Farmers Markets, Fairfax County Park Authority
There's nothing like the taste of a fresh tomato or a juicy peach to bring out the flavor of summer. From May to November, Fairfax County's 11 farmers markets come to life with a feast for the senses. The vibrant colors of freshly picked fruits and vegetables contrast with the fragrant perfume of cut flowers. The aroma of freshly baked bread and pastries floats across the market while patrons savor samples of creamy artisan cheese. You will also find fresh eggs, meats and other edible delights along with gardening plants of all sizes.
All products sold are produced by vendors within 125 miles of Fairfax County, and brokers or resellers are strictly prohibited. So you can be assured that the produce you purchase at Park Authority Farmers Markets is fresh, locally-grown and consistently good. Stop by and shop at your local Farmers Market today!
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 Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners offer Plant Clinics at most markets. Citizens can bring plant or insect samples for pest identification or disease diagnosis. Master Gardeners also help citizens by having informational displays on topics such as Container Gardening or EcoSavvy Gardening.
**FCPA defines a producer-only market as a market whose vendors grow, raise or produce the products they sell at market. FCPA recognizes a number of foods at the market require on or off-farm processing. We give priority to vendors whose final processed products are made from the products they raise or where raw ingredients are purchased from local producers. In making a decision about these farmers/growers, producers and their products, Fairfax County Farmers Market staff will use a balance of factors: quality of products, scarcity of products in the markets, diversity of product mix in the markets and traceability of the farmers/growers and producers.