Birdhouse Farmers Market takes flight on May 3rd

Formerly Byrd House Market this new farmers market will continue its focus on providing fresh local food in the middle of the city.

From the press release:

Birdhouse Farmers Market will open for business May 3rd, 2016 only a few blocks from its old location in a beautiful urban park setting! After the closing of William Byrd Community House, the historic Oregon Hill social services agency which hosted “Byrd House Market”, a group of dedicated farmer/vendors and food system and community advocates banded together to make sure the market continued in its 10th year. It was as important to remain convenient to our loyal customers as it was exciting to anticipate extending access to fresh, healthy foods to new customers. Our new home in Randolph fits that bill. We’ll have ensure we could offer SNAP EBT to new customers. In addition to the face painting, food demos, and kids’ activities in a park setting, this year will feature a weekly Pop-Up Library by the Richmond Public Library.

Farmer/vendor-led, BFM will continue to be healthy food focused, with a diverse group of vendors such as Amy’s Organic Garden, Sub Rosa Bakery, Faith Farm, Ninja Kombucha, and more. The new location offers some great additions such as expanded on and off street parking, easy access to GRTC (Bus #10) and I-195/Downtown Expressway, and the complementary amenities of Petronius Jones Park (playground, pool, vita path, and abundant green spaces).
Opening Day: May 3, 2016!

Market Days:Tuesdays, 3:00 – 6:30 pm from May 3 through November 22, 2016
Location: Behind Randolph Community Center swimming poolon Grayland  Ave.
Key Details:

  • Convenient weekday market option
  • Vibrant urban market in park setting, centrally located in the heart of the city
  • Unique weekly pop-up library provided by Richmond Public Library
  • SNAP EBT welcomed
  • Market will remain food-focused, on farmers and other food vendors/producers
  • Will continue to serve the Randolph, Oregon Hill, Downtown, Carver, Jackson Ward, VUU/VCU and Fan neighborhoods as it has since 2007

About: Since 2007 Birdhouse Farmers Market has provided a flourishing weekday farmer’s market in the heart of Richmond. It has focused on supporting local farmers and providing fresh local food to the Randolph, Oregon Hill, VCU, Downtown, and other nearby neighborhoods with limited access to healthy food. Our organizational partners are Enrichmond Foundation, Richmond Public Library, and Shalom Farms. Our site partners are Randolph Community Center and Second Baptist Church. Learn more at

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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