Our History

Birdhouse Farmers Market is a friendly, all-weather, year-round mid-week, food-focused

farmers market promoting healthy eating, a love of community and a clean environment.

Born as a project of the William Byrd Community House (WBCH) in 2007 and based in

the Oregon Hill neighborhood, the Byrd House Market sought to bring fresh, locally

produced foods to central Richmond food deserts. When WBCH closed its doors in Fall

2015 after 93 years as a social services organization, the farmers market had to

reorganize itself into a viable independent market and did. The next year Byrd House

Market became Birdhouse Famers Market opening a few blocks west in Randolph.

In 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Birdhouse Farmers Market added an

online shopping option for the safety and convenience of our customers and extended

the online season to year-round, adding the Birdhouse Winter Market.

Throughout our history, Birdhouse has accepted SNAP and provided a matching SNAP

program. We are committed to providing greater access to healthy local foods and to

supporting our local economy.

 

Online details: (May-November)

Online ordering is available from 6am Thursday until 3am Monday. Ordering online

eliminates the guesswork of whether you’ll arrive at the market before supply runs out.

 

Customers ordering online may pick up their orders at the market from individual

vendors OR may order Curbside Pickup at checkout. (Click DELIVERY before paying).

 

Curbside Pickup is available from 4-6pm. We’ll place your order in your vehicle.

 

Winter Market Only (December-April)

Ordering window closes at 3am Monday.

Online with Curbside Pickup only, $5 fee applies to all orders. (SNAP customers, see below).

Any mode of transport works - car, truck, bike or feet!

 

Fees:

To offset some of our costs of operation, we charge a $2 processing fee OR a $5

curbside delivery fee. Only one fee is charged per week. No matter how often you add

to your order, only one $2 or $5 fee will be charged.

  

For SNAP customers:

SNAP at the Market

Come to the Market Info Tent. We'll swipe your EBT/SNAP card for any amount and give you tokens in $1

denomination to spend at the market on any SNAP eligible foods and plants. We will also give you an 

amount equal to the swipe in free tokens that you can spend on fresh fruits and vegetables. In other

words, if you swipe for $10, we'll give you $10 in SNAP tokens plus $10 in fresh Fruits and Vegetable

tokens to spend at the market.

Tokens can only be used at Birdhouse Farmers Market. Tokens have no expiration date. 

 

SNAP Online 

SNAP customers must first contact the market manager before ordering online to set up

their SNAP credit (one time only). Contact: birdhousefarmersmarket@gmail.com

 

No processing fees or sales tax is charged on SNAP orders.

 

Only SNAP-eligible items may be purchased using SNAP.

 

SNAP customers qualify for 50% discount on their entire order, so long as at least half

the order is fresh fruits and vegetables!

 

Customers using SNAP pay when they pick up their orders. All discounts are applied at

pickup. Any purchases for non-SNAP items may also be paid for at pickup.

 

 

 

Email us if you have any questions:

birdhousefarmersmarket@gmail.com

website: birdhousefarmersmarket.org