To Market, To Market: A Field Guide to Roanoke Are Farmers Markets

For those preparing for a summer filled with barbecues, garden parties and Sunday brunches, our community is packed with local vendors of the freshest ingredients for your delectable meals. What better way to gather the best fixings our region has to offer than to visit new and old farmers and artisan-run markets?
Here, you’ll find all the information you need to visit five local markets, each boasting a little something unique—from Hungarian specialties and handmade jewelry, to quail eggs and local produce and meats. There’s no better way to support and enjoy the best of “home” than at market.
WHAT: Roanoke City Market
WHERE:
Downtown Roanoke, at the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Market Street
WHEN:
Mon. – Sat.: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sundays: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
OFFERINGS:
All-natural grass-fed beef, soap, locally-grown produce (apples, peaches, tomatoes, squash, eggplant, peppers, cantaloupes, cabbage, salad greens, etc.), spring bedding plants, stoneware pottery, apple butter, hand-crafted jewelry, rabbit meat, chicken, dairy, egg noodles, jams and jellies, homemade dog treats, seafood, metal home and garden ornaments, glass bottles
MORE INFORMATION:
(540) 342-2028, ext. 15
WHAT: Good Food-Good People
WHERE:
Headquarters: 320 Fork Road, Floyd
In Roanoke: Greenbrier Nursery Market, West End Community Market, Grandin Village Community Market and Roanoke Memorial Hospital Farmers’ Table.
In Blacksburg: YMCA Thrift Store Farmers Table, Blacksburg Community Market at South Main.
In Floyd: Floyd Farmers Market, Greens Garage
WHEN:
Varies per location; Visit the website for specific schedules and directions
OFFERINGS:
Represents over 50 producers of fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs and mushrooms, pasture-raised meats, free-range eggs, farm-made cheeses, breads and baked delicacies, natural handcrafts and lots more–all originating within a 100-mile radius of its home base in Floyd. Farm shares available by subscription (visit the website to sign up)
MORE INFORMATION:
goodfoodgoodpeople.net or (540) 745-4347
WHAT: Greenbrier Nursery Market
WHERE: 5881 Starkey Road, Roanoke
WHEN: Thursdays: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturdays: 10:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
OFFERINGS: Fresh vegetables, fruit, meats, baked goods, bread, coffee and much more from vendors around the valley
MORE INFORMATION: (540) 989-2122

WHAT: Westlake Farmers Market
WHERE: Intersection of Booker T. Washington Hwy. and Enterprise Lane, Moneta
WHEN: Season runs from May to October; Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
OFFERINGS: Fruit, local specialties and vegetables, eggs, jams and jellies, dried herbs, jewelry, pre-prepared foods (including Hungarian specialties), Sweetie’s Sweets, Inc. (variety of cookies, muffins, cakes, pies, single-serving pizzas, stuffed turnovers)
MORE INFORMATION: Janice Walke: jwalke13@gmail.com or (540) 482-0577
WHAT: Bedford Farmers Market
WHERE: Washington & Center Street, Bedford
WHEN: Season runs from April to October;
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
OFFERINGS: Produce, honey, eggs, meats; organic-practicing farmers
and woodworking artisans on-site
MORE INFORMATION: centertownbedford.com or (540) 586-2148


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