Depart To The Mart
Whether you’re looking for brunch supplies, or plants for your garden, May is a great time to hit the local farmer’s markets. Here are a few of them for your consideration.
Carytown Farmers Market, open Sundays from 9:00-1:00, is at the City Stadium on 3201 Maplewood Avenue. A great spot where farmers, artisans, makers and food trucks sell their wares. Have something you’d like to sell? Booth space is still available.
Huguenot-Robious Farmers Market in the parking lot of Great Big Greenhouse features locally grown produce, flowers, cheese, meats and crafts. Open Thursday’s 10:00-2:00 at 2051 Huguenot Road.
The West End Farmers Market at 1300 Gayton Road features fruits and vegetables, herbs, meat, fish, picked items, spices, soap, poultry, sausage and baked goods. Open 8:00-12:00 on Saturday.
Lakeside Farmers Market is a year-round market with an indoor pavilion featuring local produce, meat, cheese and handmade items. Open 9:00-2:00 Wednesdays and 8:00-12:00 Saturdays at 6110 Lakeside Ave.
South of the James Farmers Market is located in Forest Hill Park at the corner of New Kent and 42nd Street. It’s open Thursdays from 4:00-7:00 May through October. It’s a great spot where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items.
Farmers Market @ Saint Stephen’s, a favorite, features some great vendors with a wide variety of items including local sausage and ribs, salad mix, craft baked goods, plants, and a far too many items to mention here. A great feature on their webs site is a list of vendors attending the next market and what they will be selling. It’s located at 6000 Grove Avenue.