General Tips for Virginia Farmers Markets

 

Heading to a Virginia Farmers Market? Check out these useful tips first!

 

kids at the farmers market Families browsing the Farmers Market

 

  • Call the farmers market ahead of time to ensure it is open and to check on the field conditions
  • Make sure you know the type of payment that is accepted: Cash, MasterCard, Visa, Check, etc.
  • Advertised hours may change due to seasons, heavy picking and the weather- try their Facebook page for updated information!
  • Visit during the week or early on the weekends for the best experience
  • Wear sunscreen, a hat and bring bottled water to stay hydrated!
  • Never smoke on the premises
  • Wash all produce prior to eating
  • Do not bring pets to the markets for safety reasons
  • Soon after picking, refrigerate your produce
  • Respect the land and plants
  • Only pick what you will pay for