UDPATED 22 MAY 2014: Smart Markets Tackett's Mill CANCELS opening at Lake Ridge location.
Smart Markets Farmers Market opens for business in Tackett's Mill in Lake Ridge, has decided to not open the Lake Ridge location this year. Click their Facebook link below to read full post.
WHEN: Each Friday from 3-7 p.m.
WHERE: Tackett’s Mill Shopping Center
2228 Tacketts Mill Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Smart Markets, Inc. is a unique concept in Farmer's Markets -- providing Northern Virginia with guaranteed "producer-only" markets where residents can purchase locally grown/raised fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry, hand crafted breads, cheeses, salsa and sausage.
Other locations for the Smart Markets include Manassas Park, Reston, Lorton, Chantilly, Oakton, Springfield, Bristow and McLean. Check the Smart Markets website for dates and times of these markets.
Smart Markets, Inc. was founded in 2008 by Jean Janssen. She is a long-time Fairfax County resident and has a lifelong interest in food, nutrition and cooking.
Ms. Janssen writes a blog which has wonderful recipes, food facts, and food preparation tips and can be found on the Smart Markets website at http://smartmarkets.org/blog/
Vendors must apply and be approved to sell food at the Smart Market. All vendors must meet Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services guidelines. Approved Vendors include:
- Chester Hess’ Farm and Orchard
- Cisneros’ Farms
- Georgetown Barkery Dog Treats
- Gina’s Pacific Jams and Jellies
- Granted! Artisanal Bakery
- Gypsy Hill Dry Rubs and Herb Mixes
- Holly Brook Farm Meats
- Queen Victoria’s Island Punch
- Soul Cakes by Tanya
- Valencia’s Produce
- Whim Pops
As a resident of Lake Ridge, I look forward to purchasing fresh, local food at our neighborhood Smart Market in Tacketts Mill.
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