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Merchants Square in Williamsburg announces 2014 Calendar

Colonial Williamsburg’s Merchants Square announces its complete 2014 calendar of events. The calendar includes many of the events that Williamsburg area residents and visitors have come to love plus a few additions that will round out a full year of good memories in the Square. This year the Square will host the Williamsburg Farmers Markets, road races, art and food events as well as concerts, car shows and the much-anticipated return of the “Merchants Square Birthday Bash.” There is no better place to enjoy music, art and other cultural events, coupled with great shopping and superb dining. A detailed calendar is maintained at www.merchantssquare.org/calendar.

Highlights of the 2014 season include:
  • Williamsburg Farmers Market launches an expanded new schedule with a March 8 season opening. A perennial favorite, the Williamsburg Farmers Market returns to Duke of Gloucester Street with 30 producers and vendors. Weekly Saturday continue through November, with one additional Holiday Market.
  • The Summer Breeze Concert Series will kick off with the fan favorite Independence Day Concert on July 2, and run each Wednesday through August 27. The July concerts will feature the following “not-to-be-missed” party bands from 7 to 9 p.m.:

July 9      – RareMixx

July 16    – Kings of Swing

July 23    – Karnival

July 30    – Slapnation

The USAF Air Force bands and TRADOC Army bands will entertain audiences each
Wednesday in             August, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. All concerts are free, and concertgoers are advised to bring a lawn chair.

  • Car Shows in the beautiful setting of Merchants Square have become a crowd pleaser. Along with the 6th Annual Williamsburg Invitational Car Show on Sunday, June 8, sponsored by the Colony Auto Enthusiasts, Merchants Square will add a second show on November 2 with the inaugural Williamsburg Jaguar Gathering.
  • Merchants Square is excited to announce the return of the overwhelmingly popular “Birthday Bash” on October 3. The concert will again feature the renowned party band “Right On” and include the great food of the Merchants Square Restaurants. Rain date is Friday, October 10.
  • Other favorites returning in 2014 include:
    • Prince George Movie Nights, Sundays beginning June 15, at dusk. The popular outdoor movies on Prince George Street will return throughout the summer, ending on September 7.
    • An Occasion for The Arts, October 4-5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The 46th annual downtown Williamsburg arts event features more than 160 juried artists.
    • Constitution Day Concert, September 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
    • Holiday Entertainment each weekend in December, and daily beginning December 8. Merchants Square will again host festive holiday entertainment, including strolling musicians, Santa Claus and Father Christmas, and the family favorite “A Christmas Carol” in 30 minutes performed by the VA Theatre Machine.

For the most up to date listing of the current calendar of events, additional detail and contact information for individual events please refer to the calendar section of the Merchants Square website at www.merchantssquare.org/calendar

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at www.history.org.

Relay Foods expanding its market to Williamsburg VA

Online grocer Relay Foods who just raised $8.25 million through a common stock sale will soon be operating pickup sites twice a week in Williamsburg, VA!

Relay Foods is thankful to have the opportunity to provide Williamsburg with a convenient and sustainable way to shop for your grocery staples, healthy, and local food, Relay Foods provides an online marketplace for your all of your grocery needs.

Relay collaborates with local farms, artisan food makers, and great brands to give you simple access to the best local edibles and everyday staples all in one place. We’re simplifying the sometimes overwhelming options, doing the legwork for you, and just giving you our best.

Online grocer Relay Foods who just raised $8.25 million through a common stock sale will soon be operating pickup sites twice a week in Williamsburg, VA!

They partner with local farmers and vendors, as well as several different grocery stores including Whole Foods and distribute  grocery orders through pickup sites.
Starting Thursday May 3,2013 in Williamsburg VA

Order your groceries by 11:59pm the day before your order is scheduled to be picked up in Williamsburg, and your groceries will be ready for you to pick up between the hours of 4:00pm-7:00pm.

