The Beltway region is home to many excellent farmers’ markets where locally grown foods and products are available. Not only can you enjoy fresher, healthier foods from such markets, but you also help sustain our local economy when you do. You may think farmers’ markets are only open during spring, summer and fall, but what about winter? Well, wonder no more, there are some year-round farmers’ markets in our region, so you can serve garden-fresh foods to your family no matter the season.
Arlington Farmers Market. Open year-round on Saturdays, 8 am- 12 pm, at the corner of N. 14th St. and N. Courthouse Rd. With almost 40 farms and vendors on site you’ll be surrounded by a wide variety of delicious foods. Not only are there stands with fruits and vegetables, you’ll find hand-raised beef and pork selections, dairy and cheese products and a range of fresh-made culinary options too. Distinctive offerings include mushroom varieties, hand-distilled vinegars, and a truly unique drink, Switchel, a mixture of apple cider vinegar, ginger, maple syrup and honey.
City of Falls Church Farmers Market. Open year-round on Saturdays with winter hours from 9am-12pm, outside the Falls Church City Hall. Over 50 stands surround City Hall between Cherry Hill Park and the Community Center during the summer, with close to 40 open through the winter season. This is a community event every weekend where neighbors can meet, and shoppers can meet the people who grow their food. The variety of fresh vegetables and fruit is just the beginning. You’ll find fresh baked breads, honey, eggs and cheese and much more. In addition to all the locally grown foods you can also find hand crafted soaps, fresh-roasted coffee beans and even treats for your 4-legged friends.
Westover Farmers Market. Open year-round on Sundays, 9am-1pm at the corner of Washington Blvd and N. McKinley Rd in Arlington, in front of the Westover Library and Reed School. This is a smaller, more intimate market with around 20-30 vendors open throughout the year. You’ll find fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruits, including organic options, as well as meat and dairy products. There’s also plenty of sweet treats, baked goods and even some artisanal catered foods, perfect for a delicious and convenient meal, just heat and serve. Go beyond your basic food fare and check out the cultural offerings of fermented foods and Ethiopian stews and breads.
All of these farmers’ markets offer great eats and the chance to provide healthier food choices with locally grown foods. We recommend checking them all out and see what you can discover yourself. Plan your weekly menu, get a bite to eat while you’re shopping, and connect with community.
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