Every spring and summer, the Richmond area blossoms with farmers’ markets featuring local (and often organic) produce, crafts, and wares from our very own Central Virginia farmers and artisans. Choosing to shop locally not only supports your fellow Richmonders but also gives you access to the freshest produce, picked at peak ripeness, sometimes for less than it costs at the grocery store.
As you plan your summer fun, remember that not every pop-up stand has a website or Facebook page. If you see a pop-up or mobile market on the roadside, stop and check it out! And if, despite your best intentions, you won’t make it out to one of the many farmers’ markets around Richmond, you can always join a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) for access to local produce, or skip both the market and the meal preparation altogether by signing up for a local meal prep service that sources local, organic ingredients.
Scroll through our list below to find a farmers’ market in your area, mark your calendar, and get ready for a fun and healthy summer of 2018!
17th Street Farmers’ Market: Thursdays, 4pm – 7pm. Under construction; due to reopen in Fall 2018. Hosting a pop-up market on August 9, 2018 from 4-7pm in celebration of National Farmers’ Market Week. 100 N 17th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Birdhouse Farmers’ Market: Tuesdays, 3pm – 6:30pm. Open May through November. 1507 Grayland Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220
Farmers’ Market at St. Stephen’s: Saturdays, 9am – 12pm. Open year-round (outside April through November; indoors December through March). St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6000 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226
Glenwood Farmers’ Market: Thursdays, 4pm – 7pm. Open June 7 through October 25, 2018. 3000 Chamberlayne Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228
South of the James Market: Saturdays, 8am – 12pm. Open year-round. Forest Hill Park, New Kent Ave. & 42nd Street, Richmond, VA 23225
Tricycle Gardens Farm Stand: Thursdays, 10am – 1pm. Open March through November. VCU Massey Cancer Center (at the intersection of College and Marshall Streets), Richmond, VA 23298?
Dorey Park Farmers’ Market: Saturdays, 9am – 1pm. Open June 2 through October 27, 2018. 2999 Darbytown Road, Henrico, VA 23231
Lakeside Farmers’ Market: Wednesdays, 9am – 2pm and Saturdays, 8am – 12pm. Open year-round. 6110 Lakeside Avenue, Henrico, VA 23228
West End Farmers Market: Saturdays, 8am – 12pm. Open May 5 through October 27, 2018. 12450 Gayton Road, Henrico, VA 23238
Brandermill Green Market: Saturdays, 9am – 12pm. Open May through October. 4900 Market Square Lane, Midlothian, VA 23112
Chesterfield County Farmers’ Market: Wednesdays, 2:30pm – 5:30pm. Open May through August. Chesterfield County Government Complex (near 6607 Mimms Loop), Chesterfield, VA 23832
Chester Farmers’ Market: Saturdays, 8:30am – 12:30pm. Open April through September. 11801 Centre Street, Chester, VA 23831
Huguenot-Robious Farmers’ Market: Thursdays, 10am – 2pm?. Open year-round (outside mid-April through November; indoors December through mid-April). Great Big Greenhouse, 2051 Huguenot Road, Richmond, VA 23235
The Market at Magnolia Green: Saturdays, 9am – 1pm. Open May through October. 17320 Hull Street Road, Moseley, VA 23120
Westchester Farmers’ Market (formerly Powhatan Farmers Market): Thursdays, 4pm – 7pm. Open May 3 through October 4, 2018. 15785 WC Main Street, Midlothian, VA 23113
Colonial Heights Farmers’ Market: Saturdays, 9am – 12pm. Open year-round. 2600 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Manakin Market: Saturdays, 9am – 1pm. Open May through October. 68 Broad Street Road, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103
Ashland Farmers’ Market: Saturdays, 9am – 12pm. Open May through October. 121 Thompson Street, Ashland, VA 23005
New Highland Baptist Church Farmers’ Market: Wednesdays, 4pm – 7pm. Open May through September. 9200 New Ashcake Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116
The Montpelier Center Farmers’ Market: Thursdays, 4pm – 7pm. Open May 3 through October 25, 2018. 17205 Mountain Road, Montpelier, VA 23192
Open Air Marketplace: Third Thursday of the month, 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Open May 24 through October 18, 2018. Broadway and Randolph Roads, Hopewell, VA 23860
River Street Market: Saturdays, 8am – 12pm. Open April 21 through September 22, 2018. 30 River Street, Petersburg, VA 23803
Are you headed out on the road this summer, traveling to various farmers’ markets ? and beyond? Take precautions for safe summer travels, and remember, if you’re in an accident and aren’t at fault, the personal injury lawyers at Commonwealth Law Group are here to support you. For a complimentary case consultation, call us at 804.298.2791.