Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Yorktown’s Award-Winning Farmers Market Kicks Off On April 10

YORKTOWN—GOLD winner of Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Best Farmers Market in Hampton Roads for three years running, Yorktown Market Days kicks off on Saturday, April 10 at 8am and goes until noon at Riverwalk Landing.

Yorktown Market Days is a one-stop shop for seasonal produce, fresh poultry, eggs, milk, beef, pork, seafood, artisan breads, scratch-made desserts, honey, jams, sauces, flowers, plants, hers, coffee, tea, fresh-pressed juices, wine, high-quality art, and even gourmet dog treats.

The opening event is a Go Green-themed market to encourage shoppers to reduce, reuse, and recycle. There will be free information to promote environmental sustainability, and complimentary reusable market bags for the first 400 customers. Shoppers will also have an opportunity to discuss eco-friendly methods and products with artists and vendors. Some businesses will be offering recycling incentives at their booths for future purchases.

This year will include 32 weekly markets running from April through December. There will also be several themed markets throughout the season, including the Go Green Market on April 10, Sister Cities French Market on April 17, and Pirate Invasion Market on April 24.

COVID-19 safety regulations and guidelines will be in place to start the season, including required spacing between vendors, and a set-up to avoid congestion in typically high-traffic areas. Vendors and staff engaging with customers will be required to wear protective face coverings, and hand sanitizer stations will be at the entrances of the site.

Some vendors will also be offering pre-order, pre-payment, and pickup options for those who wish to limit their exposure to other people.

Free parking is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, County Administration Building, and other designated lots. The complimentary, wheelchair-accessible Yorktown Trolly will be available 11am – 5pm.

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