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Locally grown strawberries. They’re the things dreams are made of. Come spring, these ruby red beauties show up at the market and people go nuts. It’s fun to watch customers walk away with their arms full—pints overflowing, bags getting stained, boxes filled to the brim. It’s easy to get carried away. And so it was not […]

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First strawberries of the season tomorrow!!! Will there be peas, too? It’s anybody’s guess. You’re just going to have to show up and find out. See you at the market, friends: Saturday, 8AM-noon.

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Check out this gem from Modern Farmer about everyone’s favorite spring veggie: The emperor Caesar Augustus would bark “Velocius quam asparagi conquantur!” or “Faster than cooking asparagus,” which can be loosely translated as, “Get going already!” Augustus was such a connoisseur of the elegant vegetable, he organized elite military units to procure it for him. The famed Asparagus Fleets made […]

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More vendors! Earlier hours! Asparagus! Spring farmers’ market starts this Saturday. We’re here 8AM-noon from now until eternity (or January, whichever comes first). So get up early, grab your caffeine, and come taste the season. See you at the market, friends.  

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Ain’t no market like a springtime market ’cause a springtime market don’t disappoint. Spring is the time of year when hope blooms and morels delight. There’s a surprise at every turn: fiddleheads, ramps, an abundance of eggs. Asparagus! Spinach! Peas! Oh man, I hope there are going to be peas. You never know what you’re […]

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Best friends forever. Pimento cheese spread will never lead you wrong. Market is open Saturdays 9:00-noon. Go make friends.

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Who are these magical people that grow produce in the winter? Your neighborhood farmers. You’ll find beets, chard, leeks, carrots, squash, arugula and all kinds of treasures that thrive in the cold. Plus, beautiful things like baked goods, cheese, pickles, and honey don’t shy away from this winter weather. Don’t miss the magic. Saturday morning, […]

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January, February, and March bring colder temperatures and shorter farmers’ market hours. We’ll be selling winter greens, bread, cheese, baked goods, and the like Saturdays  9:00 – noon, until regular hours resume in April. Believe it or not, winter in Virginia is downright bountiful. Chickens are still laying beautiful eggs (though get here early before […]

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We’re still two days away from the winter solstice, but cold weather foods have been appearing at the market for weeks. And the one that feels so right this time of year? CHESTNUTS. The little mahogany fruit is so pretty it can double as decor. But, of course, its real beauty lies in its taste. Eating […]

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It’s nearly Turkey Day and things are getting autumnally awesome at the farmers’ market. Our vendors will be sharing the season’s bounty in all its glory this Saturday. You can find all the potatoes, carrots, pies, bread, and apples you’ll need to keep tradition alive. Smith Meadows even has extra turkeys for people late to their […]