FORT LEE, Va. -- Farmers market season is far from over in Central Virginia. An abundance of products from the commonwealth’s farms, seashore, artisans, bakers and growers is available many Saturday mornings and a few weekdays through October not far from Fort Lee. Several are open all year.
There also are more distant markets that are well worth the drive, including the Williamsburg Farmers Market, considered by many to be the premier farm market in this part of Virginia.
For those who don’t mind rising with the sun, treasures await. The bounty includes berries and baked goods, asparagus and other vegetables, fruits, plants, cut or dried flowers, cheeses, handmade soaps, and a variety of meats and seafood. And that’s just a scant sampling.
The Williamsburg market includes demonstrations by local chefs and educational exhibits many Saturdays through Nov. 3. For information, visit www.williamsburgfarmersmarket.com.
Farm markets are not necessarily Saturday-only events. Some of the markets in the Central Richmond area are open weekdays.
The following is a list of some that are open at this time of the year.
River City Market
Special Saturday Holiday Markets
Oct. 27, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15
8 a.m. - noon
30 River St.
Prince George County
Prince George Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 8 a.m. - noon
May 5 - Oct. 27
Scott Park Pavilion
6605 Courts Dr.
Colonial Heights Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - noon
Open Year Round
Third Thursdays Open Air Marketplace
Every third Thursday of the month
Final 2018 dates – Sept. 20 and Oct. 18
E. Broadway and VA State Route 10
Brandermill Green Market
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - noon (May - October)
4900 Market Square Lane, Midlothian
17th Street Farmers Market
Thursdays, 4-7 p.m.
100 N. 17th St.
Oct. 4 - Dec. 13
Huguenot-Robious Farmers Market
at the Great Big Greenhouse
Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Open Year Round
2051 Huguenot Road
South of the James Famers Market
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - noon (November - April)
Saturdays, 8 a.m. – noon (May - October)
Forest Hill Park
New Kent Ave and 42nd Street
McKenney Farmers Market
Fall Market - Through Oct. 26
Fridays, 3-6 p.m
10402 Doyle Boulevard
For more farmers markets offered in the surrounding areas, visit www.backtothemarket.com.