- Open-air/farmers market coming to Central Place public plaza
- FreshFarm Rosslyn Market will operate Wednesdays April-November
- County already has eight farmers’ markets
The Arlington County Board today approved a use permit and license agreement for a farmers market on the public plaza at Central Place in Rosslyn. The applicant, FreshFarm Markets, plans to operate on Wednesday evenings from April through November and anticipates 6-10 vendors during the first year.
“Arlingtonians love farmers market, and this is a great way to use the new plaza at Central Place,” said County Board Chair Jay Fisette. “Open-air markets enliven our community by bringing neighbors together, encourage healthy eating choices and are a boom to economic development. We’re glad to see the number of farmers’ markets continue to grow across our County.”
Arlington already has eight farmers markets operating in commercial/mixed-use districts across the County. These markets contribute to local economic development, offer a variety of local products and build a sense of community among residents. FreshFarm operates markets in the Ballston and Crystal City neighborhoods.
The Board voted 5 to 0 to approve the use permit and license agreement.
The Central Place project, initially approved by the County Board on May 5, 2007, includes the development of a 31-story commercial building and a 30-story residential building. The development, now nearly complete, will include a public plaza connecting North Moore Street and North Lynn Street, between the office and residential buildings.
The approved market will be close to the Rosslyn Metro Station and parking is available in nearby parking garages. It will operate between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
To learn more, view the staff report from the April 22, 2017 County Board meeting.