No need to wait until the weekend to stock up on local fruits and veggies.
Got a hankering for locally-raised baby bok choy, say, or tender butter beans, but don’t want to wait for the weekend to hit the farmers’ market? You’re in luck! We’ve found some markets around the state ready to set you up with fresh goodies midweek. Here are six of our favorites: Cape Charles Farmers’ Market 814 Randolph Ave., Cape Charles Open May-October, Tuesday 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. This Tuesday-evening market, located at the Cape Charles Museum, features fresh fruits and veggies like figs and heirloom tomatoes from nearby farms like Perennial Roots and Island View, as well as goods made by local artisans. Richard “Cal” Coolidge of Cal’s Puttering offers handcrafted items like pens, cooking utensils and cutting boards. ESVATourism.org Christiansburg Farmers’ Market at the Museum Hickock St., Christiansburg Open May-October, Thursday 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Grab breakfast from the Blacksburg Bagels booth and then stock up on peaches, corn and eggs from Cavalier Farm and Idyllwood Farms. Craving something sweet? Pick up some fresh pastries made by the team at Mockingbird Cafe & Bakery. Christiansburg.org/FarmersMarket Five Points Community Farm Market 2500 Church St., Norfolk Open year-round, Thursday & Friday 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Bite into a sweet, juicy nectarine from Crown Orchard as you peruse the market, and be sure to swing by the Get Fresh Cafe with Khadija, which features a regularly rotating menu of freshly-prepared American-Mediterranean dishes like baked eggplant topped with Greek yogurt with gold bar zucchini. 5PtsFarmMarket.org Forest Lakes Farmers’ Market South Recreational Facility, Ashwood Blvd., Charlottesville Open April-October, Tuesday 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Not sure what to do with all the fruits and veggies you bought from nearby producers like PB&J Greenhouse and Broadhead Mountain Farm? Check the Forest Lakes Farmers’ Market Facebook page for recipe ideas like cucumber salad or roasted pizza sauce. Facebook.com/ForestLakesFarmersMarket Leesburg Wednesday Market Virginia Village Shopping Center, Catoctin Circle, Leesburg Open May-October, Wednesday 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Handpicked berries, local honey and freshly-made cheese—doesn’t get much better than that. Get everything your buy-fresh-buy-local heart desires from vendors like Allder School Berries, Chloe’s Bees LLC and Dancing Cow Farm. LoudounFarmersMarkets.org