Farmers Market at Bridgeport
The Bridgeport Foundation will host a third year of the Farmers Market at Bridgeport every 2nd and 4th Sunday from 10AM to 2PM! We’ll kickoff the 2023 season with a specialty “Mother’s and Mimosas” market on Sunday, May 14th. Come celebrate Mother’s Day with us, treating your mother or yourself to shopping and tasty mimosas, sold by the Bridgeport Foundation.
Our 2023 farmers market will run until the end of August and feature a specialty Holiday Market on Saturday, December 2nd from 4PM to 8PM.
In an effort to accommodate more vendors this year, our market will move from the Bridgeport Plaza to the overflow parking lot on the 7-Eleven side of Bridgeport, located at 3832 Bridge Road, Suffolk, VA 23435.
Our seasonal farmers markets will spotlight authentic locally-grown, locally-made, and handcrafted products with vendors that will range from artisans, crafters, craftsmen, local farmers, and ranchers.
Why shop at farmers markets? Spending money at farmers markets keeps your money in circulation within the local community, preserving and creating local jobs.
I love farmers markets, what can I do to support yours? Purchasing as much as you can from our farmers market is the simplest way to show your support. Neighborhood volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are also available to help support our markets.
The Bridgeport Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), that organizes and promotes musical and other cultural events in Bridgeport for the benefit of all Suffolk patrons.
Farmers Market Vendors: Download our application form on this page and then submit it online using dropbox or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for our 2023 roster. Submission deadline for 2023 selections is April 14th, 2023.
2022 Bridgeport Farmers Market Vendors
Velapure Candles Soy Candles, Waxes, & More!
Hello, my name is Haydee, originally from San Diego, CA. I started making soy candles in 2012 and relaunched here in Suffolk in 2020 due to the loss of my job. Now, I’m a “toddler momma”, which means nothing scares me, haha! I love creating beautiful candles and I’m honored that a piece of me goes to a new home and spreads light with every purchase. My scents are unique, natural, and they bring memories and emotions. That’s a Velapure experience!
Unkie's Seasoning Unkie's Seasoning
Unkie’s Seasoning is a local firefighter owned seasoning business started in 2020. Unkie is a full-time firefighter that loves to cook. Unkie’s Seasoning brings the Flavor of the Firehouse to your house! All bends go to the firehouse for review and approval before coming to the market!
Uncle Dave's Kettle Korn Uncle Dave's Kettle Korn
Uncle Daves Kettle Korn- It all started while visiting the Williamsburg Outlets one Sunday, looking for kettle corn, but the store was closed! They then decided to inquire about a franchise opportunity, two years later, here they are selling delicious flavored kettle corn!
The Pink Box Baked Goods & More
The Pink Box is a family-owned cupcake and dessert bakery, created and opened with a love for desserts and a desire to spend more family time together and leave behind a legacy. Something interesting about them is that they have over 100 cupcake flavors, with new rotating flavors every week! They even make all of their own apparel themselves. Come check them out on June 13th, while satisfying your sweet tooth!
The Neighborhood Harvest Produce & Meal Delivery
The Neighborhood Harvest represents a network of more than 30 small farms, ranches, dairies, bakeries, and specialty artisans, as well as the operation of their six-bay greenhouse in Suffolk, supplying lettuces and greens! Their partnerships allow them to deliver a variety of high-quality, fresh, and prepared foods directly to customers homes!
The Attuned Cauldron The Attuned Cauldron
The million dollar question…what makes this herbal shop and their blends different from the others? We can honestly say you will not find an herbal shop quite like this, as we add a bit of magic into our blended treats. After we put together our speciality blends, we bathe them in trace materials and cell salts that are extracted right here in Chesapeake, VA. Harmonize the mind, balance the body, and evolve into
Sunrise Bakery Baked Goods
Sunrise bakery provides clients with delicious treats and homemade sweets, perfect for any occasion.
