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Smart Markets to Continue Through October 29

Smart Markets Inc., founded in early 2008 by Jean Janssen, is the newest group of farmer’s markets to the Northern Virginia area. Janssen herself has been a resident of Northern Virginia for 25 years. These markets serve Centreville, Fairfax Corner, Gainesville, Herndon, Oakton and Reston and provide guaranteed producer-only farmers’ markets.

Some vendors at the Centreville Market include Angelic Beef, Bonjour La Parisienne, Jose’s Produce, Tommy V’s Fresh Salsa, and many more. For a full list of vendors visit http://smartmarkets.org/our-markets.html.

Come check out the Centreville Market any Friday between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. at 5875 Trinity Center now through October 29th!

Don't Miss Herndon's Labor Day Jazz and Wine Festival

Herndon knows how to celebrate Labor Day right! This year’s Labor Day Jazz and Wine Festival will feature several well-known regional and national jazz performers, 15 fine artists with handmade items for sale, as well as wine tastings from over 12 different Virginia wineries.

The festival will be held on the Town Green in historic downtown Herndon on Monday, September 6th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Children are welcome and the admission ranges from $5-$15.

Herndon Celebrates Farmers’ Market Week

Governor McDonnell has designated this week, August 1st – 7th as Farmers’ Market Week. The market takes place in the 700 block of Lynn Street in front of the red caboose. An array of fresh fruits, flowers, vegetables, meats, jams, cheeses, eggs, jellies, plants, salsa, fish, and home baked goods will be for sale. All of the items are homemade, homegrown, or prepared by the vendor at the market.

While the market in Herndon runs every Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to noon from May 6th to October 28th, this week has some special activities. The Herndon Market will celebrate the Farmers’ Market Week this Thursday, August 5th by holding a drawing to give away 10 cookbooks. The cookbook, Simply in Season, offers ideas for buying and cooking fresh produce and has already sold 86,000 copies since it was published in 2005.

In addition to the cookbook drawing, there will also be a photo contest.