Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) have announced Virginia Farmers’ Market Week, April 27 through May 3. This has been in order to support farmers’ markets across the Commonwealth that are providing locally grown foods to our communities. May 3 happens to be the opening of the West End Farmers’ Market at Ben Brenman Park in the Cameron Station neighborhood.
According to Alexandria Living Magazine, “Starting Monday, VTC and VDACS are encouraging Virginians to shop local at farmers’ markets that are offering curbside pick-up, as well as no-contact delivery in order to continue providing fresh, local produce and other goods to their communities. Consumers are encouraged to go to VirginiaGrown.com to search for their closest farmers’ market. Consumers should call ahead to learn about the market’s current operation. In Alexandria, several dozen farmers and vendors are offering curbside pick-up at the Old Town, Del Ray, Old Town North, West End and Four Mile Run markets.”