Del Ray Farmers' Market

Del Ray Farmers' Market Visit us on Saturday mornings from 8am to noon at the corner of Mt. Vernon and Oxford Avenues in the heart of Del Ray, Alexandria! Open year round.
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The Del Ray Farmers' Market is located in the heart of one of Alexandria, Virginia's most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. During the peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods and cut flowers. Visit delrayfarmersmarket.com for more information. Contact: Pat Miller
[email protected]

Operating as usual

Beautiful flowers are one of the signs of spring. Do you know what else appears in the spring? The produce vendors at th...
05/26/2021

Beautiful flowers are one of the signs of spring. Do you know what else appears in the spring? The produce vendors at the #delrayfarmersmarket!!! It’s the most exciting time of year at the market!

Beautiful flowers are one of the signs of spring. Do you know what else appears in the spring? The produce vendors at the #delrayfarmersmarket!!! It’s the most exciting time of year at the market!

We have sad news to share, #delrayfarmersmarket family.  Tom Tompkins, our own Amish Cheese Man, passed away at 7:30pm o...
05/24/2021

We have sad news to share, #delrayfarmersmarket family. Tom Tompkins, our own Amish Cheese Man, passed away at 7:30pm on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Rick, who many of you know from the market, shares the news: https://youtu.be/HUHPLZn775E

Those who are interested in memorializing Tom may visit the GoFundMe to help with expenses: https://www.gofundme.com/f/toms-current-medical-funeral-ongoing-expenses?viewupdates=1&rcid=r01-162183876177-9f2dbdfbb27245e9&utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_email%2B1137-update-supporters-v5b

Tom will be so very missed by all of us. He was genuinely kind and interested in every human who passed by his stall (and the canines who stayed at the edge of the market). He could give a dissertation on cheese making or the state of the farmers market, or shoot the breeze on current events or classic rock (and vice versa).

Join us in sending love and support to Barbara (who many of your may have met at the market, too), and if you'd like to send a note, their address can be found on the GoFundMe page.

We have sad news to share, #delrayfarmersmarket family. Tom Tompkins, our own Amish Cheese Man, passed away at 7:30pm on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Rick, who many of you know from the market, shares the news: https://youtu.be/HUHPLZn775E

Those who are interested in memorializing Tom may visit the GoFundMe to help with expenses: https://www.gofundme.com/f/toms-current-medical-funeral-ongoing-expenses?viewupdates=1&rcid=r01-162183876177-9f2dbdfbb27245e9&utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_email%2B1137-update-supporters-v5b

Tom will be so very missed by all of us. He was genuinely kind and interested in every human who passed by his stall (and the canines who stayed at the edge of the market). He could give a dissertation on cheese making or the state of the farmers market, or shoot the breeze on current events or classic rock (and vice versa).

Join us in sending love and support to Barbara (who many of your may have met at the market, too), and if you'd like to send a note, their address can be found on the GoFundMe page.

Everyone at the #delrayfarmersmarket knows and loves Tom, of Tom’s Amish Cheese Store. You may know that Tom is very ill...
05/15/2021

Everyone at the #delrayfarmersmarket knows and loves Tom, of Tom’s Amish Cheese Store. You may know that Tom is very ill and we miss his friendly face. For updates on Tom and to offer some support to him and Barbara in his final days, please visit https://gofund.me/1ecf2bbd Thank you all so much for your continued love for the farmers market family.

Everyone at the #delrayfarmersmarket knows and loves Tom, of Tom’s Amish Cheese Store. You may know that Tom is very ill and we miss his friendly face. For updates on Tom and to offer some support to him and Barbara in his final days, please visit https://gofund.me/1ecf2bbd Thank you all so much for your continued love for the farmers market family.

If the #delrayfarmersmarket had a personal ad...Vibrant, food-based market in charming, family-friendly neighborhood see...
05/03/2021

If the #delrayfarmersmarket had a personal ad...

