Where to Find Virginia's Best Farmers Markets

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It’s officially Farmers Market season, y’all! Going to your local farmers market is so much more than just getting groceries. Farmers Markets are a community experience that celebrates the bounty of the land we call home, and boy, does Virginia have some bounty! The Commonwealth is home to 44,800 farms, covering over 30% of the entire state, but despite our rich agricultural history, less than 16 cents of every consumer dollar actually goes to the farmer (source).

You can help change that number by shopping at farmers markets. Buying produce from farmers markets is a great way to put more money in your local farmer’s pocket, and have a good time doing it. It’s a win-win, and there’s food involved. Sign. Us. Up.

Our best farmers market advice? Make a day of it! Most markets have ready-to-eat food available you can snack on while shopping. Get your friends (or fam) together for a mid-afternoon farmers market adventure, and make sure to tag #vafoodie in your Instagram pics of your glorious farmers market haul.

We’ve made a list of our favorite farmers markets in each region of the state. So, check out the list, find your region, and get to it, foodies!

 

Blue Ridge Highlands

Images: Historic Roanoke City Market

Images: Historic Roanoke City Market


Central VA/Richmond

Images: South of the James Market

Images: South of the James Market

Must-Visit:

South of the James Market

Honorable Mentions:


Shenandoah Valley

Images: Broadway Farmers Market

Images: Broadway Farmers Market

Must-Visit:

Broadway Farmers Market

Honorable Mentions:


Southern VA

Images: Southwest Virginia Farmers Market

Images: Southwest Virginia Farmers Market


Tidewater

Images: Cullipher Farm Market

Images: Cullipher Farm Market

Must-Visit:

Cullipher Farm Market

Honorable Mentions:


Northern VA

Images: Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market

Images: Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market

Must-Visit:

Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market

Honorable Mentions:


DC

Images: Columbia Heights Farmers Market

Images: Columbia Heights Farmers Market


Want more farm market goodness? Head on over to our Grow List.