MIDDLEBURG, Va., May 2, 2020 — On Saturday, May 2, the Middleburg Farmers Market kicked off the 2020 season with new vendors and, temporarily, at a new location. The Middleburg Farmers Market is currently located at the National Sporting Library and Museum, located at 102 The Plains Road, due to the Covid-19 health crisis. The Market runs from 9am to noon on Saturday mornings and is open to the public. Vendors are spaced at least ten feet apart and are all utilizing personal protective equipment. Visitors to the Market are being encouraged to drive through the new arrangement in cars, due to social distancing concerns. Pedestrians are still welcomed but they must also adhere to social distancing requirements.
“Having the Farmers Market temporarily at this new location allows us to continue supporting our local farms and vendors while providing enough space for safe interactions,” said Jamie Gaucher, the Director of Economic Development for Middleburg. “Given the new requirements around the need for additional space and the desire to open our Farmers Market as soon as possible, we are grateful to the leadership at the NSLM who have graciously approved use of their parking lot for the Middleburg Farmers Market.”
Vendors at the Middleburg Farmers Market include local farms with produce, soap makers, and other artisan goods and crafts. Additional vendors are being added, to include meat vendors. Contact Jamie Gaucher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-687-5152 for information on becoming a vendor.