“SEE IT IN THE FIELD, SEE IT AT THE MARKET” that’s the motto of the Smithfield Farmers Market. A true Farmers Market Find, this market offers it all! Priding itself on offering truly local produce and crafts, the Smithfield Farmers Market is located in the small, but active town of Smithfield, Virginia. While many small town “Main Streets” have lost their edge to large malls and shopping plazas, Smithfield’s Main Street is a glorious walk through time which provides a delightful backdrop to the bustling farmer’s market which occurs every Saturday morning from 9:00 AM – Noon. With its brick sidewalks, old fashioned ice cream parlor, antique shops, and restaurants, visiting the Smithfield Farmers Market is a great way to start your Saturday before taking in everything else the town offers.The Smithfield Farmers Market is a short 60 minute drive from Colonial Williamsburg, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton and Newport News, VA. The market features truly local produce, artisans, performers and crafts. All the items you find at the market must be homemade, homegrown, or homebaked within 100 miles of the market. All of the produce is locally grown and can be traced back to the exact farm it was grown; truly farm to table. Check out the locally grown strawberries from Griffin Farms or and sample the seasonings from Ham Towne Spicery. Be ready to shop for wide assortment of meats, cheese, jellies, jams, flowers and much more. And plan to hang around for awhile, since every market also features local entertainment and performers. The welcoming atmosphere of the Market, combined with its incredible offerings earned the Smithfield Farmers Market a spot on the Top 101 Markets in America for 2014 per The Daily Meal. The market has designated weekends for crafters including dates in the spring, around Mother’s Day, fall and holiday seasons. There is a great assortment of products from home decor to jewelry, and fabulous items for gift giving, like these hand turned wooden bowls. So be ready to shop local because there will plenty of “I can’t live without it” items waiting for you. While you’re visiting the market make sure to stop by the hospitality tent to get information on the the vintage market in November which draws over 7,000 attendees! Check their market calendar for information on the markets holiday festival and truly joyful way to find all the best holiday gifts! Pets and occasionally farm animals are welcome at the Smithfield Farmers Market. So feel free to bring your dog, goat or llama with you for a lazy day of strolling the market. About the Smithfield Farmers Market: The market is open Saturdays from 9-Noon (March 28 to October 31) and is located behind the Bank of Southside Virginia, 115 Main Street in historic downtown Smithfield, VA 23430
See you soon at the Market!