Virginia’s Farmers Markets: How to Get Fresh Produce, Meats, & More While Social Distancing

Virginia’s Farmers Markets: How to Get Fresh Produce, Meats, & More While Social Distancing

If you’re like us, you probably look forward to spring and the reopening of Virginia farmers markets where you can peruse fresh produce, flowers, and locally-made wares. But with social distancing rules in place due to COVID-19, farmers markets have had to adjust to follow the current guidelines. However, you can still support your local Virginia farmers markets during this time, as many have shifted to online sales, curbside pick-up, and even delivery services. Shop at these farmers markets and regional farm stores to support small businesses and help Virginia’s farmers make it through this difficult time.

 

NORTHERN VIRGINIA

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Arlington Farmers Market, Arlington

Hours: Pickup and delivery options vary by vendor

Check the website for more details on individual vendors. 

 

Pike Park Farmers Market, Arlington

Hours: Order Online Wednesday-Friday, pick-up Sundays, 9-11am

Pre-order your favorite market products online for quick pick-up.

 

Westover Farmers Market, Arlington

Hours: Sundays April 19 & 26, 9am-1pm; market hours change beginning May 3 to 8am-12pm

Pre-order your favorite market products online for quick pick-up.

 

Oakton Farmers Market, Oakton

Hours: Saturdays 9am-1pm

Pre-order through vendors on the website; some offer delivery in addition to pick-up.

 

Mosaic Market, Fairfax

Hours: Sundays 9am-2pm

Pre-order through vendors on the website; some offer delivery in addition to pick-up.

 

Old Town Farmers’ Market, Alexandria

Hours: Saturdays 7am-12pm

Open for pre-order pick-up; find a list of participating vendors offering pick-up and their instructions on the website. Some non-food vendors offer delivery instead of curbside pick-up. 

 

Del Ray Farmers’ Market, Alexandria

Hours: Saturdays 8am-12pm

Open for pre-order pick-up; find a list of participating vendors offering pick-up and their instructions on the website.

 

Old Town North Farmers’ Market, Alexandria

Hours: Thursdays 3-7pm

Open for pre-order pick-up; find a list of participating vendors offering pick-up and their instructions on the website.

 

Four Mile Run Farmers’ & Artisans Market, Alexandria

Hours: Sundays 9am-1pm 

Open for pre-order pick-up; find a list of participating vendors offering pick-up and their instructions on the website.

 

Spotsylvania Farmers Market, Spotsylvania

Hours: Saturdays 8am-1pm

Vendors are encouraging pre-ordering products whenever possible; find more information on the farmers market restrictions on the website.

 

Long Sunday Market, Stafford  

Hours: Sundays 9am-12pm

Drive-thru pickup of pre-ordered products; find a list of current vendors on the website.

 

Hurkamp Park Farmers Market, Fredericksburg

Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 7am-3pm

Pre-ordering products through vendors is encouraged; for the full list of vendors, visit the Facebook page.

 

Bowling Green Farmers Market, Bowling Green

Hours: Saturdays 9am-1pm

Open for pre-orders, pick-up, online orders, and curbside delivery; no vendor browsing at the farmers market, check the Facebook page for a current list of vendors.

 

Route 639 Farmers Market, Ruther Glen 

Hours: Beginning May 7, Thursdays 4-6pm

Pre-orders, on-site orders, and limited pick-up available; no vendor browsing at the farmers market, check Facebook for a list of current vendors. 

 

Mount Olympus Berry Farm, Ruther Glen

Hours: Daily 9am-6pm

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Pre-order, curbside pick-up, and pick-your-own available. Shopping in the Harvest Market store is allowed but social distancing rules in place.

 

Buster’s Market Stand, Ladysmith

Hours: Thursdays & Saturdays, select hours

Open with social distancing restrictions in place; check Facebook for a current list of products and daily hours.

 

Charity Hills Farms & Beef, Ruther Glen

Hours: Contact for hours

Pre-order curbside pick-up available for locally raised beef; contact via Facebook or call 540-848-5456 to order.

