Welcome the spring and summer seasons by shopping for fresh produce, baked goods, meat and gifts at local farmers' markets. This month, markets across the region open for business.
Year-Round Brookview Farm's Market
Brookview Farm sells their fresh beef, honey and eggs on Saturdays year-round at their Manakin-Sabot farm, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 784-3131 or brookviewfarm.com .
Year-Round Market Umbrella at Crossroads
Offering European-style items, homegrown, home-produced and homemade products. Thursdays, Noon to 5:30 p.m. Inside Crossroads Art Gallery, 2016 Staples Mill Road. email@example.com .
Year-Round Market Umbrella First Friday
Small European market offering baked goods, hot and cold drinks, ice cream, and handcrafted items. First Friday of each month, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Outside Quirk Gallery, 311 W. Broad St. themarketumbrella.com .
4/24-10/30 Saturday Growers' Market
17th Street Farmers' Market conducts their vegetable market with an eclectic twist, featuring handmade and homemade products such as vintage classics, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, and local arts and crafts. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free parking and admission. 646-0477 or r ichmondgov.com/FarmersMarket .
4/24-10/30 West End Farmers Market
Organic fruits and vegetables, herbs, cut and potted flowers, chicken, beef, pork, seafood, and homemade baked goods. Also, 10 artisans will feature handmade items each week. Wednesdays, 3 to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon. Gayton Centre Shopping Center, intersection of Gayton Road and Ridgefield Parkway. 5 64-9989 or westendfarmersmarket.com .
4/25-10/30 Sunday Vintage & Growers Market
Vintage products from antique vendors. Also, fresh vegetables, including an organic grower. 17th St. Farmers' Market. Sundays, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free parking and admission. 646-0477 or richmondgov.com/FarmersMarket .
4/29-11/4 Thursday Growers' Market
Select from locally grown, organic produce and homemade and handcrafted items created by Richmond artisans, every Wednesday and Thursday at 17th Street Farmers' Market. Free parking and admission. Wed., 3 to 7 p.m.; Thurs., 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 100 N. 17th St. 646-0477 or richmondgov.com/FarmersMarket .
5/1-10/30 Ashland Farmer's Market
Hanover-grown produce, honey, soaps and more. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Duncan Street behind Town Hall. 798-9219 or town.ashland.va.us .
5/1-10/30 Goochland Farmers Market
Pastured poultry, beef, pork, fruit, vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, baked goods, eggs, goat cheese, plants, as well as fine arts and crafts. Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon; 9/11-10/30, 9 a.m. to noon. Grace Episcopal Church. 332-3144 or goochlandmarket.org .
5/1-Nov. Lakeside Farmers' Market
Local produce. Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to noon and 3 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon. Lakeside Towne Center. 262-6593 .
5/1-10/2 Monument Market
The inaugural season of this weekly market in the Fan, featuring local goods such as fresh coffee, pasta, free-range chickens, organic vegetables, baked items, plants, flowers, cheese, crafts and seasonal fruits. Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon. A block from First Baptist Church, at the corner of Monument Avenue and Robinson Street. 358-2977 or fbcrichmond.org .
5/1-10/30 St. Stephen's Church Market
St. Stephen's church hosts a farmers' market featuring freshly cut flowers, plants and herbs, as well as pasta, meat, produce, coffee and more. Music and special events will be scheduled for market days. Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon. 6000 Grove Ave., corner of Grove Avenue and Three Chopt Road. 288-2867 or saintstephensrichmond.net .
5/2-11/28 South of the James Market
Local homegrown and craft products. Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Forest Hill Park, 42nd St and Forest Hill Ave. 513-3100 or themarketumbrella.com .
5/4-10/26 Byrd House Market
Local homegrown food and craft products. Tuesdays, 3:30 to 7 p.m. 224 S. Cherry St. 643-2717 or byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com .
5/5-12/1 The Market Emporium at Bryan Park
European-style market offering homegrown, home-produced and homemade products. Tuesdays, 3 to 7 p.m. Lakeside Avenue and 195, exit 80. firstname.lastname@example.org .
6/4-10/8 Red, White & Brew
A celebration each Friday of Virginia wines and breweries. Evening includes live music, wine, prizes and more. Fridays, 5 to 9 p.m. 17th St. Farmers' Market. Free admission. 646-0477 or richmondgov.com/FarmersMarket .