Vibrant, food-based market in charming, family-friendly neighborhood seeks volunteer market manager for vendor-herding, question-answering, and long walks down the Avenue. You're a friendly face and I'm a community gathering spot (as long as our canine friends stay on the sidewalks).

Let's get together once a month (or so) on a flexible basis in a non-exclusive relationship. Contact Pat at [email protected] for more info and to set a date.

How would you write our personal ad?

If the #delrayfarmersmarket had a personal ad...

Vibrant, food-based market in charming, family-friendly neighborhood seeks volunteer market manager for vendor-herding, question-answering, and long walks down the Avenue. You're a friendly face and I'm a community gathering spot (as long as our canine friends stay on the sidewalks).

Let's get together once a month (or so) on a flexible basis in a non-exclusive relationship. Contact Pat at [email protected] for more info and to set a date.

How would you write our personal ad?

In case you hadn't noticed, we're currently baker-less at the #delrayfarmersmarket until Gerard at Potomacsweets finds a...
04/29/2021

In case you hadn't noticed, we're currently baker-less at the #delrayfarmersmarket until Gerard at Potomacsweets finds a worker to cover the market - know anyone looking for a weekend gig that smells great? Call Gerard at 240-408-1002 if you are interested. Job includes set up, sales, and tear down. Time runs from 7 AM to 1 PM every Saturday morning.

In case you hadn't noticed, we're currently baker-less at the #delrayfarmersmarket until Gerard at Potomacsweets finds a worker to cover the market - know anyone looking for a weekend gig that smells great? Call Gerard at 240-408-1002 if you are interested. Job includes set up, sales, and tear down. Time runs from 7 AM to 1 PM every Saturday morning.

Hi #delrayfarmersmarket fans!  Just a friendly reminder from your volunteer market managers, masks ARE STILL REQUIRED fo...
04/29/2021

Hi #delrayfarmersmarket fans! Just a friendly reminder from your volunteer market managers, masks ARE STILL REQUIRED for everyone while you're shopping in the market (and our vendors are wearing them, too). When that changes, you'll hear it from us here.

Thank you for your cheerful compliance!

Hi #delrayfarmersmarket fans! Just a friendly reminder from your volunteer market managers, masks ARE STILL REQUIRED for everyone while you're shopping in the market (and our vendors are wearing them, too). When that changes, you'll hear it from us here.

Thank you for your cheerful compliance!

Today is Spring2Action in Alexandria!  You support the #delrayfarmersmarket every week when you shop there, but today is...
04/28/2021
Donate | Spring2ACTion

Today is Spring2Action in Alexandria! You support the #delrayfarmersmarket every week when you shop there, but today is a #delrayfarmersmarket

For over 25 years, the Del Ray Farmers’ Market has brought locally-grown produce and locally-produced food directly to the Del Ray community. During peak season, there are more than 20 farmers and vendors offering fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods, cut flowers, and more. During the pandemic, our farmers' markets were more important than ever, bringing fresh, healthy food to customers in a safe, outdoor, and socially-distant setting.

In addition to being named one of the top 10 farmers' markets in the state, the Del Ray Farmers' Market serves as a hub of activity for one of Alexandria's most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, spotlighting local non-profits each week. Your donations will go toward new signage for the year-round market.

https://www.spring2action.org/donate?campaign_id=107844

Thank you for making a difference in our community!

Calling all #delrayfarmersmarket fans!  We're looking for volunteer farmers market managers!  Volunteer at the Market ab...
04/26/2021

Calling all #delrayfarmersmarket fans! We're looking for volunteer farmers market managers! Volunteer at the Market about one Saturday a month and support local food, the local economy, our awesome vendors, and your neighbors! You definitely want to learn more - email Pat at [email protected] or chat with a volunteer at the Market. #buildcommunity #visitdelray

Calling all #delrayfarmersmarket fans! We're looking for volunteer farmers market managers! Volunteer at the Market about one Saturday a month and support local food, the local economy, our awesome vendors, and your neighbors! You definitely want to learn more - email Pat at [email protected] or chat with a volunteer at the Market. #buildcommunity #visitdelray

Tomorrow is the first day of spring AND the first #delrayfarmersmarket of the spring!!!!! You can’t miss it!
03/19/2021

Tomorrow is the first day of spring AND the first #delrayfarmersmarket of the spring!!!!! You can’t miss it!

