The 2017 season of the Old Town Farmers Market begins Saturday, May 13! Visit us between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Taylor Pavilion.
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. This season we have 14 local vendors participating 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.
We are pleased to welcome the Admiral Byrd Middle School Jazz Band as our featured musical performance on Opening Day, May 13! The group of 7th and 8th graders rehearse daily under the direction of Mr. William Norris and will be playing two, 45 minute sets beginning at 11 a.m. Enjoy favorites like It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing), Pink Panther Remix, Jailhouse Rock, Georgia on My Mind and more!
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)
2017 Old Town Farmers Market Vendors
Bethlehem Farm (Winchester, VA) – Eggs, pasture poultry including chicken and turkey, grass fed beef, pastured pork, honey, organic fresh milled breads, cookies, sweet breads, brick oven pizza, prepared chicken stock and soups, prepared foods like quiche and pot pies, essential oil salves and fragrances, and handcrafted jewelry.
Betty Jean’s (Stephens City, VA) – Baked goods including bread, pies, muffins, and granola. Hand lettered signs and cards.
Boward Family Farm (Augusta, WV) – Produce, eggs, herbal tinctures and salves.
Edible Elegance by Erin (Winchester, VA) – Baked goods including cupcakes, pies, cookies, breads, and more.
Hedgebrook Farm (Winchester, VA) – Raw milk cheese.
Hideaway Café (Winchester, VA) – Brewed coffee and tea with house-made syrups and flavorings, hand-shaken drinks (shak-a-rados), iced tea mixed beverages (non-alcoholic), house-made pastries and baked goods, locally crafted coffee-themed artisan goods.
Juice Jar Winchester (Winchester, VA) – Gourmet juices made from fresh ingredients.
Lothar’s Gourmet Sausages (Purcellville, VA) – German style sausages, Nürnberger, Weissmurst, bacons, German brats, special roasts, English bacons, snack sticks, summer sausages, smoked pork chops, rouladens, breakfast sausages.
Mock’s Greenhouse Farm (Berkeley Springs, WV) – Hydroponic produce including lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, watercress, cilantro, arugula. Soil grown produce including beans, sweet corn, muskmelon, peppers, cucumbers, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, ginger, sweet potatoes, apples, peaches, and plums.
Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association (Frederick County, VA) – Educational gardening display and information provided by Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers.
Rivers Ridge Farm (Middletown, VA) – Honey, eggs, alpaca fiber, beeswax lip balm.
Shady Knoll Mushroom Farm (Winchester, VA) – Gourmet edible mushrooms.
TEENS, Inc. (Winchester, VA) – Produce including lettuce, basil, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers.
Winchester Aromatherapy (Winchester, VA) – Handcrafted aromatherapy blends including muscle rubs, natural insect repellent, burn remedy, rash remedy, air fresheners, and natural colognes. Plants and cut flowers on occasion.
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 email@example.com.
*For a fillable PDF of the 2017 market application, please email a request to OTW@winchesterva.gov.