The farmers markets operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority offer many varieties of exceptional, locally grown vegetables and fruit and artisanal food products – along with the opportunity to meet the people who produce them. There are two markets in the Annandale/Mason area.
The Annandale Farmers Market, at Mason District Park on Columbia Pike, will be open on Thursday mornings, 8-noon, beginning May 7.
The farm vendors offering fresh produce at the Annandale market this year include Chesley Vegetable Farms, F.J. Medina & Son Farm, J & W Valley View Farms, Mt.Olympus Farm, Sharkawi Farm, Twin Springs Fruit Farm, and Westmoreland Produce.
These specialty vendors will also be at the Annandale market: Bonaparte Breads, Honeycomb Heroes (a veteran-owned farm offering raw honey and beeswax candles), Naughty Grls Donut Shop, (an incredible array of “over the top donuts”), The Jammerie (jams, jellies, chutneys), Valentine’s Country Bakery & Meats (meat from free-range animals, fruit pies, and more), and Wandering Zorba (homemade Greek delicacies).
The Wakefield Farmers Market, open Wednesday afternoons, 2-6, beginning May 6 at Wakefield Park, will also have vegetable and fruit from F.J. Medina & Sons and J &W Valley View Farm, plus Kuhn Orchards, Level Green Farm/Sissons Produce, Lois’s Produce, and Jerry’s Gourmet Berries,
Other vendors at the Wakefield market include Cenan’s Bakery, Field of Grace Farm (dairy products), Kiwi Kuisine (New Zealand-style meat pies), Out of the Bubble Bakery (specializing in dairy-free, nut-free, and vegan desserts), Red Fox Creamery (ice cream and baked goods), Salsa Las Glorias (salsa with natural ingredients), Sue’s Pies and More, Stallard Road Farm (grass-fed beef, honey, herbs), and Walnut Hill Farm at Elm Springs (grass-fed beef, poultry, and lamb).
The privately operated Farmers Market at the Mosaic District in Merrifield will be open on Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., beginning May 3.