Tomorrow is the first day of spring AND the first #delrayfarmersmarket of the spring!!!!! You can’t miss it!

It may not feel like it today, but spring is almost here!
03/18/2021

It may not feel like it today, but spring is almost here!

It may not feel like it today, but spring is almost here!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Tell us, what's your favorite green vegetable?
03/17/2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Tell us, what's your favorite green vegetable?

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Tell us, what's your favorite green vegetable?

Just some Friday funnies - see you at the #delrayfarmersmarket tomorrow!
03/12/2021

Just some Friday funnies - see you at the #delrayfarmersmarket tomorrow!

Just some Friday funnies - see you at the #delrayfarmersmarket tomorrow!

Days like today get me excited for spring bounty from the #delrayfarmersmarket!
03/10/2021

Days like today get me excited for spring bounty from the #delrayfarmersmarket!

Days like today get me excited for spring bounty from the #delrayfarmersmarket!

Get your Girl Scout cookies!  Troop 60225 is brand new and based in Arlandria.  Support their cookie sale at the #delray...
03/05/2021

Get your Girl Scout cookies! Troop 60225 is brand new and based in Arlandria. Support their cookie sale at the #delrayfarmersmarket tomorrow!

Get your Girl Scout cookies! Troop 60225 is brand new and based in Arlandria. Support their cookie sale at the #delrayfarmersmarket tomorrow!

For our final entry in new vendor week, meet Woodlawn Press Winery!  Bonnie and Andrew turned their winemaking hobby int...
03/04/2021

For our final entry in new vendor week, meet Woodlawn Press Winery! Bonnie and Andrew turned their winemaking hobby into a business and their wine is always simple, fun, and tastes great.

For our final entry in new vendor week, meet Woodlawn Press Winery! Bonnie and Andrew turned their winemaking hobby into a business and their wine is always simple, fun, and tastes great.

Another new vendor!  Tired of cooking for yourself?  @mesisamtheethiopian offers prepared Ethiopian meals ready for you ...
03/04/2021

Another new vendor! Tired of cooking for yourself? @mesisamtheethiopian offers prepared Ethiopian meals ready for you to take home. Check them out at the market.

It's new vendor week!  We're spotlighting folks who've recently joined our market and who you may not have tried yet (bu...
03/03/2021

It's new vendor week! We're spotlighting folks who've recently joined our market and who you may not have tried yet (but you should!).

The last year has been all about comfort for many of our #delrayfarmersmarket friends and now we have just the vendor for you - @carlscomforts has all the cake you need! That's a variety of pound cakes, breads, and bundts (just cakes by another name, but they taste as sweet!). Try them this weekend!

It's new vendor week! We're spotlighting folks who've recently joined our market and who you may not have tried yet (but you should!).

The last year has been all about comfort for many of our #delrayfarmersmarket friends and now we have just the vendor for you - @carlscomforts has all the cake you need! That's a variety of pound cakes, breads, and bundts (just cakes by another name, but they taste as sweet!). Try them this weekend!

Have you tried our newest vendors?  First up, check out Roots 'n Shoots.  Paula, our friendly neighborhood microgreens l...
03/02/2021

Have you tried our newest vendors? First up, check out Roots 'n Shoots. Paula, our friendly neighborhood microgreens lady, can meet all your microgreens needs - and give you suggestions for how to enjoy them!

Have you tried our newest vendors? First up, check out Roots 'n Shoots. Paula, our friendly neighborhood microgreens lady, can meet all your microgreens needs - and give you suggestions for how to enjoy them!

