As you visit Virginia Beach’s public libraries this summer you’ll find the usual: books, e-books, CDs and plenty of free events as part of the Summer Reading Challenge.
But at two locations, Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library and Kempsville Area Library, you’ll also be able to pick up fresh produce.
Once a week, local farmers will set up stands at the libraries, offering fresh, locally-grown fruit and vegetables for purchase.
Vaughan Family Produce will be at Kempsville Area Library, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning June 4.
Flanagan Farms will be at Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning June. 6. (See the flyer here
Virginia Beach Public Library and the Virginia Beach Agriculture Department have partnered to provide citizens with another convenient access point to purchase local farm products. Produce will vary by location and by what’s in season, including summer favorites like greens, lettuce, melon, tomatoes, sweet corn and strawberries to name a few. Specialty items like jam and salsa will also be available.
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Libraries come to the Farmers Market
VBPL staff will also provide preschool storytime classes for six weeks at the Farmer’s Market:
Mondays, beginning June 17:
Combined Rhyme Time, 10 a.m.
On My Own Storytime, 10:45 a.m.
Thursdays, beginning June 20:
Just 2s, 10 a.m.
3s Please, 10:45 a.m.
Library staff will also provide storytimes at Farmer’s Market Festivals on Sat., June 15 and Sat., July 13 at various times between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.