Del Ray Farmers’ Market Announces Monthly 2023 POP Kids’ Club

Monthly Program Is Free and Open to Children Ages 4-12

     For the second consecutive year, the Del Ray Farmers’ Market will offer a free
children’s program, the Power of Produce (POP) Kids’ Club. The POP Club helps
connect children with local farmers to educate them about nutrition, food, farming, and

      “We are thrilled to bring this innovative program to neighboring families back to the
market,” said Del Ray Farmers’ Market founder and manager Pat Miller.  “Engaging and
connecting with children is one of the top priorities of our market.”

      The POP Club is free and open to all children ages 4-12. On the third Saturday of
the month from April through September, children can stop by the POP Kids’ Club tent
on Oxford Avenue between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. to participate in an enrichment activity.
Free registration is available at

      After completing the activity, children will receive a $5 voucher from the Del Ray
Farmers Market that can be used to purchase fresh, local fruits and vegetables. 

    ”The POP Club will make the Del Ray Farmers Market a special place for kids in the
community. It can educate and empower them with healthy food purchasing
decisions!” said POP Club organizer Jeff O’Hara, a Del Ray resident and farmers’
market volunteer.  The program is one of just a handful of kids’ clubs at farmers markets
across the state, and the only one in the Washington, D.C., area.  

The upcoming sessions:
APRIL 15 – Salsa scavenger hunt
● MAY 20 – Organized tours of market
● JUNE 17 – Veggie taste test
● JULY 15 – Find the market mascot (sunflowers) hidden in market
● AUGUST 19 – Vendor thank you cards
● SEPTEMBER 16 – Pumpkin painting

    Named one of the best farmers’ markets in the state, the Del Ray Farmers’ Market
was founded by Pat Miller in 1994 and features fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry,
fish, eggs, cheeses, breads, fresh pasta, baked goods, cut flowers, and more.  In 2023,
the Del Ray Farmers Market received the Heart of Del Ray, an annual award given to
the business or organization that best represents the heart of the Del Ray community.
The year-round market takes place every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Pat
Miller Neighborhood Square, located at the intersection of Oxford and Mount Vernon
Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria. For more information, visit


They’re back… bagels and salsas and cider (oh, my!)

We have one more returning favorite today (and two who never really left)!

Conchita has been freshly preparing food for sale at the Del Ray Farmers’ Market for just two seasons but she is no stranger to the culinary world. Originally from Honduras, she has worked in the food and restaurant industry for more than 20 years. Try her best sellers of pico de gallo, guacamole, plantain chips, and homemade tortillas. Preorder or shop at the market.


Yael Krigman is the woman behind Baked by Yael, specializing in cakepops, bagels, rugelach, black and white cookies, and other delicious baked goods. Nut-free and kosher also available! You can also check out her website and online store here.


Lost Boy Cider is back!! Try their co-fermented ciders, made using modern style apples and all-natural ingredients like hops, cranberries, pineapples, and spices. They have quickly grown to be an Alexandria and regional favorite!

Be sure to visit all our amazing farmers and vendors in both lots tomorrow and purchase directly from these fantastic farmers and more: Ana’s Twist – Ashbank Farm – Bagels by Yael – Biggs Family Farm – Cold Country Salmon – Conchita’s Salsas – Fork and Hoe – Fresh Crunch – Grace’s Bakery – Hog Haven – Honey Brook Farm – King Mushrooms – Paella to Go – Shlagel Farms – Smith Meadow Meats – St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub – The Threeway Farm – Toigo Orchard -Tom’s Cheese Store

They’re back… pickles and salmon!

What odd food pairings do you like? Today’s featured vendors are Fresh Crunch Pickles and Cold Country Salmon!


Fresh Crunch Pickles offers crowd pleasing cucumber flavors as well as seasonal selections like ginger beets, balsamic carrots and dilly beans; all handcrafted in small batches in Falls Church, VA. Recently, Fresh Crunch expanded to offer prepared meal delivery as well as pantry style provisions like vacuum sealed meats, house made hummus and everyone’s favorite – cherry limeade. Learn more at 


Cold Country Salmon is a small scale fishing operation working the waters of Southeast Alaska. While we fish, we are constantly selecting the very best of our catch to bring home to sell to our customers throughout Virginia and D.C.

The fish that we select are immediately filleted and packed in ice. On shore we immediately package and freeze our salmon. This very special handling process is what sets our fish apart from any other wild caught salmon available on the market.

Enjoy the full menu for sale this weekend: King, Sockeye, and Coho Salmon, Halibut, Halibut cheeks, Halibut bits, Black Cod, Rockfish, Salmon burgers, Salmon spread, jars of smoked Salmon, cured smoked Salmon slices, Salmon collard, Chesapeake shucked oysters, shelled oysters, catfish and blue crabs.