Where did Food Network star, Bobby Flay, go when he visited Richmond? To the 17th Street Farmers Market to check out the produce and artisinal cheeses! This historic market in Shockoe Bottom has been in business since the early 18th century. Open on weekends, Saturday is Grower’s day and Sunday adds vintage vendors and local artists to the fresh mix. Well-behaved, leashed pups are welcome to browse and may even find some locally made doggie treats! Note that the market is undergoing an long-awaited extensive renovation and will resume a regular schedule in the spring of 2018, although many legacy vendors will still be around on weekends until then.