If you’re like us, you probably look forward to spring and the reopening of Virginia farmers markets where you can peruse fresh produce, flowers, and locally-made wares. But with social distancing rules in place due to COVID-19, farmers markets have had to adjust to follow the current guidelines. However, you can still support your local Virginia farmers markets during this time, as many have shifted to online sales, curbside pick-up, and even delivery services. Shop at these farmers markets and regional farm stores to support small businesses and help Virginia’s farmers make it through this difficult time.
Arlington Farmers Market, ArlingtonHours: pick-up and delivery options vary by vendorCheck the website for more details on individual vendors. Columbia Pike Farmers Market, ArlingtonHours: Online order times vary by vendor. Pick-up Sundays, 8:30am -11:30am at the Fillmore Shopping Center parking lotPre-order your favorite market products online for quick pick-up.Westover Farmers Market, ArlingtonHours: Sundays December through April 9am-1pm; market hours change May through November to 8am-12pmPre-order your favorite market products online for quick pick-up.Oakton Farmers Market, OaktonHours: Saturdays 9am-1pmPre-order through vendors on the website; some offer delivery in addition to pick-up.Mosaic Market, FairfaxHours: Sundays, 9am-2pm April through December, 10am-2pm through MarchPre-order through vendors on the website; some offer delivery in addition to pick-up.Old Town North Farmers’ Market, AlexandriaHours: Thursday evenings; Spring and Fall: 3-7pm; Summer: 4-8 p.m.; Winter: 3-6 p.m.Stay up-to-date about current vendorsonline. The market is open for browsing, and many vendors are accepting pre-orders.Old Town Farmers’ Market, AlexandriaHours: Saturdays 7am-12pmThe market is open for in-person shopping with COVID precautions including a mask requirement, additional distancing between vendors and limited entrances. Although on-site purchases are now permitted, vendors are encouraged to continue to promote pre-ordering and pre-payment of products for pickup at the market or delivery.Del Ray Farmers’ Market, AlexandriaHours: Saturdays 8am-12pmOpen for pre-order pick-up; find a list of participating vendors offering pick-up and their instructions on the website.Old Town North Farmers’ Market, AlexandriaHours: Thursdays 3-7pmOpen for pre-order pick-up; find a list of participating vendors offering pick-up and their instructions on the website.Four Mile Run Farmers’ & Artisans Market, AlexandriaHours: Sundays 9am-1pm Open for pre-order pick-up; find a list of participating vendors offering pick-up and their instructions on the website.Spotsylvania Farmers Market, SpotsylvaniaHours: Saturdays 8am-1pmVendors are encouraging pre-ordering products whenever possible; find more information on the farmers market restrictions on the website.Dale City Farmers Market, Dale CityHours: Sundays 10am-1pmPick-up and delivery available through individual vendors; check the website for a list of current vendors.Farmers Market at Potomac Mills, WoodbridgeHours: Saturday 9am-1pmDrive-thru grab & go farmers market, check Facebook for updates.Long Sunday Market, Stafford Hours: Beginning April 11, Sundays 8am-1pmOpen with COVID restrictions in place; find a list of current vendors on the website.Hurkamp Park Farmers Market, FredericksburgHours: Saturdays 7am-2pmPre-ordering products through vendors is encouraged; for the full list of vendors, visit the Facebook page.Bowling Green Farmers Market, Bowling GreenHours: Beginning March 27, Saturdays 9am-1pmOpen with social distancing and other safety measures in place; check the Facebook page for a current list of vendors. The farmers market also hosts a flea market on the second Saturday of each month, beginning April 17, along Chase Street. Route 639 Farmers Market, Ruther Glen Hours: Beginning May 7, Thursdays 4-7pmPre-orders, on-site orders, and limited pick-up available; no vendor browsing at the farmers market, check Facebook for a list of current vendors. Mount Olympus Berry Farm, Ruther GlenHours: Daily 9am-6pmPre-order, curbside pick-up, and pick-your-own available. Shopping in the Harvest Market store is allowed but social distancing rules in place or order online. Buster’s Market Stand, LadysmithHours: Thursdays & Saturdays, select hoursOpen with social distancing restrictions in place; check Facebook for a current list of products and daily hours.Charity Hills Farms & Beef, Ruther GlenHours: Contact for hoursPre-order curbside pick-up available for locally raised beef; contact via Facebook or call 540-848-5456 to order.M.S. Terrell & Sons Grain & Beef, Ruther GlenHours: Contact for hoursPre-ordered pick-up available for grain and beef; check the Facebook page for a current list of products.Swallow Hill Farm, WoodfordHours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm and weekends 11am-5pmTo place an order for pick-up call 540-735-4642 or shop at the farm store with social distancing restrictions in place; offering grass-fed beef, lamb, pork, free-range chicken, and honey. Warrenton Farmers Market, WarrentonHours: Wednesdays and Saturdays 8am-12pmA market in Old Town Warrenton. Pre-orders can be made by contacting one of the vendors.King George Farmers Market, King GeorgeHours: April through October, Saturdays 8am-12pmThe market will feature a full-range of a variety of products which includes vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, fish, baked goods, herbs, spices, plants, handmade goods, food trucks.Community days are held on the first of every month where crafters and nonprofit organizations are invited.RT 639 Farmers Market, Ruther GlenHours: May through September, Thursdays 4pm-7pmThe market will feature a full range of competitively priced vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, baked goods, herbs, spices, plants, handmade goods, food trucks.
