Sign of Summer: Reston Farmers Market Opens Saturday

Lake Anne Farmers Market

The Reston Farmers Market opens for its 18th season at Lake Anne Plaza’s parking lot Saturday with its usual — and sometimes unusual — assortment of produce, eggs, meats, homemade baked goods, pickles, popcorn and honey.

The market, which spreads out into the craft market on the plaza, is the most robust farmers market among the 11 markets operated by Fairfax County. It was also named “Best Market in Northern Virginia for 2013” by Virginia Living Magazine.

Fairfax County markets are producer-only, meaning that all of the farmers and producers may only sell what they raise on their farms or make from scratch. The farmers and producers all come from within a 125 mile radius of Fairfax County.

Market hours are 8 a.m. to noon. There’s also a master gardener to answer questions, live music, and a variety of other goods and services — as well as people-watching — to keep you entertained.

Here’s a list of the vendors who will be set up for the 2016 season, which will run through mid-November.

  • 78 Acres, Inc.
  • A Bit More Sweets and Specialties
  • Arnest Seafood
  • Baguette Republic
  • Bees ‘n Blossoms
  • Blue Ridge Dairy Co.
  • Breezy Meadow Farms
  • Cavanna Pasta
  • Cherry Glen Goat Cheese
  • Colonial Kettle Corn Inc.
  • Fresh Crunch
  • Glascocks Produce
  • Grace’s Pastries
  • Hutt Produce LLC
  • J & W Valley View Farm
  • Jerry’s Gourmet Berries, Inc
  • Kiwi Kuisine
  • Ladybug Mountain Farm
  • Misty Meadow Farm Creamery
  • Mt Olympus Farm
  • Nitro’s Creamery
  • Ole Pioneer’s Kitchen
  • Penn Farm
  • Potomac Vegetable Farms
  • Reid’s Orchard, Inc.
  • Smith Family Farm
  • Spring Valley Farm and Orchard
  • The Farm at Sunnyside
  • Toigo Orchards
  • Valentine’s Country Bakery and Meats
  •  Virginia Vistas Greenhouses

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