We will be lucky that the weather will improve, the sun will come out, and it will be another great weekend to be outside. If you will be needing fresh produce or products for the weekend, or for Father's Day, Alexandria has some really great farmer's markets. Check them out below:
Old Town Farmers' Market
Market Square, 301 King Street. (Map This)
Saturdays, 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. year round.
Free parking in the Market Square garage during Saturday hours of the Farmers' Market
No pets allowed during the Farmers’ Market
Farmers Market PhotoHeld each Saturday morning year-round, the farmers’ market is an event that has been held at the Market Square plaza for over 260 years. In fact,
Old Town Farmers' Market is the oldest farmers’ market in the country which has been held continuously at the same site.
George Washington sent his produce from Mount Vernon to be sold at the Farmer's Market. Today, the market offers residents of and visitors
to Alexandria a way to reconnect to the past, while participating in an ongoing local and national tradition. During the peak season, there are
more than 70 vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, cheeses, breads, pastries, fresh pasta, pickled vegetables.
Del Ray Farmers' Market
Del Ray Farmers' Market PhotoCorner of East Oxford & Mount Vernon Avenues (Map This)
Saturdays, 8 a.m. - Noon, open year round
The Del Ray Market is producer grown, with fresh vegetables and fruits in season. All year round, this market offers meats, eggs, fresh pasta and sauces, Amish cheese, yogurt, bakery goods, eggs, jams and jellies, fancy nuts, and bakery goods. For more infomation, please email email@example.com.
Four Mile Run Farmers' & Artisans Market
Four Mile Run Farmers' Market Photo4109 Mt Vernon Ave (Map This)
Sundays - this year the market will start on April 27 and lasts through November, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m.
*Accepts SNAP/EBT (Food Stamps)
The Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market brings fresh, nutritious food to people of all income levels, provide an opportunity for local artisans and producers of goods to bring their wares to market, strive to reflect the diversity of the community, and improve the quality of life for Arlandria residents and visitors. It is part of an overall vision to expand and improve Four Mile Run Park and the surrounding neighborhood. The market is located at the entrance to Four Mile Run Park, where every day, walkers stroll up the park and bikers whiz down the Four Mile Run Trail that connects to Crystal City, DC, Shirlington and the Mount Vernon Trail. The market is managed by the Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market Management Team, in cooperation with the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.
West End Farmers' Market
West End Farmers' Market PhotoBen Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Drive (Map This)
Sundays, May through November from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Multiple vendors lay out colorful displays of fresh, locally grown, in-season vegetables as well as sweet juicy berries, apples, pears, and seasonal peaches. A visitor can indulge in gourmet coffee, fresh-squeezed orange juice, fresh-baked pastries, and gourmet cheeses and yoghurts, while picking up a variety of fresh breads for the week.
Source: City of Alexandria