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Old Beach Farmers Market, Virginia BeachHours: Saturdays 9am-12pmOrder online from vendors directly and pick up at the market or ask the vendor to deliver your order curbside; located behind Croc’s 19th Street Bistro at the Oceanfront, check Facebook for a current list of vendors.King’s Grant Farmers Market, Virginia BeachHours: First and Third Thursdays, May through September from 4-7pmPick-up options for pre-orders; check Facebook for a list of current vendors. Farmer John’s Market, Virginia BeachHours: Beginning April 1, Friday-Sunday 11am-4pm, Monday-Thursday online ordering with same-day pick-up, and every other Sunday they host an open farmers market beginning at 4:25pm. Farm and retail store offering locally grown produce, seeds, bedding plants, and more. Online ordering and pick-up available during weekdays. Check their Facebook page for updates on Sunday Farmers Markets and available produce. Williamsburg Farmers Market, WilliamsburgOrder online with pick-up options available. The market has 28 different vendors with products available to purchase including meat, cheese, dairy, honey, produce, prepared food, and more. Check the website for details about ordering and vendors. Smithfield Farmers Market, SmithfieldHours: 9am-12pm Saturdays, April through October. Check the current Facebook event page for a list of current vendors participating in online orders.Carrollton Farmers Market, CarrolltonHours: Pick-up and delivery available, hours vary depending on vendorCheck the website for a list of current vendors participating in online orders.The Harvest Market at O’Connor Brewing Company, NorfolkHours: Biweekly on Sundays from 12-3pm until further noticeFind a current list of vendors offering pre-order pick-up on the website or Facebook page.East Beach Farmers Market, NorfolkHours: Sundays 9-11am until further noticeOnline ordering available from 8am on Saturdays through noon on Wednesdays. Curbside pick-up of pre-ordered products is available Thursdays from 3pm to 6pm. Find a current list of vendors offering pre-order pick-up on the website.Westside Produce and Provisions, NorfolkHours: Tuesdays and Saturdays 10am-5pm, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays 12-5pmCall ahead or email orders for curbside pick-up. Find a list of products and current vendors on the website.Yorktown Market Days, YorktownHours: Saturdays 8-12pm and some special themed markets throughout the yearMarket offering fresh seafood, soaps and hand sanitizers, baked goods, and more. Select vendors will be offering pre-order options. Check the Facebook page for details.Colonial Beach Farmers Market, Colonial BeachHours: Thursdays 9:30-11amDrive-thru ordering and pick-up is located in the parking lot of Rankin’s Hardware Colonial Beach. Offering fresh local produce currently in season from Reyes Farm and Leslie’s Garden, including eggs, asparagus, kale, spinach, radishes, arugula, and plants and flowers. Additional produce and vendors added as the season progresses. Pick-up boxes available starting in May. Onancock Market, OnancockHours: Saturdays 9am-12pmSunday through Wednesday, place online orders and pick up curbside at 20 Market St. on Saturdays.Perennial Roots: Biodynamic Farm & Garden, AccomacHours: Contact for delivery and pick-up hoursPre-order pick-up and delivery available for grass-fed lamb, vegetables, and more through a weekly subscription; call 757-709-8761 or check the website for further information.Copper Cricket Farm, MachipongoHours: Contact for delivery and pick-up hoursOffering vegetables, poultry, and eggs that are raised entirely pesticide and herbicide-free. Delivery for CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) subscribers April through December. Pick-up available daily.Seafield Farm, Cape CharlesHours: Saturdays 9-11am, delivery Saturdays 9am-12pmOffering a variety of fresh vegetables for pre-order pick-up or delivery; check the website for a list of current products. Shine and Rise, PainterHours: Saturdays and Sundays, select hoursPick-up available of eggs, seedlings, vegetables, and more; check the Facebook page for more information.Shockley Farms, Cape CharlesHours: Beginning in April, Open Daily from 10am-5pmPre-order pick-up, order by calling 757-331-1487 or email email@example.com.Whiteravens Nest, Chincoteague IslandHours: Friday through Sunday from 10am-5pm Visit the market to pick-up of fresh local produce, meats, baked goods, and dairy products, or use their online store to have select goods shipped directly to you. Shore Breeze, CheritonHours: Check the Facebook page for current hoursOffering a variety of lettuces and herbs grown hydroponically for pick-up; call 757-350-9270 to order.Picketts Harbor, Cape CharlesHours: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pmPick-up available for a variety of locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables.Mattawoman Creek Farms Organic, EastvilleHours: Contact for daily hoursOffering online ordering and pick-up daily for a wide variety of fresh organic produce; check the website for current hours. CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) subscription only.
