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New Cherrydale Farmers Market Joins 8 Other Arlington Farmers Markets

I visited the grand opening of the new Cherrydale Farmers Market. Some 20 vendors were offering fruits and veggies and everything from breakfast sandwiches to barbecue.

One of my favorite finds was the Borek Turkish Pastry and spicy Hummus from Chia Catering of Stone Ridge. And there were Cannoli Kits at Caputo Brothers Creamery of Spring Grove, PA, and smoked local Virginia Trout from Cold Country Salmon of Zion Crossroads, VA.

Cherrydale Farmers Market, which replaces the Marymount University Farmers Market, is located at Dorothy Hamm Middle School (4100 Vacation Lane) on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon. It will be open through Nov. 20, the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Parking is available in the school parking lot off Vacation Lane.

You can place pre-orders online here.

One of my favorite things to do on a beautiful day is visit one of these Arlington County, VA, farmers markets and pick up in-season fruits like watermelon or peaches, or unexpected treats like spicy pickles or amazing Greek olive oil.

The new Cherrydale Farmers Market joins 8 other Arlington Farmers Markets:

Ballston Farmers Market runs every Thursday (to Nov. 18) from 3 to 7 p.m. It is held at Welburn Square, 901 N. Taylor St., Arlington, across from the Ballston Metro station.

This market features more than 20 vendors offering everything from wood-fired pizza to handmade pastas to Virginia wines to Vietnamese coffee.

The first Thursday of every month features a beer & wine garden with live music, a beer and wine garden, and giveaways.

Columbia Pike Farmers Market has returned their previous home at Pike Park, located in front of the Walgreens at Columbia Pike and S. Walter Reed Drive,
every Sunday year-round from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Participating vendors include Grace’s Pastries, Hog Haven Farm and Senzu Juicery.

Arlington Farmers Market at Courthouse is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon at 1401 N. Courthouse Road, in the Arlington Courthouse parking lot and along N. 14th Street. There’s free parking in the garage below the AMC Courthouse Plaza movie theater. The Courthouse Metro is a block away.

This is my local farmers market and I’ve enjoyed going most Saturdays for many years. There are some 40 vendors offering a wide variety of locally grown produce, organic meats (including buffalo) and breads. You’ll also find fresh donuts, coffee, tacos, and paella!

My favorite purveyors include Toigo Orchards (for watermelons, corn, apples and pears), Potomac Vegetable Farms (for heirloom tomatoes and vegetables) and Blue Ridge Dairy Co. (for their delicious yogurt and fresh Mozzarella).

Crystal City Farmers Market in the Crystal City Courtyard Green, 2121 Crystal Drive. This small market of about a dozen vendors is open every Tuesday (through Nov. 23) from 3 to 7 p.m.

Fairlington Farmers Market is open Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the back patio of the Fairlington Community Center (to Nov. 21). There are more than a dozen vendors.

Falls Church Farmers Market is open year-round on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. The market is in the City Hall parking lot, 300 Park Avenue, Falls Church.

This market features more than 50 vendors during peak season who offer locally grown produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, honey, juices, wine and more.

Lubber Run Farmers Market which features some 25 vendors Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon, thru November. This is located at the Barrett Elementary School, 4401 N. Henderson Road.

Rosslyn Farmers Market is open Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (through Oct. 27). It is located at Central Place Plaza, 1800 N. Lynn St., Arlington. There’s easy access from the Rosslyn Metro Station.

You’ll find about 9 or 10 vendors offering organic produce, pasture-raised meat, baked goods and gourmet popsicles.

Westover Farmers Market is open on Sundays year-round with current summer hours of 8 a.m. to noon. The market is located at the Westover Library Plaza, 1644 N. McKinley Road.

More than 30 vendors ply their wares at this local and producer-only market, meaning that the vendors who sell at the market grow, raise, bake, cook, or prepare everything themselves.

Besides a wide choice of vegetables, fruits, you can enjoy Dimitri Olive Farm’s olive oils from their 100-year-old farm in Greece, fresh mushrooms from King Mushrooms, or pickles and kraut from Number One Sons.