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Dean and Don’s market opens for season in Newport News

Dean and Don’s Farm Market on Warwick Boulevard in Newport News is opening for the season on April 10.

“We’re excited to welcome our customers back,” co-owner Connie Parrish said.

“Once we open up, then they know spring is here,” her son and co-owner Ryan Parrish added.

The Hampton market will not be returning this year in order to focus resources and staff on the more profitable Newport News location. This is the 52nd year that Dean and Don’s will be operating on the Peninsula, Connie Parrish said.

The Hampton market at 600 Lasalle Ave. had operated for roughly four decades. According to online Hampton property records, The Way Church bought the property in February.

“We’d like to thank our loyal customers we’ve had,” Connie Parrish said. “We’ve appreciated their business all these years and hopefully they can continue shopping with us at the Warwick Boulevard location.”

The Newport News market at Warwick Boulevard and Turlington Road is known for its homegrown tomatoes and regional produce primarily sourced from North Carolina farms, Connie Parrish said. Customers can get fresh fruits and veggies, peanuts, homemade breads, jams and jellies, local honey and other unique items like old-fashioned candies and garden flags.

Dean and Don’s also sells Carolina pulled pork barbecue by the pound. A garden center next door sells plants and related items.

The produce market runs through Oct. 31. The business started when brothers Dean and Don, as pre-teens, started selling produce from the family’s North Carolina farm at a roadside stand on Aberdeen Road, according to a past Daily Press story.

Dean and Don’s hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.deananddons.com or call 757-930-2707.