South of the James Farmers Market announces 2021 changes

Posted at 3:04 PM, Dec 22, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. -- The South of the James Farmers Market will move back across the river in 2021.

The Saturday morning tradition will soon take place on Thursdays at Forest Hill Park starting in May.

"The Saturday market landscape is saturated," market organizers posted on social media. "We, as a small business, have been challenged financially and emotionally throughout this time. It has been heartbreaking to witness friends who started with us, close their doors forever. This effort must be sustainable for GrowRVA and our vendors; neighborhood and public support is crucial."

The market will maintain its Saturday morning presence at Bryan Park in Northside.

The market moved there during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide more space for vendors and customers.

The South of the James Farmers Market at Forest Hill Park will be open Thursdays from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., between May and October.

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