Farmers Market @ St Stephen’s
The market will be open this Saturday, April 4, 9 a.m. until noon.
Please read carefully:
We are delighted to be able to continue to offer the farmers market as a public service, providing access to fresh, local food in a safe environment, and supporting local farmers and small businesses.
Thanks to the advocacy of markets and vendors across the state, vendors may have on-site sales, though pre-ordering is highly recommended.
Important practices protocols, and safeguards will be followed. Please read these carefully.
The market will be outdoors. The parish house is not accessible at this time.
Vendors’ displays will be minimal, and customers should limit themselves to one person per booth while those in line wait six feet away. Be prepared to pay with a card whenever possible.
The market is still not a place to linger. Please get what you need and go home, so all may shop safely.
The market will be limited to about thirty customers at a time. There will be one entry and exit point for the market, at the welcome table near the glass doors into the parish house. All customers must come and go this way--no exceptions.
NO pets at the market until further notice
If possible, send one person per household for pickup. The market is open for customers to pick up vital groceries. When this is over and we can gather as usual again, we will celebrate, and welcome your dogs back!
We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.
Follow this link to the page of vendors attending this Saturday, with information on what they will have available, and how to contact them. Be sure your order is placed BEFORE SATURDAY.
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We are a YEAR-ROUND MARKET! In late fall, winter and early spring, our hours are 9 a.m. until noon. From April 11 through the summer and early fall, hours are 8 a.m.-noon.
The Farmers Market @ St. Stephen's is open on Saturdays YEAR ROUND (except the Saturday after Christmas).
Thank you to all of the patrons, farmers, vendors, staff and market volunteers who make this market such a vital part of the community and such a crucial ministry for this church. Read more about this community-wide offering on this page and following the links to additional information.
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon April 11 through September
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, October through March
Are you a market customer?
Here are some things to know.
You can learn what's in season right now.
You can volunteer (and we hope you will!). You may work one shift or more than one; you may work one Saturday a month, every week, or anything in between. We will train you! This is a great way to meet people, to support the market, and to be sure that you have your pick of each vendor's selections!
Are you a vendor or prospective vendor?
Please visit our vendor page for information and forms.
Are you a non-profit organization that wants to have a booth or table at our market?
Are you a musician who wishes to perform at our market?
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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Anna Jones, Market Manager // email