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RVAg Farmers Markets, Various Locations in Central VirginiaRVAg has six farmers markets in Central Virginia. Through the online marketplace, customers can order from dozens of local vendors, pay online, and then have pre-paid, pre-packaged products delivered to the market each week for a drive-thru pick-up. Manakin Market, GoochlandHours: Beginning May, Saturdays 9am-12pmGoochland Farmers Market, GoochlandHours: Tuesdays 4pm-6:30pmFarmers Market at Urban Farmhouse, MidlothianHours: Beginning May, Wednesdays 4pm-6:30pmOnTheSquareVA Farmers Market, RichmondHours: May through September, Fridays 11am-1pmPowhatan Village Farmers Market, PowhatanHours: Beginning June through September, Thursdays 4pm-6:30pmSt. Stephen’s Farmers Market, RichmondHours: Saturdays 9am-12pmPre-order pick-up available, check the Facebook page for a list of current vendors. Lakeside Farmer’s Market, RichmondHours: Saturdays 9am-12pm Pre-order pick-up available; check the Facebook page for a current list of vendors.Ashland Farmers Market, Ashland Hours: Saturdays 9am-12pmDrive-thru pick-up of pre-ordered products; check the Facebook page for updates on current vendors.Farm to Family Bus, RichmondHours: Hours varyHome delivery available during select hours; check Facebook page for a list of products and current weekly hours. is doing home deliveryCharlottesville City Market To-Go, CharlottesvilleHours: Wednesday 10am-6pm and Thursday 11am-6pmDrive-thru pick-up for products pre-ordered is available. Check the website for additional details. Farmers Market at IX Art Park, Charlottesville
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Hours: Beginning April 3, Saturdays 8am-12pmOnline ordering for pick-up available on the website, and the farmers market is open with COVID-19 safety measures in place. Mineral Farmer’s Market, MineralHours: Saturdays 8am-12pmFollowing Virginia government guidelines for social distancing and only allowing a select number of visitors into the farmers market at a time. Check the website for current offerings. Nourish Louisa, LouisaHours: Order Monday 6:30pm-Wednesday 3pm for pick-up Fridays 11am-5pm & Saturdays 10am-12pm. Walk-in shopping is available Thursday through Saturday. Online pre-order; onsite requests accommodated during pick-up times as inventory is available. Customers can find a list of currently available local meats, produce, baked goods, and more on the website.Madison County Farmers’ Market, MadisonHours: Saturdays 8am-12pmOffers online ordering and curbside pick-up, place your order with vendors by Thursday at 12pm for pick-up the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month from 10am-10:30am.Darnell’s Garden Patch, OrangeHours: Open select hours dailyLocal Farm Market offering seasonal produce, canned goods, vegetable, and flowering plants. Curbside service and drive-thru service available; check the Facebook page for the latest updates and products.Southard’s Seafood, OrangeHours: Fridays 12-5:30pmMobile fresh and frozen fish and seafood market that offers pre-ordered curbside pick-up off Route 20; check the Facebook page for a full menu and details for pick-up location. Carrington Farm, OrangeHours: Fridays 12-5:30pmMobile Beef and Pork Market that offers pre-ordered pick-up at the same location as Southard’s Seafood; order via email from website or curbside service from Graze Steakhouse Restaurant, check Facebook for latest available products.The Market at Grelen, OrangeHours: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 10am-4pm; Thursdays 9am-4pm Fresh produce, homemade ice cream, and boutique goods available for curbside pick-up.Colonial Heights Farmers Market, Colonial HeightsHours: Saturdays 9am-12pmOpen for pick-up of pre-ordered products. Check the Facebook page for a list of current vendors.River Street Market, PetersburgHours: Saturdays from 9-12pm for pre-ordered pick-upPick-up and drive-thru available during regular farmers market hours, pre-order Sunday-Thursdays; check the website for a list of available vendors.
