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Go Shopping at these Local Farmers’ Markets

Going to the grocery store can feel like a chore. So why not make shopping more fun by heading to a local farmers’ market instead? This not only switches up your shopping experience, but you’ll also be supporting local makers and growers. Browse local produce, artwork, and more! If you aren’t sure where to start, we’ve gathered some of the most popular local farmers’ markets for you to visit.

RVA BIG Market

The RVA BIG Market is a great place to spend your Saturday morning! At Bryan Park, vendors gather every Saturday from 8 am to 11:50 am. You’ll want to allow plenty of time to explore all of their offerings! From local meats, vegetables, and fruits to baked goods and more, there’s a lot to see here. In addition to getting your groceries for the week, you can grab a cup of coffee, a bouquet of flowers, jewelry, and more. Mark your calendar for Saturday and head to Bryan Park for a peaceful morning exploring the market.

South of the James Farmers Market

The South of the James Farmers Market is a long-time favorite of Richmond area dwellers. Here you’ll find fresh, local produce, baked goods, crafts, and more. Not to mention, there are food trucks! Be sure to check the lineup for the week. This farmers’ market used to take place on Thursdays at Forest Hill Park, but they’re taking a quick break. Luckily, they’ll be back in business on Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm starting in November! Be sure to keep an eye on the calendar for the first Sunday in November to visit Forest Hill Park.

Saint Stephen’s Farmers Market

Every Saturday from 8 am to noon, stop by the beautiful Saint Stephen’s Church for their farmers’ market! The market takes place 8 am to noon May through September, and 9 am to noon October through April. Choose from a selection of in-season produce like apples, Asian pears, broccoli, grapes, cucumbers, and more. To discover what other produce is in season, consult their availability calendar. Not only will you get to shop around for local produce, but you’ll be able to do so on the beautiful grounds of Saint Stephen’s.

Farmers Market at Urban Farmhouse Midlothian

For a quick and convenient market, head to Urban Farmhouse! Every Wednesday from 4 pm to 6:30 pm, local vendors set up outside Urban Farmhouse, which is just down the street from Center West. Featuring local produce, eggs, breads, and more, this market is the perfect opportunity to pick up quick weeknight groceries while supporting local. Additionally, this dog-friendly market offers live music, delicious dining options, and more.

Huguenot-Robious Farmers Market at Great Big Greenhouse

At the intersection of Huguenot and Robious, head to Great Big Greenhouse for their weekly market! The Huguenot-Robious Farmers Market happens every Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm. Their vendors carry a wide variety of products, like seasonal produce, honey, fresh seafood, country sausage, and other tasty food items. In terms of crafts and artisan goods, they carry homemade soaps from Amelia Soap & Herb Company, handcrafted oyster shells by Shell Yeah!, and beautiful scarves and jewelry from Grabinska Studios. Stop by to shop local and explore!

Whether you need a quick weeknight shopping trip or a leisurely Saturday morning exploration, there are plenty of local farmers’ markets to choose from! Not only will you be receiving fresh produce and unique goods, but you’ll be supporting local farmers and craftsmen.

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