For over 30 years fresh, local produce has been available at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market. They are a year-round open air market featuring fresh local and regional produce, a butcher shop, a dairy store, an organic grocery, a specialty home & garden gifts, specialty backyard feeders, plants, a restaurant and more. There are about 14 different merchants; the merchants that you can find fresh, local food are:
Country Butcher Shop- Here you can get fresh prime meat; beef, pork, chicken, fresh turkeys (holidays only) and Virginia ham. You can also get exotic meats like Kangaroo, Camel, Alligator, Ostrich, etc.
Virginia Garden Organic Grocery- Here they carry an extensive selection of organic foods. They make the effort to obtain the highest quality, freshest local produce available. They also sell organic eggs, milk, cheese, chicken and meats.
Creekmore’s Place- They sell fresh fruits, vegetables, local honey, jams, relish, peanuts, chestnuts, walnuts and pecans in addition to other seasonal offerings.
Skipper Farms- Their variety of homegrown fruits and vegetables include everything from melt-in-your-mouth green beans and candy sweet cantaloupes, to the best tasting fresh tomatoes, sweet luscious strawberries, fresh picked corn on the cob, tree ripened juicy peaches and sweet crisp watermelons.
Holland Produce- Here they sell tasty seasonal, fresh picked fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs and more.
S&H Produce- They offer seasonal, fresh-picked fruits and vegetables and more.
Other vendors include: Flutterby Soap Company, Kahiau Crafts, Lisa’s Tinker Treasures, Gilly’s Creamery, Chapman’s Flowers, Kempsville Florist & Gifts, Seasons Best Bakery, Moosewood Creek Primitives and The Garden Box. You can check out all of these vendors at Virginia Beach Farmers Market website, or you can go visit them. They are located at 3640 Dam Neck Road on the corner of Dam Neck and Princess Anne Road across from the Landstown Shopping Center. Most merchants are open from 10:00am-5:00pm. Also special events are held each month April thru December, so be sure to check that out!