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General Tips for Virginia Farmers Markets

Tips for Local Farmers Markets

Heading to a farmers market in Virginia Beach or nearby city? Follow these useful tips.

  • 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
  • Advertised hours may change due to seasons, heavy picking and the weather. Check 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