Friday, September 3, 2010

Farmers' Markets

Local markets are a lot of fun to go to, especially during summer and fall. I am very picky about produce, and I like to know what I'm getting when I buy it. Going to local markets are great because you get to meet the people who might have grown/harvested the produce, and you know what's in it and if they used chemicals or anything else like that. It's also good for the local's just really good in general to support local farmers and others selling things they made/produced. One day I hope to be able to set up at some markets and sell stuff of my own, like baked goods, candy, maybe some craft items, etc. Not totally sure yet but it's something fun I'd like to do one day.

Here are some of the best markets (in my opinion), in the area:

Monument Market
First Baptist Church
Monument Avenue and Robinson Street
OPEN-AIR/SEASONAL (Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12 Noon, May-October)!/pages/Richmond-VA/Monument-Market-First-Baptist-Church/117281494969751?v=wall

17th Street Farmers' Market
17th and Main Streets
Richmond, VA
OPEN-AIR/SEASONAL (Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., April 22-December 5; Fridays, 4-8 p.m., May-September)

The Market at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
6000 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA
OPEN-AIR/SEASONAL (Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12 Noon, May-October)

South of the James Market, Market at Forest Hill Park
Forest Hill Park, Forest Hill Avenue & 42nd Street
OPEN-AIR/SEASONAL (Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., May-December)

West End Farmer's Market
Intersection of Gayton Rd. & Ridgefield Pkwy.
Richmond, VA 23238 (April-December)
Wednesday 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 12 noon
Thanksgiving Market: Wednesday, November 24th, 10 am -4 pm
Christmas Market: Saturday, December 2nd 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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