Local Food Resources for Northern Virginia … and the greater Chesapeake Bay Foodshed
In Season, Early Spring (April): ramps, asparagus, morels, pea shoots, strawberries (yes, early!!).
Northern Virginia Farmers Markets Schedule:
**NOTE** I am in the process of verifying locations/times for 2012. Please double check the listed websites to confirm. Fairfax County markets open the first week in May.
Alexandria Markets: West End and Upper King Street open the first week of May. Del Ray and Old Town are year round. http://alexandriava.gov/FarmersMarket
Arlington Markets: Arlington/Courthouse, Clarendon and Columbia Pike are open year round. Ballston and Crystal City open in May (May 18 for Crystal City). http://www.arlingtonva.us/portals/topics/FarmersMarkets.aspx
Fairfax County Markets: most open the first week of May. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/wp-farm-mkt.htm
Loudoun County Markets: Leesburg market is open year-round, the others open the first week of May. http://www.loudounfarmersmarkets.org/index.php
Smart Markets (Fairfax/Loudoun Counties): Oakton is open year-round, the others open between April 17 and May 13. http://smartmarkets.org/our-markets.html
* Color coded. Alexandria = blue, Arlington = green, Fairfax County = orange, Loudoun County = purple.
Mount Vernon Farmers Market, Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane (Tuesdays, 8am-12noon, through Nov.)
Fairfax Farmers Market, Van Dyck Park on Old Lee Highway (Tuesdays, 8am-12noon, through Oct.)
Crystal City FRESHFARM Market, Crystal Drive btwn 18th and 20th Streets (Tuesdays, 3-7pm, through Oct.)
Smart Market Fairfax Corner, 11901 Grand Commons Ave. (Tuesdays, 3pm-6.30pm)
Alexandria’s Upper King Street Market at the King Street Metro (Wednesdays, 3pm-7pm)
Smart Market Fairfax, George Mason University (Wednesdays, 11.30am-3.30pm, through Oct.)
Vienna/Oakton Farmers Market, Oak Marr RECenter, 3200 Jermantown Road (Wednesdays, 8am-12noon, through Nov.)
Frying Pan Farmers Market, Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon (Wednesdays, 8am-12.30pm, through Oct.)
Wakefield Farmers Market, Wakefield Park, Annandale (Wednesdays, 2pm-6pm, through Oct.)
Herndon Farmers Market, Old Town Herndon, 777 Lynn Street (Thursdays, 8am-12noon, through Oct.)
Annandale Farmers Market, Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike (Thursdays, 8am-12noon, through Oct.)
Smart Market Reston, The Pavilion at Reston Town Center (Thursdays, 3.30-6.30pm, through Oct.)
Purcellville Farmers Market, 21st Street Parking Lot, across from the train station (Thursdays, 4-7pm until Oct.)
Ballston Farmers Market, Welburn Square, N. Ninth and N. Stuart Streets (Fridays, 11am-3pm, through Oct.)
McLean Farmers Market, Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road (Fridays, 8.00am-12.00pm, through mid-Nov. – closed May 14)
Kingstowne Farmers Market, Kingstowne Town Center near Sunoco station (Fridays, 4.00pm-7.00pm, through Oct.)
Smart Market Centreville, Trinity Center, 5875 Trinity Parkway (Fridays, 3.30-6.30pm, through Oct.)
Alexandria Old Town Farmers Market, Saturdays, 5.00-11:0am in Market Square, King and Royal Streets with free parking in the garage during market hours. (year-round) note: hours change beginning May 1 — will be open 7:00am-noon.
Arlington Farmers Market at Courthouse, N. Courthouse Rd. and N. 14 Street, Saturdays 8am-12noon (year-round, 9am opening Jan. to mid-April)
Del Ray Farmers Market, Mt. Vernon and Oxford Aves. (Saturdays, 8am-12noon, year-round)
Burke Farmers Market, VRE lot at 5671 Roberts Pkwy (Saturdays, 8am-12noon, through Oct.)
Reston Farmers Market, Lake Anne Village Center (Saturdays, 8am-12noon, through Oct.)
Falls Church Farmers Market at City Hall, 300 Park Ave., Saturdays 9am-12noon (year-round, 8am-noon May 2- Dec. 26)
Smart Market Oakton, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd. (Saturdays 10am-2pm, year-round but spring hours, 9am-1pm, begin May)
Ashburn Farmers Market, 43480 Yukon Drive, Kaiser Permanente Parking Lot (Saturday, 8am-noon, through Oct.)
Leesburg Farmers Market, Virginia Village Shopping Center on Catoctin Circle, SE (Saturdays, 8am-noon, through Oct. 31; winter hours 9am-1pm Nov. 1-April 25 )
Smart Market Purcellville, Town Hall, 130 E. Main St. (Saturdays, year-round 10am-1pm, spring hours, 9am-noon, begin May)
Alexandria West End Farmers Market, Ben Brenman Park (Sundays, 9am-1pm, through Nov.
Columbia Pike Farmers Market, Columbia Pike & Walter Reed in Arlington (Sundays, 9am-1pm, through Dec.)
Lorton Farmers Market, VRE Parking Lot (Sundays, 9am-1pm, through Oct.)
Brambleton Farmers Market, 42405 Regal Wood Drive (first Sunday of each month, 9am-1pm, June – November)
Cascades Farmers Market (Sterling), The Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Place (Sundays, 9am-1pm, through Oct.)
See websites for more details and updates to the posted schedules.