Get the fresh fruit and veggies while you can, because several local farmers markets will be closing for the season next month.
In and around Tysons, there are at least four weekly farmers markets to choose from:
- Tysons Farmers Market (last day: Sunday, Nov. 18)
- McLean Farmers Market (last day: Friday, Nov. 16)
- Vienna Farmers Market (last day: Saturday, Nov. 3)
- Mosaic Central Farmers Market (year round)
The Tysons Farmers Market is held Sundays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the National Automobile Dealers Association parking lot (8400 Westpark Dr). Organized by Community Foodworks, the market features a variety of vendors offering everything from empanadas to coffee to fresh produce.
Like the Tysons market, the McLean Farmers Market starts up for the season in May and closes in mid-November. There are four market days left for the popular McLean bazaar of locally-produced food, which is held every Friday from 8 a.m.-noon in Lewinsville Park (1659 Chain Bridge Rd).
In addition to a variety of vendors, the Master Gardener Plant Clinic sets up at the McLean market to help locals learn more about the vegetation of their yards.
The Vienna Farmers Market, meanwhile, will not be open this weekend, according to its website. There’s only one market day remaining before the Vienna market closes for the season: Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m.-noon.
For those in the area who need to get their farmers market fix year round, the Mosaic District hosts a weekly farmers market on Sundays that runs through the winter. Mosaic Central Farmers Market is held at 2910 District Ave from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. — that is, until the end of December.
From January to March, the market shifts to a winter market, with modified hours and 40 vendors instead of the usual 55, according to its website.
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