Shopping Habitats

11/08/16 3:18 PM
Saturday, August 13, 2016      –      8 a.m. – Noon  

Everyone has to shop for food, one way or another. Most of the time, we want to get what we need as efficiently as possible. So why do Old Beach fans wait until Saturday morning, search for a parking space, and make the extra effort to shop at a farmers market?

Let us count the whys….

1.  Unmatched freshness

2.  Peak Nutrition

3.  Superb flavor

4.  Unusual varieties

5.  Surprises and discoveries

6.  Food safety

7.  Unique products

8.  Support for local farms

9.  Connection to who grows your food

10. It’s fun.

This week is National Farmers Market Week. Celebrate with us! Stop at the Information table at the 19th St. entrance to enter your name in the drawing for some really delicious goodies. You might win a big basket of Old Beach delectables donated by our celebrated producers.

 To add to the festivities, Buy Fresh Buy Local Hampton Roads is hosting a scavenger hunt for kids. Check in at their table to get started.

The Bakery at Riverside Farm will have olive and tomato focaccia, in addition to English-style cream scones in different flavors. Look for a variety of rustic, crusty sourdough breads, including vegan. These are true European-style breads, dense and chewy, made by hand on the Eastern Shore.

Vemdors This Week

The Bakery at Riverside Farm

Beach Biscotti

Brentwood Farm

Build Your Food

The Chilly Mermaid Food Truck

The Creative Wedge

Croc’s 19th

Street Bistro

Cromwell’s Produce


Fudge Grudge

Full Quiver Farm

Give. Treat. Love.

Grace and Gratitude

The Green Cat Cafe

Hashi Food Truck

It Started With A Fig

Jubilee Seafood


Creek Farms

My Vegan Sweet Tooth

The Neighborhood Harvest

New Earth Farm

Pelon’s Baja Grill

Pendulum Fine Meats

Pennacook Peppers

Speedy’s Hot Sauce

Three Ships Coffee

Udder Chaos Farms

Veg Out Gardens

Vy’s Pies

Whole-ly Rollers

Zinnia Girls

 Come. Have fun. Thank a farmer.



The Market is located at 19th Street & Cypress Avenue

Parking is generously donated by these local businesses and city parking lots: the grass lot behind Wave Riding Vehicles along 19th Street; the Runnymede parking lots along Cypress Avenue at 20th and 21st Streets; and the Virginia Beach Convention Center lot at 19th Street and Parks Avenue. On-street parking is now available along 18th Street west of Cypress Avenue. 

 Motorists who park in other lots or who block driveways do so risking tickets and towing, including the Wareing’s Gym and Mary’s parking lots on Cypress Avenue at 18th and 17th Streets. 

 Vendor-only parking has generously been donated by the Shoreham Condominiums next door to the market.


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The Old Beach Farmers Market board consists of: Duff Kliewer, Patrick Evans-Hylton, Laura Wood Habr, Jo Ann Hofheimer, Jeremy Maloney, Cappy Sinclair Denny Wance, Gerrie West, and Ann Wright. Ann, Jo Ann and Patrick edit the newsletter. Contents of the newsletter, including recipes, are archived on the OBFM website. 

Old Beach Farmers Market began as an all-volunteer venture. Though we now have a part-time market coordinator, volunteers remain the heart of our operation.

We always looking for friends to help out; please contact us if you’d like to lend your time and talents to the Old Beach Farmers Market.




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