December 2022 - March 2023
Of the 220+ farmers markets in Virginia, 55 markets stay open throughout the winter months. An additional 30 markets are open in December — many for special holiday markets — but do not continue through the winter.
Some of the winter markets adjust their schedules from summer, some move indoors, and some add online sales. And they all continue to be excellent sources of local food and artisan products.
At winter markets you can find high quality Virginia Grown meat, cheese, eggs, honey, and produce, as well as prepared and ready to eat foods, freshly baked breads, and sweet treats. There are hardy greens, winter squashes, apples, sweet potatoes, and other root vegetables. There are grass-fed and pastured meats – such as beef, pork, and chicken. This is the time of year to enjoy slow roasted meats and veggies, stews, chili, and hearty soups. Get out your roasting pan, stew pot, and slow cooker. Soon the aroma coming from your kitchen will be irresistible!
A fun treat during December is the many holiday markets we see across the state hosted by farmers markets. At these markets, the spotlight shifts to Virginia’s artisans with their handmade crafts, prepared food, and baked goods. These vendors will help your holiday events shine! Check your local farmers market’s social media for their holiday market schedule.
Below is a list of Virginia’s year-round/winter markets by region. We have also included a list of the markets that are still open in December — many for special holiday markets. Use the Virginia Farmers Market Trail map to find a market near you – lovevamarkets.org. (The Virginia Farmers Market Trail is also available as a mobile app in the Apple App Store.)
Year-Round & Winter Farmers Markets by Region
Blue Ridge Blacksburg Farmers Market (Montgomery County) Floyd Farmers Market (Floyd County) Forest Farmer’s Market LLC (Bedford County) Four Seasons Farm Market (Amherst County) – online Grandin Village Farmers Market (Roanoke City) Historic City Market (Roanoke City) Lynchburg Community Market (Lynchburg City) Rocky Mount Farmers’ Market (Franklin County) Salem Farmers Market (Salem City)
Capital Ashland Farmers Market (Hanover County) Birdhouse Farmers Market (Richmond City) – online Farmers Market at St Stephens (Richmond City) Fluvanna Farmers Market (Fluvanna County) Huguenot-Robious Farmers’ Market at The Great Big Greenhouse (Chesterfield County) Lakeside Farmers’ Market (Henrico County) Mineral Farmer’s Market (Louisa County) – indoors - Holiday Market is Dec 17 RVA Big Market (Richmond City) South of the James Market (Richmond City) West End Farmers Market (Henrico County)
Central Dale City Farmers Market (Dale City) Long Family Markets (Stafford County) Spotsylvania Farmers Market (Spotsylvania County)
Coastal Onancock Farmers & Artisans Market (Accomack County) – indoors Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers’ Market (Portsmouth City) Suffolk Farmers’ Market (Suffolk City) Winter Market at O’Conner Brewing (Norfolk City)
Northern Virginia Arlington Courthouse Farmers Market (Arlington County) City of Manassas Farmer’s Market- Saturday (Manassas City) Columbia Pike Farmers Market (Arlington County) Del Ray Farmers’ Market (Alexandria City) EatLoco Farmers Market at Brambleton (Loudoun County) EatLoco Farmers Market at One Loudoun (Loudoun County) Falls Church Farmers Market (Falls Church City) Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market (Alexandria City) Gilberts Corner Farmers Market (Loudoun County) LVHMC Leesburg Farmers Market (Loudoun County) Mosaic Farmers Market (Fairfax County) Oakton Farmers Market (Fairfax County) Old Town Alexandria Farmers’ Market (Alexandria City) Old Town North Farmers and Artisans Market (Alexandria City) Reston Farmers Market (Fairfax County) Westover Farmers Market (Arlington County)
Shenandoah Farmers Market at Ix (Charlottesville City) Greene Farmers Market (Greene County) Harrisonburg Farmers Market (Harrisonburg City) Key’s Corner Indoor Market (Charlottesville City) – indoors South Street Barn Market (Shenandoah County) – indoors Winchester Farmers Market (Winchester City)
Southside Colonial Heights Farmer’s Market (Colonial Heights City) River Street Market (Petersburg City)
Southwest Abingdon Farmers Market (Washington County) Independence Farmers Market (Grayson County) – online Marion Regional Farmers Market (Smyth County) Southwest Virginia Farmers’ Market (Carroll County) – indoors Wytheville Farmers Market (Wythe County) – indoors
December-Only / Holiday Markets 2022
These markets are open in December but do not run throughout the winter.
Blue Ridge Bedford Farmers Market – Dec 10 Botetourt Farmers Market – Dec 17 Christiansburg Farmers Market – Dec 9 Narrows Farmers Market – Dec 11 Vinton Farmer’s Market – Dec 10
Capital The Carytown Farmers Market – Dec 10 & 11
Holly Jolly Holiday Market at Independence Golf Club - Dec 8
Central Archwood Green Barns Farmers Market – Dec 11 & 18 Culpeper Farmers Market – Dec 10 Fredericksburg, VA Farmers Market – Dec 10 King George Farmers’ Market- Dec 10
Coastal Farmers Market at Bridgeport- Dec 15 Mathews Farmers Market – Dec 10 Old Beach Farmers Market – Dec 17 The Surry County Farmers Market – Dec 16 Williamsburg Farmers Market – Dec 10 & 17 Yorktown Market Days – Dec 10
Northern Virginia Farmers Market at Wheatland Spring Farm & Brewery – Dec 10 Great Falls Community Farmers Market – Dec 10 & 17 Half Street Central Farm Market – Dec 10 & 17 McCutcheon-Mount Vernon Farmers Market – Dec 14 & 21 Western Loudoun Farmers Market – Dec 10
Shenandoah Charlottesville City Market – Dec 10 & 17 Kerrs Creek Community Market – Dec 10 Madison County Farmers’ Market – Dec 10
Scottsville Farmers Market - Dec 10 Staunton Farmers’ Market – Dec 10 & 17 Valley Roots Farmers Market – Dec 17
Southside Charlotte County Farmers Market at Drakes Branch – Dec 10
Southwest Tazewell Farmers Market – Dec 10
Photos by Daniel James of Herd Ventures