Celeste Kenny of Fabioli Cellars of Loudoun County offers samples of wine.
Photo by Steve Hibbard.
The Springfield Farmers Market officially opened for the season Saturday, April 28. The market, which is operated by Community Foodworks, features 17 vendors, and is located in the Springfield Town Center parking lot, across from Michael’s Craft Store, at 6699 Spring Mall Drive, Springfield. Community Foodworks operates eight farmers markets in Virginia and eight in the District. The market hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.community-foodworks.org/farmers-markets.
According to Market Manager Robert “Sarge” Sargeant: “The market here at Springfield is now opened and will be opened every Saturday morning from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. We have a large number of our people back in terms of vendors and some brand-new ones as well. We particularly like to be able to serve food that’s ready to eat in the market — like our barbecue and some other goodies as well.
We have three produce farmers who are here; they have plants and flowers which are going pretty fast. The vendors come from a whole wide area; we have a farm in West Virginia and the Northern Neck and several from right in the area. People really like to be able to say, hey, I am buying local.”