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100 Remsburg Drive
Abingdon Farmers Market
Market Season and Hours
Third Saturday in April to the Saturday before Thanksgiving
(2013 season: Opening day 04/20 - 11/16).
Holiday Market (Saturdays only) from 12/1 - 12/29.
Upcoming Winter Markets: March 2nd & 16th, April 6th.
Tuesdays evenings from 3-6 pm Saturday mornings from 8 am to 1pm.
The Market History
The Market began with a small group of 6 vendors selling their goods in an Abingdon parking lot. The dedication and passion these growers had for selling fresh, local food prevailed through several different venues in its time, which expanded and developed into a year-round market at its permanent location under the Pavilion in Abingdon.
About the Market
Welcome to the Abingdon Farmers Market! We have been a vital part of the Abingdon downtown scene for over a dozen years now, and it seems like we just keep getting better with each new season! Forty to Fifty different vendors can be found at market on any given market day. Many vendors have greenhouses or come with non-seasonal items making the Abingdon Farmers Market has one of the longest market seasons in the region. A wide variety of items can be found at the market including (but NOT limited to) -homegrown and certified organic produce, -organic, grass-fed, and farm fresh meats including beef, pork, poultry, and lamb -homemade baked goods, honey, jam, jellies, and canned goods that are in compliance with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Regulations, -artwork and crafts that are homemade by vendors from homegrown or local materials, -farm Fresh Eggs, -plants and flowers including bedding plants, potted plants, cut flowers, wreathes, and flower arrangements, -locally made wine, -locally made pottery, and -fresh and dried herbs. There are special events held each week that range from cooking demonstrations and educational events to local music and festivals! The 2009 season brought in AFM's 3rd annual tomato fest, held in conjunction with the Highlands Festival, and proved to be a huge success.
Finding the Market
Take Exit 17 off I-81 and follow directional signs into downtown Abingdon toward the Barter Theatre and the Martha Washington Inn (this is Cummings Street). Just prior to the stoplight on Main Street, you will see the market on the left. It is an open-sided, "L-shaped" building with a green tin roof and rooster wind vane. Turn left onto Remsburg Drive and park in the lot across from the Abingdon Farmers Market building.