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Kristen Grizzard of Wayne's Produce arranges strawberries, turnips and beets at the Prince George Farmers' Market on May 5.

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.

Petersburg

River City Market

Special Saturday Holiday Markets

Oct. 27, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15

8 a.m. - noon

30 River St.

http://riverstreetmarket.com/

Prince George County

Prince George Farmers’ Market

Saturdays, 8 a.m. - noon

May 5 - Oct. 27

Scott Park Pavilion

6605 Courts Dr.

https://www.princegeorgecountyva.gov/farmersmarket/

Colonial Heights

Colonial Heights Farmers Market

Saturdays, 9 a.m. - noon

Open Year Round

2600 Boulevard

https://www.facebook.com/colonialheightsfarmersmarket/

Hopewell

Third Thursdays Open Air Marketplace

Every third Thursday of the month

5:30-8 p.m.

Final 2018 dates – Sept. 20 and Oct. 18

E. Broadway and VA State Route 10

http://hopewelldowntown.com/market/

Chesterfield County

Brandermill Green Market

Saturdays, 9 a.m. - noon (May - October)

4900 Market Square Lane, Midlothian

http://on.fb.me/1JOB43C

Richmond

17th Street Farmers Market

Thursdays, 4-7 p.m.

100 N. 17th St.

Oct. 4 - Dec. 13

www.enrichmond.org

Huguenot-Robious Farmers Market

at the Great Big Greenhouse

Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Open Year Round

2051 Huguenot Road

http://on.fb.me/1baqwjr

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

https://www.growrva.com/soj

McKenney Farmers Market

Fall Market - Through Oct. 26

Fridays, 3-6 p.m

10402 Doyle Boulevard

https://www.facebook.com/mckenneyfarmersmarket/

For more farmers markets offered in the surrounding areas, visit www.backtothemarket.com.