Friday, October 24, 2008

Grace's Pastries Offers Winter Delivery Service

To ensure that her die-hard customers will not be without her signature pastries and breads, Grace is offering winter delivery service. Simply email your order to and you can get your order delivered right at your door! Make sure to include your phone number in your order email, so Grace can call you back and confirm the order. All orders must be placed 2 days before desired delivery date. Grace would like to thank you for your business!
Grace's Pastries Phone#: 703.318.0286

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Only Three Markets Left. Join Us in Welburn Square!

Don’t miss these final chances to shop for healthy foods! The weekly market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan breads and pastries, flowers and herbs, gourmet coffees, organic honey and teas, and natural beverages all produced locally by the familiar names of Tyson’s Farms, Walnut Hill Farm, Grace’s Pastries, Great Harvest Bread Company, Farmhouse Flowers & Plants, Hondo Coffee, Virginia Pure Beeswax, Teaco and Adam’s Apple. Live music is provided by “Dan the Man” from noon to 2:00pm. Weather is supposed to be really nice this Friday, so get out and get to the Square!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

No Market This Friday (09/26) Due to Weather

There will be no market this Friday (09/26) as we expect a lot of rain and high wind in the area. The rest of the markets will continue until October 17. We hope to see you next Friday in the Square!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

French Gourmet Treat Arrives at Ballston Farmers Market

Praline Bakery & Bistro recently joined us with its artisan French bakery items including croissants, danish, cookies, shortbread, muffins, poundcakes, macaroons (multiple flavors), coffee cakes among many other delicious offerings. This is a treat you can't afford to miss! See complete line-up of vendors to the right.

Join us in Welburn Square every Friday (through 10/17) from 11:00am-3:00pm. Live concert by "Dan the Man" from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Live music by "Dan the Man" at Ballston Farmers Market

Starting Aug 1 market through Oct 17, our long-time favorite "Dan the Man" will perform a unique blend of pop rock & roll music from the 60's, 70's and 80's. Dan will perform from 12:00p-2:00p. Come and join us in the Square!

New vendors add variety to Ballston Farmers Market

To add to our great line-up of vendors, Tanglewood Farm and Virginia Pure Beewax have
recently joined us with their special offerings of homemade gourmet dog treats, handcrafted
soap made with natural ingredients as well as honey and beewax candles. Ballston Farmers Market has something for every one!

Monday, July 14, 2008

The July 11th market was one of the best yet!

The July 11 market was one of the best yet! The weather could not have been better – a clear sunny day accompanied by a light summer breeze. The Square was packed with shoppers buying everything from freshly cut flowers to artisan bread to home-made barbecue sauce. Young visitors from the Arlington County Summer Camp program danced with live music and learned first-hand about the benefits of healthy locally-produced food. See below for photos taken while the market was in full swing. Don’t miss our next market on July 18! We will again be joined by great music and our awesome line-up of vendors!

Monday, June 16, 2008

June 13th market made grocery shopping easy and fun!

Tyson’s Farms’ freshly picked strawberries are hard to resist. Walnut Hill Farm’s yellow and purple beets are always tempting. Of course LMS Farm’s green beans are just as fresh as they can get. In addition to helping out his parents, little Nathanial with J-Wen Farms added to the fun by showing his farm photo collection to those at the market. The live celtic fusion music played by Eire Supply was nice company for everyone!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Opening day was featured on front page of Arlington Connection

The opening day of this year's Ballston Farmers Market was featured on the front page of the June 4 issue of Arlington Connection, a neighborhood newspaper. Read it online here.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Groceries and Groovin' in Welburn Square

Weekly Farmers Markets start Friday, May 30 and so will the music. Come on out and taste the baked goods from Great Harvest Bread and Grace's Pastries, along with a refreshing beverage from Adam's Apple, while listening to the Andean folk music group Mystic Warriors.

Arlington Arts al fresco has put together a season of 8 concerts for your lunchtime listening pleasure. On May 30, it will be Mystic Warriors. On Friday, June 6, Welburn Square will be rocking with John Kaplan & Derek Evry, an acoustic group. Contemporary roots performer Dulcie Taylor is next up on June 20, followed by folk music artists Laurie Rose Griffith & Peter Mealy on June 27. There will be no concert or Farmers Market on July 4.

On July 11, Rick Franklin & Friends will perform Mississippi delta blues. The Maggie Sansone duo plays hammered dulcimer music on July 18, and the Arts al fresco season rounds out with acoustic folk pop group Cletus & Lori on July 25.

The Farmers Market features several new vendors this year. The aforementioned Adam's Apple makes natural beverages. J-Wen is bringing dairy products, including flavored milks, cheese and yogurt, from Pennsylvania. Farmhouse Flowers & Plants will be selling cut flowers, annuals, herbs and perennials all season. Salsa las Glorias will offer a variety of different salsas, some hot, some not. And, TeaCo specializes in organic loose leaf teas.

Joining last year's popular produce vendors Tyson's Farms and Walnut Hill Farm will be LM5 Farm and Westmoreland Produce. And, Dick's Kitchen returns with his selection of culinary treats, including vinegars, oils, sauces, and seasonings.

Support for Concerts in Welburn Square is provided by Dweck Properties, Gates, Hudson & Associates, The Jefferson, Paradigm Development Company, Piedmont Office Realty Trust and The Westin Arlington Gateway.

The Farmers Market operates from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the music plays from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It's the groovy place to be: Welburn Square on Fridays.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

New Vendors for 2008!

We are thrilled to be accepting some new vendors into the market this year that will add some spice to our already exciting lineup!

Besides most of our 2007 vendors (see right), we are pleased to also be featuring homemade, fresh salsas by 'Salsa Las Glorias' and fresh cut flowers and potted plants by 'Farmhouse Flowers and Plants'.

The market opens this season on Friday, May 30th (11am-3pm) with a full house of vendors, and an open-air concert as part of Arlington's 'Arts Alfresco' series.

Stay tuned for an updated list of vendors in May.

There is still some room for vendors! Applications must by in by April 15th and can be found in the post below. You can also get an application by email or mail by contacting Julie at 703-528-3527 or

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

2008 Vendor Opportunities:

The 2008 market season will begin on May 30th and will run every friday through October 17th (with an exception of July 4th).

If you're interested in becoming a Ballston Farmers Market vendor, please download the:

Applicants are encouraged to read the Rules and Regulations prior to sending in their application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but you should submit your application by May 1, 2008 for the best availability.

If you would prefer the application in Word format or would like a hard copy sent to you via regular mail contact Julie at: or by calling (703) 528-3527

Looking forward to another great season in '08!