A table at the Mount Vernon/McCutcheon Farmers Market last year.
Although consistent spring-like weather continues to be elusive, the annual spring launch of the Richmond Highway area’s farmers markets is just around the corner.
The longtime Mount Vernon/McCutcheon Farmers Market restarts Wednesday, May 2. The market will be in its usual spot in the parking lot of Sherwood Regional Library, which is located at 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane (see map). The market will be open every Wednesday from 8 a.m.-noon, and once again it will run well into December, closing on the 19th of that month.
The Mount Vernon/McCutcheon Farmers Market is one of 11 overseen by the Fairfax County Park Authority. The markets are “producer-only,” meaning that vendors are only allowed to sell what they raise on their farms or make from scratch.
SNAP is accepted at the market at the McCutcheon market, and a “bonus dollar” program is available as well. No pets are allowed, except for service animals.
As in previous years, there will also be a master gardener available on site to answer questions and give advice.
Vendor list for the Mount Vernon/McCutcheon Farmers Market:
- Arnest Seafood
- Cavanna Pasta
- Grace’s Pastries
- Great Harvest Bread Company
- Honey Brook Farms
- Honeycomb Heroes
- Laurel Grove Farms
- Misty Meadow Farm Creamery
- OCHOA PRODUCE
- Salsa Las Glorias, L.C
- Sharkawi Farm
- The Jammerie
- Three Way Farms
- Twin Springs Fruit Farm Inc.
- Valentine’s Bakery & Meats
The Huntington Farmers Market is back for its fourth year starting on Thursday, May 3. It will be located adjacent to the North Kings Highway entrance to the Huntington Metro station at 5919 North Kings Highway (see map). The market will be open every Thursday from 4 p.m to 7:30 p.m., and run through October 25.
The Huntington Farmers Market is now part of Community Foodworks, which operates 16 farmers markets and farm tables in Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia.
SNAP is accepted at the Huntington Farmers Market, and Community Foodworks also offers a “Bonus Bucks” program that match purchases made with SNAP for up to $20.
Vendor list for the Huntington Farmers Market:
- Della Terra (organic skincare)
- C. Hess Produce (fruits and veggies)
- Chilanga (Mexican foods)
- Greenwich Farms (pork and meats)
- Real Country Sausage (sausages)
- Smiths of Mecklenburg (salsa, sauces)
- Great Valley Farm (canned goods)
- Nuts About Berries (fruits and veggies)
- Panorama Bakery (baked goods)
- Three Puppies Treats (dog treats)