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Our Fall hours begin this Saturday, opening an hour later at 9:00 a.m. Thirty vendors will be with us, loaded with seasonal selections from field, pasture, sea and oven. Old Beach Farmers Market:  the fun way to shop. Like curating your meals, with all the best parts pre-selected for your delectation.

Thinking of planting a fall garden? Virginia Beach Master Gardeners can help you. Stop by their table for advice on whatever growing things stump or intrigue you. These folks have a wealth of experience with local horticulture, learned through training and hands-on practice.

Hilltop Family YMCA can help you with fitness goals. Check out their packages at Old Beach this week.

See you Saturday.



Autumn is here, and some of the best foods of the season have a bit of piquancy and panache to them. One of my favorite ways to add those two elements are by incorporating my Quick-Pickled Red Onions.

Having a backyard shindig or a tailgate party this fall? These are great to add to any number of classic dishes, such as egg salad, tuna salad or potato salad. Also add these on top of deviled eggs, hot dogs, hamburgers or grilled salmon.

Take 2 medium red onions and cut them into thin slices. Separate the slices into rings and place in a quart-sized canning or other sealable jar.

In a medium saucepan add 1-1/2 cups apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup white sugar, 3 tablespoons kosher salt and 8 peppercorns, cracked.

Stir to incorporate and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat and cook for one minute. Immediately pour mixture into jar and over the onions, seal, and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour.

Refrigerate onions; they will keep up to 2 weeks.

From Chef Patrick Evans-Hylton

Publisher, Virginia Eats + Drinks Magazine


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Brentwood Farm

Build Your Food

The Chilly Mermaid Food Truck

The Creative Wedge

Croc’s 19th Street Bistro


Fudge Grudge

Full Quiver Farm

Give. Treat. Love.

Grace and Gratitude

The Green Cat Café

Hashi Food Truck

It Started With A Fig

Jubilee Seafood

Lavender House

Mattawoman Creek Farms

My Vegan Sweet Tooth

The Neighborhood Harvest

New Earth Farm

Pendulum Fine Meats

Pennacook Peppers

Rockafeller’s Restaurant

Speedy’s Hot Sauce


Udder Chaos Farms

Veg Out Gardens

Vy’s Pies

Whole-ly Rollers

Zinnia Girls

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