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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

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 Market also accepts SNAP.

The Bedford Farmers Market is open on Fridays from May 7 РOctober 8, 2021, 8:00 a.m.  РNoon.

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