Farmers Market @ St Stephen’s
THE MARKET'S HOURS CHANGE OCTOBER 5, when we will open at 9 a.m. The closing time remains noon. The market remains outdoors until December, when it moves indoors, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon. These hours will be in effect until spring 2020.
We are a YEAR-ROUND MARKET!
The Farmers Market @ St. Stephen's is open on Saturdays YEAR ROUND (except the Saturday after Christmas).
We are delighted to be in our eleventh year. 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 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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Liz Bartenstein, Interim Market Manager // email