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Monday, April 16, 2018

Farmers Market in Wakefield Park opens Wednesday


The Wakefield Farmers Market opens for the season on April 18.

The market, at Wakefield Park, 8100 Braddock Road in Annandale, will be open every Wednesday, 2-6 p.m., through Oct. 31.

Eleven vendors will be onsite, offering seasonal produce, baked goods, and prepared foods. A plant clinic will be at the market where Master Gardeners will answer questions about plants.

Vendors at farmers markets operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority can only sell items they raise on their farms or make from scratch. Vendors as encouraged to use local ingredients as much as possible. All vendors must come from within a 125-mile radius of Fairfax County.

These vendors will be at the Wakefield Farmers Market:
  • Barajas Produce, Colonial Beach Va. – fresh vegetables and berries.
  • Bread and Water Co., Alexandria, Va. – Breads and pastries. 
  • Countless Blessings Farm, Culpeper, Va. – Meet and eggs from pasture-raised animals, baked goods.
  • F.J. Medina & Son Farm, Montross, Va. – Strawberries, corn, melons, tomatoes, squash, peppers, and other produce. 
  • Kuhn Orchards, Cashtown, Pa. – Apples, pears, peaches, apricots, plums, berries, cherries, grapes, rhubarb, asparagus, tomatoes, onions, garlic, sweet potatoes, leeks, pumpkins, herbs, flowers.
  • Lois’s Produce, Montross, Va. – Asparagus, onions, radishes, strawberries, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, green beans, peas, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, sweet corn, eggplant, elephant garlic. 
  • Nitro’s Creamery, Springfield, Va. – Homemade, handcrafted ice cream made to order using liquid nitrogen.
  • Salsa Las Glorias, The Plains, Va. – Homemade salsa from locally grown vegetables without preservatives, food coloring, or added water. 
  • Stallard Road Farm & Botanicals, Rixeyville, Va. – Eggs, honey, mushrooms, herbs, herbal products, and grass-fed beef. 
  • Sue’s Pies and More, Warrenton, Va. – Pies and other baked goods. 
  • Wholesome Clean Eating, Arbutus, Md. – Small-batch, gourmet plant-based eats from naturally and sustainably grown produce. 
The Annandale Farmers Market, at Mason District Park, opens for the season May 3. It will be open every Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon, through Nov. 1.

Pets are not allowed at farmers markets except service animals.

4 comments:

  1. Wish we could get a local farmers market on Fridays or Saturdays. Many of us that would like to have access to such a market but work for a living!

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  2. The farmers market in the Mosaic District is open Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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    1. Thanks,
      What is the parking like and does it get overcrowded?

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    2. There's plenty of parking at mosaic. I've gone a few times and havent thought it too bad. There's also a market in downtown falls church on saturdays if you're interested.

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