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Farmer's Markets in Richmond, VA

Everyone loves a farmers market. If it's fresh from the farm produce you want(and who doesn't), then farmer's markets are your thing. Studies have shown that produce bought at supermarkets travel on average 1500 miles. Surprisingly, organic food bought at supermarkets tend to travel even further.


Buying your produce at farmer's markets has several advantages

- Farmers get to keep more of the money they make by selling directly to consumers and bypassing large industrial food companies

-You know where the food comes from you buy

-It's more GREEN. Food bought in supermarkets has to be shipped all around the country using tons of fuel and resources in the process.

-Buying locally supports LOCAL businesses

-Farmer's markets are a wonderful place to take the family with all the sites, smells and colors.




Here's a list of farmer's markets in the Richmond, Va area.

South of the James Farmer's Market - 8am-1pm Saturdays    Forest Hill and 42nd St in Forest Hill Park


Byrd House Market-  3:30-7pm every Tuesday    S Linden St and Idlewood Ave behind the William Byrd House Community House


Ashland Farmer's Market- 9am-noon Saturdays   11 Thompson St(behind the Town Hall)


Goochland Farmer's Market- 8a-noon Saturdays  2955 River Road West

Market Emporium at Bryan Park- 3-7pm Tuesdays  Bryan Park(Lakeside Ave and I95)

West End Farmer's Market- 8am-noon  Wed and Sat  Gayton Rd and Ridgefield Parkway


17th St Farmer's Market- 3-7pm Wed, 10am-7pm Thurs, 4-8pm Fri, 10am-4pm Sat  17th and Main St

Mike Hogan

Associate Broker

RE/MAX Commonwealth





Comment balloon 2 commentsMike Hogan • August 21 2009 08:16PM


Mike -

Farners Markets are huge here in Northern Virginia with producers coming in from Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia. It's our #1 stop on Saturday mornings.



Posted by Michael Bergin, Northern Virginia Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES ) almost 9 years ago

Michael- I love my farmer's market. And even more importantly- my kids love it. Its always fun to go.

Posted by Mike Hogan, MBA (The Hogan Group at Keller Williams Realty) almost 9 years ago