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Farmer's Markets in Hampton Roads??

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aryqalyn Apr 30, 2008 08:13 AM

I grew up in northern Virginia and loved to go to the farmer's market with my parents during the summer. The farmers would pull up to the local park and set up stands next to their trucks. There was lots of fresh produce, ripe and inexpensive, and homemade goodies. The Farmer's Market here in Virginia Beach was a huge disappointment. I found it hard to believe that the sellers were "farmers" rather than "distributors. "I only went once, so maybe I didn't give it a fair shot, but I wasn't impressed by price, variety, or freshness. Did I just have a bad experience and they need another shot? Is there someplace else in the area that has more of the atmosphere I am looking for?

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    alsky RE: aryqalyn Apr 30, 2008 07:01 PM

    I don't know--I don't go to the VB farmers market that often anymore. I know that my mother loves the butcher shop there though..

    Anyway, the five points farmers market is moving to church street in Norfolk and is supposed to be wonderful. It is opening in May--you may want to check it out.

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      MGBlankenship RE: aryqalyn May 1, 2008 03:49 AM

      Check out http://www.5ptsfarmmarket.org/ in Norfolk. Great people and product! We went to their "soft opening" this past Sunday and were very impressed with the new location.
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