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Vienna to open farmers market, sell native plants this weekend

The Vienna Conservation and Sustainability Commission’s Spring Native Plant Sale will return this weekend (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

The Vienna Community Center will be abuzz with activity this Saturday (May 4), thanks to the simultaneous return of the town’s farmers market and native plant sale.

Operated by the Optimist Club of Greater Vienna, the Vienna Farmers Market will launch at 8 a.m. in the community center’s parking lot at 120 Cherry Street SE. More than two dozen food and produce vendors have been lined up for the new season, which will continue on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon through October.

This week, the farmers market will be accompanied by a Spring Native Plant Sale sponsored by the Vienna Conservation and Sustainability Commission (CSC). Seasonal plants will be available for purchase, and there will be a free drawing to win a native tree.

“All plants are raised and sold by Hill House Garden Nursery and include flowering perennials, native shrubs, and small trees available for purchase,” the town said in a press release.

The CSC is a 10-member group of appointed residents who promote environmentally friendly practices, support community initiatives and education, and recommend policies to the town council. The commission meets once a month at the community center.