Lubber Run Farmer's Market Approved

Published on May 19, 2018

  • To operate in Barrett Elementary School parking lot

  • Expected to open late spring

  • Walking distance to densely developed neighborhood

Field to Table, Inc., an Arlington-based non-profit organization, won the County Board's approval today to open the Lubber Run Farmer's Market in the parking lot at Barrett Elementary School, 4401 Henderson Road. The market is expected to open in late May.

[caption id="attachment_16673" align="alignright" width="300"]Farmer's Market Courthouse Farmer's Market, one of Arlington's many farmer's markets.[/caption]

"Arlingtonians are big fans of farmer's markets, where they can mingle with their neighbors as they shop for healthy, locally grown foods," Arlington County Board Chair Katie Cristol said. "This farmer's market is in a great location, in a school parking lot near the Lubber Run Community Center. We wish it success."

The Board unanimously approved a Use Permit for the market to operate on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., from April through November, in the part of the school parking lot that fronts George Mason Drive. Field to Table, Inc. has a licensing agreement with Arlington Public Schools that allows them to operate the farmers market on school property.

The approval allows for up to 20 vendors at the latest addition to Arlington's growing array of farmer's markets selling locally grown fruits, vegetables and more across the County. The Lubber Run Farmer's Market will be in the Arlington Forest neighborhood, within walking distance of the Buckingham and Ballston neighborhoods.

To read the staff report, visit the County website. Scroll to Item No. 17 on the agenda for the Saturday, May 19, 2018 Regular County Board Meeting.

Field to Table, Inc. manages several farmer's markets in Arlington. Its original market was the Westover Farmer's Market. It also manages the Fairlington Farmer's Market in south Arlington and the Marymount Farmer's Market on Marymount University's main campus. Learn more about Field to Table, Inc.

Learn more about where farmer's markets are located in Arlington, and when the operate.