Numerous area farmers markets are open with precautions set up for safety. There’s just something about local produce that makes it look and taste better. And when you buy it straight from the person who grew it outside in the fresh air, you know it’s as fresh as possible and that it was grown responsibly. You’ll find that many local markets carry organic produce and meats.
What’s more, by buying straight from the grower/producer of food products, you cut out the middle man and that can mean savings for you. The Richmond area offers many weekly outdoor farmers markets where these individual vendors sell their produce, meats, and many other products.
MARKETS THAT ARE CURRENTLY OPEN
Be sure and visit the Virginia Grown website for the most current list of farmer’s markets and confirm dates, locations, and times since they may change from season to season.
HUGUENOT- ROBIOUS FARMERS MARKET at the Great Big Greenhouse Virginia Grown market featuring locally grown produce, flowers, cheese, bread, meat and crafts. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays year-round. 2051 Huguenot Road.
LAKESIDE FARMERS’ MARKET A year-round market with an indoor pavilion featuring local produce, meat, cheese and handmade items. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Pavilion open year-round. 6110 Lakeside Ave.
1) no pets (this has always been their policy)
2) many vendors are doing advance orders only – check the market’s Facebook page for which are or are not doing this
3) indoor pavilion: all doors (including a large garage style door) are staying open to increase air flow, there are limited vendors inside
4) all vendors have ropes in front of them enforcing distancing – so instead of touching everything, you can ask them about what you see
5) some farmer do not require advance orders – flowers, starter plants (tomatoes, herbs – rosemary, lavender), and vegetables
FARMERS MARKET AT ST. STEPHEN’S Market hosted by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church featuring produce, plants, flowers, berries, eggs, meat, seafood, baked goods, jams, baked goods and handicrafts. 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, April-October. Indoor: Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon, November-March. 6000 Grove Ave.
SOUTH OF THE JAMES MARKET More than 100 vendors, featuring local homegrown and craft products. Must-try donuts.. 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May-October. The vendor list below is for May 9th at Bryan Park, the site until further notice. 8 am – 10 am, drive thru traffic, PRE-ORDERS ONLY. NO GRAB AND GO. Cutoff for cars in line for drive thru, 9:45 am. 10 am – Noon walk thru with controlled number of customers monitored by RMC and Police; this provides food accessibility for all. There will be no children or dogs allowed in the market area. Please contact vendors individually; implementation of online system later in May. Vendors please tag your business. Let’s work together during these uncertain times. Customers are advised to shop as individuals not in groups as much as possible. Customers are required to wear a face cover; gloves optional. There will be no eating or drinking in the market area. Socializing will not be allowed. South of the James Market – 2020 Summer. May 9th Vendor List: 77 West Farm, Amy’s Organic Garden, Auntie Ning’s, Back Pocket Provisions, Ballerino Creamery, Barham Seafood, Black Creek Farm, Brekkie, Bryant’s Cider, Cakes by Jen, Clementine’s Dog Bakery – Drive Thru Only, Courthouse Creek Cider, Crescent Simples, Do The Jerk-ey!, Earth’s Echo Farm, Empanadas Market, Fourteen Acres, Giggle In Pink – Masks Only, Goats R Us, Grammy O’s Sticky Buns, Grit and Glam, Heath Farm, Hog Haven, Hydro-Pure Living Microgreens, JAMs Cakery, Jason Talley Produce, King of Clubs, Kings Produce, Lesley’s Garden, LGs Elixir ,Limeades & More, Matt’s Dirty Pickles, Monique’s Crepes, My Empanadas, NANIH Farm & Garden, Norwood Cottage Bakery – Drive Thru Only, Oak Top Farm, Owl Spoon Water Kefir, Pair-A-Dice Farm, Penn Farm/Norma’s Produce, Phal’s Café, Polpetti Catering, Poor Georgie’s Bake Shoppe, Real Country Sausage, Reyes Farm, Salsas Don Sebastian,, Schofield Farm, Sweet Jane’s Kitchen, Sweet Belle Prepper, Sweeter Days Bakery – Drive Thru Only, Sylvanaqua Farms, Tomten Farm, Two and a Half Irish-men, Village Garden RVA, Walnut Hill Farm Produce, Wandering Cow Farm, Whisper Hill Farm – Drive Thru Only.
ASHLAND FARMERS MARKET The bounty of Hanover county – honey, artisan baked goods, fresh-cut flowers, grass-fed beef, pastured pork, preserves and more. Special holiday markets in November and December. May- Oct. 310 S. James St. To pick up your orders, you will drive through the bus loop of Henry Clay Elementary School on Saturday morning between 9 and 11am. Simply pull up to each vendor that you ordered from and let them know who you are. We recommend making a sign with your last name on it. Pay if you haven’t already. They will have your order waiting for you, and will load it straight into your vehicle. You’re done!
