Richard’s Fruit Market Est. 1953
Richard’s Fruit Market is the oldest “country classic” open air farmers market conveniently located on the Richard’s fifth generation family farm (est. 1878) in Frederick County, Virginia.
We offer everything you need to enjoy a complete meal at home including beef, fruit, vegetables, fresh baked desserts, wine and even pick-your-own flowers for your table – Fresh from our farm!
In 1953, James Richard Sr. and Mary Richard had the idea of starting their own road-side farmers market. They started off by pulling a wagon to the end of their driveway and began selling peaches and apples. Once they had enough customers, James built a little shed that would replace the wagon. They ran a successful little stand, so much so that they became a traffic hazard! James knew then that would have to expand once more. He built the farmers market that is still being used today.
James and Mary had two children Debbie and James Jr. (also known as Eddie). The farmers market has come a long way from only selling apples and peaches to the variety of goodies they offer today. The market is still owned & operated by Mary and son, Eddie.