Introducing...the King William County Farmers Market!
In early 2022, King William County's leadership recognized the need for a Farmers Market for county residents and visitors, and worked with the local farm and artisan community as well as the Economic Development Authority (EDA) to hold its first ever King William County Farmers Market and Family Fun Nights. Both events were a smashing success and welcomed hundreds of residents and guests from the Middle Peninsula and beyond. Attendees enjoyed shopping from local farms, artisans, food trucks, and more.
After reflecting on the great success of the 2022 events, county leadership put out a call for community volunteers interested in coordinating regularly occurring Farmers Market events. Several members of the community stepped up, including Sarah Williams of Bees Knees Farm, Ashley Herndon of Timber Hollow Farm, and Buddy and Ginger Rice of Olde Footpath Farm. Together, they worked with county leadership and the EDA to create the new King William County Farmers Market!
The Farmers Market is located in the parking lot of King William High School in Central Garage and kicks off with its season opener Friday, June 2nd. The Market is open from 4pm to 7pm and is held on the first and third Friday of the month from June through September.
King William County's farmers are essential to our community and are at the heart of what makes our beautiful piece of Virginia truly special. We are delighted to be able to share them not only with our residents, but with visitors from around our great state. Supporting our amazing local businesses has always been important to #WPKW, and we can't wait to fill our shopping bags with fresh produce, baked goods, local honey, dairy products, meat, flowers, and more from the dozens of vendors who will be attending the Market.
A sincere and heartfelt thank you to the King William County Farmers Market committee for your hard work in bringing the Market to life!
(Left to right, Dennis and Sarah Williams of Bees Knees Farm, Buddy and Ginger Rice of Olde Footpath Farm, and Ashley Herndon of Timber Hollow Farm)
Photos courtesy Eugene Campbell