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Harrisonburg Farmers Market, HarrisonburgHours: Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8am-1pm, April through NovemberOffers pre-ordering through the website and no-contact pick-up in the market parking lot. There are at least 24 vendors which participate and which offer customers on-line ordering to be picked up on Market Day.Dayton Market, DaytonHours: Thursdays-Saturdays 9am-6pmCurbside pick-up available for select vendors, Call 540-879-3801 or visit the website for a list of participating vendors. Woods Edge Farm, HarrisonburgHours: Mondays-Fridays 10am-5pm (closed Wednesdays) & Saturdays 10am-3pmPick-up available, call (540) 466-3622 or visit the Facebook page to order. Seasons Bounty Farm, HarrisonburgHours: By appointment onlyCall 540-908-5399, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website to place an order for pick-up.Overlook Farm and Produce, Mt. CrawfordHours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pmOffers produce, spring annuals, plants, honey, and more. Also seasonally they offer pick-your-own strawberries in the spring, a pumpkin patch in the fall, and a corn maze in the fall. Offers curbside service for a wide variety of local produce. To order curbside call 540-421-6913 or visit the Facebook page.South Street Barn Market, WoodstockHours: May through October Saturdays 8am-1pmDelivery and pick-up options are available and there will be a designated curbside pick-up location along the street. Email email@example.com for more information.Waynesboro Farmer’s Market, WaynesboroHours: May 2 through September Saturdays 9am-1pm; check individual vendor websites for pick-up hours and details.Online ordering; Pick-up at the pavilion at Constitution Park in downtown Waynesboro. Check the website for updates and a list of producers currently selling in the area.Thornfield Farm, BotetourtHours: For April-Thanksgiving, farm is open Tuesdays 3-6pm, Sweet Donkey Coffee location open Thursdays 3-6pm, and Grandin Village Market Saturdays 8am-12pmDue to COVID, only accepting pre-orders (via their online store) for pick-up at the above locations.LEAP Farmers Markets at West End & Grandin Village, RoanokeHours: West End, Tuesdays 3-6pm and Grandin Village Saturdays 8am-12pmWest End and Grandin Village Farmers Markets share an online store. Use promo code ‘LEAP4Local’ when signing up for 3 months free; pick-up at their West End location or at their Grandin Village drive-thru location.Botetourt Farmers Market, BotetourtHours: Beginning May, Saturdays 8:30am-12pmHeld at the Daleville Town Center, limited to 10 customers at time, pre-ordering is strongly encouraged. Check the website for details on ordering and current vendors. Catawba Valley Farmers’ Market, CatawbaHours: May through October, Thursdays 3pm-6:30pmIndividual vendors offer pick-up at their locations; find the most current list of participating vendors here.Historic Roanoke City Market, Downtown RoanokeHours: Open daily 8am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pmThe Market is closed but many vendors are still available for pick-up; find a list of vendors on the website. Designated curbside pick-up parking spots at the City Market’s usual location.A variety of vendors offer locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and plants, plus fresh meats, cheeses, baked goods, and artisan hand-crafted items. Find the current vendor list here.Salem Farmers Market, SalemHours: Saturdays 9am-11amPre-order with pick-up directly from vendors. Check the website for a list of participating vendors.Forest Farmer’s Market, ForestHours: Saturdays 8am-12pmDrive-thru pick-up of pre-ordered products; find a list of current vendors offering pre-order pick-up on the website.Blacksburg Farmers Market, BlacksburgHours: Saturdays 10am-2pmOnline shopping and pick-up is available; find a list of current vendors and information about pre-orders and pick-up locations on the website.Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative, NellysfordHours: Starting May 2, Saturdays 8am-12pmPre-order directly through vendors for drive-thru pick-up; stay tuned to the Facebook page for a current list of participating vendors.Saunders Brothers Farm Market, Piney RiverHours: E-commerce opens March 1, with jellies and other farm market goods available; soft open beginning in April on Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm; summer hours beginning May 20, Monday-Saturday 9am-5pmPeaches, apples, Asian pears, cherries, vegetables, flowering shrubs, and annual and perennial flowers at the farm market, where health guidelines are in place.Seamans’ Orchard, RoselandHours: Select hours beginning in May; check website