As the warm weather returns, so does the Williamsburg Farmers Market for its 16th year.
The farmers market will return on Saturday and feature 40 vendors, offering everything from locally grown produce to herbal and goat’s milk soap.
The farmers market is open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and is located within Merchants Square at 402 West Duke of Gloucester.
Steven Haas is a mushroom farmer and he said out of the four farmers markets he participates in, the Williamsburg Farmers Market is one of his favorites.
“It’s a producers-only market,” Haas said. “Everything you buy from a vendor is grown on their farm.”
In addition to his regular variety, Haas will be offering dried shiitake mushrooms at Saturday’s market.
Another farmers market vendor, Evelyn Scott, co-owns VA Specialty Cut Flowers. She will sell small twig arrangements made with red osier dogwood, french pussy willow and fruit twigs.
Scott said she also specializes in fresh eggs, which she will sell at the market.
Scott said the Williamsburg Farmers Market is a can’t-miss opportunity.
“I strongly recommend that anyone who hasn’t been goes to the market,” Scott said. “There’s a wide array of things that you can’t get at your local super market.”
The Williamsburg Farmers Market will also feature baked goods from Aromas, lamb cuts from Brentwood Farms and rockfish from VA Blue Crab.