RFM opening April 30!

Welcome to the 25th season of the Reston Farmers Market! 

As we open on April 30, nearly all your favorite farmers/vendors are back, and we've added interesting new ones (see list of vendors here).  We look forward to an even greater 2022 season and thank you all for being the heart of the Reston Farmers Market.


John (Founder) and Fran Lovaas

Keith and Anne Strange

Co-Market Managers

Reston Farmers Market Managers Awarded for Community Work August 2019.
The managers received the Elly Doyle Park Service Award from the Fairfax County Park Authority. Read more at link above.

Brief History of Reston Farmers Market
On Saturday, May 9, 1998 Reston Founder Robert E. Simon, Jr., Virginia Delegate Ken Plum, and Lake Anne Coffee House owner Alfredo Melendez joined Market founder-manager John Lovaas to inaugurate the Reston Farmers Market. The Market, which opened with 12 stands, brought new life to a nearly deserted Lake Anne. Fast forward to today. The Market has 31 farmer/vendors, has several times been named the best in NoVA, and draws upwards of 2,000 customers each Saturday as we enter our 25th season.

RFM Managers
Anne Strange is formally joining the RFM volunteer management team this year.  She joins Co-Managers John and Fran Lovaas and Keith Strange.

RFM Webmaster
Sue Merk,a former resident of Reston, has been the RFM Webmaster since 2006. Although she has moved to a retirement community in Loudoun Co., she still faithfully updates the website every year.

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 itís 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: Farmersí Markets are great places to meet your neighbors.

Local Harvest  
Buy Fresh, Buy Local Tool Box  
Shopping Sustainably   Go Local, VA Living   BuyLocalVA

Market Open April to December - 8am to 12 noon
Sorry, no dogs are allowed in the Reston Farmers Market

Visit RFM's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/go.rfm/ 

Read reviews and add yours on Google and Yelp

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

John (Founder & Co-Market Manager) and Fran Lovaas (Co-Market Manager) - 703-463-6928

Keith & Anne Strange - keithstrange at comcast.net

Email us at
info at restonfarmersmarket.com 

Webmaster:  Sue Merk
sbmerk at verizon.net

© 2006-22 Reston Farmers Market   Last update: 02/23/2023

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