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Farmers Market & Pick-Your-Own Guide for Roanoke, Salem and Botetourt

By Beth Bell, Publisher May 6, 2021

Wondering where all of the farmers markets and pick your own farms are in Roanoke, Virginia? Virginia's Blue Ridge? We are so luck to have many farmers markets, all with their own unique vendors and styles.  With several Pick-Your-own farms, the season runs from May through October! There are many family owned farms to pick berries, apples, peaches, flowers and pumpkins! Many of them sell farm made products and other locally made goods in their farm store. 

It's almost farmers market and pick-your-own time in Roanoke, Vinton, Salem and the rest of Virginia's Blue Ridge! 

Thank you to our guide sponsor, Sinkland Farms.

 

We love supporting our local farmers and buying locally-grown produce and goods. Plus, it's fun for the whole family to visit a pick-your-own (PYO) farm or a farmers market in Roanoke, Virginia! 

Here are four things to note before heading out to farmers markets or PYO farms in Roanoke, Virginia! 

  • Pick-your-own farms can sometimes change hours on short notice dependent on weather, produce availability, and other factors. It's best to call ahead to make sure pick-your-own is available that day. Prices can also change from day to day.
  • Bring your own containers or bags to avoid any extra charges! 
  • Bring cash as some Roanoke farmer market stands and pick-your-own farms don't take credit cards.
  • Some farmer markets and pick-your-own farms in Roanoke might have rules or requests in place due to COVID. Please check their websites or social media sites before heading out!
  • Many farmers markets will allow you to trade in your EBT credits for Farmers Market Credits, we've indicated in the guide below, the ones who do! 

Here are the details on Roanoke Area farmers markets and pick-your-own farms:

Farmers Markets in the Roanoke Region




Farmers markets in Roanoke typically open for the big season in April and have limited hours in the winter months.  Roanoke's Historic City Market is open year round. Here are more details on Farmers Markets in the Roanoke Region:

Historic Roanoke City Market

When: Open Year Round, 7 Days a Week 8-5, However, many vendors use Sunday-Tuesday for planting, picking and preparing for the week.

What: Produce, Plants, Farm raised meats and eggs, artisans. Check out the Vendors and Availability Calendar. 

Where: 213 Market St SE, Roanoke

EBT: Purchase EBT/SNAP tokens and receive a dollar to dollar match, up to $20 per person, per day. That means for each $1 you purchase, you will receive an additional $1 EBT/SNAP match to use with Historic City Market vendors. Learn More. 

More information: Historic Roanoke City Market

Don't Miss: Belle's Soaps (we've been buying for years!) Brown Hound Tree Salvage (wood slabs and tables), and Wood's Farm (My family has bought plants from them for 3 generations)



LEAP for Local Food-Grandin Farmers Market 

When:  Regular Season (April 17- November 20): Saturdays, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon and Winter Market Hours: 3rd Saturdays, November – March 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

What: Produce, Plants, Fresh Ground Cornmeal, Bagels, Preserves, Shaved Ice, Art and Pottery. Check out the Vendors

Where: 2080 Westover Ave. SW | Roanoke VA. Additional Locations: West End and Mobile Market: Check out the Schedule Here.

EBT: Purchase EBT/SNAP tokens and receive a dollar to dollar match, up to $30 per person, per day. That means for each $1 you purchase, you will receive an additional $1 EBT/SNAP match to use with market vendors. Learn More. 

Don't Miss: A cold treat while shopping for all of your goods by The Shaving Cup.May be an image of drink

More information: LEAP for Local Food


Vinton Farmer's Market

When: April through December. Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What: Eggs, Flower, Fresh produce, Greenery, Handmade crafts, Homemade baked goods, Jam, Jellies, Plants

Where: 204 W Lee Avenue in downtown Vinton

More information: Vinton's Farmers Market


Jamisons' Orchard Farm Market

When: Year Round, M-Th 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

What: Produce, canned goods, baked goods, breads, gift items, fresh eggs, meats, and candies.

Where: 5635 Grandin Road Ext in Roanoke, VA

More Info: (540) 774-5537


Salem Farmers Market

When: April through December:  MON-SAT 7AM-4PM and JAN-MAR:  SAT Only, 9AM – 12PM Saturday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

What: Produce, baked goods, crafters, plants, honey, prepared foods (see Don't Miss below!) Check out the vendors and seasonal availability here. 

Where: 3 E. Main St., Salem, VA

EBT:  If you are enrolled in SNAP, Medicaid, or WIC, please reach out to use directly at 540-375-4098 or by email at farmersmarket@salemva.gov for details about how to receive 50% off your purchase of local fruits and vegetables at the market.

More information: Salem Farmers Market

Don't Miss: Big Bite Donuts and Antoinette's Bakery (Lebanese Baked Goods- Spinach Pies, and more! ) 

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Botetourt Farmers Market

When: May 1st to October 30th, Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.   . 

What: Everything! Produce, artisan goods, jams and jellies, fresh cut flowers, baked goods, crafters, plants, honey, prepared foods (see Don't Miss below!) Check out the amazing vendors here. 

Where: Daleville Town Center

More information: Botetourt Farmers Market

Don't Miss: Eggie Lopes- 100% fruit (and sometimes spirits) jams and jellies and Sarah's Petals (treat yourself to a beautiful bouquet!) 

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Pick-Your-Own Farms in Roanoke, Virginia 




Pick-your-own farms in the Roanoke Valley Region are fun for both kids and adults! PYO is a great family morning outing in Roanoke or a nearby town. Here are Roanoke Region farms that offer PYO:


Sinkland Farms

What: Sunflowers (Summer) , and Pumpkins (Fall)

When: 2022, The Sunflower Festival begins July 7-28, The Pumpkin Festival has been our family's tradition for 19 years and runs for 5-6 weeks in September/October. The Festivals feature kid zone games, artists, food trucks, music, and more. 

Where: 3020 Riner Rd. Christiansburg, VA 24073

More Information:  Website and Facebook.


Yoder's Farm

What: Strawberries and Tomatoes (in the fall), They also have a great Farm Store and bring in other seasonal items. 

When: May 4-8 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (check the “Currently at the Farm” area on the home page of the website before going out to the farm https://yodersfarm.com/

Where: 1134 Browns Mill Rd Rustburg, VA 24588

More information: Facebook Page or Website for current information.   




Skinnell's Orchard

What: Pick your own apples, peaches, raspberries, and blueberries or buy direct.

When: Open June through September pending the availability of fruit. Call for hours and availability. Hours: Monday thru Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm; Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm

Where: 4455 Shingle Block Road Bedford , VA 24523

More information: Skinnell's Orchard


Buffy's Blueberries

What: Blueberries, blackberries. They also have restrooms, a picnic area and you can visit farm animals. 

When: Open: July into September from 7am till noon, Wednesday thru Sunday; Select times are available for groups picking a minimum of 20 pounds

Where: 1085 Capital Hill Rd., Moneta, VA 24121

More information: Visit on Facebook  Phone: 540-330-5144


Do you have a favorite spot to take your family for pick-your-own in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas that you don't see listed here? Let me know at bethbelll@macaronikid.com and we'll add it to our list!

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