Northern Virginia is home to some fantastic farmers markets.
There are so many to choose from that it can be hard to decide which ones to visit. We have put together this list of the best farmers markets in Northern Virginia to help you.
Keep reading to find out which markers have the best range of vendors and produce as well other facilities and entertainment.
1. North Stafford Farmers Market
North Stafford Farmers market runs every Sunday from 7am until 4pm al, year round, and every Saturday in the Spring and Summer months at the same time.
You can find the market in the Staffordboro Commuter Parking Lot on Route 684, just past the intersection of Clement Drive. It is such a popular market that there is a waiting list for all different types of vendors.
It began in 2015 and features over 60 vendors that have small businesses or micro-businesses within 125 miles of Stafford County.
You can find locally grown fruit and vegetables, locally raised meat and organic eggs, and other products like honey, seafood, condiments, pickles, relishes, and baked goods.
There are also other types of products like candles, skincare, home decor, and more.
This is a great day out for the whole family, with art and entertainment as well as excellent shopping. This market is an important part of the Stafford County community and supports the local economy.
2. Old Town North Farmers Market
The Old Town market runs all year round on a Sunday between 10am and 2pm. There is also a Thursday market between 3pm and 7pm that runs in the Spring and Summer only.
The market is passionate about supporting local farms and family run businesses in the area, and it is committed to preserving farmland and rural livelihoods.
There is an amazing range of vendors to browse at this farmers market, including a community market stand, Cold Country Salmon, Harlow’s Cakes, Mom’s Divine Sweet Potato Pie, Luke And Son Global Food, Port City Flowers, Virginia Honey Bees, and TAL Specialty Coffee.
You can also get various gifts and items from Yellow Dot Shop, natural dog treats at Grateful Pup, and sweet treats at Boudin’ Bakery. There are also prepared food vendors where you can get pasties, grilled sandwiches and much more.
3. Oak Marr Farmers Market
The Oak Marr farmers market is a seasonal market that runs from May 3rd to November 8th. The market is on Wednesdays at 8am and closes at noon, but it is best to get there early if you want the best pick of the produce.
You can get Ecuadorian food from Ana’s Twist, specialty artisan food from Audrey’s Kitchen as well as Pau’s delights and Luke & Son Global Foods, freshly baked goods from Baguette Republic or Pinch & Peck, fruit and vegetables from Garner’s Produce and from J&W Valley View Farm, top quality meat from Hog Haven farm as well as hot sandwiches, fruit and cider from Kuhn Orchards, freshly roasted and brewed coffee from Sip Coffee, and seasonal fruit from Woerner Orchards.
4. Abingdon Farmers Market
Abingdon Farmers Market is run by vendors to provide the local community with fresh and healthy produce and to support local businesses. From April through to September the market runs every Tuesday from 3pm until 6pm.
It is also open on Saturdays between 8am and Noon from April through to October.
From November until the last Saturday before Christmas there is a holiday market every Saturday from 10am until Noon. In January, February and March there is a Winter market every 1st and 3rd Saturday between 10am and Noon.
Depending on what time of year you visit the market, you will find various different vendors. The produce is seasonal, and there are also handmade crafted items as well as locally made products for you to browse and buy.
The market is located in downton Abingdon on the corner of Remsburg Drive and Cummings Street,
5. Westover Farmers Market
Westover farmers market takes place on Sundays from 9am until 1pm from December through to April, and 8am until noon in the summer. The market is on the corner of North McKinley Road and Washington Boulevard in Arlington.
The market has been running for a decade and is a successful, bustling market that is a great triumph for the local community.
The market is run by volunteers who help to set up the market to support the vendors. It is an open air market with lots of exciting smells, sounds and sights to take in.
The vendors include local orchards and farms, freshly caught seafood, organic nuts, coffee, olives, mushrooms, honey, and much more. You can also get hot food like empanada, paella and other tasty street foods.
6. Fresh Farm Oakton Farmers Market
This year round market closes for a brief period between December 30th and January 7th, but is otherwise available every Saturday from 9am to 1pm. You can find the market at Oakton United Methodist Church.
There are lots of locals who regularly shop at the market and it has developed quite a loyal following. You can get hold of a great range of high quality, locally grown produce as well as delicious prepared foods from local small businesses.
Whether you are looking for meat, eggs, fruit, vegetables, coffee or baked goods, this market has it all.
This market is part of FRESHFARM, a non-profit organization dedicated to a future of sustainable food.
They connect suppliers such as farmers directly to their customers through markets to reduce waste and pollution and make the products more affordable.
There are two other FRESHFARM farmers markets in Northern Virginia – one in Arlington and one in Fairfax.
7. Herndon Farmers Market
Herndon farmers market is a seasonal market that runs from May 4th to November 9th. It is open on Thursdays from 8am until 12:30pm at 765 Lynn Street in Herndon.
There is a fantastic range of vendors, some of which offer click and collect or pre-order options.
You can purchase baked goods from Baguette Republic and Grace’s Pastries, pesticide free salads from Beanstalk, artisan food from Bites By Sam and Chefs & Foodies, cooking sauces from Chef Eloy, a selection of dried fruits, nuts and coffee beans from Family Of Nuts, delicious prepared food from House Of Empanadas, seasonal fruit and vegetables from J&W Valley View Farm and McCleaf’s Market, honey and beeswax products from Rock Hill Honey Bee Farms, and much more.
8. Dale City Farmers Market
You can find this market in the Dale City Commuter Lot next to the Center Plaza Shopping Center. It is open on Sundays.
From April through to November the market runs from 8am until 1pm and from December to March it runs from 10am until 1pm. It is a bustling and vibrant market, perfect for grocery shopping or even gift shopping.
There are over 50 vendors at the market every week selling everything from locally grown fruit and vegetables, and baked goods to handmade jams and freshly cut flowers.
You can treat yourself to pastries, cupcakes, freshly pressed juices, hot empanadas, jewelry, clothes, skincare, home decor, beauty products, sweets, books, stationary, hand crafted items and much more.
9. Mount Vernon Farmers Market
The Mount Vernon farmers market is also known as the McCutcheon farmers market.
It is a seasonal marker that takes place every Wednesday between April 19th and December 20th and is open from 8am until noon. Make sure you arrive nice and early if you want to have the best pick of all of the fresh produce.
You will be very impressed with the range of products available including seafood, baked goods, fruit and vegetables, dairy products, coffee, meats, and much more.
Some of the most popular vendors are Beechwood Orchards, Arnest Seafood, Great /harvest Bread Company, Honey Brook Farms, King Mushrooms, Linda Vista Farms, Salsa Las Glorias, The Fermented Pig, Three Way Farms, and Valentine’s Bakery & Meats.
10. 4 Mile Run Farmers Market
The 4 Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market is open all year round and is available every Sunday from 9am until 1pm. It is located in the 4 Mile Run Park at 4109 Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria.
There is plenty of free parking and you can enjoy live music and entertainment every Sunday.
There are some amazing vendors at 4 Mile Run market, BB Tea is a female minority veteran owned business offering organic teas. Lopez Farm is a small, family run farm that offers seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Lost Boy Cider uses apples from the Shenandoah Valley to make gluten free and sugar free ciders.
You can also buy plants, cheeses, yogurts, hand crafted pasta, baked goods, hot prepared foods, skincare products, jewelry, candles, home decor and much more.
Shopping at farmers markets is a great way to support small businesses and the local community as a whole.
It also preserves farmland and rural jobs, reduces waste and is better for the environment than shopping at international grocery stores. All of these farmers markets have a great range of products to choose from and would make an excellent day out.
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