By Linda Barrett 

There’s a big difference between a homegrown tomato and a tomato from the local supermarket. If you like to garden, you already know what we’re talking about. For those without green thumbs or those who do not have the right space for growing zucchini, shopping from a local farmers market is the next best thing to growing veggies yourself.

Shop local and support your community and your farmers, while ensuring your money goes back into local agriculture. With many markets offering live music and activities for kids, a day away at the farmers market is a great place to take the family for a fun-filled Saturday morning. If you’re not sure where to start, here is a round-up of local markets.  


Cascades Farmers’ Market (Year-Round)  
21060 Whitfield Drive  
Sterling, Virginia 20165  
(Parking at the Senior Center)  
Sundays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (May-Oct.)  
Sundays 9 a.m. – noon (Nov.-April)  

EatLoCo Farmers’ Market at Brambleton  
22850 Brambleton Plaza (next to Brambleton Library)  
Brambleton, Virginia 20148  
Sundays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  

EatLoCo Indoor Market (Year-Round)  
At Chefscape, 1602 Village Market Blvd 
Leesburg, Virginia 20175  
Thursdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  

EatLoCo Farmers’ Market
at One Loudoun (Year-Round)
Atwater Drive at One Loudoun  
Ashburn, Virginia 20147  
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Gilbert’s Corner Farmers’ Market  
Route 50 and Route 15  
Dulles, Virginia 20101  
Saturdays/Sundays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

Leesburg Wednesdays Farmers’ Market  
Virginia Village Shopping Center  
Catoctin Circle  
Leesburg, Virginia 20175  
Wednesdays 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. 
(May 1 – Sept. 11)  

Leesburg Saturdays
Farmers’ Market (Year-Round)  
Virginia Village Shopping Center  
Catoctin Circle  
Leesburg, Virginia 20175  
Saturdays 8 a.m. – noon (May-Oct.)  
Saturdays 9 a.m. – nooon (Nov.-April)

Loudoun Station Farmers’ Market  
43800 Central Station Drive/
Gramercy Park Drive  
Ashburn, Virginia 20147  
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (May-Sept.)  

Lovettsville Co-op Market  
Lovettsville Volunteer Fire
and Rescue Station  
12837 Berlin Turnpike  
Lovettsville, Virginia 20180  
Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  

Middleburg Community Market  
300 W Washington St. 
Middleburg, Virginia 20117  
Saturdays 8 a.m. – noon (May 4 – Oct. 26)  

One Loudoun Farmers’ Market  
Atwater Drive 
Ashburn, Virginia 20147  
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  

Purcellville Farmers’ Market  
717 E Main St.  
Purcellville, Virginia 20132  
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  
Alternate location:  
761 E Main St 
Purcellville, Virginia 20132  
Rear parking lot behind Walgreens  
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 


Archwood Green Barns Farmers’ Market  
4557 Old Tavern Road 
The Plains, Virginia 20198  
Sundays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

Warrenton Wednesday Farmers’ Market  
800 Waterloo Road  
Warrenton, Virginia 20186  
Wednesdays 8 a.m. – noon 

Warrenton Saturday Farmers’ Market  
Corner of E. Lee St. and S. 5th St. 
Warrenton, Virginia 20186  
Saturdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.  


Haymarket Farmers’ Market  
15000 Washington St. 
Haymarket, Virginia 20169  
Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Piney Branch School Farmers’ Market  
8301 Linton Hall Road 
Bristow, Virginia 20136  
Sundays 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. ML

This article first appeared in the September 2019 issue of Middleburg Life.