Discover Local Food; Farmers Markets
If you are looking for a taste of local cuisine outside of our restaurants and eateries, try one of our many farmers markets. Local farms and vendors gather every week to bring you freshly picked fruit, locally harvested honey, and even an entire meal at some of the stands! It’s a great chance to many local foods all in one place. Here are some great Farmers Markets in Prince William & Manassas to experience local eats:
What stands out about Bristow Farmers Market is that it’s the only ‘farmer run’ market in the area. Held on Sundays, enjoy produce from C. Hess Orchard, Jose Montoya’s, Nacho’s, and Rainbow Acres farm! If you want to try something new, Twin Feather sells emu meat and oil from their nearby farm. If you’re in the mood for a full meal, try classic soul food at Lagniappes Cajun and Creole or some saucy barbecue at Uncle Fred’s BBQ. For a sweet treat, try a freshly baked pastry from Bonjour La Parisianne Bakery or organic chocolate from the Amazon at El Ceibo Free Trade Chocolate. Gluten free? No problem, Uncle Roger’s Gluten Free Baked Goods has delicious alternatives.
Voted by Prince William Living as one of the “Best Farmer’s Markets” in the area, the Historic Downtown Manassas Farmers Market is known for its warm community and creative list of vendors that offer more than just good eats. Bring home some local honey from Wildwood Farms or browse handmade necklaces, bracelets and rings found at Sun & Moon Accessories. Get a kick start at Monument Coffee Roasters before you take on your day! To curb your sweet tooth, try a donut at Naughty Girls Donut Shop or home churned ice cream from Loopy Scoops! They also have restaurant vendors offering a great lunch, including fresh seafood from Crosby’s Crab Company and “Southern comfort” food at Blue Dog BBQ.
Nothing captures the culture of our area better than the Tackett’s Mill Tuesday Farmers Market. The merchants and vendors bring family recipes that have been passed down for many generations! The canned foods at Oh Pickles are made from an age old recipe, as are the baked goods and fresh bread at Harvest Bread Company. Top that with Gina’s Pacific Jam and Jellies for a great breakfast before you explore the area’s attractions! Or, if you’re stopping for lunch, have a traditional Mediterranean meal at Greek’s Delight.
At the Dale City Farmers Market, you’ll get a chance to meet some of the local farmers at this producer only market! If you’re just getting your day started, have breakfast at the Les Mini Galettes, where they have hot off the griddle waffles in flavors ranging from vanilla to pumpkin. If you’re craving lunch, anjoy a meal of oysters and crabs from Four Seasons Seafood, and finish off with an apple pie from Susie’s Pie’s and More or a creamy slice of Washington’s Cheesecakes!
If you’re looking for more local places to try a dish, also check out the Quantico Farmers Market, the Dumfries Farmers Market, and the Haymarket Farmers Market. Farmers Markets are a great chance to enjoy a local meal, browse handmade goods, and experience the culture of Prince William & Manassas! It’s a one stop shop before you get your day started at one of our many historic, outdoor, and family friendly attractions. There’s so much to do at the farmers markets in Prince William & Manassas.