Alexandria, Virginia is Home to 2 of the Top Farmers’ Markets in Virginia

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Del Ray Farmers' Market in Alexandria, Virginia

American Towns Media recently named the Old Town Farmers’ Market and the Del Ray Farmers’ Market as two (2) of the Ten Best Farmers Markets in Virginia. The Old Town Farmers’ Market was ranked number three while the Del Ray Market was right behind Old Town at number four.

The Shore Drive Farmers’ Market in Virginia Beach was ranked number one followed by the Chesapeake Farmers’ Market.

The Old Town Farmers’ Market is the oldest farmers’ market in the country which has been held continuously at Market Square. George Washington used to send his produce from Mount Vernon weekly to be sold at the Farmer’s Market in Old Town.

Old Town Market, Alexandria, VA
(Flickr Pool photo: Bill, on Flickr)

Here’s what American Towns Media said about the Old Town Farmers’ Market.

“This market is in the central hub of Old Towne Alexandria. Open year-round from 7 a.m. to noon, the market is held right in Market Square plaza. Some form of the market has existed for over 260 years, making this one the oldest continuously held market in the country. George Washington once sent his produce from his home at Mt. Vernon to the market. Now you can participate in the same tradition every week. “

The Del Ray Farmers Market is a year round farmers market that offers a wide range of selections, including vegetables, produce, and really GREAT eggs. The market runs from 8:00 AM – 12:00 noon year round at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Ave. and Oxford Ave in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

Here’s what American Towns Media said about the Del Ray Farmers’ Market.

The Del Ray Market “is a food and plant-based market located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods.” With over 20 unique vendors, this market is particularly diverse. Pick up a jar of homegrown jelly or a healthy supply of “fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheese’s, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers.” The market is open on Saturdays year-round from 8 a.m. to noon.

Rounding out the top ten farmers’ markets were:

#5 – Williamsburg Farmers’ Market (Williamsburg, VA)
#6 – Vienna Saturday Farmers’ Market (Vienna, VA)
#7 – Mt. Vernon Farmers’ Market – (Mt. Vernon)
#8 – Smithfield Farmers’ Market 9 Smithfield, VA)
#9 – Falls Church Farmers’ Market (Falls Church, VA)
#10 – Harrisonburg Farmers’ Market (Harrisonburg, VA)

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  • agrenadier

    Our Saturday farmers’ market absolutely pales compared to Charlottesville’s. : – /