New Saturday Farmers Market in the Works for Columbia Pike

Published on October 20, 2017

(NOTE: The County Board voted unanimously at its Saturday, Oct. 21 Regular Meeting to set a public hearing on this item for its November 18, 2017 Meeting.)

  • Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization proposes open-air market at Arlington Mill, 909 S. Dinwiddie Street

  • County Board to consider November 2017 public hearings

The Arlington County Board on Saturday Oct. 21 will consider setting a public hearing on the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization's (CPRO) request to reopen an open-air farmers market at the Arlington Mill Community Center.

The Board first approved CPRO's request for a farmers market at the community center in July 2014, and it opened in August 2014. After vendors expressed concern that the market was not attracting enough customers during its Wednesday afternoon hours, CPRO closed it in October 2014 to reassess the needs for a successful re-launch.
New operating day and hours

CPRO's new proposal is for the market to operate on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. instead of Wednesdays. The proposed has received strong support from the surrounding community as a source for fresh, locally sourced food.

If the Board approves the request to advertise this Saturday, it will hold a public hearing on CPRO's request for a use permit at its November 18 meeting. To read the staff report on this item, visit the County website. Scroll down to Item No. 37 on the agenda for the Oct. 21, 2017 Regular County Board Meeting. Interested in speaking at a Board Meeting? Here's the procedure.