Farmers Market to be Held in Nokesville Again This Sunday

Nokesville Farmers Market on opening day June 3.

According to Jean Janssen of Smart Markets, the Bristow Sunday Farmer’s Market will be in Nokesville at the corner of Route 28 and Fitzwater Drive for another Sunday between 10 and 2:30 p.m. Janssen wants to invite all Bristow customers, and remind them the location is less than five miles from the local Harris Teeter.

This week Smart Markets will be welcoming a new vendor, Bon Vivan.  Bon Vivan is a meat distributor working with a group of farmers in the Shenandoah Valley region to bring their food to market. Bon Vivan will be bringing grass-fed and grass-finished beef, pasteurized pork, free-range chicken and lamb, as well as dozens upon dozens of country fresh eggs to Smart Markets.

Moreover among the farms, working cooperatively with Bon Vivan is Polyface Farm, which was featured in the book “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan as an example of sustainable agriculture. Other farms signed on with Bon Vivan include Piney River and Coulter.

Janssen also believes it will be a great weekend for produce. Summer vegetables like squash and cherry tomatoes have arrived

Pablo Teodoro and his daughter sell fresh bread, cookies and brownies from Great Harvest Bread in Warrenton.

for the summer season. Blueberries may also make an appearance if they are ripe by then, and most spring vegetables still remain on the menu.

For shoppers with a sweet tooth, Shelby of Cakes by Shelby will be making cupcakes to order, meaning buyers can chose the cake base and icing, and she will make it on the spot, so market goers can learn a few tricks about applying decorative icing.

Swing musicians and mandolin player Tara Linhardt will also be performing live along with George Crowley, creating an ideal atmosphere for a leisurely picnic.

Shoppers can also expect the same Smart Market vendors who were on location last week, included Blue Dog BBQ, Heritage Kettle Korn and Great Harvest Bread.

Although Janssen said she is still working on returning to Bristow, she said she does appreciate the scenic countryside in Nokesville, noting that the green grass and shady trees make for an ideal picnic. Moreover, it is convenient for her vendors, many of whom work and reside in Nokesville.

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