Manassas City Mayor Opens Farmers Market 36th Year

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Provided by Historic Manassas Inc.

The 2023 Farmers Market season was officially inaugurated by the Honorable Mayor of the City of Manassas, Michelle Davis-Younger, who cut the opening ribbon. She was joined by members of the City Council, Historic Manassas Board Members, local dignitaries, and special guests.

The event took place on Thursday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. at the Loy E. Harris Pavilion, the heart of the Farmers Market, and the opening includes the start of the Saturday Market. This is a year-round event.

Thursday Market opens from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Loy E. Harris Pavilion, at 9201 Center Street. The Saturday Market runs from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Commuter Parking Lot at 9024 Prince William Street.

Farmers Market vendors feature plenty of fresh produce like eggs, pastries, cheese, herb plants, meats, bake goods and dairy products. Other products featured at the Market are fresh cut flowers, homemade salsas, preserves and marinades, specialty crafts, soaps, and wines, among others.

The Thursday Market is strictly for vendors within a 200-mile radius of Manassas that sell locally grown produce and handmade/homemade products. The Saturday Market is also open to non-producers who purchase products from an authorized food source or wholesaler. These items purchased for resale are displayed separately and are clearly labeled as “Purchased for Resale.”

For Saturday’s Market, parking is plentiful and free in the multi-level parking garage conveniently located at the intersection of Main and Prince William Streets.

SNAP program tickets are accepted at the Market again this year. The City of Manassas Farmers Market was one of the first markets in the region to accept SNAP benefits as a form of payment. Low-income families have access to the freshest fruits and vegetables available by redeeming SNAP benefits for wooden tokens that may be spent only at this market.

About Historic Manassas, Inc.

Historic Manassas, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has worked for over 30 years to revitalize, preserve, and enhance the economic base that insures the rich tradition, history, charm, and friendly ambience of Historic Downtown Manassas. For more information about Historic Manassas, Inc., and details on upcoming communitywide events, please visit historicmanassas.org.

 

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