Select Page

The Scoop

Charlottesville Farmers Markets

Exploring Charlottesville’s Thriving Farmers Markets

Charlottesville and the surrounding areas boast a vibrant collection of farmers’ markets, offering residents a delightful way to connect with local producers and savor the freshest seasonal offerings. Charlottesville’s farmers’ markets provide residents with numerous benefits. You can buy directly from local farmers who use sustainable practices and invest in your community, ensuring the continued viability of the local agricultural scene. Discover unique offerings including heirloom vegetables, handcrafted cheeses, and artisan breads, and connect with local producers to build a connection with your food source. Enjoy the vibrant energy of a farmers market, a space for socializing, live music, and fostering a sense of community.

Charlotteville Farmers Markets

From bustling weekend gatherings to weekday afternoon markets, there’s a market experience waiting to be discovered for every resident’s needs.

Charlottesville City Market
100 Water St.
Open Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (April – November), this historic market is the heart of Charlottesville’s agricultural scene. Browse an extensive selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables, artisan breads, fresh-cut flowers, and an enticing array of prepared foods.

Albemarle Farmers Market
401 Monticello Rd.
Located just outside the city limits, this market thrives on Wednesdays from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (May – October). Expect a charming atmosphere with a focus on locally raised meats, poultry, and eggs alongside seasonal produce.

The Farmers Market at IX
522 2nd St SE
Every Thursday, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, this market at IX Art Park transforms into a vibrant gathering spot. Find a curated selection of local produce, artisan goods, prepared foods, and live music, making it a perfect spot for an after-work wind-down.

Barracks Road Farmers Market
2775 Barracks Rd.
This market offers year-round access to local produce, with extended hours on Fridays (9:00 AM to 6:00 PM) for a convenient shopping experience. Weekdays offer a more relaxed atmosphere with a focus on seasonal offerings (Tuesday – Thursday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM).

Charlotteville Farmers Markets

Forest Lakes Farmers Market
1740 Forest Lakes Dr.
This hidden gem operates on Sundays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (May – October) and offers a friendly, community-oriented market experience. Find locally grown vegetables, baked goods, and handcrafted items.

Farmers in the Park
Pen Park, 1300 Pen Park Rd.
Enjoy a mid-week market experience at Farmers in the Park, operating Wednesdays from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM (May – September). This market boasts a delightful selection of local produce, artisan crafts, and prepared foods, perfect for a picnic in the park.

Market Street Market
920 Market St.
Open year-round, this indoor market offers a permanent haven for local vendors. Find a curated selection of locally sourced produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, and artisan crafts, making it a convenient one-stop shop for all your grocery needs.

No matter your preference, Charlottesville’s thriving farmers’ market scene offers something for everyone. So, grab your reusable bags and get ready to experience the bounty of fresh, local produce and connect with the heart of the community!

Virginia Relay Service 711