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The Richmond Farmers Market works to give the city of Richmond access to fresh and local food. There are many healthy dining options that are available at the market, as well as booths where youth can sell items that they have made or grown. This market is also a great place to visit if you are a movie buff. The sequel to 'Silence of the Lambs', 'Hannibal', was filmed largely in Richmond. The film was released in 2001 as a psychological horror that was directed by Ridley Scott and was based on the book 'Hannibal' by Thomas Harris. During the initial release, the movie broke many box office records throughout the world, including in the United States.
Filming for the movie in Richmond lasted approximately seven weeks. During an early scene in the movie, there is a dramatic shootout that takes place at a very crowded fish market. The fish market drug bust took place at the Richmond Farmers Market. After you know this information, it is a really fun experience walking around the market recognizing locations where this dramatic dramatic part of the movie took place. If you are visiting this famous film location, be sure to check out some of the local products and produce while you are there. Depending on when you visit, you may be in town for one of the many scheduled musical performances, kid’s programs, and other various events that take place at the market. Throughout the open season, the market has rotating vendors that sell items such as produce, meat, fish, cheese, honey, baked goods, and even crafts.
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