It's the last day of CSA week!  Sign up for #delrayfarmersmarket vendor Fork and Hoe Farm's CSA for this year!
02/28/2021

It's the last day of CSA week! Sign up for #delrayfarmersmarket vendor Fork and Hoe Farm's CSA for this year!

It’s CSA week this week and we are getting prepared for the season doing seeding in our nursery greenhouse. We are planting some unique and interesting stuff this year and we still have spaces open in our CSA for this upcoming season. People love the variety they get in our CSA so don’t miss out! Go to the link in our bio to sign up #csaweek #supportlocalfarms #supportlocalfarmers #alexandriava #alexandriavirginia #delrayalexandria #nnkva #freshlocalproduce #beyondorganic #csafarm #csabox #delrayfarmersmarket

Did you leave a purse at the #delrayfarmersmarket last weekend?  We found one by the compost!  Email pmiller1806@comcast...
02/17/2021

Did you leave a purse at the #delrayfarmersmarket last weekend? We found one by the compost! Email [email protected] if it's yours. #lostandfound

Did you leave a purse at the #delrayfarmersmarket last weekend? We found one by the compost! Email [email protected] if it's yours. #lostandfound

As our vendors enjoy a day of rest, the #delrayfarmersmarket will be CLOSED on Saturday, December 26.  See you in 2021!!
12/22/2020

As our vendors enjoy a day of rest, the #delrayfarmersmarket will be CLOSED on Saturday, December 26. See you in 2021!!

Place your order for a Giving Box from Shlagel Farms this week - proceeds benefit ALIVE!
12/10/2020

Place your order for a Giving Box from Shlagel Farms this week - proceeds benefit ALIVE!

We have developed a “Giving Box” for your purchase this week. For every box sold in your community, Shlagel Farms, LLC will donate $10.00 to a local charity that we have researched and chosen. Additionally, Russ and Eileen Shlagel will personally match that donation dollar for dollar.

Cheverly Community Market our chosen charity is St. Ann's Center for Children, Youth and Families
https://cheverlydrop.square.site

In Waldorf, we will be donating proceeds to The Arnold House
Order via email or DM us.

Del Ray Farmers' Market we will be donating the proceeds to ALIVE
https://shlagelfarms.square.site

The Giving Box will be brimming with fresh seasonal produce; plenty to eat and plenty to share with a neighbor. The giving Box can be purchased at our online stores for Cheverly, DelRay and Waldorf. We promise that you will enjoy a full $50.00 value with every purchase. We are asking you to spend a little bit more this week, but in return we will pay it forward. Please partner with us in giving to those in need.

Everyone knows Wendell, the #delrayfarmersmarket's favorite Street Sense vendor, but did you know he's turning 70?!  We'...
12/04/2020

Everyone knows Wendell, the #delrayfarmersmarket's favorite Street Sense vendor, but did you know he's turning 70?! We're celebrating Wendell's birthday tomorrow at the Market (in a safe, socially distanced way - don't forget your mask!) and we hope you'll give a cheer as you do your market shopping!

11/21/2020
Bear Says Thanks and Turkey Wreath Craft

Bear Says Thanks and Turkey Wreath Craft

Join Miss Katie from Duncan branch for the story "Bear Says Thanks" by Karma Wilson read with permission from Margaret K McElderberry Books and a craft. To l...

Coming to the #delrayfarmersmarket this weekend?  Chat with folks from First Home Care, a therapeutic foster care agency...
11/19/2020

Coming to the #delrayfarmersmarket this weekend? Chat with folks from First Home Care, a therapeutic foster care agency that is recruiting foster and adoptive parents from all backgrounds to provide children and teenagers in need of a stable and caring home. They provide free training and round-the-clock support.

Coming to the #delrayfarmersmarket this weekend?  Chat with folks from First Home Care, a therapeutic foster care agency...
11/19/2020

Coming to the #delrayfarmersmarket this weekend? Chat with folks from First Home Care, a therapeutic foster care agency that is recruiting foster and adoptive parents from all backgrounds to provide children and teenagers in need of a stable and caring home. They provide free training and round-the-clock support.

