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Farmers market, big trucks to park in Herndon this week

Herndon’s Big Truck Day will return Friday, May 3 (courtesy Town of Herndon)

The Town of Herndon’s farmers market is opening for the season this Thursday (May 2).

The market will then reoccur from 8 a.m. to noon every Thursday through the first week of November on Lynn Street in downtown Herndon.

Farmers, bakers and pickle-makers are among the local vendors featured at the seasonal event. Plus, community members can bring food to the market for composting.

Organized by the town in conjunction with the Fairfax County Park Authority, the market will also feature live music during the summer months and gardening clinics by the county’s master gardeners.

The market’s web page lists 17 vendors. Sellers joining this year’s roster include Happy Creek Cheeses, BlackStone Honey Bee Farms and Bad Ass Pickles, according to a town press release. Returning vendors include Mt. Olympus Berry Farm, Sip Coffee, House of Empanadas and The Fermented Pig.

Last fall, the town considered moving the market to the weekend, though that ultimately didn’t come to fruition for this season.

“The town continues to pursue additional opportunities for markets on alternate days,” Herndon spokesperson Anne Papa wrote in an email to FFXnow.

After the farmers market opens, families can visit a display of “big trucks and heavy equipment” at the Public Works Maintenance Complex (1479 Sterling Road).

That event, dubbed Big Truck Day, runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday (May 3), and admission is free. A press release advises large groups to call ahead (703-435-6860), and donations of non-perishable food will be collected.