Hopewell Farmers Market

2024 Open Air Market Season: (April 4th – October 24th)

Visitors and community members alike can mingle at our ‘open-air market’ while shopping for fresh produce, crafts, and baked goods made or grown with care by local and regional farmers and artisans. The Hopewell Farmers Market is committed to connecting our community to fresh produce and nutrition education, to celebrating local farmers and makers, and to making Downtown Hopewell a more vibrant, prosperous, and healthy place for all to enjoy. We hope that you will become a part of our weekly market family!

When and Where: Thursday evenings from 5:00 -8:00pm on Library St in Downtown Hopewell

Free Parking: Street parking is available. There is also a large gravel public parking lot next to the Library (209 E Cawson St)

Healthy Incentives: SNAP/EBT accepted; Virginia Fresh Match incentives offered – double your dollars!

Contact Us: You can reach our Manager, Tisha Sawyer, at (804)466-1055 or [email protected]. 

Follow along:      https://www.facebook.com/HopewellFarmersMaket    

Hopewell Farmers Market


The Hopewell Farmers Market has taken many forms over the years and is still evolving. Our story began when the Hopewell Downtown Partnership (HDP) coordinated a Fall Harvest Festival in 2014. This event tested the Hopewell community’s interest in outdoor market events and the response was overwhelming. HDP launched an outdoor farmers market in downtown Hopewell that following spring. With the help of numerous volunteers from the community and the HDP Board, the Hopewell Farmers Market ran every Saturday from May until September in 2015 on East Broadway, one of Hopewell’s historic main streets.

In 2016, the Hopewell Farmers Market relocated for a time to the former Copeland School site near City Park and the waterfront. Eventually, the market migrated back to E Broadway with the birth of the popular “Third Thursdays” events which featured vendors of all sorts, drinks, food, and live music.

In 2017, HDP requested assistance from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the Local Foods, Local Places program to develop an action plan for promoting local food systems and healthy, walkable, economically vibrant communities. The Local Foods, Local Places program is supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Delta Regional Authority. Hopewell was one of 16 communities across the United States selected to participate in the program in 2018. This team published the official Community Report with the Hopewell Downtown Partnership in November of 2018. The goals of the Local Foods, Local Places program are to create:

  • More economic opportunities for local farmers and businesses.
  • Better access to healthy, local food, especially among disadvantaged groups.
  • Revitalized downtowns, main streets, and neighborhoods.

Guncotton Coffee and Art Gallery became the face of the Hopewell Farmers Market and hosted a monthly, indoor, market with select vendors. The Hopewell Downtown Partnership relaunched the market in 2020 in the ever-changing conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic. HDP hosted a socially distanced “Mini Market” Pop-Up on August 27th offering pre-packaged bundles at a set-price for pick-up. We have also been working behind the scenes to build this e-commerce page for the market which will enable vendors to showcase their wares online and customers to purchase items from their favorite vendors in advance of the market.

If the story of the Hopewell Farmers Market has taught us anything, it is that we are not afraid to re-make ourselves in an effort to fit the needs of our community and the ever-changing world around us. We are committed to connecting our community to fresh produce, to celebrating local farmers and makers, and to making downtown Hopewell a more vibrant, prosperous and healthy place for all to enjoy. We hope that you will join us at future markets and become a part of the Hopewell Farmers Market family!

– Heather Lyne


Tisha Sawyer, a proud Navy Veteran, hails from the west coast but fell in love with Virginia when she moved here in 2004 to work as a chef at the Williamsburg Inn. Her professional experience also includes linguistics, teaching, administration, retail, and hospitality, as well as small business entrepreneurship.  In addition to her love of all things Farm-to-Table, this Foodie enjoys gardening, farming, food preservation, cheesemaking, and all manner of crafting.  When not devoting herself to her work, she can be found tinkering on her tiny house on wheels, creating all manner of handmade items, or traveling to new and exciting places.


  • Back Yard Farm
  • Cook’s Homegrown Produce
  • Cornerstone Farm
  • Fleetwood Botanical
  • M&M Organic Veggies
  • Sandia Farms LLC
  • The Perfect Picks Flower Farm
  • Tommy’s Tomatoes
  • Yngvis Blooms


  • B & B Culinary LLC
  • Easy Squeesed
  • Foxycraftylady
  • Hunger LLC
  • Kate’s Sweet Bakes
  • Magical Macarons
  • Pop’s Kettle Corn LLC
  • Rincon Boricua
  • Sophia Marie Patisserie
  • Swirls & Sweets Bakery
  • Pangea Granola
  • The Happy Hill Homestead
  • Creekside Smokehouse


  • Cotton’s Kitchen LLC
  • Fields Family Food
  • La Reina Mexican Grill
  • King of Pops
  • SSG Pinoy Kitchen
  • Tiffany’s Food Truck


  • Willow’s Bend Farm


  • BinspirA LLC
  • Carol’s Handmade Designs
  • Crystal Luna Company LLC
  • Skylyn Creates
  • That Country Living
  • Tori’s World LLC


  • Feed More
  • NAMI Central Virginia
  • The Literacy Lab

*Don’t forget to visit Downtown Hopewell’s “brick and mortar” businesses too!

The Hopewell Farmers Market proudly partners with Virginia Fresh Match (VFM). You can use your EBT card at our market and get half off on fruits and vegetables from participating vendors. Check in at the Hopewell Farmers Market tent and we will guide you through the process!

Virginia Fresh Match (VFM) is a network of farmers markets and food stores across Virginia that offer nutrition incentives. VFM nutrition incentives double the value of federal nutrition benefits like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, food stamps) spent at participating farmers markets and food stores. With Virginia Fresh Match, low-income consumers can afford additional healthy food, local farmers gain new customers and make more money, and more food dollars stay in the local economy. Learn more here: https://vfm.leapforlocalfood.org/

The Hopewell Farmers Market is a part of the Hopewell Downtown Partnership, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization committed to the revitalization of Downtown Hopewell.

The Hopewell Farmers Market provides visitors and the community alike an open-air marketplace to sell or shop for fresh produce, food products, baked goods, and arts & crafts, which are grown or made with care by local and regional farmers and artisans.  The market is committed to connecting our community to fresh produce and nutrition education, to celebrating local growers and makers, and to making Downtown Hopewell a more vibrant, prosperous, and healthy place for all to enjoy.

We rely upon grants, sponsorships, and donations to operate our market, pay staff wages, fund new programming, invest in marketing, create special events, purchase equipment, and more.  To find out how you, your business, or your organization can support our mission and become a Sponsor, Friend or Fan of the Market, contact the Market Manager for more information at hopewellfarmersmarket@gmail.com for more information. All donations to this organization are tax deductible.

We’d like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2023 season:





  • 24 Carrot Sponsors $2,500+:

  • 22 Carrot Sponsors $1,000:

  • 18 Carrot Sponsors $750:

  • 14 Carrot Sponsors $500:

  • 10 Carrot Sponsors $250:

  • Friends of the Market $100:

  • Farmers Market Fans $25 or $50:

©2024 Hopewell Downtown Partnership. | Registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 26-1282648 | Site by Hofbauer Consulting


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