Thursday, August 9, 2012

Award-winning markets continue with chef demos and entertainment


August 9, 2012
     Yorktown Market Days, which was recently named the Gold Level Winner in the "Best of Hampton Roads" Readers' Choice Awards, is alive with activity this summer. Shoppers will be able to buy locally-grown, fresh picked produce and watch local chefs demonstrate dishes using items fresh from the market. Come out Saturday, August 11, to participate in the statewide celebration of Farmers' Market Week, designated by Governor Bob McDonnell as the week of August 5-11, 2012.
     Additionally, the York County Beautification Committee will be on-site accepting trash bags for recycling on August 11, September 8, October 13, and November 10
     The market will offer a variety of exciting demonstrations on select Saturdays now through November at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
     Chef Demos for Yorktown Market Days:
·        August 11, featuring Virginia Marine Products Board
·        August 25, featuring Stratford University 
·        September 1, featuring Virginia Gourmet
·        October 13, featuring Stratford University
·        November 10, featuring Elite Cuisine
     Located on the Yorktown waterfront between Buckner and Ballard Streets, the market operates weekly on Saturdays through September 15, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and continue in the fall on select Saturdays: October 13 (fall festival), November 10 (holiday open house weekend) and December 15 (Toyland parade), with extended hours to 3 p.m. for the October, November and December markets.
     The market is free and features seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh seafood, eggs, poultry, beef and pork; fresh breads, cheeses, baked goods, peanuts, gourmet herbs, cut flowers, potted plants, organic and gluten free products; coffee, jams and jellies; live music and quality art. 
     The market hosts more than 35 local farmers, vendors and artists throughout the season. Confirmed vendors, entertainment and artists can be found at
     Free parking is available at the market in several public parking areas throughout Historic Yorktown. The free Yorktown trolley runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Labor Day and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the fall through November 4.  
     Interested vendors can call 757-877-2933 or e-mail for an application. Interested artists can call 757-898-5510 or e-mail
     No rain dates are scheduled. In the event of inclement weather, please call the event weather hotline at 890-3520 for cancellation updates. For more information please contact York County Parks and Recreation at 890-3500 or visit
     Yorktown Market Days is presented by York County and the Riverwalk Landing Business Association. Special thanks to the market founding sponsor 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union for their continued support and other market sponsors Farm Bureau, Saudé Creek Vineyards, and Nelson's Grant.

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