Today I spotted the familiar 'Virginia Grown' logo on a sign announcing the much anticipated Lakeside Farmer's Market. As a resident of Northside, I am very excited by the idea of a farmers' market in my neighborhood. But, can Richmond support the four farmers' markets slated to arrive next month?
The 17th Street Market will continue this year, with a growers market on Thursday mornings, a 'mixed' market on Saturday, and a flea market on Sunday. 17th Street will open on April 17th, and will run from 8am- 2:30pm. Check out their schedule and vendor list here.
The Byrd House Market is now a program of the William Byrd Community House in Oregon Hill. This was a really fun market last year, family and worker friendly, open on Tuesdays from 3:30- 7pm. Their blog with info is here.
New this year are the afore mentioned Lakeside Market, open Wednesdays and Saturdays from May through November, and the South of the James Market open Saturdays from 8am-12pm in Forest Hill Park starting May 3. Look out for more information on these burgeoning markets as we find it.
Hopefully, there will be a market close to your neighborhood. It is wonderful to see Richmond taking part in supporting its agricultural resources, (go Hanover tomatoes!) so have fun doing your part in supporting these efforts.