As school starts back in session and we near the official end of summer, there is still plenty of time to enjoy the bounty of what summer and fall have to offer on our local farms.
Right now, apples are in abundance and tomatoes still burst with rich and bright flavor that you won’t be able to find at the grocery store come winter months. If you haven’t made it to any of our area farmers markets yet this year, you still have the chance to talk with your local farmers and buy some delicious and nutritious produce, meats, eggs, baked goods and more!
Here are the farmers markets, listed alphabetically, that you can find nearby:
- Botetourt Farmers Market: Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 90 Town Center St – Daleville
- Catawba Farmers Market: Thursday 3:30 – 7 p.m., 4965 Catawba Creek Rd – Catawba
- Farm to Table Roanoke at Greenbrier Nurseries: Thursday 12 – 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5881 Starkey Rd, Roanoke
- Floyd Farmers Market: Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 205 S. Locust St – Floyd
- Forest Farmers Market: Saturday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., 15583 Forest Road – Forest
- Grandin Village Farmers Market: Saturday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., 2080 Westover Ave. SW – Roanoke
- Historical Downtown Farmers Market: Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., 213 Market St. SE – Roanoke
- Rocky Mount Farmers Market: Monday-Saturday 6 a.m. – 5 p.m., 435 Franklin Street – Rocky Mount
- Salem Farmers Market: Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., 3 East Main Street – Salem
- South County Farmers Market: Thursday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., The Shoppes at West Village – Roanoke
- Vinton Farmers Market: Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., 204 W Lee Ave – Vinton
- West End Farmers Market: Tuesday 3 – 6 p.m., 1210 Patterson Ave. SW – Roanoke
By visiting a farmers market, you not only enjoy the bounty of the Blue Ridge, but also help keep your food dollars in our local economy.
-Submitted by Kathleen Reed – Agriculture Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension