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Fredericksburg Regional Food Initiatives

To thrive, healthy communities need healthy foods. Fresh local products offer superior taste and value and build community engagement. To support the growing demand for local foods in the Fredericksburg region, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and King George are working together as a regional marketing association.  The goals are to increase access to fresh foods and promote regional farmers markets.

The Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and King George Farmers Markets are full of fresh seasonal produce and specialty products for you to enjoy. Visit the markets often for great seasonal variety and farm fresh values. Bring your family for a fun, healthy community outing to meet the farmers who grow your food. When you Buy Fresh Buy Local, you support nearby family farms and preserve our rural heritage. Your dollars stay in the local economy and you support a more sustainable local food system.

Credit, Debit and SNAP EBT cards (formerly Food Stamps) are accepted at all markets through the Buy Fresh Buy Local Token program. SNAP shoppers get bonus tokens to buy additional fresh food, through support from the Wholesome Wave Foundation. Visit the Market Manager's booth for more information.

Fredericksburg Farmers Market

Located in charming, historic downtown, the FrederIcksburg Farmers Market at Hurkamp Park has been in continuous operation since the 1800’s. With 28 vendors, it offers a full range of vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, breads, plants and crafts.
Hours: 7AM - 4PM, Monday through Saturday
12:30PM - 4:00PM, Sunday
Address: Hurkamp Park at Prince Edward and George
Market Manager: Donna Leahy


Spotsylvania Farmers Market

The largest in the region, the vibrant Spotsylvania Farmers Market has 35 vendors selling locally produced foods.  Find great values on vegetables, fruits, cheese, meats, chicken (new this year), eggs, butter, breads and baked goods, plants and shrubs.
Hours: 8AM - 1:00PM, Saturdays, April 23 through November
Address: Rt. 3 West and Gordon Rd in Spotsylvania (at Five Mile Fork)
4240 Plank Rd.
Fredericksburg VA, 22407
Market Manager: Elizabeth Borst


King George Farmers Market

The spunky and delightful King George Farmers Market won the American Farmland Trust’s Best Boutique Market Award in 2010. Just three years old, this charming rural market sells all products grown, fished or raised in King George County. 14 vendors sell an array of vegetables, meats, eggs, and breads.
Hours: 8:00AM - Noon, Saturdays
Address: King George Elementary School (Corner of Rt. 3 and Rt 205)
10381 Ridge Rd
King George, VA 22485
Market Manager: DeLaura Padovan

 

Other Farm and Food Initiatives

The Fredericksburg region has a rich rural heritage and strong consumer demand for local foods. Additional programs include creation of new markets and support for new growers. A Regional Food System Council is under development at the George Washington Regional Commission.