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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Farmers markets open in May

Good stuff from the market at Wakefield Park.
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.


  1. Can the blog ask someone in the County to put their thinking caps on. I can never go to the Mason Farmers' market, because guess why? It ain't 1950 any more and most households have two working adults that are not available to shop on a weekday and are only free on weekends.

    Can Mason get caught up with the rest of the world and open their farmers' market on the weekends?

  2. It's not all about you, Wednesday and Thursday are just fine for Mason and Wakefield Markets. Go to Mosaic or Falls Church Markets, your problem - gone.

    1. And if you visit both the Mason market and the others suggested, you'll see some of the same vendors at multiple markets. Until we solve the space-time continuum, they're not going to be at two places at the same time. ;^)

    2. Isn't this exact scenario what Interstellar is about? It can be done!!!

  3. We are blessed to have so many farmers markets in our community. Perhaps the vendors could create a community-supported agriculture program (CSA) with weekly or monthly delivery boxes to households for those who can't or don't want to come in person. The Green Grocer service also delivers made to order boxes of seasonal produce (& I think meat, fish &/or poultry if you make a cooler of ice available).