 

M.S. Terrell & Sons Grain & Beef, Ruther Glen

Hours: Contact for hours

Pre-ordered pick-up available for grain and beef; check the Facebook page for a current list of products.

 

Swallow Hill Farm, Woodford

Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm and weekends 11am-5pm

Order online for curbside pick-up or shop at the farm store with social distancing restrictions in place; offering grass-fed beef, lamb, pork, free-range chicken, and honey.

 

Warrenton Farmers Market, Warrenton

Hours: Beginning April 18, Saturdays 8am-12pm

Drive-thru market in the parking lots of Old Town Warrenton. Pre-orders are strongly encouraged, which can be made by contacting one of the vendors.

 

COASTAL VIRGINIA

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Old Beach Farmers Market, Virginia Beach

Hours: Saturdays 9am-12pm

Drive-thru pick-up for pre-orders, but also offer home delivery for Virginia Beach; located behind Croc’s 19th Street Bistro at the Oceanfront, check Facebook for a current list of vendors.

 

King’s Grant Farmers Market, Virginia Beach

Hours: Beginning May 7, Thursdays 4-7pm

Drive-thru pick-up for pre-orders; check Facebook for a list of current vendors. 

 

Farmer John’s Market, Virginia Beach

Hours: Friday-Sunday during select hours

Farm and retail store offering locally grown produce, seeds, bedding plants, and more.  Online ordering with curbside pickup as well as delivery.

 

Williamsburg Farmers Market, Williamsburg

Hours: Orders placed between Friday, April 10 – Tuesday, April 14 will be delivered Friday, April 17

Order online with free delivery to City of Williamsburg/James City County residents and pickup for those who are not residents. The market has 28 different vendors with products available to purchase including meat, cheese, dairy, honey, produce, prepared food, and more.

 

Smithfield Farmers Market, Smithfield

Hours: Pick-up and delivery available, hours vary depending on vendor

Check the current Facebook event page for a list of current vendors participating in online orders.

 

Carrollton Farmers Market, Carrollton

Hours: Pick-up and delivery available, hours vary depending on vendor

Check the website for a list of current vendors participating in online orders.

 

The Harvest Market at O’Connor Brewing Company, Norfolk

Hours: Sundays 12-2pm until further notice

Drive-thru pickup of pre-ordered products. Find a current list of vendors offering pre-order pickup on the website.

 

East Beach Farmers Market, Norfolk

Hours: Sundays 9-11am until further notice

Drive-thru pickup of pre-ordered products. Find a current list of vendors offering pre-order pickup on the website.

 

Westside Produce and Provisions, Norfolk

Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays 10am-5pm, Sundays 12-5pm

Call ahead or email orders for curbside pick-up. Find a list of products and current vendors on the website.

 

Yorktown Market Days, Yorktown

Hours: Saturdays 8-11am

Drive-thru market held at the McReynolds Athletic Complex, offering fresh produce, grass-fed and pasture-raised meats, fresh seafood, soaps and hand sanitizers, baked goods, and more. A list of current vendors will be posted the Monday before each market on the Facebook page; all products, pricing, and payments are coordinated by individual vendors through their websites, social media accounts, emails, and phone calls/texts. The market is cashless, for pickups only, and customers are reminded to please stay in their vehicles.

 

Colonial Beach Farmers Market, Colonial Beach

Hours: Thursdays 9:30-11am

Drive-thru ordering and pick-up is located in the parking lot of Rankin’s Hardware Colonial Beach. Offering fresh local produce currently in season from Reyes Farm and Leslie’s Garden, including eggs, asparagus, kale, spinach, radishes, arugula, and plants and flowers. Additional produce and vendors added as the season progresses. Pick-up boxes available starting in May. 

 

Whiteravens Nest, Chincoteague Island

Hours: 10am-5pm daily

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Offer pick-up of fresh local produce, meats, baked goods, and dairy products, as well as delivery within Chincoteague Island and at the Wallops Royal Farms every evening at 5:30pm.

 

Onancock Market, Onancock

Hours: Saturdays 9am-12pm

Curbside pickup of pre-ordered products; find a list of current vendors offering pre-order pickup on the website.

