South of the James Market


Due to circumstances beyond our control and COVID 19, the GrowRVA SOJ Market has been forced to relocate to Bryan Park, effective 5/9/2020. Please continue to support our farmers and their families provide safe, healthy food to the Richmond community! Thank you Richmond VA Parks and Recreation for your never ending support! RMC Events and Richmond Police Department you rock! 



DRIVE THRU - Customers in cars will enter on the Bellevue side, drive along the line of vendors to pick up, then loop around and exit on the Hermitage Road side of the Park.


WALK THRU - Customers will enter at the Hermitage Road entrance, come through and park beside soccer field.


During walk thru, social distancing will be monitored as it has been previously.


All market policies, VDACS, and COVID 19 regulations and rules will be in forced and followed.

Summer Hours (May – October): 8 am – 12 pm

  • 8 am – 10 am, drive thru traffic, PRE-ORDERS ONLY. NO GRAB AND GO. 

  • Cutoff for cars in line for drive thru, 9:45 am.

  • 10 am – Noon walk thru with controlled number of customers monitored by RMC and Police; this provides food accessibility for all. 

  • There will be no children or dogs allowed in the market area.

  • Please contact vendors individually; implementation of online system later in May. Let's work together during these uncertain times.

  • Customers are advised to shop as individuals not in groups as much as possible.

  • Customers are required to wear a face cover; gloves optional. 

  • There will be no eating or drinking in the market area.

  • Socializing will not be allowed.

Stay safe!

Winter Hours (November - April):  9 am - 12 pm

Vendor Applications, click here.


Location: Forest Hill Park
New Kent Ave & 42nd Street
Richmond VA 23225



The South of the James Farmers Market is an open-air producer-only market where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items. Located in beautiful Forest Hill Park, the South of the James Market runs year-round.


GrowRVA’s markets are Rain or Shine events. We do close if there are dangerous weather conditions such as lightning, excessive snow or State of Emergency.  Consult our Facebook page or Twitter profile for updates.

Summer Market starts May 2nd


Pre-order and drive thru

Contact vendors for orders; pre-order system will be implemented in couple of weeks

Vendor List Posted Weekly by Noon, Tuesday

South of the James Market - Summer 2020