No matter how you choose to stay in Cape Charles, you’ll definitely want to sample some delicious local produce. And, you'll have plenty of options from riding a bike to the Cape Charles Museum for the local farmer's market to driving to one of the famous farm stands along the road.
The Farmers Market
Where: 814 Randolph Avenue (Cape Charles Museum)
When: Tuesdays May-October, 3pm
The best part about this local and easy to access market is that everything is grown and produced within 50 miles of Cape Charles.
You’ll get your pick of eggs, fruits, meats and vegetables plus specialty foods like sauerkraut, jams and jellies, artisan popsicles and bread.The farmers market is also a great way to sample some of ESVA’s delicacies like seafood, scrapple and bbq.
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Let us set the stage: you’ve just had an amazing day swimming in the Chesapeake Bay. You’re now sitting in your cottage or RV thinking about dinner and wanting some local flavor. Where do you head? One of these farm stands. They’ll have everything you need for an evening around the campfire filled with fresh veggies and fruits, pies or cobblers, and a down home kinda feeling.
Where: 3119 Picketts Harbor Dr. Cape Charles, VA 23310
Hours: 10am – 6pm
In the peak of summer expect butter beans, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, squash, watermelon and more. In the cooler months you’ll be able to purchase seasonal apples, cabbage, kale and sweet potatoes.
Where: 23184 Seaside Rd. Cape Charles, Virginia, VA 23310
Hours: 9am – 8pm
Shockley farms is currently stocked full for the summer with sweet corn, watermelon, cantalope, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, strawberries, may peas, and redskin potatoes.
Bonus: you’ll want to plan a visit for the fall because come autumn, they’ll have a corn maze, festive photo ops, a pumpkin patch and all your local decor needs including painted pumpkins, ornamental corn and straw bales. What produce can you not wait to pick up when visiting Cape Charles, VA?