Struggling Too was founded on a struggle in 2015. I was a stay-at-home mom that felt alone, empty, and lost- but this feeling didn’t become my norm, it became my catapult. I started making and creating items that brought me joy and would put a smile on others faces. My goal was to produce items that were customized and personalized, to bring exclusivity to the product, which would ultimately make one feel seen, loved, and empowered to make it through their own personal struggle. Girl, I am struggling too- but at least we can make it look good!
Southside Virginia Catering Southside VA Catering
Southside Virginia Catering has been a catering company since 2015, offering premade dinners and meals at local farmers markets. They will also offer baked goods, jellies, jams, pickles, and handmade soaps. Their premade meals are TO DIE for, come check them out!
So Many Flowers Flowers and Bouquets
So Many Flowers was founded in Wisconsin in 2020 by Briana, a gardener and flower lover! She has since moved her micro farm operation to Virginia Beach, where she grows in her suburban yard and at a farm plot. So Many Flowers aims to bring the Hampton Roads area fresh, sustainably grown flowers, unique seedlings and plants for your garden, and beautiful dried flowers and wreaths! Briana’s favorite flower is the gladiolus, which you can expect to see lots of at our markets this Summer!
Slade Farm Produce & More!
Slade Farm started their adventure in 2006 in Smithfield and from there, opened a storefront location in Surry. They have been growing and selling produce ever since. They specialize in sweet potatoes with nine varieties, organic elephant garlic onions, and garlic! They have two farms, one is certified organic and the other is naturally grown with no chemicals! Their season begins in May and ends in November, with collards. They LOVE farmers markets and can’t wait to meet their newest customers!
Skeeter and Co.
Skeeter and Co. is a line of handcrafted jewelry made with high quality glass, vintage and Czech glass beads, along with semi-precious and precious gemstone beads. We have been operating, full time, in Suffolk since 2017.
At She Breathes, we have a simple but powerful vision: to make the world a better place for women. We envision helping women around the globe lead healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives through our products. We believe that when women take care of themselves, they can show up in the world as their most authentic selves and make a powerful impact. We offer a range of products to help women nurture their minds, bodies, and souls, including BREATHE merch, jewelry, planners, and body care products. We also offer Yoni products (gowns, pots, steamers, and bath balms) to support women’s health and wellbeing. Whether you’re looking for cool merch or to engage in self-love, we can help. Check us out today and let us help you breathe new life into your daily essence. You deserve it!
Salty Dog Boutique
Local Military & Woman owned business located in North Suffolk, specializing in wood laser products. Salty Dog Boutique just started Jan of 2022 but was formally called Corks & Crafts which started in 2019. Gina, the owner, went full time running her small business in Jan and decided to change the name for a fresh start being full time. Fun Fact: Gina named her Glowforge Sparktacus but goes by Sparky for short. Gina is also hearing impaired and relies on hearings aids to hear.
Riffle Farms American Bison Meat
Riffle Farms raises grass-fed and finished bison tucked in the hills of Preston County, where the grasses are cool and the snow is heavy. Owner and Operator Liz Riffle is a U.S Navy Nurse Corps veteran and her husband, Jimmie, is currently still serving on active-duty as a Navy Nurse Corps Nurse Practitioner. Jimmie was born and raised in Grafton, WV! We are homegrown and proud to now serve this great nation by feeding it! Riffle Farms was the first commercial bison operation in the state, and also the first to field harvest animals for state certified commercial sale. Liz is passionate about meat transparency and humane practices. She also runs a sister company, The Honest Carnivore, which offers farmers a route to field harvest their animals in preparation for butchery classes or monthly subscription boxes.
Pearl's Creations Handmade clothing and accessories
Pearl’s Creations machine sews all of her clothing and accessories. It all began in a hospital, with owner Wydie “Pearl” making her own scrub hats! Pearl’s Creations has been in business locally since 2015, with its creator selling fulltime by 2019. Shop her bonntets, blankets, masks, and more!
