Thank you to our 2016 Season Vendors, Volunteers, and Customers! It was a great season and we are looking forward to 2017!
The 2017 season will begin May 13, 2017 and run through September 30, 2017.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 season!
For those interested in participating as a vendor in the 2017 Old Town Farmers Market please review the market guidelines and contact Market Coordinator, Sarah Acuff Chapman at (540)535-3660 or complete a market application.
Seeking Vendors, Musicians and Volunteers
- Vendors – Seeking locally grown and locally made items for the weekly farmers market. All vendor applications must be sent to Jennifer Bell, Downtown Manager, at the Old Town Welcome Center, 33 East Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA 22601. Cost to participate in the market is $20 per week. Parking will be provided for most vendors in the Braddock Street metered lot.
- Musicians – Seeking local musicians to provide acoustic music on the Taylor Pavilion Stage at noon on market days.
- Volunteers – To assist on market days with set-up, clean-up and market operations under the direction of the Market Coordinator. Volunteers must be friendly and welcoming to the public, able to answer general questions, and able to assist with moving tables and tents. For more information about volunteering, contact the Market Coordinator, Sarah Acuff-Chapman, at (540) 535-3660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*For a fillable PDF of the 2017 market application, please email a request to OTW@winchesterva.gov.
Old Town Farmers Market 2017 Details:
The market will run Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., May 13 through September 30. The market is located at the Taylor Pavilion at 119 N. Loudoun Street, just steps from the Loudoun Street Mall and the Braddock Autopark.
The 2016 Farmers Market hosted over 12 vendors and had an average of over 1,000 people visit summer Saturdays.
The goal of the Old Town Farmers Market is to provide fresh, local food and agriculture products directly from farmers and producers to residents, while creating an enjoyable atmosphere that contributes to a prosperous downtown and promotes a sense of community in Old Town Winchester.
The Old Town Farmers Market is comprised of local farms, local artisans and others sharing items from the surrounding area. We are always looking for new vendors to add variety to the market. The market has a community approach and encourages lingering and local entertainment. Last year 15 local vendors participated in the market some every week and others on a rotating basis. The market strives to offer a wide variety of items for sale including in-season fruits, vegetables, artisan breads, cookies, cheese, grass fed beef, gluten free bread, cured meats, jam, eggs, honey and many other items (produce and items for sale may vary each week). All items to date have been grown or produced within a 60-mile radius of Winchester.
Contact Jennifer Bell, Downtown Manager, or Sarah Acuff Chapman, Market Coordinator with any questions. (540) 535-3660 or OTW@winchesterva.gov
The map below shows the location of the Taylor Pavilion, nestled between the Loudoun Street Mall and the Braddock Street Auto Park. The parking in the garage is 50¢ per hour and metered parking is free on Saturdays. On market days, reserved parking for most vendors will be available in the lot adjacent to the auto park. (click map to enlarge)
2016 Old Town Farmers Market Vendors
Aarika Farris Cake Atelier (Winchester, VA)– cakes, cupcakes, pies, macarons and cookies.
Bethlehem Farm (Winchester, VA)– eggs, pasture poultry including chicken and turkey, grass fed beef, organic fresh milled pizza and breads, sweet breads and other dessert items.
Bigg Riggs (Augusta, WV)– fresh fruits and vegetables, jams, jellies, sauces, eggs, honey and cider.
Daydreaming Gifts (Charles Town, WV) – wrapped wine bottles, wooden home décor, painted wall art, crocheted accessories.
Great Harvest Bread (Warrenton,VA) – breads, cookies, pies, baking mixes, scones and muffins.
Hedgebrook Farm (Winchester, VA)– raw milk cheese.
Lothar’s Gourmet Sausages (Purcellville,VA)– fresh brats, smoked hams, smoked bacons, German style sausages, marinated pork steaks, cured and smoked sausages and stuffed pork roasts.
Peace in the Valley Herb Farm (Hedgesville, WV) – Cut flowers, herbs, flower and vegetable plants, dried flower wreaths, fresh fruits and vegetables including seasonal tomatoes, peppers, squash, cut herbs, figs, sweet potatoes, lettuce and mixed greens.
Peace of Cake (Harpers Ferry)– baked goods including cookies and cakes, spiced nuts, hummus and artichoke spinach dip.
Serviam (Winchester, VA)– oyster mushrooms (when available), microgreens arugula broccoli, red Russian kale, amaranth, tat soi, strawberries and wine berries (when available) and whole grain muffins.
Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum (Winchester, VA)– exhibit on bees.
Shenandoah Valley Produce (Winchester, VA)– fresh fruits and vegetables including seasonal; salad greens, tomatoes, herbs cucumbers, squash, zucchini, spinach, peppers, potatoes, watermelon, sweet potatoes, carrots, beans, eggplant, swiss chard, lettuces, arugula, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, turnips, sugar snap peas, Brussel sprouts, beets, spring onions, hydroponic basil, cilantro and salad greens.
Valerie’s Royal Soap (Winchester, VA)– artisan crafted natural soap products including bath 4 body, lotions, deodorants, salts, bath bombs, lip balms, body butter and body powder.
West Oaks Farm Market (Winchester, VA)– fresh fruits and vegetables including seasonal sweet corn, peaches, apples strawberries, asparagus, plums, cherries, tomatoes, squash and zucchini. Rolls, pies, muffins, apple dumplings, salsas, sauces and jams.
Wild Rose Soap (Shepherdstown, WV) – handmade cold process soaps, lotions, bath bombs, soy candles and body scrubs.