Historic Roanoke City Market

The Historic Roanoke City Market, also called the Farmer's Market due to the profusion of plants, fresh fruits, and vegetables available during the growing season, is the oldest continuously operating open air market in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It began when 25 licenses were issued to "Hucksters" (Vendors) in 1882.

The Historic Roanoke City Market is open year-round, seven days a week, and closes only on Christmas and New Year's. There are 42 permanent tables covered by blue and white awnings that mark an inviting display of fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and plants during growing season. There are additional spaces in Market Square where vendors erect tents to display their wares. In recent years, a number of artisans have joined the farmers and planters offering handcrafted items, unique jewelry, and other art objects. *Visit our website for a list of vendors and products offered.

Please inquire if you are a grower or artisan who is interested in learning more about becoming a part of our Market commmunity.


Listing last updated on Jan 21, 2010

The Historic Roanoke City Market has been recognized as a "Great American Public Place" by the Lyndhurst Foundation along with other winners like the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC and Central Park in New York City. Locally, the market receives many "Best of Roanoke" awards by readers of the Roanoker Magazine.

Schedule and Location:

Downtown Roanoke (off Interstate 581)-Exit 6 Elm Avenue

Monday through Sunday 8:00am to 4:00 pm, weather permitting

Closed Christmas and New Years Day.

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When I first moved here in 1977 I worked a plant stall for Mr. Weaver in front of Wertz's store which is now home to Horizon's Restaurant. I sold flowers and plants Mon - Fri.... [more]

The downtown market flourishes with new life each season. It encourages farmers and artisans to work together, offering customers great prices, extensive produce selections, and excellent meat and poultry choices.... [more]

Fresh, delicious food, beautiful flowers, and wonderful crafts - all can be found at the Roanoke City Historic Downtown Market!

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