Grab a basket and brush up on your produce-scoping skills, it’s farmers market season once again.
A number of Arlington farmers markets have or will be opening for the season in the coming days, including:
- Crystal City on Tuesdays, from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. (starting tomorrow, April 6)
- Ballston on Thursdays, from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. (opened on April 1)
Several other farmers markets will be opening in the weeks to follow, including:
- Lubber Run on Saturdays starting April 17, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Fairlington on Sundays, starting May 2, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Rosslyn on Wednesdays, starting May 5, from 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Three Arlington farmer markets are open year-around, though with shifting hours depending on the season including:
- Westover’s Sunday winter hours of 9 a.m.-1 p.m. will remain until May 2, a market representative confirmed, when it shifts 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Courthouse’s Saturday farmers market shifts their hours to 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on April 17.
- The Columbia Pike market on Sundays is now in the parking lot of the Fillmore Shopping Center and keeps the hours of 8:30-11:30 a.m. year around.
The Courthouse farmers market is the oldest in Arlington, selling produce since 1979. All of the markets will have modified operations, including limited capacity, as a result of the pandemic.
In total, Arlington has eight farmer markets.
The Marymount University farmers market closed last year and is not currently operational, a county official confirms. It opened in 2016, billing itself as the only Arlington market north of Lee Highway.
Despite being encouraged to offer pre-ordering, markets are open for in-person shopping. This is a change from early last year, at the start of the pandemic, when markets were briefly shut down and then allowed to open for pre-ordered sales only.