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Farmers Markets

Bedford County has two farmers markets that provide fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables and meats, and handmade goods directly from the farmers and producers.

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Forest Farmers Market

The Forest Farmers Market is an open air producer only market. Local vendors offer a wide selection of produce, fruit, meats, coffee, and baked goods along with wine, jams, and plants. Artisans create beautiful wood crafts, jewelry, and glass art along with beauty products. The Forest Farmers Market accepts SNAP.
Located at the Forest Library, 15583 Forest Road.

The 2021 Outdoor Winter Market is open the Second Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m – noon on the following dates:

January 9, 2021
February 13, 2021
March 13, 2021
April 10, 2021

Use this link for a list of all the vendors and place your orders with each of them here.

You can visit the ForestFarmersMarket website for contact information for vendors.

The following guidelines have been set into place per VDACS and will remain in place until further notice:

  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands
  • Watch your distance
  • If you are sick, please have someone shop for you.

To learn more about the Forest Farmers Market, visit their website:, and like them on Facebook 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Forest Farmers Market, please read the Market policies and submit an application. Applications must be received and approved by the Market Manager prior to the market. Applications will not be accepted the day of the Market. Thank you!

Download the Market Policies
Download the 2021 Producer Application
Download the 2021 Artisan Application
Download the 2021 Non-profit Application


Bedford Farmers Market

Located at 220 W. Washington Street under the centertown Pavilion, Bedford Farmers Market features fresh fruits and veggies, jams, jellies, baked goods, meats and eggs. Local artisans offer a variety of talents such as jewelry, leather and sewn goods, and woodwork. The Bedford Farmers Market is proud to accept SNAP payments and provides educational programs and special events throughout the market season.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the market, please read the market policies and submit an application. Questions can be submitted to the contact information provided in the policies. Applications must be approved prior to your participation at the market.

The Bedford Farmers Market operates April 30 – October 29, 2021 every Friday from 8am – 12pm AND every second Saturday from 8am- 12pm

For more information, please visit them on Facebook.

2021 Bedford Farmers Market Application
2021 Bedford Farmers Market Policies