 

Perennial Roots: Biodynamic Farm & Garden, Accomac

Hours: Contact for delivery and pickup hours

Pre-order pick-up and delivery available for grass fed lamb, vegetables, and more through a weekly subscription; call 757-709-8761 or check the website for further information.

 

Copper Cricket Farm, Machipongo

Hours: Contact for delivery and pickup hours

Offering vegetables, poultry, and eggs that are raised entirely pesticide and herbicide free.  Delivery for CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) subscribers May through November. Pick up available daily.

 

Seafield Farm, Cape Charles

Hours: Saturdays 9-11am, delivery Saturdays 9am-12pm

Offering a variety of fresh vegetables for pick-up or delivery; check the website for a list of current products. 

 

Shine and Rise, Painter

Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, select hours

Pick-up available of eggs, seedlings, vegetables, and more; check the Facebook page for more information.

 

Shockley Farms, Cape Charles

Hours: Daily from 9am-8pm

Pre-order pick-up, order by calling 757-331-1487 or email tpatseaview@aol.com. 

 

Whiteravens Nest, Chincoteague Island

Hours: Open daily, hours vary

Offering pick-up of fresh local eggs, pork, beef, chicken, seafood, organic fair-trade coffee, loose teas, and more. 

 

Shore Breeze, Cheriton

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Offering a variety of lettuces and herbs grown hydroponically for pick-up; call 757-350-9270 to order.

 

Picketts Harbor, Cape Charles

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm

Pick-up available for a variety of locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables.

 

Mattawoman Creek Farms Organic, Eastville

Hours: Contact for daily hours

Offering online ordering and pick-up daily for a wide variety of fresh organic produce; check website for current produce and call for current hours. CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) subscription only. 

 

CENTRAL VIRGINIA

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RVAg Farmers Markets

RVAg has six farmers markets in Central Virginia. Through the online marketplace, customers can order from dozens of local vendors, pay online, and then have pre-paid, pre-packaged products delivered to the market each week for a drive thru pick-up. 

Manakin Market, Goochland

Hours: Beginning May 2, Saturdays 9am-1pm

Goochland Farmers Market, Goochland

Hours: Beginning May 5, Tuesdays 3:30-7pm

Farmers Market at Urban Farmhouse, Midlothian

Hours: Beginning May 20, Wednesdays 3:30-7 pm

OnTheSquareVA Farmers Market, Richmond

Hours: Beginning May 1, Fridays 11am-1pm

Powhatan Village Farmers Market, Powhatan

Hours: Beginning May 7, Thursdays 3:30-7pm

Cartersville Farm & Art Market, Cumberland

Hours: Beginning May 2, Saturdays 9am-12pm

 

St. Stephen’s Farmers Market, Richmond

Hours: Saturdays 9am-12pm

Pre-order pick-up available, check the Facebook page for a list of current vendors. 

 

Lakeside Farmer’s Market, Richmond

Hours: Wednesdays 9am-12pm and Saturdays 9am-12pm

Pre-order pick-up available; check the Facebook page for a current list of vendors.

 

Ashland Farmers Market, Ashland 

Hours: Saturdays 9am-12pm

Drive-thru pickup of pre-ordered products; check the Facebook page for updates on current vendors.

 

Farm to Family Bus, Richmond

Hours: Hours vary

Home delivery available during select hours; check Facebook page for a list of products and current weekly hours. is doing home delivery

 

Charlottesville City Market To-Go, Charlottesville

Hours: Saturdays 8am-12pm

Drive-thru pick-up for products pre-ordered, purchase between Mondays 12am and Thursdays 10am; must select a 30-minute time slot for pick-up, find a list of current vendors on the website.

 

Farmers Market at IX Art Park, Charlottesville

Hours: Saturdays

Order fresh produce, plants for spring gardens, and prepared foods for takeaway on the website; many vendors are also offering online ordering. 

 

Mineral Farmer’s Market, Mineral

Hours: Beginning May 2, Saturdays 8am-1pm

Following Virginia government guidelines for social distancing and only allowing a select number of visitors into the farmers market at a time. Check website for current offerings. 

