It’s farmers market season. Here’s a list of local ones to visit

Patrons and vendors at the Old Beach Farmers Market
Patrons and vendors at the Old Beach Farmers Market (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Lori Golding Zontini)

The weather is getting warmer and the farmers market season is beginning in Hampton Roads.

Here’s a list of farmers markets to visit on the Southside.

Norfolk

Hampton Boulevard Farmers Market

  • 2019 Season Hours: Wednesdays, 3 to 6 p.m. April through October.
  • Location: Church of the Good Shepherd, 7400 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk.

The Markets Fare at East Beach

  • 2019 Season Hours: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April through October.
  • Location: East Beach Neighborhood, 22nd Bay Street and Shore Drive, Norfolk.

Virginia Beach

Old Beach Farmers Market

  • 2019 Season Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, May through October.
  • Location: 620 19th St.

Shore Drive Farm Market

  • 2019 Season Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, starting in March (see Facebook for additional dates)
  • Location: 2945 Shore Drive.

Virginia Beach Farmers Market

  • Open year-round, see Facebook for details
  • Location: 3640 Dam Neck Road.

King’s Grant Farmers Market

  • 2019 Season Hours: Thursdays, 4 to 7 p.m. bi-weekly (see Facebook for dates).
  • Location: 873 Little Neck Road.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.