Farmers Market @ St Stephen’s
The Farmers Market @ St. Stephen's is open on Saturdays YEAR ROUND.
Winter hours are 9 a.m. to noon; we are indoors in our Fellowship Hall.
Beginning Saturday, April 1, we move back outdoors to the parking lot, and our hours are 8 a.m.-noon. No fooling! When the outdoor season begins, it will mark the beginning of our NINTH YEAR. Thank you to all of the patrons, farmers, vendors, staff and market volunteers who have made this market such a vital part of the community and such a crucial ministry for this church.
Watch a video about our market.
Are you a market customer?
Here are some things to know.
You can see a list of vendors who plan to be at the market this Saturday here (updated each Thursday).
You can learn what's in season right now.
Are you a vendor or prospective vendor?
Please visit our vendor page for information and forms.
Why a farmers market at a church?
The Farmers Market at St. Stephen's seeks to connect our choices about the foods we buy and eat to our call to be stewards of God's creation, as we build community and support local farmers.
The Market's goals include:
connecting God’s call to environmental stewardship to the foods we eat, stewardship of resources, and reducing the carbon footprint of what we eat;
building community by providing the city of Richmond and our local neighborhood with a healthy way to gather and connect with each other on a regular basis;
educating patrons with practical ways to maintain the connection with the sources of their food; and
helping fill the growing demand for fresh, locally grown and prepared foods in Richmond.
Patrons love our market because they can speak directly to the people who grow and produce their food, learning what methods and practices the farmer or producer uses, and getting tips about how to prepare the produce, eggs, meat, poultry and other goodies they find here. Many customers remark on the size of the market: it's big enough to have what they need, but it's not overwhelming. Free parking is available. Children, bicycles, and dogs are welcome.
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Kate Ruby, Market Manager