NEW THIS YEAR! There is a new Farmer’s Market site that the Fairfax County Government Center every
Thursday – rain or shine. The hours are 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Parking Lot B until October 30.
On-site vendors include the Great Harvest Bread Company, Kylie’s Pop Shop, Nitro’s Creamery,
Pleitez Produce, Soul Cakes by Tanya, Sweet Nuna Middle Eastern Delicacies, the Lamb’s Quarter,
Three Way Farms, Toigo Orchards, and Westmoreland Produce.
Each May to November, eleven sites throughout Fairfax County spring to life with the activity of an open-air market. The Markets
offer a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, eggs, dairy products, meats, honey, cut flowers and container plants.
The Farmers Markets are supervised by the Fairfax County Park Authority through the Community Horticulture office based at
Green Spring Gardens. The daily operations of the markets are managed by volunteer Market Masters.
Fairfax County Farmers Markets are local, producer only markets**. All products sold are produced by vendors within
125 miles of Fairfax County. Brokers and/or resellers are strictly prohibited.
Seasonal Fresh Produce for Reston Residents
4th Saturday of the month, May 24 – November 22
Southgate Community Center - 12125 Pinecrest Road, Reston VA
The Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) and Live Healthy Fairfax
are partnering with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) to provide low-income residents in the Reston
community with access to seasonal fresh produce at no charge through the CAFB’s Mobile Marketplace program.
This open-air market will begin on May 24 and continue on the 4th Saturday of every month through November 22
from 10 a.m. to noon at the Southgate Community Center, 12125 Pinecrest Road, Reston, VA.
The Mobile Marketplace is a “farmers market” inspired distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables for families
in high-need communities. This targeted initiative builds on achievements of similar programs in communities
in New York and Chicago where food insecurity rates are highest and households lack access to affordable healthy foods.
For more information, please contact Chris Scales, Neighborhood and Community Services, email@example.com.
The Fan Care Program
The Fan Care program is another way to help older Fairfax area residents stay safe in the summer heat. This electric fan distribution program,
sponsored by Dominion Virginia Power in partnership with the Virginia Department for the Aging, annually provides about 200 free fans or
window air conditioners to eligible senior adults in the Fairfax area.
To qualify for Fan Care, a person must be at least 60 years old, need a fan to prevent heat-related health problems and meet income eligibility
requirements. Not everyone in the home needs to be an older adult to qualify for a fan, but all incomes must be counted. There is a limit of
one fan per household.
The Fan Care program begins on June 1 and runs through the end of September. To request an application, call the Fairfax County’s
Department of Family Services – Fairfax Area Agency on Aging at 703-324-7694, TTY 703-449-1186.