Williamsburg Farmers Market

  (Williamsburg, Virginia)
in Merchants Square
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Farmers Market in Merchants Square

Saturday, April 9, 2011

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

On April 9, potted herbs, annuals, perennials and cut flowers will be the focal point of the Williamsburg Farmers Market along with the products of over 30 local watermen, bakers and producers of meats, oysters, spring vegetables, ethnic foods, cheeses and more.  So’lach, a Celtic and folk duo, will play from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 
 

Children's Day at the Williamsburg Farmers Market - October 16, 2010

Saturday, October 16

7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Children’s Day

Children’s Day will feature free activities for kids of all ages at the Williamsburg Farmers Market.  The Chef Tent demonstration will be coordinated by SHIP (School Health Initiative Program).  The recipe of the day will be Marinated Black Bean Salad. 

The Williamsburg Botanical Garden and Girl Scout Troop 1482 will assist children with making corn husk dolls. 

The Williamsburg Youth Orchestra will play from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. 

Face painting by Bubbles the Clown will be available. 

Pumpkins, apples, apple cider, peanuts, fish, seafood, baked goods, fresh fall produce, beef and more are sure to please all ages. 

Food purchased at the Market can be donated to a local food kitchen. 

Harvest baskets will be available for purchase at the Market Tent.

 
 

Rosalyn's Zesty Fruit Dip

Rosalyn Taylor of Hampton Roads Food Safety Co. demonstrated this recipe at the Williamsburg Farmers Market Chef Tent on August 21, 2010

1 ? 8 oz. pkg. of cream cheese

1/3 cup of sugar

1/4 cup of concentrated frozen pineapple juice or fresh pineapple juice

1/4 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice

2 tablespoons of milk

Put all of your ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix well using a mixer. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. This will serve 15 ? 20 people.

This is a favorite summer and holiday dip. For more zest add as much lemon juice as you desire.

 
 

Contest Update and Market Calendar for August 21

Thanks to all of you who voted, we have moved up into 5th place in the nation. However, we are now trailing by a whopping 548 votes behind first place!! Voting ends in less than 3 weeks, so we need your vote today if we’re going to keep our title as “America’s Favorite Farmers Market”. Vote now.

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Saturday, August 21

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Apples, peaches, seafood, cut flowers, cheese, honey, soaps and herb plants are among the many items available from over 30 vendors. Rosalyn Taylor of Hampton Roads Food Safety Co. will be at the Chef’s Tent at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Susan Greenbaum will play from 9 – 11 a.m.

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Thanks to all of you who attended our Tuesday markets this summer.  Today is the final Tuesday market of the season. 

 
 

Matt Cross and His Folk Art Garden Sculptures to be Featured at Tuesday Market

Tuesday, July 13 2010

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Matt Cross of Mechanicsville will be the featured artist with his metal and wood folk art garden sculptures. Enjoy ethnic foods and prepared lunch or dinner as you pick up cut flowers, Angus beef, Virginia peanuts and more.

 
 

Independence Day and Market Anniversary Celebration to Include Chef Cook-off, Live Music and More

Members of the Virginia Chef's Association will gather at the Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square on Saturday morning, July 3, to celebrate our nation’s independence and the market’s eighth anniversary.

Beginning with the opening bell at 8 a.m. and continuing all morning, Renny Parziale and his fellow chefs will man the Chef’s Tent for a nonstop culinary extravaganza to showcase the market's wide variety of fresh produce, meats, seafood, cheeses, herbs and more.

Parziale will direct participating chefs who will each have 20 minutes to create a recipe from a mystery basket of foods selected that morning from the market vendors. The chefs invite market shoppers to stop by the tent to watch, ask questions and taste the results.

Music will be performed by Orion from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Complimentary anniversary cake will be served. Master Gardeners will be in attendance to answer flower gardening questions.

 
 
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