Burke Farmers Market Provides Direct Farm-To-Table Approach

The Burke Farmers Market, operated by Fairfax County Park Authority in the VRE parking Lot, 5671 Roberts Parkway, was the first to open in the County program for the 2021 season. It will be the last one to close, currently scheduled for Dec. 18. The market is open on Saturdays, 8 a.m.–noon. Aimee So of Burke stood in the first aisle with her son, Landon, 4, enjoying the sun, the people, and the market’s vibe. “This is his highlight of the weekend. We live nearby, and I put him in the wagon,” said Aimee.

Francisco Becerra of Westmoreland Farms moves quickly, selling fresh produce, collards, asparagus, mushrooms, and plants at the vendor stand
According to The Connection Newspapers, "The Burke Market garnered several new vendors, a pasta maker, honey bee farmer, jam and jelly specialist, and someone who believes he found the perfect coffee bean to roast for a great cup of coffee. According to the Park Authority website, Foggy Mountain Pasta uses only local or organic flour mills, “amazing” veggies, and pasture-raised eggs. Rock Hill Honey Bee Farms are purveyors of high-quality honey from Italian honey bee hives and is a 100 percent Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. " As per The Connection Newspapers, "Like all other Fairfax County Park Authority Markets, “By providing access to locally grown foods, [the FCPA] farmers market program strives to improve the health of Fairfax County citizens, support local food producers, and protect the environment,” according to the County website. Market-goers can, if they choose, pre-order items by visiting the county website, Burke Farmers Market | Park Authority. Pre-pay and pick up at the market."

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.