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
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.
Anne Strange is formally joining the RFM volunteer
management team this year. She joins Co-Managers John and Fran Lovaas
and Keith Strange.
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
Small-scale regional farming preserves green space and protects diverse wildlife
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