Peanut City Candle Co Soy candles & Wax Melts
They are a female owned, small business that offers 100% USA-sourced and sustainable soy wax candles and melts, all hand-poured in Suffolk, VA. Their products are clean burning, contain no phthalates or heavy metals, and are PET safe! They will be joining us on June 13th, then they will not be back again until September, so check them out on opening day and visit their site for pre-ordering options.
Peach Park Design
Peach Park Designs specializes in event planning, décor, and of course, desserts! We started in 2019 and have been helping make the Hampton Roads area a little cuter ever since. Whether you need us to handle your entire event, provide décor, give the tastiest dessert tablescape, or you’re just in the mood for a delicious dessert, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @peachparkdesign and FB: Peach Park Design. Also, visit our website to keep up with where we’ll be next.
Pasta e Pani by Salvatore Pasta e Pani by Salvatore
Pasta e Pani by Salvatore has been operating Italian restaurants since the 1940’s, being the best Italian Restaurant in Virginia Beach for over 25 years,…and for good reason…daily specials on the menu, this is the kind of food you want to eat every day. Taking inspiration from the old world, all the dishes on our menu are prepared with care and our never-ending passion for excellence. Using locally sourced fresh ingredients, each dish is so good, you’ll have trouble choosing. They will be bringing a variety of things to our market, to include breads, fresh pasta, ravioli, meatballs, lasagna, sauces, homemade mozzarella, and eggplant parmigiana!
Nathalie Cyr's Creations Décor and Gifts
Nathalie Dionne Cyr’s Creations started in 2019. Nathalie is a native from New Brunswick Canada, passionate about Arts & Crafts from a young age. Her oil painting and drawing started as a hobby until she discovered the fantastic world of colors and designs, particularly: floral, interior, and jewelry design. Nathalie loves to create unique and thoughtful gifts that will light up someone’s life. So if you’re on the hunt for a unique, custom gift for everyone in your life (including yourself), you’ve come to the right spot!
Lily Haberdashery Lily Candles
Lily Haberdashery is a gourmet candle company specializing in a variety of beautiful candle types, some resembling foods and sweet treats, cocktails, and popular drinks. She also makes wax tarts, polymer clay pins and earrings, jelly soaps, and lip glosses and seasonal soft pretzels, cookies, and candy apples.
Lilley Brothers Canna Company CBD Products, Strawberries, & Jams
They are a fourth-generation family farm, started in 1919. They grow soybeans, wheat, corn, and have a wholesale tree nursery. They have also grown strawberries for 25 years and have a seasonal pumpkin patch and corn maze. Their newest adventure has been growing hemp and CBD and they will feature a variety of CBD salves, sucks, tincture, as well as jams, syrups, and handmade jewelry at our markets!
Liliana’s Produce has been in business for 25 years. We are located in Warsaw, VA. We are a family owned business, with everything grown by seed in our greenhouse.
Lena Clare was started in 2010 by Sharon Kersnick, he designer and maker of all the bags and accessories you see at Lena Clare. There are no mass productions or assembly lines at Lena Clare. Each item is thoughtfully designed, assembled, and crafted one at a time in Chesapeake, Virginia with the goal of offering function, beauty, and durability to a collection of original and unique handmade products. Fun Fact: The name “Lena Clare” honors my parents, Helen and Clarence, because it was their appreciation of creativity and ingenuity that inspired me to begin this handmade journey.
Katesy Things Handmade Items
Katlyn is a stay-at-home mom who was going stir crazy in the quarantine and thought “why not start a business”, so here she is, running her small business! The name is Katesy Things because these are all of the things she loves, designed and made by her. They say to have an ideal customer, and that customer is her! Come check out her variety of wristlet key fobs, head bands, keychains, stickers, pins, phone grips, decals, and quarter keepers!
