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Farmers Markets

Bedford County has two farmers markets that provide fresh locally grown goods directly from the farmers and producers in support of local agriculture 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 Outdoor Market is closed for the season, but will reopen on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

The 2020 Winter Market is OPEN  from 8 a.m. – Noon at 1088 Rustic Village Road, Forest, VA on the following dates:

January 11
February 8
March 14
April 11

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

Download the 2020 Producer Application
Download the 2020 Artisan Application
Download the 2020 Non-profit Application
Download the Market Policies


Bedford Farmers Market

Featuring fresh fruits, veggies, jams, jellies, baked goods, meats and eggs, and local artisans. Located on Washington St., and Center St. Bedford, VA at the Bedford Centertown Pavilion.

The Bedford Farmers Market will be open on Fridays, May 1 – October 9, 2020 from 8:00 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.

For more information and to stay up to date, visit them on Facebook.

Download the 2020 Bedford Farmers Market Application
Download the 2020 Bedford Farmers Market Policies