May 2 - November 21
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
VRE parking lot,
8990 Lorton Station Blvd. Details/Directions
Parking is available along North Shore Drive. There is also a nearby parking lot with convenient access to the Reston Farmers Market.
STEP 1: Exit the parking area where the Market is and go left on North Shore Drive, through the traffic light by the Fellowship House.
STEP 2: Take the first left turn after the traffic light and go straight up the hill by the office building and park.
STEP 3: Walk down the steps behind the Washington Plaza Baptist Church to the Plaza and turn left to go into the Farmers Market.
How to use SNAP at Markets
SWIPE: Bring your EBT card to the SNAP information table at the Mt. Vernon, Annandale, Reston or Lorton farmers markets. Choose the amount you would like to charge to your card, and staff will help you swipe your card and enter your pin.
DOUBLE: You will receive tokens worth DOUBLE the value charged to your EBT card. For example, if you charge your card for $10 you will receive $20 total in tokens.
SHOP: Use your tokens like cash. Vendors can not give change for tokens, so work with vendors to make whole-dollar-amount purchases. If you do not spend all of your tokens, hang on to them and bring them back next week - they do not expire. *You must use your tokens at the location they were purchased.*
What can I buy with my SNAP tokens?
SNAP tokens can be used to purchase SNAP-eligible items such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, vegetable starts and breads.
The "Match" tokens can only be used to purchase fruits and vegetables.
“We're able to grow our own herbs with plants purchased through SNAP at the Lorton Farmers Market. The vendors there have lots of helpful information about plant care and healthy eating. We look forward to regular visits with them to buy our fruits and vegetables.” – Anonymous SNAP customer