 

Nourish Louisa, Louisa

Hours: Order Monday 6:30pm-Wednesday 3pm for pickup Fridays 11am-5pm & Saturdays 10am-12pm

Online pre-order; onsite requests accommodated during pick-up times as inventory is available. Customers can find a list of currently available local meats, produce, baked goods, and more on the website.

 

Madison County Farmers’ Market, Madison

Hours: Saturdays 8am-12pm

Offers curbside pick-up, place your order with vendors by Thursday at 12pm.

 

Darnell’s Garden Patch, Orange

Hours: Open select hours daily

Local Farm Market offering seasonal produce, canned goods, vegetable and flowering plants. Curbside service and Drive-thru service available; check the Facebook Page for latest updates and products.

 

Southard’s Seafood, Orange

Hours: Fridays 12-5:30pm

Mobile fresh and frozen fish and seafood market that offers pre-ordered curbside pick-up off Route 20; check the Facebook page for a full menu and details for pick-up location. 

 

Carrington Farm, Orange

Hours: Fridays 12-5:30pm

Mobile Beef and Pork Market that offers pre-ordered pick-up at the same location as Southard’s Seafood; order via email from website or curbside service from Graze Steakhouse Restaurant, check Facebook for latest available products.

 

Colonial Heights Farmers Market, Colonial Heights

Hours: Saturdays 9am-12pm

Open for pick-up of pre-ordered products. Check the Facebook page for a list of current vendors.

 

River Street Market, Petersburg

Hours: Saturdays from 9-11am for pre-ordered pick-up

Pick-up available during regular farmers market hours, pre-order Sunday-Thursdays; check website for a list of available vendors.  

 

SHENANDOAH VALLEY/BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS

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Harrisonburg Farmers Market, Harrisonburg

Hours: Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8am-1pm

Offers pre-ordering through the website and no-contact pick up in the market parking lot. There are at least 24 vendors which participate and which offer customers on-line ordering to be picked up on Market Day.

 

Dayton Market, Dayton

Hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am-5pm, Thursdays-Saturdays 9am-6pm

Curbside pickup available for select vendors, Call 540-879-3801 or visit the website for a list of participating vendors. 

 

Woods Edge Farm, Harrisonburg

Hours: Mondays-Fridays 10am-5pm & Saturdays 10am-3pm

Pickup available, call (540) 466-3622 or visit the Facebook page to order. 

 

Seasons Bounty Farm, Harrisonburg

Hours: By appointment only

Call 540-908-5399, email seasonsbountycsa@gmail.com, or visit the website to place an order for pickup.

 

Overlook Farm and Produce, Mt. Crawford

Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Saturdays 9am-5pm, Wednesdays-Fridays 9am-6pm

Offers curbside service for a wide variety of local produce. To order curbside call 540-421-6913 or visit the Facebook page. 

 

South Street Barn Market, Woodstock

Hours: Pick-up on Saturdays 8am-1pm; Delivery on Fridays

Drive-thru only, no walk-up pickup. However, you can purchase at the farmers market by filling out and submitting the form on-site, and vendors will deliver to your car. Product lists released on Wednesdays; now offering local delivery on Fridays.

 

Waynesboro Farmer’s Market, Waynesboro

Hours: Scheduled to open on May 16; check individual vendor websites for pickup hours and details

Online ordering; Pick-up at the pavilion at Constitution Park in downtown Waynesboro. Check the website for updates and a list of producers currently selling in the area.

 

Salem Farmers Market, Salem

Hours: Pick-up scheduled directly through the vendor

Pre-order with pick-up directly from vendors. Check the website for a list of participating vendors.

 

Forest Farmer’s Market, Forest

Hours: Saturdays 9-11am

Drive-thru pick-up of pre-ordered products; find a list of current vendors offering pre-order pickup on the website.

 

Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative, Nellysford

Hours: Starting May 2, Saturdays 9-11am

Pre-order directly through vendors for drive-thru pick-up; stay tuned to the Facebook page for a current list of participating vendors.

