

Special Appearances:

B.L.A.C.K. specializes in licensed Negro League, Tuskegee Airmen, and Buffalo Soldier clothing

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Health and Wellness:

Sang’s Chiropractic and NIH Blood Bank

Jewelry and Misc.:

Lazaro Jewelry, The Fashnique, Bracelet 4 Cancer, LuLaRoe, Nita Creations, Native Spirit, T-Mobile, Distinctive Accessories and Apparel, B.L.A.C.K., HomeFix Custom Remodeling, RareGlo Organic Shea Products, D’s Exquisite Finds, Native Spirit

If you have a suggestion for the market or regarding our current selection, email David at Use the #NIHCommunityMarket on Twitter.

Previous Market Participants:

Crest Hill Bakery/Upper Crust Bakery, District Spice, Dodo Farms, Favor Ceylon Tea, Linda Vista Farm, Otis Farms & Top Shelf Jerky, Shamali Hummus, P&D Island Delights, District Juicery, Thunder Beast, Dave’s Pantry, Licking Creek Bend Farm, Phil’s Dills, Persistence Farm, Tag Team Kitchen, Pinkava Coffee, Magnet Earth Gourmet, DC Dills, 8 MylesLa Moda Fashions, The Body MechanixPNC Bank, Spunkie’s Soul Food, Linda’s Luncheonette, Jammin’ Flava, Feelin’ Crabby, Pasta La Vista Baby, Phat Yummies, NeatMeatDC, and Cajun Delhi.