As the seasons change, so do the vendors at the market. A running list of vendors and when they are at the market is listed below.
Interested in becoming a vendor? We accept new vendors year-round as space allows at the discretion of the market manager. Interested vendors should contact Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Way Farms – Jorge helms this booth each Saturday, April through November. The farm offers a wide variety of seasonal vegetables, berries, melons, cut herbs, and potted plants. In late fall, find homemade decorative wreaths made of greens.
Ana’s Twist – Ana offers seasonal Ecuadorian treats, including hand made artisan sorbet, soups, empanadas, energy bars and fresh squeezed juice on hot days. The “twist” involves using only fresh fruits, and veggies from nearby farms, combined with traditional Ecuadorian flavors to create fresh and healthy sweet and savory treats. They are also proud to offer delicious dairy free and gluten free products.
Ashbank Farm – “Always Fresh, Always Homemade” – Catherine, the baker and owner, brings a variety of homemade sweets to the market from Markham, Virginia. Cathy offers delicious pies, cookies, and croissants, as well as her signature apple cider donuts, a customer favorite. During the holidays and for special occasions, you can also place an order for any type of sweet you like! If you are out for a drive, visit the farm and get sweets direct from their bakery. And when the weather accommodates it, you’ll find Catherine frying up fresh donuts in her food truck! At the market April through November.
Aunt Hattie’s Pralines – “Authentic New Orleans” – Made with the traditional ingredients of sugar, milk, pecans, and a little flavoring, you can’t get more New Orleans than these pralines. Hattie’s son is the baker, but the Del Ray market is lucky to have Hattie manning the booth each Saturday. Her son was given the recipe by his wife’s family, who were New Orleans natives. In addition to the traditional large praline, there are smaller versions available. Hattie’s is at the market April through November.
Baked By Yael – Yael Krigman is the woman behind Baked by Yael, which is located in the Woodley Park neighborhood of DC and dubbed DC’s first cakepoppery. They specialize in cakepops, bagels, rugelach, black and white cookies and other delicious baked goods. Her bagels are the best around and often sell out. At the market year round.
Biggs Family Produce – This long-time family farm is run by William Biggs with the help of family members, including Leonard and Brenda, who can be found at the Del Ray market each Saturday. The farm sells eggs, greens, a variety of vegetables, canned goods, and in the spring and summer, fresh cut flowers. Biggs is at the market April through November.
Calhoun’s Ham House – Do you love country ham? Tom and his daughter Tracy make the best country ham you can buy. They’re at the market with individual and packs of ham biscuits, as well as other pork products year round.
Cheese Goatees – Come meet Jude at the market and try some of his delicious maple products from Cheese Goatees (formerly Little Antietam Goat Dairy). There’s maple syrup, maple sugar, maple candy, you get the sweet idea. And a delicious variety of goat cheeses! At the market year round.
Cold Country Salmon – Cold Country Salmon is owned and operated by Alaskan Traveler Terpening and his wife Nicole. Together with their 2 year old daughter, Cedar, Traveler and Nicole spend their summers fishing the remote Ugashik River District of Bristol Bay, Alaska. In the fall, the family returns to the the Mid-Atlantic to distribute their catch via seafood shares and local farmers’ markets. They are at the market year round.
Compost Alexandria – Resource Recovery Stations, located at the City’s Famers’ Markets (Old Town, Del Ray, West End, & Four Mile Run), collect resident compost each week. Staff are on site to explain how to compost food and yard waste at home, and accept items for composting. There are also compost tubs available to purchase for $5; each one conveniently has a lid, handle, and is small enough to transport food waste to and from home. At the market year round.
Foggy Mountain Pasta – Delicious, artisan pasta made using only local or organic ingredients. Plus, really cool videos of pasta coming out of the machine. Mangia pasta! At the market year round.
Fork and Hoe Farm – Kelly and Nathan provide sustainably grown, beyond organic specialty produce to the market. They offer baby salad greens, baby root vegetables, heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers, baby eggplant, leeks and specialty onions, and microgreens. Have a special request for an out-of-the-way vegetable, just ask – they’re at the market year round!
Fresh Crunch Pickles – Matt helms this company and loves pickling. He has crowd-pleasing cucumbers, ginger, beets, carrots and cabbage, all handcrafted in small batches. Fresh Crunch is at the market year round.
Golden Goose Farm & Bakery – “Everything Good Under the Sun” – From Reva, Virginia, Mary brings a wide variety of fruits and vegetables grown using organic farming methods. At the market April through November.
Grace’s Pastries – Grace’s has a wide variety of sweet, savory, yeast and quick breads for sale including sourdough, focaccia, banana bread, zucchini bread, seven grain and gingerbread, among others. They also offer raspberry scones and apple turnovers. Check out their storefront in Herndon, VA at 434 Elden Street. Grace’s is at the market year round.
Hog Haven Farm – If you haven’t tried THE Hog Haven Breakfast Sandwich, featuring their sausage pattie, cage free eggs, and grass-fed Irish cheddar, all on a locally fresh baked English muffin with house-made tomato aioli, you haven’t lived. You can also purchase their artisanal pork products to enjoy at home year round.
