Market Square, 301 King Street. (
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Saturdays, 7 a.m. to Noon year round.
Free parking in the Market Square garage Farmers' Market hours
No pets allowed during the Farmers' Market
Held each Saturday morning year-round, the farmers' market is an event that has been held at the Market Square plaza for over 260 years. In fact, Old Town Farmers' Market is the oldest farmers' market in the country which has been held continuously at the same site. George Washington sent his produce from Mount Vernon to be sold at the Farmer's Market. Today, the market offers residents of and visitors to Alexandria a way to reconnect to the past, while participating in an ongoing local and national tradition. During the peak season, there are more than 70 vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, cheeses, breads, pastries, fresh pasta, pickled vegetables, cut flowers, potted plants, soaps, fabric art, and paintings.
Montgomery Park, 901 North Royal Street (Map This); open year-round
Spring: Thursdays, 3 p.m, to 7 p.m.
Summer: Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fall: Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (starting on Sept. 22)
Winter: Thursdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (starting on Dec. 14)
Regular Vendors at the Old Town North Community Market include the Pretentious Gourmet, Dream of Goodies, Ana's Twist and Spring through Fall , Lopez Farms. Throughout the year the Old Town North Market accepts donations of healthy, nonperishable food for the Food Pantries of ALIVE and the
Corner of East Oxford & Mount Vernon Avenues (
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Saturdays, 8 a.m. to Noon, open year round
The Del Ray Market is producer grown, with fresh vegetables and fruits in season. All year round, this market offers meats, eggs, fresh pasta and sauces, Amish cheese, yogurt, bakery goods, eggs, jams and jellies, fancy nuts, and bakery goods.
4109 Mt Vernon Ave (Map This)
Sundays 9 a.m to 1 p.m.
Accepts SNAP/EBT (Food Stamps)
The Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market brings fresh, nutritious food to people of all income levels, provide an opportunity for local artisans and producers of goods to bring their wares to market, strive to reflect the diversity of the community, and improve the quality of life for Arlandria residents and visitors. It is part of an overall vision to expand and improve Four Mile Run Park and the surrounding neighborhood. The market is located at the entrance to Four Mile Run Park, where every day, walkers stroll up the park and bikers whiz down the Four Mile Run Trail that connects to Crystal City, DC, Shirlington and the Mount Vernon Trail. The market is managed by the Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market Management Team, in cooperation with the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.
Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Drive (Map This)
Sundays, May through October from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Multiple vendors lay out colorful displays of fresh, locally grown, in-season vegetables as well as sweet juicy berries, apples, pears, and seasonal peaches. A visitor can indulge in gourmet coffee, fresh-squeezed orange juice, fresh-baked pastries, and gourmet cheeses and yoghurts, while picking up a variety of fresh breads for the week.
The Department of Transportation & Environmental Services' Resource Recovery Division now has Resource Recovery Stations, located at four of the City's Farmers' Markets (Old Town, Del Ray, West End, & Four Mile Run). Staff will be on site to explain how to compost food and yard waste at home, and accept items for composting. There will also be compost tubs available to purchase for $5; each one conveniently has a lid, handle, and small enough to transport food waste to and from home, disposing items at the stations located in the Farmers' Markets.
- Additional Information on Composting is available by contacting:
- The Virginia Cooperative Extension
- The Master Gardener Help Line at 703.228.6414 for composting (and other horticultural questions).
- EPA – "Create Your Own Compost Pile"
- Department of Environmental Protection, Montgomery County, MD - "Just the Facts About … Home Composting"