The Lynchburg Community Market, located at 1219 Main Street, is pleased to announce the growth of its Green Market Wednesdays, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. every Wednesday July – September. Everyone can expect a larger variety of local goods in the middle of the week, right in Downtown Lynchburg!
This producer’s only, mid-week market now features additional farmers including DDD Farms, Stoneybrae Farm, Unkol Chuck’s Brunswick Stew, Hungry Hill Farm, and The Secret Garden. They join existing vendors, Akayya Mushrooms, Scenic Cut Flowers, Strawberry Creek Farms, Silver Creek Produce, Three Springs Farm, Blue Boy Blueberries, Walnut Winds Farm, and Brickhouse of Lilac Hill.
Green Market Wednesdays was established two years ago, and has been consistently expanding each year, growing from three to 13 farmers. As a “producer’s only” market, customers can be sure that each and every item they buy was grown right here in the Central Virginia region. This mid-week market provides an additional day for Lynchburg area residents to purchase local food, helping to support local growers while also promoting the local food trend in the community. Green Market Wednesdays also provides an important access point to local food in an area deemed to be the largest food dessert in the city.
Market Manager Jennifer Kennedy is excited about the growth of Green Market Wednesdays. “Wednesdays provide a perfect opportunity for downtown residents, businesses, and visitors to get a real taste of Lynchburg’s growing local food scene. You can come down to the Market, get some lunch at one of our restaurants, and pick up some fresh, local produce for your mid-week shopping. We’ve got locally grown fruits, fresh carrots, greens, and potatoes, bread from Lorraine Bakery, corn, flowers, and even purslane!” She adds, “Most, if not all of our vendors accept SNAP benefits as well, so it’s a nice way for everyone to make it through the mid-week I’m-out-of-groceries crunch.”
The Lynchburg Community Market offers the best of locally produced fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat, baked goods, and specialty items. Farmers sell their products on Wednesdays and Saturdays year-round. Located inside the Market, the Heritage Crafters Gallery and Artist’s Alley complement the two permanent shops, four locally-owned restaurants, a coffee roaster, and a bakery and cheese shop that also operate year-round.