April 2017 Market

Posted on 04/14/2017

Tappahannock Farmers’ Market - Saturday, April 15th   

The Tappahannock Farmers’ Market returns for the 8th season on Saturday, April 15th from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Cross and Prince Streets in Downtown Tappahannock.  The Market season is the 3rd Saturday each month - April through November except June during RivahFest!.

The Market has a diverse mix of produce vendors and food ranging from fresh breads, cakes and pies to kettle corn to beef and sausages.  A large number of crafters, artists and jewelry makers are in good company with two wineries offering samples at each Market. 

You can always get fresh vegetables, fruits, cheeses, seafood, meat, poultry, eggs, breads and snacks.  Listen to some acoustic music, meet new people, catch up with friends and stop by the wine garden for free samples and whatever you might like to purchase.  The Market will have two great regional wineries – The Hague Winery and Caret Cellars.

Stop by to see Caret Cellars and their Rivah Red, Sangiovese and Chambourcin wines.  They have familiar red Merlots, a White Merlot and a great Chardonnay.  Be sure to follow up as needed since they are located a few minutes north of Tappahannock and would love to have you come and visit Thursdays through Mondays from Noon – 6:00. 

Learn more about the Hague Winery at thehaguewinery.com and come discover more about their Petit Verdot, Chardonel, Cabernet Franc and their award-winning Meritage Reserve, a Bordeaux style blend.  The Hague Winery has been a great supporter of the Tappahannock Market and they welcome visitors every day from 11 AM to 5 PM at 8268 Cople Highway, Hague VA – off Route 202 in Westmoreland County.

Food while you shop and to take home includes Great Harvest Breads, Lady Jane’s Kettle Corn, Knights of Columbus, , Fluffy Buns Bakery, Zion Baptist Church, Bright Eyes Concession & Cateringand GG’s Dog House.     

Verlane Mack is always a favorite with her handcrafted prints, notecards and wine glasses.  Liz Headley has been very popular at all the Markets this year with her Life in the Northern Neck products.  

The work by Lee Godwin’s Home Grown Pottery and Keith Shamberger’s Custom Clayz is always great and Arthur Creamer’s redwood signs made to order have been popular as well.  Eric Frolia will return with his rock oil candles – functional art that has to be seen to really appreciate the work that goes into sculpting rock to bring out its beauty.  Betty Sydnor will also be back for 2017 with her handmade Flowers, Crosses and similar decorative and memorial items. 

Other craft, artist and jewelry vendors include 18th and 19th century style chairs, stools and tables by Bill Jenkins of Montross,   Jerry Dance always has vibrant, colorful paintings to liven up your home or office.   

Please also stop by the Northern Neck Food Bank and support their efforts throughout the region.  Essex Backpack Meals always accepts food and cash donations to support the good work they do for our students year round.  The Indian Rivers Humane Society is always looking for a home for its shelter residents and even if you don’t need a cat or a dog, you might be interested in helping at the shelter or otherwise supporting their efforts.   

The Northern Neck Master Gardeners will once again be at the market with materials on what to do in the month of April in your garden.  Stop by to find out all about maintaining your trees.  Remember if you have any questions regarding weed or plant ID to bring a sample for them to see.  They love a challenge and if they cannot answer your question, they will be sure to get an answer for you soon.  They have handouts on a variety of gardening topics for you.  They have rain barrels for sale and would love for you to stop by and say hello – they love to talk about gardening!!!

Northern Neck Burger, will have their tent back for the 2017 Season November Market with free water and can whet your appetite by discussing their great burgers, shakes and other menu items.  When they bring samples to the tent you have to pay attention and move politely but quickly because they are really, really good and they don’t last long.  You can conveniently get what more right across the street at 303 Queen Street.  Apex Realty is continuing sponsor from 2016 and you can stop by to see them and discuss your interests in selling or buying a home or property in the Middle Peninsula.

Please remember the market continues to be a successful event because of your local community support.  Please let the market vendors know how much you appreciate their presence in Tappahannock every month!  As in all free market business ventures, they will continue to come back if your shopping makes it worth their while.  Thank you to our customers and vendors for your support!

The Tappahannock Main Street Program operates the Farmers’ Market in an effort to highlight all of Tappahannock as a regional commerce center.  After stopping by the Market, please visit the businesses in the historic downtown along the rest of Prince Street, Queen Street and Water Lane.  Don’t miss the great history museum on Water Lane just off Queen Street and a great artists’ gallery, Tappahannock Artists Guild, just around the corner on Prince Street.  Continue south on Church Lane to the “midtown” shops, banks and professional services offices.  Certainly not last and certainly not least, along Tappahannock Boulevard from Hoskins Creek down to the Bray’s Fork area (Route 17/360 Intersection if you’re wondering where that is) you will find a wide variety of well-known retailers as well as some new and long-standing businesses.  Buy a tractor, car or truck, eat something, get your boat fixed, trade one or buy one, drop off, buy something or both at the Goodwill store, get the oil changed, get groceries, check out the U.S. Marine Corps recruiting office, watch a movie.  Lots to see and do in Tappahannock.  


Tappahannock Farmers' Market is an initiative of the Tappahannock Main Street Program in partnership with Essex County and Town of Tappahannock.  The Market is located at Prince & Cross Streets in Downtown Tappahannock.  The Market is the third Saturday of every month from April through November, except June during the annual Tappahannock RivahFest! 

 For more information about the Farmers' Market, participating as a vendor or as a volunteer, please visit www.tappahannockmarket.com call 804-445-2067 or email manager@tappahannockmarket.com

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