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Looking for a local, true farmer's market in Central Virginia (Charlottesville, Staunton, Albemarle area)?  Scroll down this page and you will see the farm markets, farm stands, roadside stands, produce markets, even garden fruit and vegetable stands and seasonal community farmer's markets in Central Virginia (Charlottesville, Staunton, Albemarle area), sorted by county. Markets offering organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name. If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website.

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!  

What's in season in October 2017, and other timely information:

October brings with it the Fall harvest of many crops, from apples to many vegetables, and the ability to buy locally, soon col weather crops, like spinach, some lettuces, peas, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and early onions,  plus fresh winter squash, pumpkins and moren.

Farmer's Market Listings, by county

Click on Local resources above, if you need a county map

Albemarle County

  • Carter Mountain Orchard - Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, cherries, corn (sweet), melons, nectarines, peaches, plums, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Phone: 434-977-1833. Alternate Phone: 434-977-0619. Fax: 434-979-0341. Email: Info@CarterMountainOrchard.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Peaches approx June 20th through August 20 Thursday, Apples approx August 10th through November 15th; Apple Harvest Festival 1st and 2nd weekends of October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Charlottesville. Located next to Monticello and Michie Tavern. Bakery featuring apple cider donuts, pies, cookies, ice cream, and Mountain Grille features concessions on weekends. Apple Cider, Apple Butter, pumpkins, gourds. Country Store has local crafts, gourmet food items, jams and jellies, and more. Hay rides every weekend in September and October, weather permitting. Senior Citizen discounts every Tuesday. Apple Harvest Festival first 2 weekends each October - live music, crafts, food. (UPDATED: February 23, 2010)
  • Chiles Peach Orchard and Farm Market - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    1351 Greenwood Road, Crozet, VA 22932. Phone: 434-823-1583. Alternate Phone: 434-977-0619. Fax: 434-823-1593. Email: Info@ChilesPeachOrchard.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries May 10 to June 20, Sweet Cherries June 10 to July 15, Peaches June 15 to September 1, Apples September 25 to November 15, Pumpkins September 25 to November 1. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Newly expanded farm market with fresh picked fruit, local vegetables, ciders, jams and jellies, local crafts, and gifts. Ice Cream Parlor serves up frozen yogurt, soft serve ice cream, sundaes, shakes, and baked goodies. Fudge kitchen features fresh fudge in lots of flavors! Homemade Peach Ice Cream Days, 1st weekend in August each year. (UPDATED: February 23, 2010)

Appomattox County

  • Village Gardens - Uses natural growing practices, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    206 Village Garden Lane, Appomattox, VA 24522. Phone: (434) 352-5889. Alternate Phone: (434) 660-3281. Email: VillageGardn@aol.com. Open: As Available or in - Season. Directions: Do Not Try to Find Us by Using GPS! Our county hasn't advanced that far!!! From the Kroger Shopping Center in Appomattox, Turn left at the Light. Take the 1st Appomattox Exit. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Highway 26. Go 5 Miles, and just past the country store on the right, turn Right onto Oakville Road. Go 2 miles, and Village Gardens is on the Left. Click here for a map and directions. Christmas is a busy time for us, and we produce more than 500 wreaths by hand in a season; Early orders will ensure that you have your wreath when you want it; We also keep wreaths on hand for our walk-in customers!. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We are a full service nursery and garden center. We have seasonal crops of annuals, vegetables for planting, as well as a spectacular selection of mums in the fall and poinsettias for the winter. Contact us for Great Fundraising Opportunities and Educational tours!. Please call ahead for advisement of specific crops available. (ADDED: August 11, 2009)

Buckingham County

  • Gruntngobbles Farm - No pesticides are used, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown),
    1366 Hundley Branch Road, Scottsville, VA 24590. Phone: 434-286-2464. Email: gruntngobblefarm@aol.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, 7:30 to Noon. Directions: Call for directions and picking info. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. We anticipate the Blueberry U-Picking to be available starting on or about May 30 2013. Farmer's Market Saturday 8:30 AM to 12:30 at Scottsville Pavilion. (ADDED: May 17, 2013)

