With farm stands broadening their offerings, it’s easy enough to lock down your weekly shopping in one easy stop (and reduce your carbon footprint you beautiful, eco-conscious hippie).
Can I get a kale yeah?
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A note on days and times: farm markets are often independent businesses run by a small team, so times can change. Make sure to check the market’s Facebook and website to confirm open hours.
Chesapeake Farmer’s Market – two locations: Chesapeake City Park, 900 Greenbrier Parkway & Battlefield Park, 120 Reservation Road | Open June 25-Nov 25; Wednesday and Saturday: 8-1
Run by the City of Chesapeake Agriculture Department, these farm markets are your go-to for fruits and veggies, but also ornamentals, soaps, eggs, and local honey. Visit their website.
Wood Orchards Farm Market – 183 E. Mercury Blvd. | Open year-round; Monday-Friday: 9-5 Saturday: 9-4
Lovingly referred to as “the Peach House,” this family owned and operated farm market has been a local’s favorite since 1943. Spring and Summer you can pick your own strawberries; in the Fall bring the family for pumpkin picking and hay rides. Take cash, they don’t take credit. Visit their website.
Downtown Hampton Farmer’s Market – 756 Settlers Landing Road Carousel Park | May – October; Every Saturday: 8-noon
Next to one of the country’s last remaining antique carousels (seriously, there are only 120). Local farms provide fresh produce, eggs, poultry, fish, meat and more. Other vendors include local artists, fresh-cut flowers, fresh baked breads and pastries, crafts, jams, jellies, soaps and candles. Plenty of activities for the kids, assuming you can get them off the carousel ($25 for 25 rides or $2 per ride). Visit their website.
Newport News Farmers Market – Intersection of Hwy 101 and Angle Street | May – October; 9am – 1pm
This year round market stays outdoors while the weather is nice but moves indoors for the Winter. Over 60 vendors offer an array of seasonal produce, art, fresh flowers, nursery plants, jewelry, photography, hot food, fresh pastries, honey, salsas, coffee, candy, crafts (including knits, woodwork, soaps and fine art) and live music. Visit their website, or call them here: (757) 247-2351.
Port Warwick Farmers Market – 3100 William Styron Square | May – September; Wednesday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Five Points Community Farm Market – 2500 Church St. | Thursday & Friday 11-7; Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-3
Located in the historic Norview neighborhood, this market features pop up artisans, live music on Sunday, and several local vendors to help you manage your entire grocery list in one location. Sabrosa Salsas, Seafood Cravers, Kombuchick Tea Bar & Microbrewery, Get Fresh Cafe, Diana Fields Bookstore and Whole-ly Rollers rolls, pies, cookies & more. There’s also a wall of grains and spices and year-round CSAs. Visit their website.
St. Paul’s Downtown Farm Market – 201 St. Paul’s Blvd (Behind Nordstrom) | May-Labor Day; Saturday: 9-noon
This adorable downtown market helps serve two communities by subsidizing the farm market in Tidewater Gardens with “green vouchers.” Fresh vegetables and fruits, free concerts from local musicians, soaps, honey, baked goods, jams, jellies, artisans, nuts, and fresh cut, chemical free flowers from downtown darling Studio Posy. Visit their website.
Portsmouth Farmers’ Market – Northwest corner of High Street & Court Street | Every Saturday: 9-1
This wonderful market works to create events that coincide with the famed flea market and other downtown P-Town events. Come early and stock up on fresh produce, breads and sweets, jams, eggs, seafood, plants and flowers. Farmers specialize in heirloom produce and free range poultry. Potted herbs are from Portsmouth Master Gardeners. Visit their website.
Bennett’s Creek Farm Market – 3881 Bridge Road | Monday – Saturday: 7:30am until 7:00pm; Sunday: 10:00 am until 6:00 pm
For decades this Suffolk staple has provided fresh, locally-grown produce to the Suffolk community and the surrounding cities (tunnel tolls be damned). Grab some fresh roasted peanuts, candies, locally raised meats, jams, preserves, and pickles and candies. Everything you want in a good southern store. Visit their website.
Suffolk Farmers’ Market – 524 North Main St. | May – November; Saturday: 9-1
The Suffolk Farmers’ Market pops up every Saturday in the open air pavilion, behind the Suffolk Visitors Center. Family friendly and deeply connected to the city’s agricultural heritage, it’s a popular outlet for locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, organically raised poultry, fresh eggs and milk, honey and a variety of artisan-crafted goods. Family Fun Days feature special guest speakers and performers, petting zoos, book signings, workshops, crafts and more. Visit their website.
Farmer Franks Farm Market – 6148 Holland Road | Daily: 8am – 6pm
Family owned and operated for 20 years, this adorable farm market/restaurant/antique store will coax you into slowing w-a-a-y down by putting a cold soda and a homemade sandwich in your hand. Good luck getting out without a few jars of jam, pickles, locally raised meats and fresh roasted nuts. Visit their website for times and more information.
Kings Grant Farmers Market – 873 Little Neck Road | Open 1st Thursday of every month; 4-7pm
Come grab dinner with the family from one of our food trucks (including the immensely popular Sofrito, Wrap-n-Roll and Bros Fish Tacos), pick up some fresh produce, and let the kids gets hands-on with their children’s activities. Stock up on baked goods, candies, soaps and lotions, artisan cheeses, peanuts and meats.
Old Beach Farmer’s Market – Parking Lot of CROC’S 19th Street Bistro @ 620 19th Street | May 23 thru October 31: Open every Saturday from 8-noon; November 21 and December 19: 9-noon
Founded in 2008, the OBFM features seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, meats (pork, bison, beef, chicken, turkey, sausages, charcuterie), eggs, seafood, cheeses, a wide assortment of baked goods, artisanal breads, ready made foods from local chefs, soap, and flowers. BYOB (b is for bag). Visit their website.
Cullipher Farm Market – 1444 Princess Anne Road | Daily: 8am – 6pm
Strawberry aficionados say Cullipher Farm is THE place to berry pick. Family owned and operated for six generations, the farm boasts 250 varieties of fruits and vegetables. Stop by or sign up for a CSA. Visit their website for times and more information.
Virginia Beach Farmers Market – 3640 Dam Neck Road | Daily: 10am – 5pm
The Virginia Beach Farmers Market is one of the few markets that’s open year-round. In one stop you can hit the organic grocery, butcher shop, seafood market, dairy and ice cream, florist, candy store, bakery, full-menu restaurant, wild bird store, and home and garden gift stores. Most merchants take credit, but there’s an ATM on site for those who don’t. Visit their website.
Shore Drive Farm Market – 2961 Shore Drive | Saturday: 9-1
Fifteen vendors have agreed to participate, offering seafood, produce, meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods, jam, honey, coffee, clothing and art. This farm market pops up in the former Be-Lo and has already become wildly popular. In addition to food, you’ll find pop-up antique vendors, and family fun activities. Visit their Facebook page.
Williamsburg Farmer’s Market – Merchants Square on Duke of Gloucester Street, between Henry and Boundary Streets | Regular season: Saturdays, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm; Seasonal, Holidays and Winter: 8:30 am – 12:30 p.m.
Organic produce, all manner of meats, eggs, cheeses (don’t miss the fresh goat cheese), fresh flowers, jams, jellies, baked goods, pickles, local wine. Popping up on the regular, with seasonal offerings tailored to the community. Stroller friendly. Visit their website.