Farmers markets opening for season

Posted: April 10, 2013

Star staff report

Winchester — The following local farmers markets are open for the season.

Alamo Market on the corner of Papermill Road and Shawnee Drive in Winchester, will open May 3 with spring flowers, vegetable plants, local meat and diary, and an assortment of local products.

Apple Tree Market, 2454 Northwestern Pike, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The market offers flowers, vegetables, Trickling Springs dairy products, local eggs, local beef, sausage, country ham, honey, homemade fudge, baked goods, seasonal candies, jams and jellies, pickles and relishes and Greenberry’s coffee. Also: local Olivers Acres Family Farm goat milk soaps and body butters.

A line of dog products, including raw items, benefits local dog rescue work. Contact 540-667-8754.

Freight Station Farmers Market, 315 W. Boscawen St. in Winchester, is open year-round with fresh, local produce, meats and plants. The hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Masters Touch is at the market Tuesdays with herb plants, annuals, perennials, vegetable transplants, ornamental and vegetable planters, and exotics.

Kale, spinach, green onions, lettuce, bok choi, and multiple varieties of greens are being picked weekly by vendors Other local produce includes sweet potatoes, potatoes, onions and turnips. Baked goods, artisan soap, honey, preserves, unpasteurized apple cider, fruit juices and eggs are featured weekly.

The market also sells wild caught Alaskan fish, including halibut, salmon, rockfish, ling cod and shellfish, sourced from commercial fishermen in Alaska.

Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are sold at the market Saturdays.

Participating vendors include Mayfair Farm, Stoney Lane Farm, Masters Touch, LizSoaps, Merrymoon Farm, Shepherds Whey Creamery and others.

The market will host Top Flight Barbeque this Saturday. They will offer pulled pork, beef brisket, cole slaw, baked beans and potato salad. This will be a regular monthly event.

Visit Freight Station Farmers Market on Facebook or email  mayfairfarm.nowak@gmail.com.

Holy Cow, 9280 John Marshall Highway, Lebanon Church, is open year-round. Items may be picked up there or orders may be placed for delivery — apples, fresh pasteurized milk, chocolate milk, yogurt, yogurt drinks, homemade butter, lamb, beef, pork, bread, cupcakes, jams, apple butter, eggs and cheese. Contact 540-465-4742 or holycowdelivery@gmail.com. Visit holycowdelivery.com.

Linda’s Mercantile, 2502 North Frederick Pike, is a partnership of Fruit Hill Orchard and David and Linda Lay.

It offers locally grown products, jams, jellies, beef, pork, vegetables, locally roasted coffee and canola oil. Contact David Lay at 540-974-0177 for hours and days.

Mount Airy Farm Market, 8204 John Mosby Highway, Boyce, is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The market offers fresh local meats, grain finished and grass fed beef, pork, lamb and goat, as well as local jams, jellies, salsas and honey. Pork barbecue and natural deli products are sold along with local fresh eggs and produce. Call 540-837-2043.

NB Market, 5057 Northwestern Pike, Gore, is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The market offers local fruits, vegetables, beef and pork products, milk in glass jars and honey. Contact Davy or Casey DeHaven at 540-877-4733 or 540-877-4800.

Richard’s Fruit Market, 6410 Middle Road, Middletown, is closed for the season but has beef, wine, jams, jelly, and apple butter available by appointment. Call 540-869-1455 or visit richardsfruitmarket.com. The market is also listed on Facebook.

Shawnee Springs Market, 6656 North Frederick Pike, is open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

It features fresh produce, Virginia country hams, fresh-baked pies, wine, jams, jellies, fruit butters, pickles and pickled vegetables, all from the Shawnee Springs production facility. Call 540-888-4164. Visit shawneesprings.com.

Shen-Val Farm Market, 2180 Fairfax Pike, White Post, is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

The market offers flowers, bedding and vegetable plants, hanging baskets, Angus beef, sausage, country ham, brown eggs, Amish butter, cheese, fruits and vegetables, apple butter, jams, jellies, pickles, candy and baked goods. Call 540-868-0366.

Virginia Farm Market, 1881 North Frederick Pike, will open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily beginning Friday.

It offers apples, cider, fresh-baked pies, local honey, apple butter, jams, jellies, country hams, baskets, produce and other items. Call 540-665-8000.

West Oaks Farm Market, 1105 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Offerings include apples, produce, grain-fed beef, country hams, fresh-baked pies and breads, jams, jellies and local honey. Call 540-662-6622.

Woodbine Farm Market, 5199 John Marshall Highway, is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

The market features baked goods, wines, local cheese, jellies, jams, sauces, local beef, gift items and plants.

Call 540-465-2729 or visit woodbinefarmmarket.com.

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