Everyone loves a farmers market. If it's fresh from the farm produce you want(and who doesn't), then farmer's markets are your thing. Studies have shown that produce bought at supermarkets travel on average 1500 miles. Surprisingly, organic food bought at supermarkets tend to travel even further.
Buying your produce at farmer's markets has several advantages
- Farmers get to keep more of the money they make by selling directly to consumers and bypassing large industrial food companies
-You know where the food comes from you buy
-It's more GREEN. Food bought in supermarkets has to be shipped all around the country using tons of fuel and resources in the process.
-Buying locally supports LOCAL businesses
-Farmer's markets are a wonderful place to take the family with all the sites, smells and colors.
Here's a list of farmer's markets in the Richmond, Va area.
South of the James Farmer's Market - 8am-1pm Saturdays Forest Hill and 42nd St in Forest Hill Park
Byrd House Market- 3:30-7pm every Tuesday S Linden St and Idlewood Ave behind the William Byrd House Community House
Ashland Farmer's Market- 9am-noon Saturdays 11 Thompson St(behind the Town Hall)
Goochland Farmer's Market- 8a-noon Saturdays 2955 River Road West
Market Emporium at Bryan Park- 3-7pm Tuesdays Bryan Park(Lakeside Ave and I95)
West End Farmer's Market- 8am-noon Wed and Sat Gayton Rd and Ridgefield Parkway
17th St Farmer's Market- 3-7pm Wed, 10am-7pm Thurs, 4-8pm Fri, 10am-4pm Sat 17th and Main St