Kanned by Ikustomize
Kanned by IKustomize was birthed during the pandemic. After experiencing job loss due to the pandemic, she had to figure out a way to live and pay her bills. After searching for jobs and not recieveing any callbacks she prayed and asked God for an idea that would provide for her. After starting a crafting business making facemask, tshirts, wreaths, and other custom gifts and novelties. She decided to embace her country roots and started making preserves like she used to do with her family. Fun fact: The owner is from Tennessee.
JC Photo Designs
Hey there, my name is Jillann and I’m a professional photographer, military spouse, and fur mom to 2 amazing pups! I started JC Photo Designs to share my photography with the world…all ages and at an affordable cost. I’ve always loved receiving greeting cards or special notes from friends and family in the mail, especially since I’ve moved around so much. Greeting cards are a tangible and inexpensive way to share kindness and love to anyone, anywhere. With a greeting card from JC Designs, you also have a professional quality photograph to frame for your home, it’s a bonus!
Ironwood Crafting Handmade cutting boards, kitchen tools, and utensils
Ironwood Crafting specializes in quality handmade wooden cutting boards and kitchen items. With more than 20 years experience in woodcrafting and carpentry, you can trust that you`re investing in quality items, handmade with T.L.C.
Indulgent Air Fragrance Indulgent Air Fragrance
Christopher Phillips, a native of South Carolina is a Navy Chief Petty Officer and founder and CEO, based out of Virginia Beach. He created his company in the middle of the pandemic (June 2020) and the reason why may surprise you. As so many small businesses were forced to close during COVID, he found he couldn’t find is favorite air freshener. His goal in starting Indulgent was to create quality water based air fresheners that capture the essence of their names and never smell like chemicals.He also wanted to make his products affordable.
A sauce company started by 2 passionate chefs with over 30 years culinary experience between them. They wanted to create their own items that people would use/modify their dishes at home. We love getting excellent flavors to everyday people.
His and Hers Soap Company
Hello! Welcome to His and Hers Soap Company. We are Derek and Colleen Smith- a husband and wife team who set out 10 years ago to create natural and organic bath and body products in Virginia Beach. Our company was established in 2013 with the goal to offer our friends in the community healthy and clean alternatives to store bought products. We hope that you enjoy our products- they’re made with awesome plant based ingredients and lots of love! We love color, specifically bold and contrasting colors, so we incorporate it ito our products as a form of expression.
Glass by Basha
Glass by Basha has been creating glass treasures for 14 years in Hampton Roads. You can find her at local shows and markets almost every weekend! She specializes in custom work and repair work. Do you have an idea for your window or yard? She can design and deliver your glass heirloom to enjoy for generations!
Finding Hope Clay jewelry
Finding Hope started a year ago. We create handmade clay earrings that are very unique. I started this business to raise money for our infertility journey, with the full story on “why” on our website.
We combine land and water lifestyles through stylish, comfortable, American made clothing. Based out of Suffolk ,VA, our business was based off the fun things we love to do; hunting, fishing, and enjoying the great outdoors!
Fashionably Graphic Wood & Resin Coastal Artwork
This vendor has worked with glass, clay and wood for the past 25 years. He likes to experiment with these mediums in combination with each other. Come check out his beautiful coastal themed masterpieces made of wood and resin!
Fantasy's Edge Coffee Group
Fantasy’s Edge Coffee Group was created about 3 years ago when two friends sat down to play cards and drink coffee together. They had so much fun they wanted to bring the experience to all! We are a small group that sells organic coffee beans and single trading cards. Recently we started making handmade aprons with nerdy themes. Fun Fact: we are looking to open our first brick and mortar store this Fall.
Earthly Expressions Juicery Earthly Expressions Juicery
Earthly Expressions Juicery began in July of 2020. They aim to work with local farmers within the community to use as a resource as well as provide the community a hub they can depend on for healthy food alternatives. They are a 100% cold-pressed juice bar, also providing smoothies, smoothie bowls, and other options like salads, wraps, and fruit infused alkaline waters.
