Fresh Finds at Local Farmers Markets
Farmers Markets are all the rage right now, but they’re so much more than a trendy fad. In fact, we would argue that, unlike fads, farmers markets will continue to endure and draw in crowds of all demographics. Afton Mountain B&B is at the center of a number of local markets with a seemingly endless supply of fresh fruits and veggies, baked goods, hand-made crafts, and more. Farmers markets aren’t your basic grocery shopping…they’re a whole experience.
Saunders Brothers Farm Market, Piney River: Saunders Brothers grows and sells a top-notch variety of peaches, apples, pears, vegetables, annuals, perennials, and flowering shrubs. Stop by their Farm Market (only five miles away from their Nelson County orchard), purchase some produce, taste some peace ice cream, and take a tour at the onsite antique museum. (Open May 7 through November)
Waynesboro Farmers Market, Waynesboro: Depending on the season, the whims of Mother Nature, and the vendors available, the changing variety at the Waynesboro Farmers Market is part of what makes it so fun and appealing. Click here to see a list of this season’s upcoming vendors. (Open May through October.)
City Market, Charlottesville: With over 100 vendors featured every Saturday morning, the variety of farm-fresh food and other fares is fantastic. City Market offers a wealth of meats, baked goods, plants and herbs, and of course, fresh, delicious produce. (Open now through December.)
The Nelson County Farmers Market and City Market are open now, and the other two will be opening next month, so you’ll have plenty of chances to visit this season. We look forward to seeing you soon!
“What makes the farmers market such a special place is that you’re actually creating community around food. Consumers purchase their food directly from the producers, and they build relationships with the people who provide them with their food” (NourishLife).