Best Farmers Markets in Coastal Virginia

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 12:00 AM | Posted By: Mira Roberts
Best Farmers Markets in Coastal Virginia

May is the start of Farmers Market season in Coastal Virginia, with community markets opening up across the region featuring the area's ripest produce, delicious baked goods, local honey, cheeses and more. Whether you live on the Southside, the Peninsula or in Williamsburg, there are a variety of markets to choose from, and most are open from late May through October. 

We're owned and managed by a local business, and we understand how important it is to support local farmers, bakers, chefs, artisans and craftsman as a part of supporting our region as a whole. Community farmers markets are one of the simplest and healthiest ways to do that, and all while saving yourself money on produce that is grown just a few minutes from your front door.

We've done a little research and selected several of the best farmers markets in Coastal Virginia, with locations near to your home and heart. Mark your calendars and begin saving your Saturday mornings for shopping your nearby market, and support local farmers and a healthier, fresher diet. 

Dean & Don's Farm Market
Open Monday-Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm in both Hampton and Newport News, Dean and Don's is a family run market featuring Carolina BBQ, fresh produce, local eggs, honey, homemade breads, jams and jellies and so much more. Since they're open 6 days a week, a stop by Dean and Don's can be done anytime that is convenient for your schedule (and, you may even find yourself stopping more than once a week).

Farmers Market at City Center
Every Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm from now through late September, visit the City Center Farmers Market for fresh produce, plants, herbs, local cheeses, milk, eggs, locally-sourced meat and seafood, bath products, dog treats and more!

Five Points Community Farm Market
Open Thursday afternoons through Sunday evenings, the Five Points Community Farm Market is a local favorite in Norfolk, VA, and features a fresh cafe, CSA programs, fresh fruits and vegetables, local honey, baked goods, jams and jellies and more. Make use of their convenient online ordering and save yourself time when you're stopping by on your way home from work, or on your way to the beach this summer!

Virginia Beach Farmers Market
Open year round, this sprawling market features "agriculturally-inspired" products like fresh produce, baked goods, local honey, crafts, dairy products, a local butcher and seafood market and so much more. Bring the family and stay for lunch at their full service restaurant, and pick up goods to serve your every need at home!

Old Beach Farmers Market
Open from May through late October, every Saturday morning from 9 am to 12 pm, the Old Beach Market is a local's favorite. Located at 19th at Cypress, this creative farmers market features produce, local meats and cheeses, artwork, crafts, homemade soaps, clothing and more. Expect food trucks and surprises each week, as well!

Yorktown Market Days
Beginning April 29th and running through October 28th, Yorktown Market Days is a vibrant community market held on Saturdays at Riverwalk Landing on the Yorktown waterfront from 8 am to 12 pm. Featuring local produce, local artwork, food vendors and live music, you'll enjoy the view as much as the bounty of delicious and delightful goods!

Williamsburg Farmers Market
Located in Merchant's Square in Colonial Williamsburg, the Williamsburg Farmers Market is a local favorite for fresh, ripe produce, pickled goods, jams, jellies, baked goods, nuts, local honey, body products, dog treats, plants, flowers, wreaths and just about anything else you can imagine. You'll never run out of wonderful goods to buy from local farmers and artisans who take deep pride in their work and in sustaining the local environment.

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Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 

 

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