Roanoke Farmers Market Saturdays are for free-range gluten-free grass-fed organic food.
Did you know there’s more than one farmer’s market to choose from in Roanoke?
This past Saturday, I went to all the Roanoke farmers markets I could ever hope for. It was four, by the way. I went to see the personalities, the food and the selection and i came back with a mason jar of honey as proof.
Here is a guide to the 4 Roanoke Farmers Markets you should check out next time you have a leisurely Saturday morning.
Editor's Note: Be sure to check out each market's Facebook page before you go as market frequency can differ in the winter.
Roanoke Downtown Farmer's Market
Roanoke Downtown Farmers Market was the right combination between food, crafts & city activities. Where else can you go for a downtown stroll and find a perfect root vegetable on the same trip?
The Downtown Roanoke Farmers Market had a great selection of crafts, fruits, veggies, meats and even fresh roasted coffee beans on this occasion.
Salem Farmer's Market
Salem Farmer's Market is about 15 minutes from downtown Roanoke and right in the heart of Salem. This market gave off an authentic feel like this is where my farmer's farmer goes to shop.
Grass-fed beef, donuts made-to-order, and two vendors had awesome honey when usually you're lucky to just find one.
Grandin Village Farmer's Market
Grandin Village Farmer's Market is another example of a great market in a great part of town. Grandin is a town that seems best enjoyed by foot, so it only makes sense to pick up some food along the way.
A great balance of all the market items you'll need plus I got a great tip on fresh milk delivery as well.
Botetourt Farmer's Market
Botetourt Farmer's Market was worth the drive. While it took 20 minutes to get to, they were situated in a lot in front of a large building, easily providing the best parking of all markets. Some great hikes around that area like Hay Rock, Fulhardt Knob & a little further out Roaring Run Hoop Hole Trail.
Whether you are looking for the perfect fair-trade, fresh-roasted coffee beans or majestically colored succulents, Roanoke has something to offer with it's different farmer's markets. Which is your favorite Roanoke Farmers Market?