Two pick up days and sites are set for New Town:
Tuesdays  at Legacy Hall
Fridays at Civic Green

As part of their launch, amazing deals are offered  each week in May, starting on May 3rd, our first official day in Williamsburg.
Week 1 (May 3 – May 10) Free Bounty basket (organic and/or conventional) with $50.00 purchase
Week 2 (May 13 – May 17) 2 Relay Pizzas with $75.00 purchase
Week 3 (May 20 – May 24) Tasting Box with $75.00 purchase
Week 4 (May 27 – May 31) Cava Mezze Party Pack with $75.00 purchase.

The launch party is May 3 at New town – more info at Relay Foods Williamsburg Launch Celebration – May 2013

Learn more about them here

The Charlottesville-based company offers a selection of local foods and national brands from a range of producers. Relay also serves Richmond, Charlottesville, NoVA, Baltimore and Washington, DC.

Williamsburg Farmers Market opens for 2013

First Market of 2013

This Saturday is the first opening of the year for the Williamsburg Farmers Market which will be full of winter produce, Valentine gifts, customers, volunteers, friends, visitors and vendors. The next market is a month away so this is the opportunity to buy products that can only be found at the market..  This Saturday is the first opening of the year for the Williamsburg Farmers Market which will be full of winter produce, Valentine gifts, customers, volunteers, friends, visitors and vendors. The next market is a month away so this is the opportunity to buy products that can only be found at the market.. 

Click on Vendors to see the full list of 30 attending vendors and their products.

Some items to look for include :

Crab Dip – VA Blue Crab

Boiled Peanuts – Bacon’s Castle Peanuts

Valentine Cookies – Betsy’s Cookies

French Macarons – Wendy Renee

Desserts for Two – Lucille’s Bakery

Micro-greens –  Evergreen Springs

Hot Cider – Aromas

Artisan Pumpernickle Bread –Apprentice Chefs

Winter Greens – KelRae Farm and Evergreen Springs

Cheese hearts – Old Church Creamery

Pet Grass – Evergreen Springs

Knife sharpening – Pete’s Knife Sharpening

Where: In Merchants Square on Duke of Gloucester Street Between Henry and Boundary Streets
402 W. Duke of Gloucester

When: Saturday, February 9

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Open rain, snow or shine

PARKING: Prince George Street Garage is open for $1/hour. The FRANCIS STREET parking lot will continue to be FREE on Saturday 8:00 a.m. until Noon. All other lots are posted as one hour or two hour parking and are patrolled from 8:00 a.m.

More info here

Vote for Williamsburg Farmers Market

Let the world know you love Williamsburg Farmers Market by casting your vote in American Farmland Trust’s America’s Favorite Farmers Markets ™ contest today!

As of today we are #2 in Virginia.

Cast your vote here

Voting, closes at midnight on Labor Day (September 3). The leader board is available here www.votemyfarmersmarket.org.

 

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In 2009 the market was voted the #1 market in the nation among mid-size markets in America’s Favorite Farmers Markets Contest! Since then the market has continued to be in the top 10 in the nation and with your vote can be #1.

The goal of American Farmland Trust’s  annual America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest is to highlight the role that farmers markets play in keeping family farmers on the land. The summer long contest is a nationwide challenge to see which markets can rally the most votes from their customers. At the end of the contest, four winning markets—one small, one medium, one mid-size, and one large—will receive the title of America’s Favorite Farmers Market for 2012. The winning markets will be featured in the media and will be honored at local celebrations organized by American Farmland Trust.

Here is what one Williamsburg Farmers Market customer had to say:

This market takes great pride in promoting locally grown/harvested products-vegetables, seafood, baked items, berries, cheeses, peanuts, flowers, etc. . .

farmers marketThe market, Held on Merchant’s Square in Williamsburg, Virginia, retains the air of a modern-day marketplace, bustling with trade amidst the historic buildings that once played a key role in our country’s Colonial era. From pawpaw fruit to peanuts and seafood, the vendors at the Williamsburg Farmers Market showcase a true variety of local and regional products. (The market is also known as the place to meet for the community’s canine citizens.)