We know how much you LOVE to #LiveLifeFair - and you can do that with our next market guest! Check out your favorite fai...
11/12/2020

We know how much you LOVE to #LiveLifeFair - and you can do that with our next market guest! Check out your favorite fair trade retailer, Ten Thousand Villages of Old Town at the #delrayfarmersmarket this Saturday, Nov 14th. They'll be selling their ethically sourced face masks and other handmade wares - all supporting artisans from around the world.

Hey Del Ray neighbors,Any chance anyone found a small oval brass key ring (with rocking horse inscription) with a brass ...
11/11/2020

Hey Del Ray neighbors,
Any chance anyone found a small oval brass key ring (with rocking horse inscription) with a brass key and a Honda key, and a small green carabiner? It probably landed somewhere on Mason Ave between the 400 East block and Braddock Road.
Thanks for messaging the page if you have any leads!

The #delrayfarmersmarket honors all those who served today.
11/11/2020

The #delrayfarmersmarket honors all those who served today.

National Charity League is a mother daughter organization that supports local philanthropies by volunteering together.  ...
11/05/2020

National Charity League is a mother daughter organization that supports local philanthropies by volunteering together. One of the philanthropies they support is Wreath Across America, which decorates each national military cemeteries with a wreath on each tombstone for the holidays. They'll be at the #delrayfarmersmarket this Saturday to promote purchasing a wreath for Alexandria National Cemetery located in Old Town.

Doesn't this beautiful weather just make you think of delicious fall things at the #delrayfarmersmarket?!
10/27/2020

Doesn't this beautiful weather just make you think of delicious fall things at the #delrayfarmersmarket?!

Have you ever seen flowering kale?
10/24/2020

Have you ever seen flowering kale?

We’re up and at ‘em and you should be, too! Join us at the #delrayfarmersmarket!
10/24/2020

We’re up and at ‘em and you should be, too! Join us at the #delrayfarmersmarket!

Members of Washington-Liberty High School’s Best Buddies Club will be fundraising at the #DelRayFarmersMarket Saturday t...
10/22/2020

Members of Washington-Liberty High School’s Best Buddies Club will be fundraising at the #DelRayFarmersMarket Saturday to raise money for their annual Friendship Walk. Best Buddies is a non-profit that is dedicated to increasing the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Their chapter specifically does this in their high school through creating one-on-one friendships and a community of acceptance and joy. The Best Buddies will be raising money by selling baked goods and small art pieces. Please come by and help support their mission of inclusion! This is the link for the fundraising page: https://www.bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org/virginia-dc/supporting/#VictoriaIllingworth

Good news #delrayfarmersmarket fans! Tom’s Amish Cheese Store will have apple cider donuts and apple fritters again this...
10/15/2020

Good news #delrayfarmersmarket fans! Tom’s Amish Cheese Store will have apple cider donuts and apple fritters again this weekend! Text or call in your order to 717-615-4713, just remember to leave your name! You can also purchase all our vendors’ goodies on site.

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203 East Oxford Avenue
Alexandria, VA
22301

