National Farmers Market Week and Virginia’s Farmers Market Week are August 2nd through 8th and communities across the country will celebrate their local farmers markets. Now more than ever, farmers markets serve as anchors across American communities, positively influencing community health and well-being. Markets result in more viable regional economies and local farm businesses, increased access to fresh, nutritious food, and stronger social networks that help keep communities healthy.
To show appreciation to the patrons for all the support they’ve shown this inaugural season, the Old Town Farmers Market in Old Town Winchester will celebrate National Farmers Market Week and Virginia’s Farmers Market Week with a Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 8th. The Old Town Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm at the Taylor Pavilion between the Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall and Braddock Autopark. The market, which runs through Halloween, is at the halfway point in a very successful market season with 14 participating vendors.
Customer Appreciation Day Promotions and Activities:
- Free tote bag for first 100 patrons
- Free crayons and coloring activity for children
- Live music by the Loose Change Pickers from 11 am-1 pm
- Meet Custard, a Jersey calf from Hedgebrook Farm, from 11am-1 pm
- Vendor specials, promotions and demonstrations
- Drawing for a gift basket of items donated by market vendors
- Cooking Demonstration by Perry Davis, Owner of Just Like Grandma’s
- Face Painting by WAM! Winchester Art Market
The Old Town Farmers Market draws between 900-1,400 people to the Taylor Pavilion each week. Come downtown and support Winchester area farmers and businesses. For more information about the Old Town Farmers Market visit our market page.