Farmers Markets in the Fredericksburg Region
National Farmers’ Market Week (August 2-8) has arrived! This week commemorates the value of locally grown food during the month when produce has reached full maturity. Celebrate the vital role farmers play in our community by popping into some of the region’s favorite markets this week and stocking up on fresh and locally sourced goodies.
During the spring and summer seasons, many of us wake up early on a weekend morning to head to the Farmers Market with your friends or family. This year you can maintain that same tradition but the way you gather your weekly finds will be a little different. In uncertain times, our local Fredericksburg regional farmers markets are still open. We encourage you to shop safely while supporting our community of local farms and small business vendors. Here are the details on where you can shop outdoors for produce bursting with flavor, homemade treats, beautiful flowers and more.
**Quick note: Please view our Know Before You Go: What’s Open in the Fredericksburg Region to see the latest COVID-19 updates. All individuals are urged to continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines and use face coverings when in public. If you feel sick or are showing any symptoms of being sick, stay home.
Spotsylvania Farmers Market
Website | Facebook
Commuter Lot on Rte 3/Gordon Rd
Saturdays | 8 am – 1 pm
Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
Wednesdays | 2 pm – 6 pm
SFM is asking customers to wear face masks when shopping at the market (vendors and staff will be wearing them too!). You’ll order what you want, pay (cashless where possible), and be on your way. Booths are being spaced out and the walkways are widened. View all the health safety procedures here.
Pre-Order is strongly encouraged. Pre-ordering enables you to shop from the convenience of your home and keeps your time at the market quick. You can view the pre-order options here.
Please send just one person to do the shopping or pick up your order, enter ONLY at the main market entrance, keep your visit as short as possible, avoid touching products or surfaces, and maintain social distancing at all times.
Long Sunday Market – Stafford
Website | Facebook
Staffordboro (Rt 610) Commuter Lot
Sundays | 8 am to 1 pm
Customers are encouraged to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Please follow the 6 foot markers on the pavement. Pre-ordering is encouraged. View Pre-Order info here. See latest updates and info on their Facebook page.
Fredericksburg Farmers Market
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Saturdays | 7 am to 2 pm
All shoppers are encouraged to wear masks. When you arrive, if the park looks too busy for your comfort level, or if there is a line of people waiting to get into the park, please consider coming back in 30-45 minutes. Heaviest shopping times have been 8:30am – 10:30am, so consider arriving a little later in the day. Three entrances will be available to the Farmers Market: 1) Corner of William Street and Prince Edward Street, 2) Corner of Prince Edward Street and George Street, 3) and the corner of George Street and the alley of the Fredericksburg Rescue Squad Building. These will be the ONLY entry/exit points for the market. If the park reaches maximum capacity of shoppers, we will post temporary 30-minute closure signs at the entrances. View the complete shopping instructions online here. Stay up to date by visiting their Facebook page.
Pre-Orders are encouraged. View the info here.
Farmers Market at Mary Washington Hospital
1001 Sam Perry Blvd, in between MWH and Tompkins-Martin Medical Plaza.
2nd and 4th Fridays | 11:30 am to 5 pm
Face masks are suggested. Gloves will be provided by C&T for selecting produce. Tables and workstations will be kept sanitized by C&T.
Please adhere to the 6 foot social distancing standards. The market will be laid out to allow for proper physical distancing. Both cash and credit will be accepted.
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