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“Wish we had one of these in Tidewater”
Review of City Market

City Market
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Smithfield, Virginia
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532 reviews
238 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Wish we had one of these in Tidewater”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a small scale farmer's market with meat and poultry products, produce, arts and crafts, food stalls and service organizations. For a $1 service charge you can use a credit card to purchase wooden five dollar chips for you shopping; change is returned in cash. Many of the vendors accept credit cards using all manners of new technologies to process the payment. In addition to our produce purchases, we brought home in coolers: organic duck legs, organic ground meat and a very inexpensive beautiful tall orchid. It's centrally located down town a block off the mall. fun way to spend Saturday morning minglng with the locals

Visited August 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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541 reviews
272 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
“Standard street market”
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

This is a standard, small farmers market. Lots of good, fresh produce, which I would buy if I lived there but was not as useful for a tourist. There are some breakfast stalls as well ( baked goods, creeps, etc...). I wish there were more arts and craft options.

Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great farmers market”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Visiting Cville from DC, and was very impressed with the farmers market. Lots of plants (it was May) with some food and lots of interesting produce, And it's local and homey feeling (something we don't get in DC). Big enough to have variety, but not so huge that it's overwhelming. I would be here every weekend if I lived here.

Similar to other reviews, go early.

Visited May 2013
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Vienna, Virginia
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice downtown city market - no food but nice items”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a touristy downtown city market which at one time sold food. Now it sells nice items mostly for tourists. It is right across from the Old Customs House still in operation by CBP. If you are in the neighborhood, stop in. A lot of placed nearby to eat at.

Visited March 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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118 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“It's okay ....”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

if you like crazy crowds of unwashed people and small children in double strollers blocking the way to get to anything. Really--the produce and plants and foods are great but the venue is too small and the people too oblivious to anyone other than themselves--so they stand in the middle of the walkway blocking the way to vendors while they scold their kids or drink coffee with friends. Hopefully they will find a more suitable home for the market someday

Visited September 2012
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