From fresh produce to locally made jewelry, these are the best farmers' markets in Hampton Roads!
Shopping for locally grown produce is always a joy because the watermelons, tomatoes, and honey (and more) are so much fresher and tastier! Check out this list of the 11 best farmers' markets in Hampton Roads.
Located near Landstown Shopping Center, this year-round farmers' market offers more than just produce – they sell a variety of items that are locally made, including jewelry. The market is similar to a shopping center and contains a butcher shop, seafood market, dairy and ice cream shop, florist, candy store, bakery, full-menu restaurant, and various specialty stores. There's a summer carnival, too, which offers plenty of fun rides during the hot summer months!
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Located near the Oceanfront and the Convention Center, the Old Beach Farmers' Market gathers local vendors together to sell a unique variety of products! Some of the items you can find include fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, seafood, cheeses, baked goods, artisanal bread, and savory foods from local chefs. Old Beach Farmers' Market often teams up with Cromwell's produce to share their products with one another and to host fun events.
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Head on over to the other side of the beach, once a week, for an outdoor day of shopping from local vendors. The Shore Drive Farm Market sells locally grown produce, handmade loaves of bread, peanut butter, dog treats, meats, sauces, seafood, tea, plants, and other locally made products and wares. And, the Shore Drive Farm Market often teams up with Bay Beagle Rescue to show off the current animals up for adoption.
Check them out every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Learn more here!
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Cromwell's Produce offers a wide variety of fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables in the Sandbridge area of Virginia Beach. Once you are finished picking up their fresh produce, be sure to check out their fresh house-made sauces and salad dressings to go along with your salad pickings! Check them out on Facebook and Instagram!
Courtesy of Cromwell's Produce
Veg Out Gardens focuses on a safe and environmental approach when growing their products so you will always know what is in your food. Veg Out Gardens is a unique experience because they have chosen to focus on their hemp products to help you relax after a long day at work. Be sure to set aside some time to explore their beautiful garden before you shop for your items! The market also offers all your gardening needs like raised beds so this is the place to be if you are wanting to start your own garden. Find them on their website and Facebook!
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This family-owned farm vows to grow the freshest and best-tasting fruits and vegetables around. Their fruits and vegetables are picked fresh daily, and they also offer a delicious variety of jams, jellies, relishes, dressings, baked goods, ice cream, peanuts, old-timey antiques, and much more. Find them on their website and Facebook!
Courtesy of Cullipher Farm Market
This is a special farmers' market because they enlist the help of other local businesses in the area for some unique items you won't find anywhere else! Each week, there is a new set of vendors that offer items from coffee and freshly pressed juices, to meats, seafood, teas, vegetables, cleaning products, flowers, and much more!
Courtesy of Hampton Blvd. Farmers Market
A quaint little stand that focuses on fresh plants, this is the local farmers' market for the city of Chesapeake. The market has glowing reviews and offers the best locally grown flowers! They are open year-round except for on Christmas Day. Learn more about them here!
Courtesy of Beasley Farm Market
This family-owned and -operated farmers' market carries a variety of products, including fresh locally grown produce, eggs, local honey, homemade breads, NC BBQ, jams and jellies, juices, salad dressings, and seasonings. They operate normally from April to October and during November and December, they sell fresh-cut Christmas trees and homemade wreaths! Check them out on their website and on Facebook!
Courtesy of Dean and Don's Farm Market
Game's Farmers' Market has been around since 1972 and has gained a reputation as the best market in the city of Newport News. They offer locally produced meat, fresh produce, bulk Amish-style products, and exceptional service. Find them on their website and Facebook!
Courtesy of Game's Farmers Market
Olde Towne Portsmouth
The Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers' Market is located in the historic Olde Towne district once a week. They gather local vendors to sell a variety of unique products, including fresh produce, baked goods, loaves of bread, jewelry, meats, eggs, jams and jellies, soaps, household items, and more.
Courtesy of Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market
Did we miss your favorite farmers' market? Which one have you been to? Which one do you want to visit now? Tell us in the comments!