Opening Hours

Saturday 08:00 - 12:00

Telephone

(703) 683-2570

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Looking forward to Carl's Comforts bakery joining the farmers market at DelRay. [email protected]
Will the market be open July 4?
Good Afternoon, My name is Drew Balderson and I have been working with Threeway Farms to help get fresh produce to our three Farmers Markets that we do during market season. We have been trying to adapt to this very different time and we have done so by creating a website! This post is to help our valued costumers find our website a little bit easier! When you go to the website, make sure that you select the Del Ray Farmers Market. We have one other market location that is in McCutcheon/Mount Vernon, but if you select that market, it will send us the information to get the product ready for McCutcheon/Mount Vernon, not this market! So make sure to select the correct one that you will be picking up from! Our first week was last week and we thank all of our customers that supported us! We will continue this week and for the rest of the summer. We just ask that orders are placed before 7 PM on Thursday of each week. This is to ensure that we have enough time to take inventory and to get everything ready for the market on Saturday. Here is the link! https://www.threewayfarms.com/ We hope that everyone is staying safe at this time and we look forward to providing fresh produce to our costumers this week and the rest of the summer!
Together We Bake products...... delicious products/Gifts for a great community cause.
Ready for Farmer Markets weekend. NEW SOUP FLAVOUR CARROTS & LENTILS SOUP AND TOFU VEGAN EMPANADAS. NEW CORN EMPANADAS WITH BEEF AND POTATOES. AND TOFU VEGAN CORN EMPANADAS/ Tomatoes with green plantain soup. Broccoli & mushrooms soup. Oven Baked empanadas.
Old Town Farmer Market, Del Ray Farmer Market, you can find fresh soup, ( broccoli, mushrooms soup, Tomato, green plantain, peanut butter soup, cauliflower, green plantain soup. and oven baked empanadas new flavours and new empanadas with corn Gluten Free. #myotfm #veganalexandria #delrayfarmermarket
Help Wanted at Del Ray Farmers Market: Talented and Enthusiastic Salesperson WANTED at Del Ray Farmers’ Market EVERY SATURDAY Year Round! Apply via email to [email protected] We are looking for an experienced salesperson to sell our meats, eggs and home cooked food. Work for a sustainable farm selling cuts of beef, pork and lamb, hand made pasta and other prepared foods, EVERY SATURDAY YEAR ROUND at Del Ray Farmers Market (7AM to 1:30PM SATURDAY). The pay is $120 per market day, plus a commission for achieving weekly sales benchmarks. Knowing how to cook grass-fed meats and eating locally produced food is a plus. Knowing the benefits of sustainably produced, local food is a must. Positive attitude & personality, as well as excellent work ethic are required. Experience working retail and customer service on a farm or in a food related business is preferred. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs easily. You must have reliable transportation to the market, and have an excellent attendance record from previous jobs. We are not looking for cookie cutter responses. Creative thought is required. The markets are located just minutes from Washington, D.C. and accessible from the metro bus system. Having your own transportation is preferable. Please apply via response to this ad with a brief paragraph explaining why you would be a good fit, as well as a resume with three work references. After an initial phone interview, we require a working interview at farmers market. An additional training day at market may be required.
Smith Meadows is looking for new staff at the Del Ray Farmers Market. We love being a part of the Del Ray Community. Please see our ad and reply via Craigslist, if you are interested in the position:
I had a wonderful time juggling at market for the first time today! Hoping to return next week for a 10:00 show! Thanks to everyone for being such a great audience and thanks to the farmers for bringing us all out on such a beautiful day!
Come and check out our Habanero pepper jelly and marinade/glaze this Saturday only at the market! They make great last-minute and hostess gifts! -- Anne Saul
We’re delighted to inform you that Del Ray Farmers' Market has been selected as one of the best Farmers Markets in Virginia by Best of AmericanTowns, a property of AmericanTowns Media! Here is the link to the page: https://bestthingsva.com/farmers-markets/ For over 15 years, AmericanTowns Media has been the leader in highlighting the incredible work of great local organizations and initiatives. Best of AmericanTowns offers the most interesting and unique places in America right to the fingertips of the user with the opportunity to browse the best places to eat, live, and visit. We are happy to spotlight the excellence you’ve achieved in your work and hope you’ll share this with your followers on Facebook and tag us @bestofamericantowns! #travelfreely
I am not sure if you are aware that today someone was charging $2 or more for parking in the lot across the street to go to the Farmers Market. When we pulled up to park, well before noon, there was a sign saying parking was $2. When my husband got out of the car, the attendant said, no, parking was $10 for cars like ours (an SUV). My husband said fine, we would leave, and the attendant quickly said no, it would be $2. Perhaps the guy felt he could rip off cars from out of state (North Carolina), but it gets worse. My daughter, who we met there, said parking was free. This entire situation should be looked into and addressed.