Every weekend Northern Virginians flock to local farmers' markets in search of locally grown foods that stem from our community. Although there are many of them to choose from, some markets have separated themselves from the rest.

Helping you find the best farmers' markets

The Arlington FRESHFARM Market

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As one of the largest farmers' markets in Northern Virginia, The Arlington FreshFarm Market celebrates local food and vendors. 

Located in the courthouse parking lot at 1400 N Courthouse Road in Arlington, visitors can pick up anything from Cold Country Salmon to organic veggies from Potomac Vegetable Farms. 

Make sure to visit Helene and Bernie Gallent, a local Austrian couple that founded Little Austria. The small bakery specializes in traditional Austrian strudels that use only organic and local ingredients. 

Have a ball each Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon while supporting local vendors and getting all your groceries for the week. 

Del Ray Farmers' Market

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Each Saturday, between 8 a.m. and noon, the Del Ray Farmers' Market highlights locally grown foods, like meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit, sauces, baked goods, jams, and jellies. 

If you live in or near Alexandria, make visiting Del Ray Farmers' Market your Saturday morning routine. Not only can you stock up on all your healthy groceries for the week, but you can also grab a cup of joe from St. Elmo's Coffee Club and catch up with your neighbors. 

In the mood for a sweet treat? This Northern Virginia farmers' market features Vera's Bakery that has a wide range of sweets from scones to pastry squares and turnovers. 

The trendy market is located on the corner of Oxford and Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria. 

Community Farmers' Market in Fairfax

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Selected by Virginia Foodie as one of the Best Farmers' Market in Northern Virginia and voted one of Virginia's top farmers' markets by Virginia Living Magazine, the Saturday and Sunday Community Farmers' Market is unlike any other.

This fabulous farmers' market features everything from fruits and vegetables to dog treats and children's toys each weekend, regardless of rain or shine. 

Have a taste for empanadas, sausage rolls, or a grilled bratwurst sandwich? The Community Farmers' Market in Fairfax has all appetites covered.

If you are looking for a present, this farmers' market has tons of gift ideas, like stoneware pottery, handmade soaps, or local candle makers Resfeber Candle who recently added two delicious scents, Ocean Rose and Lavender, to its collection. 

The market, located at 10500 Page Avenue, Fairfax, is open each Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Reston Farmers' Market

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Each Saturday Reston Farmers' Market is held from 8 a.m. to noon at Lake Anne Village Center.

Meet your friends at the market and enjoy your weekend shopping. Find baked goods, meats, produce, and more. Only vendors that grow or create from scratch are authorized to sell their products at the Reston Farmers' Market.

Between 25 and 30 vendors regularly set up stations at the market, and many sell eclectic produce and goods that shoppers usually wouldn't find in a grocery store. 

Vendors stay current with the season, starting with plants, moving to berries, then peaches, and finishing up in December with cabbage and cauliflower. No weekend at the Reston Farmers' Market is the same. But hurry, supplies run out quickly at this quaint little market. 

Northern Virginia Farmers' Markets Support the Community

These impressive Northern Virginia farmers' markets aim to provide the freshest and healthiest options for Northern Virginians. The markets are more than just a place to grab delicious, healthy food; they are a community gathering spot where local vendors are supported, and neighbors become friends.

 

 

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