Of the 220+ farmers markets in Virginia, 55 markets stay open throughout the winter months. An additional 30 markets are open in December — many for special holiday markets — but do not continue through the winter.

Some of the winter markets adjust their schedules from summer, some move indoors, and some add online sales. And they all continue to be excellent sources of local food and artisan products.

At winter markets you can find high quality Virginia Grown meat, cheese, eggs, honey, and produce, as well as prepared and ready to eat foods, freshly baked breads, and sweet treats. There are hardy greens, winter squashes, apples, sweet potatoes, and other root vegetables. There are grass-fed and pastured meats – such as beef, pork, and chicken. This is the time of year to enjoy slow roasted meats and veggies, stews, chili, and hearty soups. Get out your roasting pan, stew pot, and slow cooker. Soon the aroma coming from your kitchen will be irresistible!

A fun treat during December is the many holiday markets we see across the state hosted by farmers markets. At these markets, the spotlight shifts to Virginia’s artisans with their handmade crafts, prepared food, and baked goods. These vendors will help your holiday events shine! Check your local farmers market’s social media for their holiday market schedule.

Below is a list of Virginia’s year-round/winter markets by region. We have also included a list of the markets that are still open in December — many for special holiday markets. Use the Virginia Farmers Market Trail map to find a market near you – lovevamarkets.org. (The Virginia Farmers Market Trail is also available as a mobile app in the Apple App Store.)

Year-Round & Winter Farmers Markets by Region (2022-2023)

Blue Ridge
Blacksburg Farmers Market (Montgomery County)
Floyd Farmers Market (Floyd County)
Forest Farmer’s Market LLC (Bedford County)
Four Seasons Farm Market (Amherst County) – online
Grandin Village Farmers Market (Roanoke City)
Historic City Market (Roanoke City)
Lynchburg Community Market (Lynchburg City)
Rocky Mount Farmers’ Market (Franklin County)
Salem Farmers Market (Salem City)

Ashland Farmers Market (Hanover County)
Birdhouse Farmers Market (Richmond City) – online
Farmers Market at St Stephens (Richmond City)
Fluvanna Farmers Market (Fluvanna County)
Huguenot-Robious Farmers’ Market at The Great Big Greenhouse (Chesterfield County)
Lakeside Farmers’ Market (Henrico County)
Mineral Farmer’s Market (Louisa County) – indoors – Holiday Market is Dec 17
RVA Big Market (Richmond City)
South of the James Market (Richmond City)
West End Farmers Market (Henrico County)

Dale City Farmers Market (Dale City)
Long Family Markets (Stafford County)
Spotsylvania Farmers Market (Spotsylvania County)

Onancock Farmers & Artisans Market (Accomack County) – indoors
Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers’ Market (Portsmouth City)
Suffolk Farmers’ Market (Suffolk City)
Winter Market at O’Conner Brewing (Norfolk City)

Northern Virginia
Arlington Courthouse Farmers Market (Arlington County)
City of Manassas Farmer’s Market- Saturday (Manassas City)
Columbia Pike Farmers Market (Arlington County)
Del Ray Farmers’ Market (Alexandria City)
EatLoco Farmers Market at Brambleton (Loudoun County)
EatLoco Farmers Market at One Loudoun (Loudoun County)
Falls Church Farmers Market (Falls Church City)
Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market (Alexandria City)
Gilberts Corner Farmers Market (Loudoun County)
LVHMC Leesburg Farmers Market (Loudoun County)
Mosaic Farmers Market (Fairfax County)
Oakton Farmers Market (Fairfax County)
Old Town Alexandria Farmers’ Market (Alexandria City)
Old Town North Farmers and Artisans Market (Alexandria City)
Reston Farmers Market (Fairfax County)
Westover Farmers Market (Arlington County)

Farmers Market at Ix (Charlottesville City)
Greene Farmers Market (Greene County)
Harrisonburg Farmers Market (Harrisonburg City)
Key’s Corner Indoor Market (Charlottesville City) – indoors
South Street Barn Market (Shenandoah County) – indoors
Winchester Farmers Market (Winchester City)

Colonial Heights Farmer’s Market (Colonial Heights City)
River Street Market (Petersburg City)

Abingdon Farmers Market (Washington County)
Independence Farmers Market (Grayson County) – online
Marion Regional Farmers Market (Smyth County)
Southwest Virginia Farmers’ Market (Carroll County) – indoors
Wytheville Farmers Market (Wythe County) – indoors

December-Only / Holiday Markets – 2022

These markets are open in December but do not run throughout the winter.

Blue Ridge
Bedford Farmers Market – Dec 10
Botetourt Farmers Market – Dec 17
Christiansburg Farmers Market – Dec 9
Narrows Farmers Market – Dec 11
Vinton Farmer’s Market – Dec 10

The Carytown Farmers Market – Dec 10 & 11
Holly Jolly Holiday Market at Independence Golf Club – Dec 8

Archwood Green Barns Farmers Market – Dec 11 & 18
Culpeper Farmers Market – Dec 10
Fredericksburg, VA Farmers Market – Dec 10
King George Farmers’ Market- Dec 10

Farmers Market at Bridgeport- Dec 15
Mathews Farmers Market – Dec 10
Old Beach Farmers Market – Dec 17
The Surry County Farmers Market – Dec 16
Williamsburg Farmers Market – Dec 10 & 17
Yorktown Market Days – Dec 10

Northern Virginia
Farmers Market at Wheatland Spring Farm & Brewery – Dec 10
Great Falls Community Farmers Market – Dec 10 & 17
Half Street Central Farm Market – Dec 10 & 17
McCutcheon-Mount Vernon Farmers Market – Dec 14 & 21
Western Loudoun Farmers Market – Dec 10

Charlottesville City Market – Dec 10 & 17
Kerrs Creek Community Market – Dec 10
Madison County Farmers’ Market – Dec 10
Scottsville Farmers Market – Dec 10
Staunton Farmers’ Market – Dec 10 & 17
Valley Roots Farmers Market – Dec 17

Charlotte County Farmers Market at Drakes Branch – Dec 10

Tazewell Farmers Market – Dec 10

Market Managers – did we miss your market? Let us know! And be sure to add your market to our market map via Farmspread.

Photos by Daniel James of Herd Ventures