The master gardeners will be joining us on opening day, April 30th and will be with us each Saturday to help with your horticulatural needs.  they will also have a children's program once a month, see calendar for event dates.

Society of St. Andrew
Our vendors gives back to the community each week. At the end of the market, the vendors have an opportunity to have their stall gleamed by the Society of St. Andrew.  The food then is distributed to local food pantries.We exceeded our goal for 2014 of 1500 lbs!!  We donated more than 1600 lbs  this past season. If you are interested in donating your extra produce please see one of the market representatives.

The Bedford Artisan Trail

The Artisan Center of Virginia (ACV) developed the Artisan Trail Network to offer a unique opportunity to form strategic alliances with artisans, venues, galleries and retailers across the state, while connecting points of interest, restaurants, and accommodation locations in the related communities in order to enhance regional tourism activity. The Artisan Trail Network is an innovative program to leverage ACV’s broad-based grassroots membership into a coordinated marketing and outreach campaign to strengthen local communities while strengthening Virginia’s craft industry.

SNAP is at the market!
The Forest farmers market is proud to announce we will be offering the SNAP program at the market. We are working with local agencies to create a program that will enhance the market experience.  Please see a market representatives for details. To date we have done more than $500 in SNAP sales.
The Forest farmers market has worked with the Bedford Community health foundation to support our SNAP Program. With their help we are able to offer additional funds  to SNAP recipients.  Please see the Market manager for details.

Central Virginia Regional Rescue

Central Virginia Regional Rescue is a volunteer based non-profit dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of regional animals into into permanent and loving homes.  Through education and community outreach we aspire to eliminate the need for euthanasia as a means of pet population control.