Second farmers market coming to Church Hill

GrowRVA is bringing a second farmers market to the historic Chimborazo Park.

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It appears Church Hill is the place to be if you want to open a Farmers Market.

According to an article in today’s Richmond BizSense, GrowRVA will be launching a new farmers market in June, located in Chimborazo Park.

From the article:

Founder Karen Atkinson said the weekly Chimborazo Park event will be similar to GrowRVA’s popular South of the James Market with a vendor mix of about 80 percent local food producers and 20 percent artists…Atkinson hopes to have between 20 and 30 vendors signed on for the June 7 inaugural Chimborazo Farmers Market.

Judging from the outline provided on Richmond City’s official website, Chimborazo Park seems like the perfect spot for a large community event like a farmers market:

This expansive 30-acre park offers a 180’ view of the city. It is also home to the National Battlefield Park headquarters and one of Richmond’s most unique statues, a miniature of the Statue of Liberty.

If GrowRVA sounds familar too you, it’s because you’ve probably read about their other work in this very website. GrowRVA is the company behind the other farmers market in Church Hill, launched in concert with Urban Farmhouse just last month. You can read our interview with Urban Farmhouse’s Peyton Ware regarding their own pop-up farmers market here.

But not to worry. According to Urban Farmhouse owner Kathleen Richardson in the Richmond BizSense piece, GrowRVA will continue to host both the monthly market at Urban Farmhouse, and the new weekly market in Chimborazo.

The new farmers market will take place Saturday mornings in June. For more information about Chimborazo Park itself, you can read more here.

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Eric Steigleder

Eric Steigleder is a freelance writer, political junkie, coffee-addict and proud Globehopper regular.

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