THE INDEPENDENT NEWS
LANDSTOWN — At the evening produce auction every Wednesday through Oct. 28, people buying lots both big and small look for deals from local growers who have brought their goods to the Virginia Beach Farmers Market.
The auctions, led by Gene Daniels Auctions, are open to the general public, and local producers are always welcome to bring their products to auction. It can be a way for growers to sell surplus stock, among other things.
It’s also a way for members of the public, depending upon the auction, to pay much less than they would otherwise.
The auctions are every Wednesday through Oct. 28 at the market, 3640 Dam Neck Road. An auction to bulk buyers starts at 6:30 p.m., and an auction of smaller lots is at 7 p.m.
On a Wednesday in July, bidders took home a wide range of goods.
“I love it,” said Rick Price of Chesapeake. “Some days you get bargains.”