Ballston Farmers Market Opening Delayed

by ARLnow.com June 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm 4,149 10 Comments

The opening of the revamped Ballston Farmers Market is not taking place today, as originally scheduled.

The farmers market will now hold its grand opening on Thursday, June 28, according to Ballston Business Improvement District spokesman Will Marlow. Local rockabilly band Jumpin’ Jupiter will provide live music for the grand opening.

Starting this year, the farmers market is being managed by FRESHFARM Markets, which also runs the Crystal City Farmers Market and numerous other markets in D.C. and Maryland. The market will from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays through October 25, at Welburn Square (between N. Taylor and Stuart Streets).

Marlow said the market may hold a “soft opening” on Thursday, June 21, but cautioned that it’s not 100 percent certain that the soft opening will actually take place.

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  • HamDil


  • drax

    Now even farmer’s markets have “soft openings.”

    • sunflower

      which may or may not take place, according to the article. sound familiar? here we go again….

  • b-money

    Sure would have been nice if they would have announced this ahead of time, instead of me and so many others going to Welburn Square today to find nothing there.

  • JohnB2

    So why was it delayed?

  • Jonathan

    I work in a building right by the market.

    I am sad that it did not open today.

    My coworkers and I are anxious for the market to return.

  • Ballston is now listed on the FreshFarms website. I think it just takes some time to pull together a superior food market. It will be worth the wait.

  • FreshFarms WTF???

    We had a farmers market, now we don’t.

    Brilliant idea to put all the farmers/vendors who showed up over the years out of business so a company can PLAN TO ONE DAY SERVE BALLSTON.



    • drax

      You think they all went out of business because of one farmer’s market on one day a week?

  • FreshFarms WTF???

    Contact the Ballston BID

    You can reach us by phone at (703) 664-1194 or visit our new offices at:

    901 N Glebe Road
    Suite 806
    Arlington, VA 22203

    Or you can contact a member of the Ballston BID staff directly:

    Tina Leone
    Executive Director
    [email protected]

    Catherine Roper
    Director of Marketing
    [email protected]

    Allie Krafft
    Information Specialist
    [email protected]

    If you are a member of the media, and would like to get information about a story regarding Ballston or the BID, please contact Will Marlow.


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