The Independence Farmers Market began in 2009. A local grower and producer market, the Independence Farmers Market is open seasonally on Fridays from 9am to 1pm and features local meats, vegetables, herbs, plant starts, preserves, baked goods, crafts, and more. Throughout the season, our vendors provide customers with goods grown or made with pride. Ask them for recipes or helpful food preparation tips.
Our market offers special events throughout the market season, featuring Farm Fresh Kids Day, the Berry Festival and Tomato Day, contests, raffles and local musicians. During the offseason, we open our online market and hold winter workshops to encourage and educate new farmers and customers on farmers market goods and services. Stop by and see us at the crossroads of Hwy 58 and 21 in historic Independence, Virginia.
- To provide access to local and healthy foods.
- To support local farms and market gardens.
- To educate the public about agriculture, healthy eating habits and local foods.
- To enrich the lives of the community.
- To promote sustainable agricultural practices.
The creation of a community based market which provides healthy local food while fostering civic pride, community involvement, social and environmental benefits. A community capable of providing a food supply which financially supports local citizens.