Arlington Farmers Markets Bring the Tastes of the Season

​Sure, a big part of being on vacation is experiencing local cuisine. In Arlington, there are hundreds of restaurants to try representing cuisine from around the world, but every so often, you want to experience local. Really local. As in right from the farm. And in Arlington, you can.

Locally grown in Arlington
Fresh from the farm right to your taste buds.

On different days of the week throughout Arlington's various neighborhoods and urban villages, you'll find local farmers markets that will ensure farm-fresh ingredients ripe for sampling. Many of the markets offer not only raw and organic fruits, vegetables and meats, but also healthily prepared foods to help you keep the diet on track!

Find produce, freshly-baked bread, homemade salsa, pastries, cheese, flowers and all sorts of other wonderful products. Whether you’re shopping for a week’s worth of groceries, a few last-minute ingredients or a one-of-a-kind gift, you can always find what need - and maybe even a few things you just have to have.

Here’s a list of some of your Farmers Market options throughout the week:

Arlington Farmers Market
Since 1979, with over 30 local vendors. Master Gardeners on site each week until 11 a.m. to diagnose and cure whatever ails your section of the great outdoors. For more information, visit the Arlington Farmer's Market Web site.
Day: Saturdays, year-round
Time: 8 a.m. – noon (April–Dec.); 9.a.m. – noon (Jan. – March)
Location: 14th Street, between North Courthouse Road and North Veitch Street | Courthouse Metro

Ballston FRESHFARM Market
Featuring Southern pound cake, frozen fruit pops, breads, fresh meats and gourmet coffee, plus free afternoon concerts. For more information, call (703) 528-3527 or visit the Ballston Farmers Market Web site.
Day: Thursdays, April - October
Time: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Welburn Square, 901 N. Taylor St (9th St. North and North Stuart Street) | Ballston Metro Station

Clarendon Farmers Market
Locally-produced breads and pastries, organic vegetables, flowers, soap, sorbet, and more! For more information, call (703) 812-8881 or visit the Clarendon Farmers Market Web site.
Day: Wednesdays, April - December
Time: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Clarendon Metro Park, 3000 Clarendon Blvd.| Clarendon Metro Station

Columbia Pike Farmers Market
In its 17th season, the Columbia Pike Farmers Market brings the best fresh products straight from the field to your table. Terrific selection of local produce, organic meats, flowers, pastries, jams, and coffee. For more information, call (703) 892-2776 or visit the Columbia Pike Farmers Market Web site.
Day: Sundays, May - November
Location: Pike Park at the corner of South Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike, in front of the Rite Aid Pharmacy

Crystal City FRESHFARMS Market
Stop by this producer-only market every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The FRESHFARMS Market features local fruits and vegetables, sustainably raised meats, flowers and potted plants, cheeses, salsas, baked goods, homemade soap and more all in the heart of Crystal City and steps from the Blue and Yellow Line. For more information, visit the Market webpage on
Day: Tuesdays, April -November
Time: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: 1900 Crystal Drive | Crystal City Metro Station

Rosslyn Farmers Market
Pastries, organic fruits, herbs, and locally-grown vegetables. For more information, call (703) 522-6628 or visit the Rosslyn Market Web site.
Day: Wednesdays, May-November
Time: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Central Place Plaza - North Lynn Street & North Moore Street| Rosslyn Metro Station

Fairlington Farmers Market
Fairlington Community Center on Sundays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, April  19 through  November 22.  We'll be there, rain or shine, selling fresh produce, grass fed meats, eggs, coffee, pastries and baked goods, flowers and other prepared foods.   
Day: Sundays, May - November
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Located on North 15th Street, near Courthouse Metro | Courthouse Metro Station

Westover Farmers Market
Pastries, organic fruits, herbs, and locally-grown vegetables. For more information, call (703) 522-6628 or visit the Westover Market Web site.
Day: Sundays (rain or shine). 
Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (May - Nov.); 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Dec. - Apr.)
Location: Washington Blvd. and N. McKinley Rd.

Author: Cara O'Donnell