Downtown South Boston Farmers Market
300 Broad Street
South Boston, VA 24592
The Downtown South Boston Farmers Market is a Grow-It-Yourself Market. We are strictly a producer-only market which means we grow everything we sell with few exceptions. Distributors and brokers are prohibited from selling at our Market. This ensures you are always buying fresh, local produce and products.
Products available at our Market each week depend on the season and the weather. We periodically have vendors who offer seasonal produce that is not typically grown in our area due to weather and other factors. For example, we may bring peaches from other areas since our area does not have local farmers with the ability to grow them due to weather and other conditions. But our number one focus is on grow-it-yourself so you always know what we offer at the Market is fresh!
Why should you consider buying at our Market or growing it yourself too? At most supermarkets, there can be seven to fourteen days between the time produce is picked and when it becomes available to you. During that time, fruits and vegetables travel, on average, more than 1,200 miles before reaching grocery store shelves. And you usually have no idea where they actually came from. Locally grown produce sold at our Market is made available at the peak of freshness and nutrient content.
An added bonus? Farmers can select plants and animal breeds for superior flavor and quality without having to worry about about shelf life or long-distance shipping, quality – so taste improves! And you are supporting your local neighbors and friends when you buy at the Market.
The great thing about about the Downtown South Boston Farmers Market is that if you are ever unsure about what a product is, where it came from, or how it was grown, you can just ask! Local farmers and our Market Manager are happy to fill you in!
Shopping at the farmers market is also a very unique experience. Farmers and shoppers get to know each other and can discuss how to grow your own food, where it comes from, and share tips and tricks of farming and harvesting. Meeting friends and neighbors at the farmers market while shopping and supporting local businesses is an added bonus. It brings people together and they learn together. It’s also a great place for kids to learn about growing their own food and understanding why it’s so important to take care of the environment.
Products at the Market are usually picked at the peak of their ripeness when the plants’ natural sugars are at their peak. Eating produce when it is ripe not only tastes better, but it also provides the best nutrition possible. Look at the vivid colors of produce found at the Market, and you’ll be able to judge how nutritious the fruits and vegetables are. Compare that to produce at the grocery store – the supermarket fruits and vegetables pale in comparison.