Holiday Farmers Market in Williamsburg

November 28th, 2008 by WY Daily Staff

The Williamsburg Holiday Farmers Markets continue this weekend, with one of the lively markets set for Saturday, Nov. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Customers can shop with both regular and guest vendors.

The Farmers Market will overflow into two blocks full of wreaths, cut greens, berries and trees for decorating for the holidays. Vendors will display a wide variety of decorations both fresh and dried from their farms. Bakers who specialize in seasonal foods, such as holiday cakes, chocolates, jams and salsas, also will be there.  Items such as handmade soap and candles and forced bulbs will ready for gift giving.

The Williamsburg Farmers Market was established for growers and producers of Eastern Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the residents and guests in the Greater Williamsburg area.

Parking is available at the Prince George Street garage for $1 an hour. The Francis Street parking lot will continue to be free on Saturdays until noon. All other lots are posted as one-hour or two-hour parking.

The Founding Sponsors of the Williamsburg Farmers Market are The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Merchants Square Association and the City of Williamsburg.  Additional sponsors for 2008 are: the Riverside Hospital System with marketing support; TowneBank who sponsors the Chef’s Tent; and Ukrop’s Super Markets who supports musical entertainment. Prudential McCardle Realty and the Virginia Farm Bureau also have contributed to the market’s success.

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