Farmers Market @ St Stephen’s
The market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.
We’re open year-round, except the Saturday after Christmas, rain or shine.
8 a.m.-noon, May through September
9 a.m.-noon, October through April
The market is open for on-site sales, and most vendors also accept pre-orders. Here is information on the vendors coming this Saturday.
What’s going on at the market?
COVID-19 precautions (updated 5.20.21)
Masks are required for vendors and staff. The CDC also recommends that unvaccinated people wear masks in crowded, outdoor spaces.
Maintain a personal distance of 6’ while waiting in lines and interacting with vendors.
Please do not bring scooters, bicycles, or skates into the market boundaries.
There are three pedestrian entry and exit points for the market. One is at the welcome table near the glass doors to the parish house, one is at the welcome table at the Somerset entrance to the parking lot, and one is at the alley between St. Stephen’s and St. Bridget’s. All customers must come AND GO through these points, no exceptions. This allows our staff and volunteers to ensure that the number of people within the market is kept at a safe level at all times. Please do not duck under the rope at the market boundaries.
If the number of people within the market is reaches its limit, staff may ask you to wait at the entrance until someone leaves. This usually just takes a few minutes.
Additional information for market customers
What’s in season right now? Consult this chart to find out!
Would you like to volunteer at the market? We’d love to have you! Sign up here. 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 get to know our wonderful vendors.
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 are welcome.
Anna Jones, Market Manager // email