Improving Food Access
Project GROWS’ mission is to improve the health of children and youth in the central Shenandoah Valley through garden-based education and access to healthy food. Project GROWS operates and manages multiple farmers markets in the SAW Region as part of our food access programming. Our Farmers Markets seek to improve food security, individual and family health, and the overall local food economy by connecting local producers to the community and the community to nourishing foods. Our farmers markets prioritize:
Access to Quality Healthy Foods
Local and Sustainable Agriculture
Our Farmers Markets
The Waynesboro Farmers Markets takes place May through October (Saturdays, 9am-1pm) at Constitution Park in Waynesboro. The WFM strives to sustain a vibrant and innovative market that supports local farmers while extending the benefits of local food to the greater community.
This market takes place May through October (Wednesdays, 11am-2pm) at the Augusta County Government Center. The VFM supports a thriving local food system by connecting local farmers and producers to families and individuals in our community.
Project MOBILE is a farmers market on wheels that is working towards creating a more equitable and sustainable food system that cultivates community well-being through connection to food, farming, and people. Our market prioritizes communities throughout our service area that are experiencing nutrition insecurity and low access to nutrient dense foods.