Regional Farmer’s Markets continue to provide local, winter farm-fresh food in and about the Harrisonburg, VA area, albeit, some on a truncated schedule. Visit and shop at the following markets to maintain a healthy, fresh, local food diet:
Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market
Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market is held in the Turner Pavilion, near the municipal parking lot and the area newspaper. Signs directing you to the market are plentiful along downtown Main Street (Route 11).
This market is open year round, although hours vary according to the time of the year. For the winter, the market is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7 AM to 1PM.
This farmers market has been in business since the 1950’s. While it is an “old-fashioned” and very real market, don’t assume they aren’t fully taking advantage of 21st century technology. They have an excellent Facebook page, a Twitter account, a WordPress Account, as well as a You Tube visual tour. You can sign up for regular market updates via e-mail.
Merchandise includes, but is not limited to:
Fresh fruits & produce
Breads & baked goods
James & Jellies
Flowers & Plants
For additional information, contact manager Josie Showalter at 540-476-3377.
PO Box 669
Harrisonburg, VA 22803
The Shops at Dayton: Farmers Market
The Dayton Farmers Market is located at 3105 John Wayland Blvd. (Route 42) in Dayton, VA. While it is usually open Thursdays through Saturday, from 9 AM to 6 PM, its hours it adds a holiday Tuesdays through Saturday schedule for the Thanksgiving to Christmas season. Parking is free and can accommodate buses.
The Dayton Farmer’s Market is organized a bit differently than most, hence the name, “The Shops at Dayton.” This market boasts “over 20 specialty merchants” ranging from an attorney who practices law with a “Christian perspective,” to bakeries, cheese shops and meat markets. Toys, bookstores and decorative items are included as well. This market has something for to entertain everyone’s interest and appetite.
Dayton has a wonderfully informative webpage at:
You can contact the market with any additional questions by calling (540) 879 – 3801
Shenandoah Heritage Market
This farmer’s market openly celebrates its cultural background with an Amish horse and buggy profile as part of his name and logo. The Shenandoah Market claims to be the “largest indoor farmer’s market in the Valley.”
The Shenandoah Heritage Market is located on Route 11, just south of I-81 Exit 243. Parking is free and can, according to their brochure, accommodate buses, cars or buggies.
Contact information includes:
121 Carpenter Lane
Harrisonburg, VA 22801-9777
The Shenandoah Heritage Market is open Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM, and Saturdays from 9 AM to 6 PM.
Outside of the building, is a general farmer’s market for fresh produce. Inside, merchants of every variety offer such products as:
Pickles, Jams & Jellies
Civil War Memorabilia
Western Apparel & Horse Equipment
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