Dossey Designs Jewelry
From Real Estate to making jewelry! 11 years ago I took a jewelry making class. Everywhere I went people would stop me and ask “where did you get that necklace?” I was having so much fun I decided to quit Real Estate to make jewelry. It was a big risk financially at the time, but I’m glad I stuck with it, I still love it!
Dani Creations Handmade Candles
Danielle started creating candles as a hobby in November 2021. She uses her love of nerd culture as inspiration for her creations. Each candle is hand poured in small batches using 100% natural soy wax and clean burning scents. You don’t need experience in games to enjoy her fragrances! Her other passions include baking custom cakes and going to local Orange Theory!
Based in Suffolk, Virginia, Cativa CBD is a leader in science-based and nature-led CBD wellness products, teaching and inspiring clients to explore the world of CBD. Our revolutionary company is defined by its unique relationship with laboratories and research institutes across North America, with a focus on improving the performance of CBD and creating products that do no harm to the environment. We have worked with scientists at Princeton University and the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy on proprietary formulations used only in Cativa CBD products. We share our client’s love for the confidence that our products and expertise bring to life. With every use, clients can unlock the promise of CBD to live healthier, happier lives.
Baskets by Virginia Baskets by Virginia
Baskets by Virginia is located inside of Virginia’s Daughter Bridal Boutique! Virginia creates baskets for any occasion: birthdays, weddings, holidays, thank you’s, showers, etc. You name the budget, she builds the basket! They are SO pretty, you will not want to open them!
Au Skin Au Skin
The Founder and CEO of Au Skin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology – but that isn’t where this former chemist’s interest in skin care began. CesShay recalls growing up, mixing different household products to create remedies and formulating all-natural skin care with her grandmother. Friends and family would constantly compliment her skin and ask which products she uses. To that, CesShay replied that it was her own formulated blend of all-natural ingredients. Soon, everyone wanted to get their hands on this hidden gem. Driven by inspiration from her grandmother, a passion for truly helping others, and her education, Au Skin was officially born on April 14th, 2019.
Amedeo’s Ristorante & Bakery is the latest additon to M&M Hostpitality Group who established River Stone Chophouse, Vintage Tavern, Decoy’s Seafood, and Bennett’s Breek Marina. Amedeo’s opened in April 2021 and offers Northern Italian influenced fare featuring house made pastas, pizzas, sauces, breads, baked goods, cakes, and much much more. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Owners Brian and Teresa Mullins and natives to the area and have a passion for supporting local businesses through their restaurants by purchasing from local farmers, distilleries, breweries, florists, fisheries, etc.
4U-Handcrafted Jewelry Designs 4U-Handcrafted Jewelry Designs
4U-Handcrafted Jewelry Designs has been designing high-end handcrafted jewelry since 2018. Their work features semi-precious gemstones, freshwater cultured pearls, and nickel and lead-free metals, enabling them to have designs that can compliment individual styles and minimize skin allergies!
Not all vendors will be present on all market days. Vendors are subject to change without notice.
Now Accepting 2023 Applications. Download and submit your vendor application by April 14th.
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2023 MARKET DATES:
Summer Market (10am-2pm)
- May 14th
- June 11th
- June 25th
- July 9th
- July 23rd
- Aug 13th
- Aug 27th
Holiday Market (4pm-8pm)
- Dec 2nd
Featured Guest: Santa!
Farmers Market at Bridgeport is presented by the Bridgeport Foundation in coordination with Suffolk Virginia Tourism.
Farmers Market FAQ
Is the Farmers Market canceled for inclement weather?
The Farmers Market at Bridgeport will be canceled if, in the determination of the Market staff, that the weather conditions are unsafe or excesively unpleasant. The cancelation will be posted to the Bridgeport Facebook and Instagram accounts as soon as the cancelation is announced.
How can my business get a booth at the Farmers Market?
Business interested in having their own booth at the Bridgeport Farmers Market should apply using the application on this page.
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