Old Town Farmers Market Announces Opening Day for the Third Season

The Old Town Winchester Farmers Market at the Taylor Pavilion will open for its third season on Saturday, May 13 offering delicious local produce each Saturday from 9:00 am-1:00 pm through September 30. Over a dozen farms and vendors, many new and some favorites returning, will offer a wide variety of items for sale including in-season fruits, vegetables, artisan breads, cookies, cheese, grass fed beef, gluten free bread, cured meats, jam, eggs, honey and many other items (produce and items for sale vary each week with what is in season). All items were grown or produced within a 60-mile radius of Winchester. On average the market attracted over 1,000 people on sunny Saturdays last summer.

“We are opening an hour earlier than last season to accommodate our loyal customers,” stated Downtown Manager, Jennifer Bell.  “Many regular farmers market shoppers like to come early and choose from freshly picked items and still have the whole day for other activities.”

For the first time, opening day at the Old Town Farmers Market will not coincide with the popular downtown event, KidzFest on May 20.  The market will open a week before KidzFest on May 13.

Downtown Parking

Parking in the adjacent Braddock Autopark is only $.50 per hour. The Braddock Autopark allows patrons easy access to the market and is only a short distance away, convenient for carrying goods. Restrooms are available during market hours in the Braddock Autopark. Parking for patrons at meters in Old Town is free on Saturdays.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help with greeting guests, setup and take down. For more information about volunteering, please contact Sarah Acuff Chapman, Old Town Winchester Coordinator and Farmers Market Manager, at (540) 535-3660 or email otw@winchesterva.gov.

2017 Old Town Farmers Market Vendors:

  • Bethlehem Farm (Winchester, VA) – Eggs, pasture poultry including chicken and turkey, grass fed beef, pastured pork, honey, organic fresh milled breads, cookies, sweet breads, brick oven pizza, prepared chicken stock and soups, prepared foods like quiche and pot pies, essential oil salves and fragrances, homemade dog treats, and handcrafted jewelry.
  • Betty Jean’s (Stephens City, VA) – Baked goods including bread, pies, muffins, and granola. Hand lettered signs and cards.
  • Boward Family Farm (Augusta, WV) – Produce, eggs, herbal tinctures and salves.
  • Edible Elegance by Erin (Winchester, VA) – Baked goods including cupcakes, pies, cookies, breads, and more.
  • Hedgebrook Farm (Winchester, VA) – Raw milk cheese.
  • Hideaway Café (Winchester, VA) – Brewed coffee and tea with house-made syrups and flavorings, hand-shaken drinks (shak-a-rados), iced tea mixed beverages (non-alcoholic), house-made pastries and baked goods, locally crafted coffee-themed artisan goods.
  • Juice Jar Winchester (Winchester, VA) – Gourmet juices made from fresh ingredients.
  • Lothar’s Gourmet Sausages (Purcellville, VA) – German style sausages, Nürnberger, Weissmurst, bacons, German brats, special roasts, English bacons, snack sticks, summer sausages, smoked pork chops, rouladens, breakfast sausages.
  • Mock’s Greenhouse Farm (Berkeley Springs, WV) – Hydroponic produce including lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, watercress, cilantro, arugula. Soil grown produce including beans, sweet corn, muskmelon, peppers, cucumbers, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, ginger, sweet potatoes, apples, peaches, and plums.
  • Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association (Frederick County, VA) – Educational gardening display and information provided by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers.
  • Rivers Ridge Farm (Middletown, VA) – Honey, eggs, alpaca fiber.
  • Shady Knoll Mushroom Farm (Winchester, VA) – Gourmet edible mushrooms.
  • TEENS, Inc. (Winchester, VA) – Produce including lettuce, basil, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers.
  • Winchester Aromatherapy (Winchester, VA) – Handcrafted aromatherapy blends including muscle rubs, natural insect repellent, burn remedy, rash remedy, air fresheners, and natural colognes. Cut flowers on occasion.

Map of Old Town Winchester

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