 

Farmers Market Now, Lexington

Hours: Order online 24/7, pick-up by appointment only

Check the website for a list of participating vendors, more added daily.

 

Rocky Mount Farmers Market, Rocky Mount

Hours: Pick-up available, hours vary depending on vendor

Pre-order and pick-up only; arranged directly through the vendors, which are listed on the website. 

 

Staunton Farmers’ Market, Staunton

Hours: Beginning April 18, Saturdays 8am-10am

Open for pre-order and pick-up directly through the vendors. Check the website for a weekly updated list of participating vendors.

 

Local Food Drive-Thru, Staunton

Hours: Pick-up at Newtown Baking Wednesdays and Fridays 4-6pm

Place orders online for nine local vendors, including Polyface Farms and Ballerino Creamery, Saturday mornings through Monday evenings.

 

Willow Grove Farm Market, Luray

Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays 10am-5pm

Message their Facebook page to place your order, open for curbside pickup only. Check for a list of available vendors, orders take about a day to fill.

 

Lynchburg Community Market, Lynchburg

Hours: Pick-up Saturdays 7am-2pm

Pre-order through individual vendors, listed on the market’s website; contact vendors directly to inquire about potential delivery options. Restaurants within the market are open for takeout only, Tuesday-Saturday 7am-1pm, call ahead to place orders. 

 

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

Independence Farmers Market, Independence 

Hours: Pick-up Fridays from 2-6pm

Order online between Friday 8pm-Wednesday 8pm and curbside pick-up the following Friday. 

 

Wytheville Farmers Market, Wytheville

Hours: Beginning May 2, Saturdays 8am-12pm

Offering drive-thru pickup of pre-ordered products as well as offering walk-up ordering with contactless pick-up. Visit the Facebook page for weekly updates on vendor offerings and pre-order forms.

 

Floyd Farmers Market, Floyd

Hours: Beginning May 2, Saturdays 9am-1pm

Purchase online and pick-up curbside at the market. Check their Facebook page for a list of vendors and online purchasing options, or contact the market manager at marketmanager@sustainfloyd.org.

 

Abingdon Farmers Market, Abingdon 

Hours: Saturdays 10am-12pm

Offering pre-orders through their Facebook page. Communicate directly with vendors, reserve your products, then pick-up at Berry Home Center in Abingdon. Some vendors are also offering delivery, with arrangement through the Facebook page.

 

Marion Curbside Farmers Market, Marion

Hours: Every Other Saturday 9am-12pm

Until regulations are lifted, customers are encouraged to place pre-orders with the individual vendors or with Market Manager Leslie Vanover at lvanover@marionva.org. Visit the Facebook page for more details.

 

SOUTHERN VIRGINIA

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Martinsville Uptown Farmers’ Market, Martinsville

Hours: Saturdays 8am-12pm, and beginning in June, Wednesdays & Saturdays 8am-12pm

Pre-sale only, order through vendors (list available on the farmers market Facebook page) and contact upon arrival at the market; products will be delivered to your vehicle.

 

Halifax Farmers Market, Halifax

Hours: Beginning April 25, Saturdays 8am-12pm

Drive-thru pickup available for participating vendors, which can be found on their Facebook page.

  

Downtown South Boston Farmers Market, South Boston

Hours: Saturdays 8am-12pm

Drive-thru pickup of pre-ordered products; a list of current vendors available on the Facebook page. 

 

All Good Things Farm Market, North Dinwiddie

Hours: Thursdays & Fridays 12-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, & Sundays 12-5pm

Open but abiding by social distancing rules, including limiting the number of people shopping at a time. Offers baked goods, jams & jellies, bedding plants, and fresh produce, including vegetables, berries, and fruit. 

 

Richlands Dairy & Creamery, Blackstone

Hours: Tuesdays-Sundays 11am-7pm

Curbside pick-up of ice cream, fresh eggs, and lunch and dinner entrees. Customers may call (434) 294-8259 to pre-order or place an order from your car upon arrival. Find the menu and a price list on the Facebook page. 

 

 

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