Your guide to Richmond-area farmers markets

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RVA Big Market is year-round and dog-friendly. | Photo by RICtoday

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Richmond has plenty of farmers markets to visit, with many opening up as the seasons change. Here’s our guide to when and where to snag local goods.

Plus, we made an interactive map of area markets — feel free to explore, endorse your faves with a like, and suggest new spots.

Northside

RVA Big Market | Bryan Park off Hermitage Rd. | Saturdays | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Open year-round | GrowRVA’s Big Market features dozens of vendors + food trucks. This weekend, look out for First Stop Donuts + Happy Arepas.

Lakeside Farmers Market | 6110 Lakeside Ave. | Saturdays | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Open year-round | Expect the market to expand their hours when spring comes.

Diamond District

PopUp Market RVA | The Diamond | Saturdays | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Opens April 2 | They’re gearing up for year two.

Randolph

Birdhouse Farmers Market | 1507 Grayland Ave. | Tuesdays | 3-6:30 p.m. | In-person starting in May, online year-round | Online shoppers can browse offerings from 6 a.m. Thursdays until 3 a.m. on Mondays for pick up on Tuesdays.

Carytown

Carytown Farmers Market | City Stadium, 3201 Maplewood Ave. | Sundays | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Opens May 1 | Mark your calendar for the Spring Artisan Market April 23-24.

West End

Farmers Market at St. Stephen’s | St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6000 Grove Ave. | Saturdays | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct.-April, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. May-Sept. | Open year-round | The market also has a weekly newsletter to keep up with vendors + learn recipes using market ingredients.

Southside

South of the James Farmers Market | Forest Hill Park at New Kent + 42nd St. | Sundays | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Open through April | This open-air, producer-only market could stay open year round, depending on support + attendance during its ongoing trial run.

And if you don’t mind a bit of a drive, check out these regional farmers markets. 🛍

Regional Markets

East

Dorey Park Farmers Market | 2999 Darbytown Rd., Henrico | Saturdays | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Opens in June | The market is currently accepting vendor + volunteer applications for the 2022 season.

West

West End Farmers Market | Discovery United Methodist Church, 13000 Gayton Rd., Henrico | Saturdays | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Open year-round | This producers-only market has a weekly newsletter.

Manakin Market | 68 Broad Street Rd., Manakin Sabot | Saturdays | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Opens in May | Located just outside Short Pump, this market usually has live music + children’s activities.

Goochland Farmers Market | 1889 Sandy Hook Rd., Goochland | Tuesdays | 4-6:30 p.m. | Opens in May | Part of the RVAg group of markets, which includes Manakin Market + the Urban Farmhouse market.

North

Ashland Farmers Market | 101 Thompson St., Ashland | Saturdays | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Opens in May | At this market, vendors may only sell products that they have grown, baked, or made within a 30-mile radius of Ashland.

South

Huguenot-Robious Farmers Market | The Great Big Greenhouse, 2051 Huguenot Rd., Chesterfield | Thursdays | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Opens March 31 | Opening day will feature doughnuts from Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen.

Chesterfield County Farmers Market | 6701 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield | Wednesdays | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Opens May 12 | Vendor applications are open for the 2022 season.

Farmers Market at Urban Farmhouse | 13849 Coalfield Commons Pl., Midlothian | Wednesdays | 4-6 p.m. | Opens in May | Part of the RVAg group of markets, which includes Manakin Market + Goochland Farmers Market.

The Market at Magnolia Green | 17320 Hull Street Rd., Chesterfield | Saturdays | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Opens May 7 | Rain or shine, the freshest party in town.

River Street Market | 30 River St., Petersburg | Saturdays | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Open year-round | You can also shop online.

Colonial Heights Farmers Market | 2600 Boulevard., Colonial Heights | Saturdays | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Open year-round | This market has plenty of fresh foods + specialty baked goods for sale.

Did we leave your favorite market off the list? Let us know so we can add it to our guide + our grocery list.

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