BIRDHOUSE FARMERS MARKET Delectable pastries, bagels, micro greens, berries and more.. 3-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May-November. 1507 Grayland Avenue. Order Online for Curbside Service – https://mailchi.mp/9c…/order-online-for-curbside-serviceThis week, we’ve added optional Curbside Service delivery for those who prefer to remain in their vehicles.
CARYTOWN FARMERS MARKET Locally grown produce, freshly baked foods, crafts, popsicles, coffee and flowers.. 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Sundays, May-November. City Stadium, 3201 Maplewood Ave.
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FARMERS MARKET Local fruits, vegetables, plants, desserts and crafts on the grounds of the Chesterfield County Government Complex. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Wednesdays, May 2-August 29. 6701 Mimms Loop.
GOOCHLAND FARMERS MARKET Goochland Farmers Market is a seasonal farmers market, open on Tuesdays from 3:30pm-7:00pm. One block south of Fairgrounds Road on Route 522, across from the County’s athletic field & parking lot. Seasonal fruits and vegetables,sausage, pastured beef and chicken, plants, goats milk soaps, baked goods, food trucks, live music, and more.
MANAKIN MARKET Manakin Market is one of Central Virginia’s premiere farmers’ markets. With over 50 vendors featuring seasonal vegetables, fruits and berries, honey, baked goods, plants, pastured beef, pork, poultry and lamb, seafood, jams & jellies, micro-greens, pet treats, cut flowers, fresh juices, value added agricultural products, fine artisan crafts, and more. Enjoy live music, chef’s demos, children’s activities and lots of shade under a grove of trees. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, May-October. 68 Broad Street Road, Manakin-Sabot (west of Short Pump).
THE MARKET AT MAGNOLIA GREEN Over 35 vendors offering fresh, local produce and meats, donuts, coffee, prepared foods and unique artisans. every Saturday, May-October. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 17320 Hull Street Road, Moseley.
WEST END FARMERS MARKET Fruits and vegetables, herbs, meat, fish, picked items, spices, soap, poultry, sausage and baked goods. Open 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays, and 4-7 p.m. on Tuesdays from May-Oct., The Lawn at Gayton Centre , the corner of Ridgefield & Gayton Roads, by Ollie’s Discount Market, Richmond, VA 23233 or westendfarmersmarket.com.
DOREY PARK FARMERS MARKET, 2999 Darbytown Road, Henrico, Virginia 23231 – Dorey Park Farmers Market will open its onsite market on Saturday, June 13! In response to COVID-19, expect social distancing measures, the use of PPE, appropriately spaced vendors, one-way traffic patterns, no touch shopping (meaning you can pick your squash and your farmer will bag it for you), and a little bit of a different layout. Other than that, you will find the same smiling faces welcoming you back to the third season of the DPFM!
BERRY’S PRODUCE is a locally owned family business on Route 301 that sells locally grown produce, Montana Gold Bread, Dutch Kettle jams & jellies, McCutcheon’s jams & jellies, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, vegetable plants, potting soil, bags of mulch, flags, and other great items for your yard & garden
BROADFORK FARM FarmStand Saturday (9501 Deer Range Rd, Moseley, Virginia with breads like seed, herb, raisin, rye, baguettes, salad mixes / microgreens / arugula / kale / Sugar Snap Pea Shoots / spinach / cucumbers / flours we milled / honey / 🌱PLANTS🌱🍅 tomatoes, sweet peppers, summer squash, basil, cilantro, parsley, peppermint, lemon balm, oregano, tarragon, Rosemary, lavender, thyme, lettuce, kale.
FALL LINE FARMS is an online market where shoppers order produce, meat, eggs, baked good and wellness products over the weekend and pick up on Thursdays.
CAVALIER PRODUCE is delivering boxes of produce directly to the public.
S.A.M.M. Sprout About Mobile Market brings fresh, local produce to a location near you and delivers produce boxes as well.
BRANDERMILL GREEN MARKET 2020 message: “Brandermill Green Market will not be opening this year since I have been getting several phone calls. I think due to the Covid-19 restrictions and BCA changes, it has been too difficult to organize with the ongoing restrictions. I did want to let people know that Skinquarter Farms is down Hull Street and is still open for strawberries, produce and plants. You can check out some of the community CSA’s or Broadfork Farm’s has a farm stand. Several of our vendors ended up at Magnolia Green.”
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