for current updatesPick-your-own or pre-picked strawberries beginning May, cherries, and blueberries in June; pick-your-own apples on the weekend of September 18-19, 2021. The retail store in Tyro will open sometime in September, exact date TBD.Gathered Threads, RoselandHours: Saturdays 9am-12pmOver 150 varieties of organic herbs and vegetables, homemade salsas, and canned vegetables; order online by Fridays at 10am for pick-up the following day.Critzer Family Farms, Afton Hours: Mondays-Saturdays 8am-7pm, April-OctoberPick-your-own or pre-picked strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries; peaches and fresh produce in season; safety precautions in place due to COVID-19. Farmers Market Now, LexingtonHours: Order online 24/7, pick-up by appointment onlyCheck the website for a list of participating vendors, more added daily.Rocky Mount Farmers Market, Rocky MountHours: Beginning April 3, Open Saturdays 9am-1pmRocky Mount Farmers Market is open to visitors during listed hours with safety measures in place; check website for a full list of vendors. Staunton Farmers’ Market, Staunton
Hours: April through September, Saturdays 7am-12pmOpen for pre-order and pick-up directly through the vendors. Check the website for a weekly updated list of participating vendors.Local Food Drive-Thru, StauntonHours: Pick-up at Newtown Baking Wednesdays and Fridays 3:30pm-6pmPlace orders online for nine local vendors, including Polyface Farms and Ballerino Creamery, Saturday mornings through Monday evenings.Willow Grove Farm Market, LurayHours: Wednesdays-Saturdays 10am-5pmMessage their Facebook page to place your order, open for curbside pick-up only. Check for a list of available vendors, orders take about a day to fill.Lynchburg Community Market, LynchburgHours: Pick-up Saturdays 7am-2pmPre-order through individual vendors, listed on the market’s website; contact vendors directly to inquire about potential delivery options. Restaurants within the market are open for takeout only, Tuesday-Saturday 7am-1pm, call ahead to place orders.
Independence Farmers Market, Independence Hours: Pick-up Fridays from 9am-1pmOrder online between Friday 8pm-Wednesday 8pm and curbside pick-up the following Friday. Wytheville Farmers Market, WythevilleHours: May through October, Saturdays 8am-12pmOffering drive-thru pick-up of pre-ordered products as well as offering walk-up ordering with contactless pick-up. Visit the Facebook page for weekly updates on vendor offerings and pre-order forms.Floyd Farmers Market, FloydHours: May through October, Saturdays 9am-1pmPurchase online and pick-up curbside at the market. Check their Facebook page for a list of vendors and online purchasing options, or contact the market manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.Abingdon Farmers Market, Abingdon Hours: Saturdays 10am-12pmOffering pre-orders through their Facebook page. Communicate directly with vendors, reserve your products, then pick-up at Berry Home Center in Abingdon. Some vendors are also offering delivery, with arrangement through the Facebook page.Marion Curbside Farmers Market, Marion
Hours: Winter Market runs until April 2, second Saturday of each month 10am-12pm; Summer Market runs May through October, Saturdays 8am-12pmMay request curbside pickup if ordering ahead, but the farmers market is currently open to visitors during listed hours. Visit the Facebook page for more details.
Martinsville Uptown Farmers’ Market, MartinsvilleHours: Saturdays 8am-12pm, and beginning in June, Wednesdays & Saturdays 8am-12pmPre-sale only, order through vendors (list available on the farmers market Facebook page) and contact upon arrival at the market; products will be delivered to your vehicle.Halifax Farmers Market, HalifaxHours: Saturdays 8am-12pmDrive-thru pick-up available for participating vendors, which can be found on their Facebook page.Downtown South Boston Farmers Market, South BostonHours: Saturdays 8am-12pmDrive-thru pick-up of pre-ordered products; a list of current vendors available on the Facebook page. All Good Things Farm Market, North DinwiddieHours: From mid-April through Thanksgiving, Monday-Friday 12-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, & Sundays 12-5pmOpen but abiding by social distancing rules, including limiting the number of people shopping at a time. Offers baked goods, jams & jellies, bedding plants, and fresh produce, including vegetables, berries, and fruit. Richlands Dairy & Creamery, BlackstoneHours: Tuesdays-Sundays 11am-7pmCurbside pick-up of ice cream, fresh eggs, and lunch and dinner entrees. Customers may call (434) 294-8259 to pre-order or place an order from your car upon arrival. Find the menu and a price list on the Facebook page.