Best Farmers Markets Northern Virginia: Top Local Produce Fresh From The Farm

By La Cuisinière | Kitchen Musings

May 21
Vegetables–© elenathewise

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Best Farmers Markets Northern Virginia – Virginia made the top 10 list of “winter season” local farmers markets!

Yes, indeed. We love the idea of purchasing locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as supporting local small businesses.

Markets abound all year around including the newest, close-in “year ’round” market in Lorton, Virginia – just across the river in Fairfax County.

Local Farmers Market Near Me!

The main Prince William County farmers markets are located in Dale City and Manassas with a wonderful smaller market in Occoquan.

The Dale City Farmers Market, located in the commuter lot behind Center Plaza (off Minnieville and Dale Boulevard).

It is open on Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during the spring, summer, fall and winter to November. We’ve been shopping here for years because of the fresh produce and fresh fruit like apples for snacks and baking, their loaf cakes, jams, honey, and fresh cut flowers.

Consider subscribing to the Northern Virginia Magazine if you are planning a move this area.

The magazine is full of wonderful information ( such as a guide to the farmer’s markets in all surrounding counties) of NOVA but also provides new residents with pertinent and useful information about this suburban region of the Nation’s Capital.

Manassas Farmer's Market

The Manassas Farmers Market is located at 9201 Center Street, in Manassas, Virginia. Their telephone number is (703)361-6599.

The market is held on Thursdays at the Harris Pavilion in Old Town Manassas from 7 AM until 1 PM and also on Saturdays in the visitor’s Parking Lot on West Street, from 7 AM until 2:30 PM.

Both days are seasonal running from April until November.

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This past summer, the grand-kids and I made it a weekly routine of going early on Thursday mornings for the freshest white and yellow peaches, plums, fresh pastries and baked goods from La Parisienne®, Angus beef from Martin’s® and just enough green tomatoes to make our Beef Barbecue.

Do you make your own condiments and relishes? I made a recipe for Ritter’s Green Tomato Relish using the green tomatoes I found at the Manassas Farmers Market.

Best Farmers Markets Northern Virginia: We Have Choices


Here is a listing of other markets in Prince William County:

  • Haymarket Farmers Market – (703)753-2600 – This market is held on Saturdays from 8 am until 2 pm at the Town Hall Building parking lot, 15000 Washington Street in Haymarket, Virginia. They are open from May through October.
  • Nokesville Farmers Market – (703)794-7057 – The market opens on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm on the corner of Route 28 and Fitzwater Drive (13005 Fitzwater Drive). They are open from May through September.
  • Gainesville Farmers Market, 13550 Heathcote Boulevard, Gainesville, Virginia, (703)754-7711. The market opens on Thursdays from 2 pm until 6 pm The Marque at Heritage Hunt. They are open from May through September.
  • Dumfries Farmers Market, Town Hall Parking Lot, Dumfries, Virginia, (703)221-3400. The market is held on Saturdays from 8 am until 12 pm at the Town Hall parking lot at 17755 Main Street. They are open from July through October, selling fresh produce and an assortment of baked goods.

Farmer’s Markets Across Northern Virginia: Buy Fresh & Local

For the latest information on all things “Virginia Grown”, check Virginia Department of Agriculture listing of local markets in the Northern Virginia counties.

Vegetables market–© Baloncici
Fresh and organic vegetables at farmers market

Cooking healthy is easy when you follow the guidelines of the SNAP® program.

Sales of The Sustainable Food Cookbook benefit the nationally recognized program.

The Snap® program Buy Fresh-Buy Local Guide features a list of Northern Virginia Farmers” Markets. You will find exact address, hours and month of operation and website information if applicable.

Photos of the crate of lettuce and basket of fresh veggies are in the public domain and posted here per the following Creative Commons License.

They are representative of our best farmers markets Northern Virginia!

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