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Drive-thru farmer's market in Norfolk fills trunks and hearts

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Posted at 5:37 AM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 11:40:05-04

NORFOLK, Va. - While some store shelves may be bare, the fields of local farms are full.

On Sunday, the "Harvest Market" is trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy with a drive-thru farmer's market.

It's taking place from noon to 2 p.m. at O'Connor Brewing Company on W. 24th Street in Norfolk.

First you order online and to minimize interaction, you open your trunk and vendors will pack your purchased items inside. Customers are also being encouraged to write their last name in large lettering on a piece of paper and place it on their dashboard, so vendors can see it as the vehicle approaches.

According to the Harvest Market's website:

"Big House Farm - Eggs (chicken will also be available at 4/19 market) - order online https://bighousefarm.com and under special instructions, mention you're picking up at Harvest Market @ - order deadline Saturday at 10 PM before market - for last minute requests, text 757-373-4078 or 757-449-1832

Bootstrap Burt's Hot Sauce - order online http://www.bootstrapburts.com/ or email bootstrapburt@gmail.com - order deadline 5 PM the day before the market

Capstone Mushrooms - fresh mushrooms, dried mushrooms, dried mushrooms for tea, tinctures - full product and price list on their Instagram - Order by phone 757-698-6187 - PayPal & Cash App - order deadline 11:59 pm Friday prior to market

Dogs on the Run - make the best of family time with the “Family Fun Campfire Dinner Package” - includes 7 hot dogs, 7 buns, 4 bags of snack size chips, 4 campfire sticks, 8 large marshmallows, a sleeve of graham crackers, chocolate bars, and a 16oz mason jar of lemonade concentrate (which makes a gallon of lemonade) for $25 - order via Facebook Messenger with quantity at https://www.facebook.com/Dogsrunllc - order deadline is Friday at noon

Gateaux Bakery & Cafe - fresh breads, quiches and baked goods - order by phone 757-271-9220 - more info and product list at https://www.gateaux-cakes.com/preorder-farmers-markets or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gateauxvb/ - order deadline is noon the day before the market

Heavenly Kettle Corn - Freshly popped kettlecorn (perfect for family binge-watching or board game time) in multiple varieties - or via email jeremy@heavenlykettlecorn.com - order deadline Friday at 7 pm.

OverAchieving Tea - antioxidant-rich Yerba Mate Teas & Elderberry Syrup - order online https://www.overachievingtea.com and at checkout select the market where you are picking up - order deadline is 5 PM the day before the market

O’Connor Brewing Co. - pre-order your favorite beers and pick up during our drive-thru market! - https://oconnorbrewing.com/product-category/packaged-beer-local-only/

Pasta E Pani By Salvatore - fresh pasta, sauces, bread & Italian fare - see offerings at https://bit.ly/2JizXkH and order by phone 757-301-7488

Penn Farm/ Norma's Produce. - fresh veggies and fruit - specify pickup at Harvest Market @ O'Connor Brewing, as they participate in multiple markets - order by phone 804-456-6349, by Facebook Messenger to their page or email pennfarm@gmail.com - order deadline Wednesday at 6 PM

PRODUCT LIST FOR THIS WEEK:

Carrots——$3 a bunch

Asparagus. $5 a bunch

Kale ——$3 a bunch

Brussels sprouts. $3 a pint

Beets——$3 a bunch.

Collards—-$3 a bunch

Salad mix —-$4 a bag

Spinach ——$4 a bag

Mustard greens $3 a bunch

White potatoes—$2 a pound

Red potatoes —-$2 a pound.

Sweet potoatoes $2 a pound

Yellow onions —-$2 a pound.

Red onions ——$2 a pound

Golden beets ——$2 a pound

Parsley. —$2 a bunch

Cilantro —$2 a bunch

Dill—— $2 a bunch

Spring onions $3 a bunch

They also have different types of potted herbs if you would like a list of them, send them a message!

Precise Portions - Organic spice blends for easy meal prep - https://www.preciseportions.com/spices - order deadline for online orders is midnight 2 days before the market - last minute orders call 866-591-3438 up until the day before the market

Red Mushroom Brewing Company - kombucha - order from Nikki by phone 757-639-6765 or email drummersmom@charter.net - order deadline 5 PM the day before the market

River Road Farm - grassfed beef - order online https://www.riverroadfarmva.com - order deadline Friday at noon

The Creative Wedge: An Artisan Market - cheese spread and cheeses, crackers, chow chow, honey, hot sauces, bloody mary mixes, VA peanuts - product list on Facebook or https://www.thecreativewedge.com - order by phone 757-965-9030 or email info@thecreativewedge.com - order deadline Fridays at 2 PM

The Hoot All Natural Cleaning Products - order online https://www.thehootallnatural.com and use promo code FARMERS MARKET for market pricing, then choose FARMERS MARKET for shipping method, under notes indicate name of farmers market and pickup date - order deadline 7 PM the day before the market"