Sign of Spring: Reston Station Farmers Market Starts Wednesday

Reston Station Smart Market in 2015The afternoon farmers market returns to Reston Station’s plaza on Wednesday, April 20.

Smart Markets, which operates several area farmers markets, will be in Reston Wednesday afternoons (3 to 7 p.m.) through November. Smart Markets relocated the Reston market to Reston Station, at Wiehle Avenue and Sunset Hill Roads next to the Wiehle-Reston East Metro, last year after several seasons in an office park at Reston Parkway and Sunrise Valley Drive.

Reaction from the community was mixed, though, as some patrons did not like having to park in the parking garage and make their way up to the plaza.

Smart markets says it will have $1 “Market Parking” on Wednesdays. Here is how to access it:

Follow the signs for “Park X” in the Reston Station garage. They are marked with a blue “X.”  You can use your ticket to pay the $1 “Market Only” parking fee at a pay station before returning to your vehicle (if you’ve come in no earlier than 3 P.M. and stayed no more than 60 minutes). The Park X entrances are the first two left turns after entering the garage from Reston Station Boulevard.

Here is a list of the 2016 vendors:
  • Arno’s French Pastries (pastries, baked goods)
  • Casero Bolivian Creations (bread, banana bread, baked goods)
  •  Celtic Pasties (British hand pies)
  • El Tenedor De Nacho
  • Fabbili Cellars (Wine from Loudoun County)
  • Fossil Rock Farm (fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs)
  • Greenheart Organic
  • Honey Brook Farms (chicken, eggs, baked goods)
  • Ignacio’s Produce (fruits and vegetables)
  • Kneaded Nourishment Bakery
  • Phil’s Dills (pickles)
  • Tyson Farms and Orchards (fruits and vegetables)
  • Uncle Fred’s BBQ Smoke Shack (BBQ prepared on site)
  • Valley View Bakery (bread)
  • Whim Pop (popsicles)
  • Lothar Erb’s Artisanal Sausages (bacon, smoked meats, gourmet sausage)
  • Cabin Hill Farm
  • Cascade Beverage Company
  • Power & Balance Fitness
  • Side Street Catering
  • Silver Box Baking

Fossil Rock Farm is also offering preordered Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscriptions. Boxes of produce and other farm items can be picked up at the Wednesday market in Reston.

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