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10 Reasons to Visit Yorktown for National Farmers Market Week!

Posted on August 9, 2017 at 4:15 PM by Jessica Wauhop

Market Days Berries and Fruit

Do you know where your groceries come from—how your meat was butchered or how your tomatoes were grown? If ever there was a reason to shop local, it’s when it comes to your family’s health. If ever there was a time to do it, it’s August 12, for
National Farmers Market Week

Allens Farm Yorktown Market Days

Here's a fun fact for you. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, if Americans boosted their average daily consumption of fruits and vegetables by just one additional portion per day, it would
save the country more than $2.7 trillion in healthcare costs. Just one serving! Farmers markets offer shoppers the freshest, most flavorful fruits and vegetables in America.

From 8 a.m. to noon at Riverwalk Landing, you'll be able to talk to farmers, ranchers, watermen, and food entrepreneurs face-to-face to learn about their techniques for growing, catching, and maintaining the highest quality products to offer the community. 
 
In case you missed it, we've been sharing personal features of our individual vendors and artists on the Visit Yorktown Facebook page. Here are 10 of them (in no particular order) you can expect this weekend. 

Click on "See More" or the Facebook logo in the top right corner of each picture to go to the full post!

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10 Reasons to Visit
Wilson's Farm



Parker Family Farm


Gourmet Sofrito



Gourmet & Easy, Go Lebaneasy!

 

VA Blue Crab Company



Sweet Temptations by Teresa



Artist: Larry Krussel



Artist: Chanée Hall


 

Rockahock Farm




Dream Ridge Meats of Williamsburg



There you have it, 10 reasons (there are many more!) to stop by and check out Yorktown Market Days this Saturday. There will be more than 30 different farmers, watermen, bakers, and artisans. And in addition to Larry Krussel and Chanée Hall--there will be five other talented artists including: Jerry Dance (Canvas Paintings), Paula Dooley (Rock Paintings), Jessica Thompson (Sea Glass Jewelry), Barbara Meier (Stained & Fused Glass), and Al Shelby (Custom Leather Crafts). The artists set up on the sidewalk across the street from the tents and food trucks.

Be sure you're following "Visit Yorktown" on Instagram. We'll be shadowing Riverwalk Restaurant's Executive Chef Brian Hines as he browses through the market in real time. He'll be shopping for the freshest ingredients to incorporate into the daily specials at both Riverwalk Restaurant and Water Street Grille!

Chef Brian Hines

Important Info: There is no charge for the market and it takes place, rain or shine. Free parking is available in several designated areas throughout Historic Yorktown. The Yorktown Trolley, also free, runs daily in the summer from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. While most vendors accept credit cards, some only take cash. There are ATMs conveniently located at Ben & Jerry’s and Yorktown Pub. Check our recent blog post for more "Insider Tips" to keep in mind before you come.

Blogger: Jessica A. Wauhop

Jessica Wauhop Blogger


Jessica is the marketing & event specialist for the York County Tourism Development Office. The Emmy-award winning writer has experience in television news producing, photography, and content marketing. She loves to inspire others to #visityorktown by sharing beautiful pictures and telling engaging stories. She's also excited to keep you "In the Loop" about everything happening in our historic waterfront town, not just here on the blog but on our new Visit Yorktown social media accounts.

Jessica is a die-hard Hokie and she and her husband (a York County native), are happy to call Seaford home. When she isn't writing or posting to Instagram, you'll find her out exploring Hampton Roads with their three pups! Have a blog idea you'd like her to consider? Email her!