This fall, get outside and explore Alexandria’s vibrant neighborhoods by visiting our farmers’ markets, conveniently dispersed throughout the city. Each market offers its own, unique glimpse into Alexandria’s character, with something for everyone to fall in love with and take home (unless, of course, you eat it first). Whether you’re a longtime resident or just visiting for the weekend, we’ve compiled a roundup of farmers’ markets in Alexandria so you can experience each one like a local.
Saturdays, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
301 King Street
Image Credit: Cade Martin for Visit Alexandria
The Old Town Farmers’ Market is the intersection of past and present, held in Market Square plaza for over 260 years. This year-round market is the same venue where George Washington sold his produce from Mount Vernon, and is considered one of the oldest farmers’ markets in the country. Each Saturday morning, the plaza transforms into the lively hub of Old Town, where local farmers and artisans showcase their goods to residents and visitors alike. Take in the energy of Alexandria while you walk around and explore over 70 vendors selling fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, cheeses, breads, pastries, fresh pasta, fresh cut flowers, potted plants, soaps, jewelry and art. Not in the mood to shop? Enjoy some of the free events and entertainment put on by the community.
Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Corner of East Oxford & Mount Vernon Avenues
Image Credit: Maria Jose Ovalle for Visit Alexandria
Discover Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood during their Saturday farmers’ market year-round. Get all your grocery shopping done with fresh, in-season foods including meats, eggs, fresh pasta and sauces, Amish cheese, yogurt, baked goods, jams and jellies, fancy nuts, and bakery goods. Even if you’ve gotten all your grocery shopping done before Saturday, the Del Ray Farmers’ Market is a great place to grab a quick bite from local vendors or pick up the perfect present.
Sundays, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
(May – Nov.)
4800 Brenman Park Drive
Image via West End Farmers’ Market Facebook Page
Eat well and have fun with the whole family at the West End Farmers’ Market. This is the place to be on Sundays if you have children or pets, and they even have several vendors who cater specifically to kids or canines. Stroll through an array of farmers, bakers and artists selling fresh food and handmade gifts for all ages. The West End Farmers’ Market is a great opportunity to get to know the Alexandria community, with local non-profits and government agencies setting up tables to talk to community-members every week.
Sundays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
(April – Nov.)
4109 Mount Vernon Avenue
Image Credit: Four Mile Run Farmers’ Market
Skip the crowds and enjoy the quieter Four Mile Run Farmers and Artisans Market in the Arlandria neighborhood. In addition to offering the same fresh foods and handmade goods as other markets in the area, this farmers’ market is set near Four Mile Run Park. Visiting the 100% volunteer run market gives you something to feel good about, as funds raised through the “4MRMarket” go towards efforts to restore the park itself.
For more information on famers’ markets in Alexandria, click here.
Header image by Cade Martin for Visit Alexandria