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Mission

The Harrisonburg Farmers Market mission is to provide the public with easy access to fresh, nutritious, locally produced agricultural goods and crafts of the highest quality, to assist local and regional farmers and other producers to directly market their products to the local customer base, and to support environmental stewardship and community well-being.

Pet Policy

Due to our COVID 19 setup, pets are now permitted at our market, with the exception of unruly pets. We ask that your pet is leashed or contained and that they do not get too close to food, produce or merchandise. If your pet is unruly, you will be asked to remove them from the market. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

Credit, Debit, and EBT Cards accepted

We are pleased to provideEBT services for all of our customers at all Markets! Your SNAP, Credit or Debit Cards are welcome at the Central information stand at the Market! 

Market Government

The Harrisonburg Farmers Market Association (HFMA) was incorporated in 1994. Membership is automatic upon approval of the yearly application to sell and receipt of the annual fee. A Board of Directors elected yearly for staggered two-­year terms operates the Association. An annual business meeting is held in December. At the Annual Meeting in January, yearly reports, any bylaw changes or other items requiring a member vote and the election of new board members follow a potluck dinner. The Board selects the new officers at the first meeting of the New Year. The Market Manager is responsible for day-to-day details and answers directly to the Board. Your input is desired and welcome. Please feel free to contact any Board Member or the Market management with any thoughts, questions or concerns you might have. Their contact information can be found on the “Contact Us” dropdown menu under "Board".

 

Market History 

The first real roots of the current Market began in the 1950’s with Clarence Dellinger, a local organic producer, who began selling produce in the parking lot of the Harrisonburg Police Station.  He later joined the organized market.
 
The Downtown Harrisonburg Farmers Market that we enjoy today was started in 1979 by Samuel Johnson, a fruit and vegetable  grower, with the help of community leaders and the Downtown Harrisonburg Retail Merchants.  The Market incorporated in 1994 as a Producer Only Market and has been a source for fresh locally grown and produced foods and crafts for the Community for over 30 years.  Operating in the lower level of the Liberty Street Parking Deck until 2006 it continued to grow and evolve. In mid summer of 2006 the Market moved to the Municipal Lot on South Liberty Street.   A permanent home for the Market in the form of the beautiful Turner Pavilion was completed in 2008 and the Summer Market has become the place to be in Downtown Harrisonburg on Saturday mornings.  As the awareness of the importance and benefits of eating locally and supporting local sustainable agriculture continues to grow the Harrisonburg Farmers Market looks forward to being an even more vital part of the growing Community it serves.
 

 

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228 South Liberty Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801