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South of the James Farmers Market Review

South of the James Market Address: Forest Hill Park – New Kent Rd at W 42nd St, Richmond, VA 23225 Hours: Saturdays 8-12 (May-Dec), Sat 10-12 (Dec-Apr) Website: http://sojmarket.com/ South of the James is without a doubt the best market in Richmond.  It’s located in Forest Hill Park just south of the James River.  The market sets up beyond the 42nd St. park entrance.  They have a good size parking lot at this...

Huguenot-Robious Farmers Market Review

Huguenot-Robious Farmers Market Address: Great Big Greenhouse – 2051 Huguenot Rd, Richmond, VA 23235 Hours: Thurs 10-2 (May – Oct) Website: http://www.greatbiggreenhouse.com/Events/Farmers–Market.aspx Huguenot-Robious is a Thursday market located in front of The Great Big Greenhouse at the intersection of Huguenot and Robious roads.  Weave through the shopping center until you get to the Great Big Greenhouse,...

Chesterfield Farmers Market Review

Chesterfield Farmers Market Address: 11500 Midlothian Turnpike, Bon Air (inside the Chesterfield Towne Center Mall) Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10-6 (year round) This market is located inside the Chesterfield Towne Center Mall.  Go in the main entrance off the Midlothian Turnpike (the entrance flanked by Ulta and Old Navy) then walk straight across towards the opposite set of doors.  The market is just before the exit...

Virginia Street Farmers Market Review

Virginia Street Farmers Market Address: 114 Virginia St, Richmond (Shockoe Slip) Hours: Thursdays 3-7 (May – October) Website: None Virginia Street is a Thursday market located in Shockoe Slip, close to downtown.  I usually shop markets on Saturdays but I appreciate having mid week options, especially when I’m out of town on the weekends.  This market is located just above the canal walk near the Turning Basin between...

Lakeside Farmers Market Review

Lakeside Farmers Market Address: 6110 Lakeside Ave, Henrico, VA Hours: Wed dawn-dusk, Sat 9-12 (May-Nov plus limited vendors available indoors year round on Saturdays) Website: http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net/ This market’s website boasts itself as the #1 market in Virginia and #3 in America so I was pretty stoked to check it out!  In retrospect, I think this claim actually hurts more than it helps.  It really...

Monument Market Review

Monument Market Address: Monument Ave at North Robinson St, Richmond (fan) Hours: Saturdays 8-12 (May-August) Website: http://www.fbcrichmond.org/monumentmarket/ I just recently heard of the Monument Market and decided to check it out.  It’s located in a large parking lot at the intersection of Monument and North Robinson Street (it’s hosted by Richmond’s First Baptist Church which is located at 2709 Monument Ave)....

17th Street Farmers Market Review

17th Street Farmers Market Address: 100 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219 (Shockoe Bottom) Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 9-4 (late April – October+) Website: http://www.richmondgov.com/FarmersMarket/ I really want to like this market.  It’s located in Shockoe Bottom in the market pavilion next to Main Street Train Station.  This location has been used as a market for over 200 years!  The location is cool and lively and...

Ashland Farmers Market Review

Ashland Farmers Market Address: 101 Thompson St, Ashland, VA 23005 Hours: Saturdays 9am -12pm (May-Oct, limited vendors year round) Website: http://www.town.ashland.va.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7BBDB5FE96-6722-413B-8CB7-E50BD78FA45C%7D This market gets the award for most improved.  It had been a small market with limited variety and annoying parking.  In 2011 they improved its layout, parking and vendor...

Byrd House Market Review

Byrd House Market Address: Idlewood Ave at S Lindin St, Richmond, VA 23220 Hours: Tues 3:30-7 (May-Oct) Website: http://byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com/ Byrd House is a fun and funky Tuesday market near Oregon Hill (a couple blocks north of Hollywood Cemetery).  Besides going to the Tredegar/Brown’s Island area which is about a mile away, I really haven’t spent much time in this part of the city.  It’s a compact...

My Manakin Market Review

My Manakin Market Address: 68 Broad Street Rd, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103 Hours: Saturdays 9am-1pm, May-October Website: www.chiknegg.com I avoided this market for a long time because I assumed it was way out in Goochland and didn’t want to drive that far when closer options are available.  Well I finally got around to trying it and it’s way closer than I thought.  It’s on Broad Street just a few miles west of...

West End Farmers Market Review

West End Farmers Market Address: 12450 Gayton Rd, Richmond, VA 23238 Hours: Wed 3-6:30, Sat 8-12 (May-October) Website: http://www.westendfarmersmarket.com/ This market is in front of a small shopping center at Gayton Rd and Ridgefield Pkwy (Ollie’s shopping center).  I guess it’s considered Short Pump but it’s a bit off of the main drag.  It’s not the most charming setting but there’s tons of parking and a...

St Stephen’s Farmers Market Review

St. Stephens Farmers Market Address: 6000 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23226 Hours: Saturdays 8-12 (May-Oct) Website: http://saintstephensrichmond.net/farmersmarket This market is hosted by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on a really cute section of Grove Ave that has both shops and beautiful old homes (it’s a great neighborhood to walk the dog and browse at all the cool houses).  When churches offer farmer’s markets,...