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Address: Water and South St Parking Lot, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: 434-970-3371
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Yummy cheese and fish

It was great to walk in and to see the variety of things being sold. My husband got a great piece of fish and we also found some yummy cheese. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great to walk in and to see the variety of things being sold. My husband got a great piece of fish and we also found some yummy cheese. Highly recommend.

Thank gillianvt
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156 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this city market! It has a nice array of vendors--produce, prepared food (Go hungry, as another reviewer suggested!), bread, preserves, artists (jewelry, ceramics, purses....) and so on. Parking is convenient as it is beside a parking lot and a garage. You can easily walk to the downtown mall and continue your shopping and grazing. I only get to... More 

Thank ilovebirdsky
Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic farmers market! You could shop for almost all of your groceries here. They have fruit, vegetables, cheese, bread, desserts, drinks, and more. I enjoy going early in the morning to pick up coffee and breakfast (though there are lunch options as well). There are also fun crafts and jewelry for sale. I especially enjoy the stand... More 

Thank Victoria K
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This is a charming city market with lots of treats to sample as well as some wonderful artisans. We tasted lots of free sa.mples which gave us a great idea what we wanted to buy. My boys loved the meat pies for breakfast. We also had some cool drinks. High topper tables for eating your meal. When we went, there... More 

Thank ABinSC_13
Danli, Honduras
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52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I love farmer's markets, especially to try new local foods and buy local produce. We were staying in Charlottesville for an event, so I convinced my husband to let us stop by the Charlottesville City Market on our way out of town the next morning. This market was so busy with people, everyone had brought baskets and reusable bags from... More 

Thank Lesley S
Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

What a pleasure to have lucked into finding Charlottesville City Market. Canopy after canopy of foodie finds and interesting art fill the outside lot near the Downtown Mall. Tasty, sparkling Kombuchas (fermented teas); crispy, powdered beignets; a bounty of organic fruits and vegetables; and more delectable items than I could possibly list will entice you to sample and purchase until... More 

Thank 717letsgotraveling
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The wife and I visited the Charlottesville City Market for the 1st time. A little smaller than I had anticipated, however, there a variety of vendors. Had we known there was a full row dedicated to cooked foods, we would have foregone breakfast. All the vendors were nice, products were quality and the weather was great. Our favs were the... More 

Thank Rickvbch1
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

City market is very personal for us since we live here. as time passes by , we have lost many wonderful farmers but there are some new farmers and craftsmen , talented with their experience and skills , bring the charm every week! Varity of produce, coffee shops, furniture makes, organic vegetables, so much to offer! City Market is a... More 

1 Thank SeshaC
South Carolina
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104 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very cute downtown. It was smaller than I thought it would be, but very cute with a lot of coffee shops and restaurants to check out.

Thank FitTrainer91
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This was a great market. I am always on the hunt for farmer's markets as I feel like they are lacking in my current city and I grew up with such a lovely market that when I find one, i get so excited! I was so excited. I could have walked around there for hours. Definitely bring your appetite, there... More 

Thank Rachel W

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