Spring in the Richmond Region usually means beautiful blooms all around and the reopening of local farmers markets where you can peruse fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, prepared foods, and locally-made wares. But with social distancing rules in place due to COVID-19, farmers markets have had to adjust to follow the current guidelines. However, you can still support your local Virginia farmers markets during this time, as many have shifted to online sales, curbside pick-up, and even delivery services.
Shopping at our farmers markets supports small businesses and helps our local farmers make it through this difficult time. (Please note: The dates, times, and ordering methods listed below are subject to change, so please check the farmers markets' respective websites or Facebook pages before heading out to visit).
Ashland Farmers Market
Temporarily at Henry Clay School at Hanover Ave. & South James St.
Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. (normally 9 - noon)
Since 1999, the Ashland Farmers Market has provided a direct connection between local producers and the community. Currently offering drive-thru pickup of pre-ordered products; check the Facebook page for updates on current vendors. To pick up your orders, drive through the bus loop of Henry Clay Elementary School on Saturday mornings between 9 and 11 a.m.. Simply pull up to each vendor that you ordered from and tell them your name. They will have your order waiting for you, and will load it straight into your vehicle.
Chesterfield County, VA
Chesterfield County Farmers Market
6701 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield, VA
Hours: Every Wednesday, May through August, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Visit this quaint, mid-week, market located on Mimms Loop at the Chesterfield County Government complex. Pick up fresh, local produce and goodies like honey, breads, and desserts. Order online in advance here.
Huguenot-Robious Farmers' Market at The Great Big Greenhouse
2051 Huguenot Rd, Bon Air, VA
Hours: Every Thursday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
This is a year-round Virginia Grown market carrying fresh local produce, prepared foods, Virginia-made products from local artisans, pasture-raised beef and pork, local raw honey, fresh-made sourdough donuts, and more.
Farmers Market at Urban Farmhouse - Midlothian
13849 Coalfield Commons Place, Midlothian, VA 23114
Regular Hours: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 7 p.m., May through September
Temporary Hours: Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Drive-thru only
The Farmers Market at Urban Farmhouse (FMUF) is in it’s inaugural season. It's a producer only market, featuring farm fresh seasonal produce, pastured meats and eggs, fruits and berries, honey, baked goods and select artisan crafts. Opening day for FMUF has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they are currently offering an online marketplace, where you can shop online, pay for your order, and pick-up your pre-paid, pre-packaged orders at FMUF each Wednesday at the drive-thru market from 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Hanover County, VA
Pole Green Produce, LLC
6547 Pole Green Road, Mechanicsville, Virginia
Hours: Daily, 8:00 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
The Montpelier Center Farmers Market
17205 Mountain Road, Montpelier, VA
Hours: Tuesdays, 4 - 7 p.m., June 2nd through September 29th
The Montpelier Center Farmers Market is a seasonal, producer-focused market that seeks to connect the community with quality, locally produced and inspired goods.
Henrico County, VA
Dorey Park Farmers Market
2999 Darbytown Rd, Henrico, VA
Hours: Saturday mornings, Pick up at Dorey Park 10 a.m. - Noon or Patriots Landing 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Shop the online market starting Sundays at noon through Wednesdays at midnight, then pick up at Dorey Park 10 a.m.-11 a.m. or at Patriots Landing 10 a.m.-11 a.m. on Saturday mornings. Pickups are drive through, no fuss, no touch! Located adjacent to the Dairy Barn at Dorey Park, the Market's mission is to provide easy access to fresh and nutritious local produce and other high quality products produced by local farms and small businesses. The market encourages and supports local growers, farmers and other producers, and also promotes environmental stewardship and agriculture education through community outreach efforts.
