Yorktown Market Days Returns to the Waterfront!
Customers can once again enjoy shopping in the
open air farmers market by the York River
June 8, 2020
After a seven-week temporary drive-thru model at McReynolds Athletic Complex, Yorktown Market Days is excited to return to its regular time and location at the waterfront beginning June 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The transition back to Riverwalk Landing is an exciting one for vendors, artists, and staff alike.
"I feel people and their pets are ready for some fresh air, fresh produce and foods, and that one-on-one interaction with the farmers and small business owners. It's all part of the Yorktown Market atmosphere!" says Market Manager Mark Medford.
Customers who have not yet shopped the market this season will notice a few changes, some of which will carry over from the drive-thru operations, including required spacing between vendors and a setup to avoid congestion in typically high-traffic areas. Vendors and staff who are engaging with customers will be required to wear face coverings. There will also be no open sampling of any foods and live entertainment has been put on hold. Hand sanitizer stations will be set up as you enter as well as signs stating that no one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, is permitted to shop the market.
Many vendors say they plan to continue to offer pre-order, pre-payment, and pickup options, although it will be up to those individual businesses to communicate plans and to make arrangements with customers.
Yorktown Market Days is a proud participant in the USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as well as Virginia's Fresh Match Program
which gives qualifying customers one dollar for every dollar they spend on fruits and vegetables
. The cap has been temporarily waived so families can put as much of their money as they'd like toward produce under the Fresh Match, using their EBT/Food Stamp/SNAP card. This includes the one-time benefit called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT.
2020 Themed Markets
August 8: National Farmers Market Week (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
RESCHEDULED August 15: Pirate Invasion Market (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
RESCHEDULED September 12: Go Green Market (8 a.m.12 p.m.)
RESCHEDULED September 19: Sister Cities French Market (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
October 10: Fall Festival (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
October 17: First Responders Market (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
October 31: Paws at the River (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
November 14: Maritime Festival (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
November 21: Harvest Festival (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
December 12: Mistletoe Market (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Yorktown Market Days runs Saturdays through the end of October, rain or shine, with the exceptions of July 4 and October 3. Once the weekly season ends, there are three special holiday markets that include favorite Thanksgiving foods, visits from Santa and plenty of shopping opportunities!
Free parking is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, County Administration Building, and other designated public parking lots. The complimentary, wheelchair accessible Yorktown Trolley will be available beginning June 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
with several convenient stops throughout town. Additional Information Special thanks to the 2020 Cultivator Sponsors State Farm Agent Mark Irwin and Langley Federal Credit Union. Additional recognition goes to Harvester Sponsor Amory Funeral Home for entertainment and Seed Sower Sponsor Parks Orthodontics for providing all the kid-friendly activities