Charlottesville (City of)

Fluvanna County

  • Layz S Ranch - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2253 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra, VA 22963. Phone: 434-591-0898. Email: info@layzsranch.com. Open: Tuesday, 2pm to 6pm, and Saturday, 8am to 12pm; May 1 to October 31. Directions: 2.2 miles from Palmyra on Route 53 (Thomas Jefferson Parkway). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Visit our website for more details!. (ADDED: September 10, 2012)

Louisa County

  • Mineral Farmer's Market - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    81 Louisa Avenue, Mineral, VA 23117. Phone: (540) 854-7626. Email: Info@mineralmarket.org. Open: Saturdays 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, May through October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. Please check the website for various theme days and special events. Pastured pork, grass-fed beef, free range chicken. (UPDATED: October 06, 2013) (ADDED: January 25, 2010)

Madison County

  • 5 Rider 's Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Covered outdoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, beans, beets, corn (sweet), cucumbers, figs, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, Fresh eggs, farm animals
    3849 Twymans Mill Road, Orange, VA 22960. Phone: 540-672-7479. Email: Fiveriders@peoplepc.com. Open: 7 days a week from dawn till dusk. Directions: Route 15 Madison County to route 614 Twymans Mill Road down state route 1.3 miles farm on right. Payment: Cash, Check. Our Farm Stand has a fall garden replanted. We will have till frost tomatoes, green bean, several types of greens, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce turnips pumpkins, gourds. (UPDATED: September 15, 2015) (UPDATED: September 11, 2014) (ADDED: September 09, 2014)
  • Sunrise Gardens - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown,
    1168 Spring Branch Road,, Brightwood, VA 22715. Phone: (540) 543-2220. Open: Based on availability, closed Sundays; Honor system. Directions: Near corner of Route 630 and Route 629 in Brightwood. Look for large fenced area and pavilion. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry season is usually mid May to end of May Blueberry season is usually mid June to early July; Blackberry season is mid June to late July;. Payment: Cash, Check. We are spray and herbicide free. No restroom on site. Please call for berry availability. (UPDATED: March 23, 2017)

Orange County

  • Liberty Mills Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, Honey from hives on the farm, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours, group reservations
    9166 Liberty Mills Road, Somerset, VA 22972. Phone: 434-882-6293. Alternate Phone: 434-882-MAZE. Email: info@libertymillsfarm.com. Open: Seasonally, Tuesday, 3 pm to 5 pm; Thursday 3 pm to 6 pm; Saturday 12 pm to 3 pm or call for an appointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: May to June; Contact for hours and days. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. No pets, smoking or alcohol allowed on the farm at any time. Liberty Mills Farm is a new farm in Somerset, VA, established May 2010. Check our website and Facebook pages often for specials, events, coupons and more!.(UPDATED: January 30, 2015)  (ADDED: August 16, 2010)
  • The Market at Grelen - Uses integrated pest management practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, Uncovered outdoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, asparagus, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, flowers, melons, onions, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (black), summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    15111 Yager Road, Somerset, VA 22972. Phone: 540-672-7268. Alternate Phone: 540-672-5462. Email: info@themarketatgrelen.com. Open: May thru September. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. The Market at Grelen is a year-round destination farm market and garden shop on a 600-acre tree nursery in Somerset, VA (Grelen Nursery, Inc). In addition to produce, honey, flowers, plants, shrubs, we carry high-quality gardening gifts and supplies. Grelen Nursery offers superior landscaping, hardscaping, planting, and maintenance services. For more information, please email us. Check our website and facebook page for up-to-date information on what's ripe and available. Also available are herbs, shiitake and oyster mushrooms, flowering perennials and a variety of indoor and outdoor flowers, plants, shrubs, and trees. (UPDATED: February 25, 2013)

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Amherst County

Appomattox County

Buckingham County

Charlottesville (City of)

Fluvanna County

Greene County

Louisa County

Lynchburg (City of)

Madison County

Nelson County

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