Tired of shuffling through grocery store produce aisles looking at pink baseballs disguised as tomatoes?
It is time to visit Herndon’s new local vendor, indoor farmers market. Every Thursday, from 2:30 till 6:30 p.m., the Frying Pan Farm Park Visitors Center, located at 2739 West Ox Rd. in Herndon, will be transformed into a bounty of local produce for sale.
Seasonal items may include fresh spinach and other early salad greens, apples, garlic, onions, root vegetables, radishes, snap peas, fresh herbs and more. Other vendors will be selling home-baked goods, eggs, honey and locally-grown meat. What is even better is that you are supporting local vendors and small farmers in a segment of our economy that could use support.
Along with the local produce, each week the park will offer a different free family activity such as wagon rides, live music, blacksmithing demonstrations, baby farm animals, and arts and crafts. View the “event” tab at www.fryingpanpark.org for a calendar of free weekly events.
This is an entirely new idea for Frying Pan Park, as it is a long wait for “fresh-from-the-farm” produce until the regular “Farmers Markets” begin in May. In the meantime, this indoor venture is a much-needed outlet for local producers. The indoor market continues on Thursdays only until April 26. For more information call 703-437-9101.