Ballston farmers market expands (and you can get a free drink)

The Ballston farmers market will kick off its next season on April 4, 2024.(Courtesy Ballston Business Improvement District)

The farmers market in Arlington, Virginia’s Ballston neighborhood will open for its 12th season next week, with more vendors, local bands and a monthly Beer & Wine garden.

Starting April 4, the Ballston farmers market, one of three dozen , will be open every Thursday from April through November from 3-7 p.m. The market is located at 901 N Taylor Street in Welburn Square, near the Ballston Metro.

The midweek market and its hours are tailored to Ballston.

“Weekday markets in a metro-accessible park from 3-7 p.m. allows both office workers and residents to shop with and support local farmers,” Tina Leone, CEO of the , said.

In addition to the weekday markets, starting in May VIDA Fitness will sponsor Mega Markets on the first Thursday of each month. The Mega Markets will include live music from local groups and a Beer & Wine Garden with drink tickets distributed by vendors to shoppers who spend at least $10. Tickets for sale are also available.

This season’s last market on Thursday, Nov. 21, will also be a Mega Market.

There are about two dozen vendors for this season’s Ballston Farmers’ Market, including four new ones.

Ballston Farmers’ Market vendors also sell prepared foods, including empanadas, rice bowls, wood-fired pizza and pressed sandwiches.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for Ƶapp as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the Ƶapp newsroom staff in January 2016.

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