Edited by Free Wilma, 31 May 2005 - 01:17 PM.
Mt. Vernon Farmers' Market
Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:22 PM
Posted 07 May 2008 - 07:59 AM
A majority of what was available were plants, herbs and flowers. Veggies included asparagus; sugar snap peas; spring onions; lettuce, spinach and more. I bought some green leaf lettuce that look lusciously tender and tasty.
Fruits included strawberries, expensive but very tasty - most were selling for $5 or higher. I bought two boxes so I could make some freezer jam (unless we eat them all first).
Also had not one but two places selling pie, bread and other baked goods. One of these two vendors even had farm fresh eggs in a variety of colors from white to cream to blue. I bought a round pan of bread pudding from one of the vendors and we had some last night, very tasty.
Parking can be tricky as the market is in the parking lot of the Sherwood Regional Library but I found that going early as in right after they open, parking is a bit easier.
Posted 11 June 2008 - 03:38 PM
... anyway we're happy with the buffalo folks, and all the veg's, the breads and the pies. this is good, what's not to like.
... parking has not been remotely a problem, except maybe when you're "warding" off mommies in vans with child carriers, and you still have to use a cane
alexandria, va 22308
Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:38 AM
Prices were overall competative and it was especially nice to see an Amish vendor with all the baked goods and meats you would expect.
Berries and cherries of all sorts were plentiful. Apricots and Pluots were at their peak. Corn was fresh and plentiful. I bought half a dozen ears of white corn from Three Way Farm, but they were not as sweet and juicy as the "frosty" variety I've been getting at Kingstowne.
Here’s a list of the vendors and what they were selling.
Three Way Farm (Warsaw, VA)
~Corn, produce, fruits
Westmoreland Berry Farm- (Oak Grove, VA)
~Berries, fruit, produce
Pleasant Field Farm (Hanover, VA)
~The largest selection of produce, including bi-color corn
Valentine’s Country Meats (Orange, VA)
~Part of a Mennonite Amish Church, Valentine’s has meats that are grass fed, no steroids, no antibiotics, no growth hormones. They sell beef whole or half if you want to stock your freezer. Soup bones and organ meat of all kind is stocked in their coolers. Also, an amazing array of baked goods that you would hope to find from Amish vendors including whoopie pies and shoe fly pie and quiche. Free range eggs are $5.
Sunset View Farm (Riva, VA)
~Fruits, vegetables, baked goods.
Cibola Farms(Culpepper, VA)
~Buffalo, Pork, Lamb, Goat and some of the best jerky around.
~Breads, focaccia, pastries.
Twin Springs Fruit Farm(Orrtanna, PA)
~A wide array of berries, peache, apricots, plums and cherries. Tomatoes, corn and onions.
Laurel Grove Farms(Westmoreland Co. VA)
~Vegetables and many unusual herbs used for Latino cooking.
Potomac Vegetable Farms (Vienna, VA)
~Vegetables and fresh herbs.
Posted 16 July 2008 - 12:24 PM
Posted 21 September 2010 - 10:25 AM
Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:26 PM
The change in days is a result of a change in Sherwood Hall Library's hours which hosts the market in its parking lot. They are closed on Wed mornings now due to having hours cut when the libary system's budget got whacked two years in a row.
But the result is library users and market shoppers will no longer have to compete for parking spaces since the library doesn't open until 1:00 on Wednesdays.
Here's the link to the FX County Farmers Markets http://www.fairfaxco...wp-farm-mkt.htm
Posted 16 June 2011 - 07:21 AM
Thank you for the post about the market being moved to Wednesday.
I went yesterday to the Mt. Vernon market. Got there a little after 9am and it was hopping! The produce is amazing and the prices are quite good compared to markets in or near DC. For example, I bought 2 bunches of purple basil for $1 each.
Westmoreland Berry Farm was flush with pie cherries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. Also peaches. It was nice to not have to queue up in a line a block long!!
This is an amazing market, so check it out if you can.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:13 PM
Vivaldi potatoes- 5lb bags selling for $.60/lb.
Red leaf lettuce
Valentine's pork tendorloin
Chocolate whoopie pie
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