Williamsburg Farmers Market Season Opens March 31

imageThe Williamsburg Farmers’ Market  begins its tenth season with a diversity of products from both new and returning producers.

In 2011, over 38,000 customers shopped at the  WFM; 65 volunteers  added their talents to the success of the market; and  financial and in-kind support came from  27 friends and 9 sponsors.

Nine of the 47 returning vendors have been with the market since 2002 and  5 new vendors have been accepted for 2012.  Additional vendors are still expected.

Click on Vendors to see the list of 32 vendors and their raised or baked products for this coming Saturday.

Producer-Only Market

Since the WFM is a producer-only market the guidelines require vendors to raise, harvest, grow and bake the products they sell. They must reapply each year and supply appropriate inspections and certifications. In this way customers may be assured that food, water, processing plants and kitchens have been checked by licensed employees of state agencies. Crafts are not sold at the market unless they are value-added such as soap made from goat’s milk.

Today’s farmers, watermen and bakers must possess many skills that they never dreamed of ten years ago.  Handling web sites, processing credit cards, attending markets, running CSA’s and delivering to restaurants and schools are part of their busy days which by the way include clearing the weeds from the asparagus fields, milking the cows, hiring the help to pick acres of daffodils, creating new pasta recipes and worrying about the fruit trees blooming too early.

Music

So’lach – Lisa Wathen and Ron Morgan will play Irish, Scottish, sea chanteys and other folk and jazz ballads on a variety of instruments.

PARKING: Prince George Street Garage is now open for $1/hour. The FRANCIS STREET parking lot will continue to be FREE on Saturday until Noon. All other lots are posted as one hour or two hour parking and are patrolled from 8:00 a.m.

WilliamsburgFarmersMarket.com

In Merchants Square on Duke of Gloucester Street Between Henry and Boundary Streets

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Williamsburg Farmers Market Opens for the 2012 Season

williamsburg va farmers marketMark your Calendars for March 31:

Williamsburg Farmers Market Opens for the 2012 Season

The Farmers Market begins its 10th anniversary year as the season opens on March 31

The market runs each Saturday through October from 8 a.m. to noon. 

The final Winter Market will be held Saturday, March 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

More info here

Williamsburg VA Farmers Market 2012

Williamsburg Farmers MarketSaturday, March 11, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Williamsburg Farmers Market Opens for Winter Markets in Merchants Square

The Williamsburg Farmers Market opens for 2012 this Saturday, Feb. 11, with an array of Valentine’s Day-related items for sale.

You can pick up French pastries from Normandie Cuisine, chocolate creamed honey from Bees ‘N Blossoms, chocolate Kahlua chess pie from Simply Southern Pies, heart-shaped twig wreaths from Lonesome Gourd, and a variety of baked goods from Betsy’s Baked Goods and the Virginia Chef Association’s apprentices.

Markets will continue on the following  Saturdays in 2012

March 10

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


and March 31- October 27

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Other vendors this week will include :

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Down Home Va filming at Williamsburg Farmers Market

On Tuesday, August 17, 2010 from 10am to 2pm  the Williamsburg Farmers Market will be the site of the filming of Chef John Maxwell as he prepares local meals for “Down Home Virginia.”  Although the public is invited to watch the demonstrations, samples will not be served.

Williamsburg Farmers MarketChef Maxwell brings delicious recipes to the table using Virginia farm products and seafood. Maxwell is a current director of the Food Service Management Program at the Culinary Institute of Virginia.

The market will include vendors with local produce, fruit, peanuts, cut flowers, Greek baked goods and grass-fed beef as well as the works of two artists.  Polly Nunn of Williamsburg will bring her paintings and clay sculptures and Maggie Stultz of Charlottesville will have colorful, whimsical functional ceramics.  All art will be for sale.

“Down Home Virginia,” Virginia Farm Bureau’s monthly television news magazine, strives “…to remind everyone that agriculture remains a viable and important segment of the state’s economy,” said senior video producer Norm Hyde. “Agriculture affects the lives of every Virginian—not just those of farmers.”