Lakeside Farmers' Market
6110 Lakeside Ave. Henrico, Virginia
Hours: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. - Noon
Effective now through November, Lakeside Farmers' Market is open Wednesdays and Saturdays outside with plenty of space between vendors and lots of fresh air. Customers are asked to please wear a mask. Open year round, the Lakeside Farmer's Market is located under the covered permanent pavilions at Lakeside Towne Center (One block south of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden). They're been offering locally grown produce, meats, eggs, honey, cheeses, hand crafted items and much more since 2008. Check the Facebook page for a current list of vendors.
West End Farmers Market
The Lawn at Gayton Centre, Ridgefield Pkwy & Gayton Rd, Henrico, VA
Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m. - Noon
The West End Farmers Market is home to numerous organic farms with a tremendous selection of seasonal fruits, veggies, grass-fed beef, country sausage, GMO-free eggs, fresh bread, home-made pie, cookies, ice cream, fresh flowers and a lovely assortment of artisan products. Check their Facebook page each week for vendor line-up and pre-ordering information.
New Kent, VA
New Kent Farmers Market
7589 New Kent Highway, New Kent VA
Hours: Saturdays, 8 a.m. - Noon
The second season of the New Kent Farmers Market opens June 13 and runs through October 31. This is a producers-only market, so all vendors participate in growing/making the produce/products that they sell.
Powhatan Village Farmers Market
3841 Old Buckingham Rd, Powhatan, VA
Hours: Thursdays 3:30-7:00 p.m, Drive-thru pickup, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
The Powhatan Village Farmers Market is a weekly seasonal farmers market open from May-September in the Village of Powhatan Courthouse on the grounds of beautiful Bienvenue. It features locally produced fruits and vegetables, pastured meats, baked goods, fine artisan crafts and much more! Opening Day for the Powhatan Village Farmers Market has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, visit the online marketplace, where you can shop online and your pre-paid, pre-packaged order will be delivered to the Powhatan Village Farmers Market each Thursday for pick-up at the drive-thru from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Birdhouse Farmers Market
1507 Grayland Avenue, Richmond, Virginia
Hours: Tuesdays, 3:00 - 6:30 p.m. May-November
This mid-week market offers the best in local produce, fruit, meat, eggs, dairy, baked goods & specialty food products. Market customers are asked to observe social distancing and wear a mask. optional. Online ordering is also available with optional curbside service delivery for those who prefer to remain in their vehicles.
Carytown Farmers Market
City Stadium, 3201 Maplewood Ave, Richmond, VA
Hours: TBA. Hoping to open as soon as possible in May as a drive-through market with online ordering.
The Carytown Farmers Market is a medium scale Sunday market from May to November. It was created to give local farmers, producers of goods, and consumers the opportunity to deal directly with each other, rather than through third parties.
Farmers Market at St. Stephen's
6000 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA
Hours: Saturdays, 8 a.m.- noon April through September (8 - 9 a.m. is currently reserved for those age 65+ and those with underlying health conditions)
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, October through March
Pre-order pick-up available. Check the Facebook page for a list of current vendors.
OnTheSquareVA Farmers Market
Regular location: 1314 East Grace Street, Richmond, VA
Temporary Pick-up Site: The Green Kitchen, 314 N. 25th Street, Richmond, VA
Hours: Fridays, May 1st through the end of September, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Opening day for OnTheSquareVA Farmers Market has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they are currently offering an online marketplace, where you can shop online, pay for your order, and pick-up your pre-paid, pre-packaged orders every Friday at the temporary drive-thru from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. There are over 40 vendors and hundreds and hundreds of products, all locally grown or produced. Please note: The temporary pick-up site for the online marketplace is at The Green Kitchen, 314 N. 25th Street, Richmond (Church Hill).
South of the James Market
Temporarily located at Bryan Park
Hours: Saturdays, 8 a.m.- 10 a.m. Drive thru pickup for pre-orders only. No grab and go; 10 am – Noon: Walk through with controlled number of customers.
The South of the James Market is an open-air, producer-only, year-round market where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items.
Check the Facebook page for vendor list. Customers are advised to shop as individuals, not in groups as much as possible. Customers are required to wear a face covering; gloves optional.