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Farmers Markets
Farmers Markets

Experience the Pick of the Crop with Farmers Markets

The Burke and Reston markets will be open on July 4th

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.

Fairfax County Farmers Markets are local, producer only markets**.


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**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.

For health reasons, our markets are not able to accommodate pets, except service animals. As the market season progresses, please consider leaving pets at home as the temperature on market days can increase rapidly and cause pet safety issues when they are left in a car.

Chef at Market

Chef at Market

Fairfax County Farmers Markets are very excited to announce our Chef at Market series. Each of our 11 markets will be hosting live cooking demos from our experienced chef throughout the month of July. All ingredients in the recipe will be available to purchase straight from the vendors to make at home. We hope to see you out there!

Dates:
7/1 McCutcheon/Mt.Vernon 10 am - 11 am
7/2 Annandale 11 am - Noon
7/9 Government Center 5 pm - 6 pm
7/10 McLean 10 am - 11 am
7/11 Burke 10 am - 11 am
7/12 Lorton 11 am - Noon
7/15 Oak Marr 10 am - 11 am
7/17 Kingstowne 5 pm - 6 pm
7/18 Reston 10 am - 11 am
7/22 Wakefield 3 pm - 4 pm
7/23 Herndon 10 am - 11 am

2015 Market Schedule

2015 Market Schedule

Directions to the Markets are listed below. For other information about the Markets, call 703-642-0128, TTY 703-803-3354.

Wednesday

*McCutcheon/Mount Vernon: May 6 – December 16: 8 a.m.–Noon
Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane
SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program! Weekly Cooking, Nutrition Demos
Details/Directions

*Oak Marr: May 6 – November 18: 8 a.m. - Noon
Oak Marr Recreation Center, 3200 Jermantown Road
Details/Directions

*Wakefield: May 6 - October 28, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wakefield Park, 8100 Braddock Road
Details/Directions

Thursday

*Annandale: May 7 - November 12,  8 a.m. - Noon
Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike
Details/Directions

*Herndon: May 7 - November 12, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Old Town Herndon, 700 Block of Lynn St., By the Red Caboose
SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program! Weekly Cooking, Nutrition Demos
Details/Directions

*Government Center: May 7 – October 29, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy
Details/Directions

Friday

*McLean: May 1 - November 20, 8 a.m. - Noon
Market closed on May 16 for McLean Day preparations
Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road
Details/Directions

*Kingstowne: May 1 -October 30, 4 p.m. -7 p.m.
In the Giant parking lot, 5935 Kingstowne Towne Center
Details/Directions

Saturday

*Burke: May 2 - November 21, 8 a.m. - Noon
VRE parking Lot, 5671 Roberts Parkway
Details/Directions

*Reston: May 2 - November 14, 8 a.m. - Noon
Market closed for Multicultural Festival
Lake Anne Village Center, 11401 North Shore Drive
SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program! Weekly Cooking, Nutrition Demos
Details/Directions

Sunday

*Lorton: May 3 - November 8, 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
VRE parking lot, 8990 Lorton Station Blvd.
SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program! Weekly Cooking, Nutrition Demos
Details/Directions

* = Master Gardener Plant Clinic


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