May 2, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020
Manakin Market is one of Virginia's most authentic farmers markets. Our regular market season runs every Saturday, 9:00am-1:00pm from May-October. We offer a huge variety of fresh local fruits & vegetables, pastured meats and poultry, a wide assortment of baked goods, high quality artisan crafts, textile products, pet treats, flowers and plants, local wines, and much, much more.
We offer free children's activities weekly, and have a wonderful play castle and swings. We also have a Chef at the Market program where local chefs cook up tasty food sourced directly from our farmers that you can taste, and then take a recipe card home to make yourself.
Live music, special events, food trucks and more. We are under a beautiful old grove of trees, and we have picnic tables and LOTS of shade. Bring the kids and the dog and come enjoy the "Rural Oasis next to the Concrete Jungle"!
We are locate just 5 minutes west of Short Pump at 68 Broad Street Road in Manakin Sabot, VA.
We are sorry, but our regular markets are not open for the season due to COVID-19. HOWEVER, we now have an online marketplace! Customers can join the RVAg Marketplace where they shop and pay for orders online from over 50 local farmers and producers, and the RVAg staff delivers the orders to each of our six area markets each week throughout the year....even after our regular markets open back up! Click, Pay, Pick-up...it's that simple! We have a drive-thru pick-up so customers don't even have to get out of their vehicles...just pop their trunk and we place their orders directly in their vehicles. Our staff all follow CDC, FDA, VDH and VDACS COVID-19 protocols, and your safety is of utmost importance to us! Support local! Go to https://rvagmarket.luluslocalfood.com/ to sign up!
Manakin Market – Outdoor seasonal farmers market runs every Saturday for 26 weeks from May-Oct, with an Annual Holiday Farm & Craft Market the first Saturday in December. Programs at the market include:• Free weekly children’s activities with a food or agricultural theme• Free live music each week• Chef at the Market chef’s demo’s• Food Preservation programs – we were one of 30 markets in the country in 2015 to be selected to participate in Jarden Consumer Service’s Discover Market Fresh℠: Learn, Make, Share program. We were able to have a vacuum sealing station at the market during July, August and September and were able to educate consumers on food preservation methods using vacuum sealing, as well as encourage them to purchase more products from our vendors.• Other programs centered around the market’s weekly them, such as pet adoptions, square dancing, yoga, fire safety, etc.• Marketeers Club program allows children aged 6-16 to participate as vendors on the last Saturday of each month to sell what they have grown or made themselves• Club Sprout program encourages children to try new foods each week and provides them with a card that can be stamped. They have to write what they liked or didn’t like about each food and are rewarded after completing their card by receiving sponsor provided gifts (free pass to Children’s Museum or mini-golf, etc.)• SNAP IT UP! Double Value SNAP (food stamp) program
Our farmers markets are operated by RVAg, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization run by paid staff and governed by an all-volunteer board. Our markets operate without any county or federal funding. We rely solely on vendors fees, sponsorships and fundraising efforts to run our seasonal and pop-up markets and low cost/no-cost educational programs.
Kim Usry Fralin
Kim Usry is a Richmond Virginia native - Manager of three RVA farmers markets and owner of a rainwater harvesting company, She has an aversion to shoes with laces, which explains her embarrassing large boot collection. Loves her dogs, relaxing, cooking, traveling, gardening and beekeeping...in that order.