The goals of the television program and the Williamsburg Farmers Market are to create awareness for agriculture and to offer helpful farm-related tips on subjects such as gardening, cooking and weather. Libbey Oliver, manager of the Williamsburg Farmers Market, commented “We can all appreciate the hard work of farmers after a summer of experiencing extreme temperatures and little rain.” Customers of the market agreed by voting the market and its vendors the 2009 America Favorite Farmers Market in the American Farmland Trust’s contest in the mid-size category.

The Tuesday markets will end on August 17 while the Saturday markets will continue each week until October 30.

See who else will be at the Williamsburg Farmers market

For additional info visit www.williamsburgfarmersmarket.com

New Town ,Williamsburg, VA Upcoming Events

APRIL

newtownlogo.jpeg Small Town Carnival. Saturday April 25, noon to 4 pm at the Gazebo and Civic Green. There will be hot dogs, cotton candy, kettle corn, face painting, moon walk, inflated slide, tattoos, free concert, and raffles. Canned food and other donations will be accepted for FISH and Salvation Army. Rain Date is April 26th. Sponsored by Life Point Church.

MAY

The 2009 Williamsburg Arthritis Walk. Saturday May 2, 9 am in Sullivan Square. Registration starts at 8 am. Move with us to cure the nation’s most common cause of disability. There are many great opportunities to become involved in this community event: Form a walk team, Become a corporate sponsor, join the planning committee, volunteer the day of the walk, bring a Panda Bear. Sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation.

Antique Festival. Saturday May 2, 8 am to 3 pm in the Ironbound Road parking lot near Opus 9 and Bayport Credit Union. Rain date is May 16th. Sponsored by the Virginia Gazette.

Virginia Arts Festival concert. Friday May 22 in Sullivan Square. Band performing will be the DeLoreans (80’s Retro band).

 

New Town Wine Festival. Saturday May 30, noon to 6 pm at Sullivan Square to benefit Williamsburg Area Meals on Wheels

JUNE

Music on the Square. Every Thursday in June (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th). Sullivan Square. Sponsored by James City County Parks and Recreation. Stay Tuned for band announcements !

Farmers Market. Every Thursday throughout the summer (June, July, August), 3 pm to 7 pm at Civic Green and the Gazebo. Sponsored by the Shops on Main Street and Developers Realty.

…plus lots more events and fun things to do all summer long.

Williamsburg VA Farmers Market Video

Here is a great video of the Colonial Williamsburg Farmers Market by the co-founders of the Culinary Media Network ( Jennifer and Chef Mark ) 

Jennifer and Chef Mark discover the great local produce, seafood, and local chefs giving demos at the Saturday Farmer’s Market in Williamsburg Virginia

Rather than spotlight the trendy, they are focusing on the roots of cuisine itself, and celebrating the art of experiencing food, wine and culture via the senses in cooking, in tasting — and in understanding.  In short, they are food philosophers.

You can watch the video here

After you watch the video mark your calendar for the next Colonial Williamsburg Farmers Market. You can find the schedule and lots more information here.

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Williamsburg VA- Farmers Market

If you are in Williamsburg, try the Farmers Market on Duke of Gloucester St. The next one is Feb 14th, then March 14 & 28, April 11 . Among other things you will find  locally grown: produce, clams, oysters, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, orchids, baked goods, free range chickens, pork sausage, herbal and goat’s milk bath products,

Williamsburg Farmers Market

Williamsburg Farmers Market

fresh bread, pumpkins and eggs. You will meet and purchase from the actual growers or producers of all of the items. 

Their Mission Statement :To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers’ Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Eastern Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the residents and visitors in the Greater Williamsburg area for the purpose of:

  • Providing healthy regionally produced food to the Williamsburg Community.
  • Stimulating the farm economy and preserving agricultural land.
  • Reviving the historic role of the Williamsburg town center as a place for markets.
  • Creating a fun and educational venue to enhance community life in Williamsburg.

You will see half of Williamsburg there on Saturday mornings ..

Find out more here: http://www.williamsburgfarmersmarket.com/index.html

 

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