We encourage local farmers, fishermen, crafts makers and artists to participate. We will encourage the sale of fresh wholesome foods, especially organic, locally grown foods. In addition, we anticipate that local nurseries will sell plants and flowers.

For reasons of public health and safety, fresh meats, fishery products and prepared foods will adhere to food handling procedures established by the Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and The Virginia Department of Health. The Shellfish Sanitation Division of the Virginia Department of Health must approve shellfish and shell stock (see Appendix I: Call for Vendors / Rules and Regulations for details). Click HERE to download the Virginia Dept of Health Application for Temporary Food Event Permit and click HERE for a review of Virginia Food Laws and how they apply to Farmers Market vendors.

Restaurant and catering vendors will be invited to participate. We anticipate that we will have five to ten prepared, hot food vendors and expect a broad cross section of food types including baked goods, grill and short-order foods, crab cakes, seafood, pizza, barbecue and beverages. Prepared food vendors will be required to secure all necessary permits and licenses. There will be no alcoholic beverages permitted except for a controlled wine tasting garden.

Arts and crafts items will be required to be hand-crafted. There will be no used goods, antiques, or flea market-type items allowed to be sold at the market, although, we will make every effort to encourage our patrons to also patronize the nearby antiques stores. No buy/sell, resale items, or mass-produced items will be allowed.

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Edmond Farms, Lancaster Virginia

Edmonds Farm is owned and operated by Don and Kim Edmonds. They specialize in premium, all natural Bison and pork. A trip to the Edmonds Farm in Ottoman is like a trip back in time. For turn-of-the-century nostalgia, start the excursion by catching the ferry at Merry Point to cross the Corrotoman River. It’s free. Then drive a mile or so up Ottoman Ferry Road to meet Don and Kim Edmonds. The couple apply the best practices of organic farming in raising a variety of farm animals as well as growing their feed. There are ducks, pigs, chickens, pets, horses, and a couple of herds of bison. It’s a great way to experience a real working farm. For the complete experience, purchase some wholesome bison or pork steaks, sausage and ground meat for your next barbecue.

Chesapeake Style Article about Bison - The Good Life

Rappahannock Record Article about the Edmonds Bison Farm

Rivah Magazine Article about Bison

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Jeff Willett, owner Willett Landscape Design LLC
We had no notions of grandeur prior to the initial market as to how it would be received by the public. I was quite amazed. The crowds were phenomenal. I must say the market concept is a brilliant idea for Tappahannock. It appeared to me that it was a destination for friends and family to get together rather than just a shopping experience. It was a little chaotic at set up time but I think that has more to do with the first time event versus good organization. Staff did a very good job orchestrating all facets of operation all day. Several different staff members dropped in at my booth during the day to see if I needed anything. I certainly have every intention of being part of the next three markets. It was a very good business decision to participate. I would recommend to other vendors if they are thinking about joining in just do it, they won't be sorry.
Meet Jeff Willett in booth #71-74
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