The Virginia Beach Farmers Market offers hands-on educational field trips year-round for children in grades Pre-K through 3rd. Special needs children are welcome and encouraged. The cost of the field trip is $5.00 for each child; no charge for teachers or chaperones.
Activities in the Market’s Rural Heritage Center include milking ‘Beachy’ the cow, making butter, hand pumping water and washing clothes using a washboard, shelling corn, a planting project. Picnic tables are available on the site.
Get back to your roots with a trip to the Farmers Market
. Taste of the Market
introduces you to locally grown goods in this down-to-earth tour, along with the people who make it all happen. The butcher, the baker, the candy shop lady – even the seafood man is a classic. It’s a chance to sample the goodness and make some choice picks firsthand. Finish it off with a mini-course in Organics 101
, and you’ll learn the benefits of keeping it natural.
Even before Captain John Smith and the Jamestown settlers landed here at Cape Henry in 1607, Native Americans farmed this area. Our agricultural heritage began with corn, squash, potatoes and other vegetables, and lives on through the working farms of Virginia Beach. Farm To Table
takes you on a guided tour of area farms and into the fields to pick your own produce. Savor tastes such as the sweet, juicy Pungo strawberry and hear the stories of living life on the land by the sea. Options for this tour include lunch or dinner, or a stop at our very own Vineyards
for a taste-testing good time.
To follow is a listing of Farmers Market Tours:
Farm to Table
Spring Fun on the Farm Field Trips
Taste of the Market Tours