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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 […]

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Ever feel like you’re in the twilight zone in your own back yard? That’s what happened to hundreds of people last Saturday, when they walked into the market and strolled past a fractal. A fractal! Light green, hiding out near near the broccoli and fresh ginger, romanesco cauliflower was causing a scene. The cauliflower (also […]

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Play with your food, people! First person to post a photo of a weird-looking vegetable they find at the market this Saturday gets… bragging rights. Share it on our Facebook page to be eligible for said pride points.  Rhonda and Diane have been coming to the Arlington Farmers’ Market since 1982. They look like they always have […]

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Fruit is still showing up in droves at the market, but we all know that as late August approaches, the berries, melons, and stone fruits we’ve been taking for granted all summer will fade into oblivion. That’s why I always turn into a hoarder each August. I’m basically just running around the market yelling, “Give […]

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Plums. Are. Happening.

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What’s at the market these days? Everything. Like, for real. Take one glance at the tents and you’ll see piles of squash, crates of cucumbers, onions upon onions, and a LOT of happy people leaning over heirloom tomatoes. Look a bit deeper and you’ll find freshly-picked blueberries, the season’s first peaches, and multi-colored carrots just begging to be thrown […]

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