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RFM opening May 9 with rules for COVID-19


New vendors at Reston Farmers Market 2020
Honey Brook Farm (meat), Foggy Mountain Pasta, Roots to Rise (juices), Amore Congelato,
Vale of the Blue Ridge Maple Farm, San Giovanni (micro greens).


Reston Farmers Market Organizers Awarded for Community Work August 2019
The trio behind Reston Farmers Market was awarded for more than 20 years of community work.
The managers received the Elly Doyle Park Service Award from the Fairfax County Park Authority. Read more at link above.


Where does your food come from?
(A story from the Reston Farmers Market)

          One regular at the Reston Farmers Market decided to show one family the wonderful fresh foods available at the Reston Farmers Market and how to enjoy them.  Lesley Aschenbach, who works at Aldrin Elementary School in Reston, decided a few months ago to offer to take a student and his/her family to shop at the Market and to prepare a dinner for them using the fresh food purchased there. 

          And, what a marvelous feast she made with: grass fed flank steak, greens, white sweet corn, homemade sauce for a marinade, cherry tomatoes, goat cheese, basil, fresh baked bread, butter, peaches and blueberries.  Just imagine what a real cook like Lesley did with these ingredients—all local and very fresh.

          According to Lesley, the meal was a big hit with the student and the entire family.  It seems like we are likely to see the family regularly at the Reston Farmers Market.  Lesley told me that it was such a great experience for her that she plans to announce that she will do it again next year for another student’s family.

                                                         
by John Lovaas, Co-Market Master

Reston Farmers Market — Gem at Lake Anne - 8/27/18
R
ead history of Reston Farmers Market in April 2015 issue of Reston Magazine


                           
Five Reasons to Buy Local

1. ENVIRONMENT: Small-scale regional farming preserves green space and protects diverse wildlife populations.  Buy local also cuts global warming emissions produced by trucking food thousands of miles.

2. TASTE: Local produce is fresher and therefore tastes better. 

3. HEALTH: Food grown close to where it’s consumed has better nutritional value because it is fresh and has experienced less deterioration during transport.

4. MONEY: Buying local produce and meats keeps nearby farmers in business and puts your earnings back in the local economy. Additionally, the green space preserved by supporting regional agriculture keeps property taxes in check.

5. COMMUNITY: Farmers’ Markets are great places to meet your neighbors.


MORE INFO:
Local Harvest   Food Routes   Sustainable Table   
Go Local, VA
   American Farmland Trust   BuyLocalVA



Market Open May to December - 8am to 12 noon
Sorry, no dogs are allowed at Reston Farmers Market
Market will be closed Sept. 26 for the Multi-Cultural Festival


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In Rehoboth Beach, DE, 
visit Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market http://rbfarmersmarket.com 


Market Managers
: John and Fran Lovaas - 703-463-6928

Email us at
info@restonfarmersmarket.com 
Keith Strange - keithstrange@comcast.net
Webmaster:  Sue Merk
sbmerk@verizon.net



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