Farmers Markets

CONTACT INFORMATION: Farmers Market Administration Building is open during regular business hours, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. No Farmers Markets are at this location.
703-642-0128 TTY 711
4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria , Virginia
Caroline Hockenberry
Farmers Market Coordinator

Department Resources

Compost Drop-off


What is Composting?

Composting is a natural process by which organic waste – anything derived from animal or plant sources -- is broken down into a nutrient rich soil amendment called compost. Organic waste includes food scraps, yard waste, paper products and more.

By composting your food scraps and yard waste, you can help prevent harmful greenhouse gases from being emitted into the atmosphere. It is a powerful way to reduce your trash, combat climate change, and build nutrient rich soil. For more information, visit the Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Compost: What Is It and What's It To You webpage.

Food Scraps Drop-off at the Farmers Markets

If you are interested in composting, consider dropping off your scraps at the Fairfax County Farmers Markets! Drop-off is available at all 10 markets and is a great way to put your food scraps to good use. By dropping off your weeks’ worth of scraps at a local Fairfax County Farmers Market, you are reducing landfill waste while also contributing to richer, more nutrient dense soil for agricultural and landscaping purposes.*

*We do not accept yard clippings at the Farmers Markets. If you’d like to compost your yard waste, please drop it off at the I-95 Landfill Complex or the I-66 Transfer Station.

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