While the “Byrdhouse Market” is no longer in the neighborhood, its still a great thing to visit and support.
From the FaceBook event page:
Birdhouse Farmers Market opens for the season on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at 3 pm. Here’s what’s new and happening:
Our website! It’s beautiful and has pages to feature our vendors, partners, activities and the food! Check it out, sign up for our weekly the newsletter and tell us what you think! BirdhouseFarmersMarket.org
New vendors! Joining your familiar, fabulous farmers and food-makers at Birdhouse Market. New vendors include Josh’s Jungle, Dragonfly Farm, Ellwood Thompson’s, River City Bakery, J.M. Stock Provisions. Check them all out on our new website’s Vendor page! BirdhouseFarmersMarket.org/vendors
New Cooking Demos! Starting on Opening Day (Tuesday, May, 2nd) J. M. Stock Provisions, a local butchery, joins the market to host cooking and food preparation demonstrations. Every other week, JMSP (an ardent supporter of BFM since its retail store opened at 1531 West Main St. 23220) will pair up with BFM vendors to demo recipes you can prepare at home from market ingredients.
New Weekly Concert Series! Opening Day kicks off the first Tiny Nest Concert Series with THE BUSH LEAGUE @ 5:30 pm: This season we have transformed our occasional music performances at the market into a concert every week. The opening act is The Bush League which combines rock, soul, funk, and gospel to create “RVA Blues” which has been heard from NYC to the Gulf of Mexico and their latest CD may be up for a Grammy for Best Blues Album. www.thebushleague.com
Celebrate National Asparagus & Strawberry Month @ BFM! Shop at BFM for fresh local Asparagus and Strawberries and be sure to check the BFM’s schedule of food demos by J. M. Stock Provisions featuring recipes for both these popular early spring crops.
Birdhouse Farmers Market is convenient to VCU, Oregon Hill, Byrd Park, and the Fan via bicycle or foot, our new spot is next to the Randolph Community Center Pool, at 1507 Grayland Avenue between Allen and Randolph, just south of the Downtown Expressway. Hours: Tuesdays 3 – 6:30 pm. SNAP EBT, Credit/Debit cards, and cash accepted.
And many thanks to our 2017 sponsors and partners: Crossroads Coffee & Ice Cream, Ellwood Thompson’s, Enrichmond Foundation, J. M. Stock Provisions, Randolph Community Center, Second Baptist Church, Shalom Farms, and Tricycle!