Honey Brook Farms – “Local, Nutritious, & Naturally Delicious” – A multi-generation family run farm from Culpeper, VA that uses holistic and sustainable methods to provide pasture raised, non-GMO meats & eggs, bone broth, CNG chemical free produce, raw honey, no-gluten/whole grain baked goods, & more. Chicken & Turkey are offered in a variety of cuts (boneless, bone-in, ground, & whole). The birds move daily across chemical free pasture where they forage in the sun on a rich salad bar pasture while being supplemented with Non-GMO Project Verified feed that is tested & guaranteed to be free from GMO’s, pesticides, & herbicides. At the market year round.
Kappa Farms – Want microgreens grown year round? Kappa Farms uses sustainable, organic aquaponics to produce leafy greens and herbs right in the northern Virginia area. Get your greens at the market year round.
Marcela’s Bakery – Specializes in Central and South American breads, cookies, and pastries, in addition to birthday and wedding cakes. Owner Alicia hails from Cochabamba, Bolivia and opened her Arlandria shop in 2005. Each Saturday Marcela’s brings a small selection of hot goods to the Del Ray Farmers’ Market, including her Bolivian specialty saltena. A savory empanada, they are filled with beef or chicken and a sauce with vegetables. Marcela’s is at the market year round.
The Pretentious Gourmet – Chef Michael and Nutmeg the Fox bring rotating flavors of delicious cookies to the market every week. There’s the Signature Chocolate Chip, the cookie that started it all, Chai Spiced, Apricot Pecan & Oatmeal, and much more. At the market year round.
Pur Baking – Too much gluten for you in our other pastries? Neisha makes gluten-free baked goods – everything from muffins and cookies, to beignets and pie crusts for fellow vendor, Mechelle’s Baking Company. Looking for a gluten-free item you can’t find anywhere else, just ask Neisha, she’s always trying new recipes! At the market year round.
Sexy Vegie – Calling all vegetarians and vegans! The Sexy Vegie offers vegan and vegetarian prepared foods like veggie burgers, soups, salads, gazpachos and much more made from naturally and sustainably grown produce. At the market year round.
Shlagel Farms – Russ, with his wife Eileen and five children, operate this farm, which has been in the family since 1911. The farm offers a variety of seasonal vegetables, berries, melons, cut herbs, potted plants, and eggs. The farm, located in Waldorf, Maryland, also offers pick-your-own strawberries in the spring and pumpkin patches and hay rides in the fall. Shlagel Farms is at the market year round.
Smith Meadows – “taste truly local” – Located in Berryville, Virginia, this nearly 200 year old farm takes great pride in creating a healthy farm environment, producing healthy, content, and delicious animals. They sell meat from cattle, pigs, sheep, and chickens, as well as chicken eggs, that have been naturally raised in an outdoor setting. In addition to meats, they sell pre-made pastas and sauces that change each week. Their Weekly Kitchen Menu website lets you know what to expect each weekend. Smith Meadows is at the market year round.
Springview Farm – Located in the Northern Neck of Virginia, Mary and Barry own and operate this farm using organic and sustainable farming methods. They carry an assortment of seasonal vegetables, potted plants, and flowers, both in arrangements and loose. Springview is at the market April through November.
St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub – Started in 1996 by Nora Partlow and Scott Mitchell, St. Elmo’s is a mainstay in the Del Ray neighborhood. They offer coffee to market patrons looking for a pick-me-up. At the market year round.
Together We Bake – “Empowering Woman for a Second Chance” – A comprehensive workforce training and personal development program for women, Stephanie Wright and Tricia Sabatini’s program is an innovative collaboration with Friends of Guest House, a supportive transitional housing program in Alexandria. Through the baking business, the women acquire the skills and experience to gain employment. The women bake various goods, including the most delicious chocolate chip cookies you’ll ever taste and an addictive granola. All proceeds go back to the program. Together We Bake is at the market year round.
Toigo Orchard – “Good for You Food” – Using the Integrated Pest Management system allows the Orchard to grow beautiful fruit without chemical residues. In addition, they grow an array of fruits and vegetables in large, pesticide free greenhouses. At the market find fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers alongside cherries, peaches, plums, apples, pears and other fruits. They also offer pressed cider, honey from the Orchard, canned sauces and salsas. Toigo is at the market year round.
Tom’s Amish Cheese Store – Tom, a long-time vendor at the Del Ray Farmers’ Market, brings yogurt and cheeses made from pasture-raised, hormone and antibiotic-free dairy cows. There is a wide variety of flavored yogurts and pre-packaged cheeses, including goat (plain and flavored), cheddar, Gouda, and mozzarella. In addition, there are three special cave aged cheeses for sale by weight. Tom also sells eggs, canned goods from Country Canning, and baked goods from Little Britain Bakery. Tom is at the market year round.
Vera’s Bakery – Named after the family’s grandmother who opened the bakery in Severna Park, Maryland in 1994, Vera’s has a wide variety of treats. Shoppers will find savory and sweet scones, turnovers, pastry squares and breads. Vera’s is at the market year round.