We are still finalizing all the details, but this is the basic schedule
2020 IFM Events -all events are Fridays unless noted otherwise
Saturday January 11– Grow More Vegetables for farm and garden workshop. 9am to noon, 104 Courthouse St. $15 includes snacks. Learn how to grow more in less space.
Saturday February 8-Pest, disease and fertility for farm and garden. 9am to noon, 108 Courthouse St. $15. Get ready for the growing season.
May 18– Farmers Market Grand Opening and Mother’s Day Craft Fair. Shop locally for Mother’s Day!
Sunday May 24– Farm Day Sunday 2-5 pm at Wagon Wheel Farm-FREE
June 5-Cooking Day 1st Fridays
June 12-Kids Corner with Abby opens for the season from 10-11 am
June 19– The first Fiber Day this season.
June 26-Kids Day. Join Cowboy Don, 4H, Miss Ellie, hoops with Laura, BRDC and more! FREE fun for the whole family
July 3 Cooking Day
Saturday July 4– Town of Independence Parade
July 10-Wellness Day- Join VDH and area health professionals for free check-ups
July 17-Berry Festival. Enter the Berry pie contest and enjoy delicious sorbet to benefit the Market and everything Berry. Co-sponsored by River Ridge Organics.
July 24-JAM Day –JAM( the junior Appalachian musicians) join the Market. Logjam shows off their portable sawmill, Enter the jam contest and watch a jam making demo. It’s also Take a Break from the Interstate HWY 21 yard sale.
August 7-Tomato Festival Free tomato tasting, enter the salsa contest and win $100!
August 9-15– Farmers Market Week
August 7-8-Grayson County Fair
August 21-Christmas in August- Farm and Craft Market AND the last Fiber Day of the season
September 4-Cooking Day
September 11-Pepper Day. Enjoy a free pepper tasting
October 2-Squashtober. Taste the vast array of winter and summer squash, last cooking day
October 9-Apple Festival and end of the Market season. Enter the Apple Dessert Contest, win $100! and join in the Community Cider Pressing.
November 27-1st Winter Market and Christmas Tree Fund raiser
Saturday December 5-2nd Winter Market and Chili Cook-off. Enter the Chili contest and win $100! and stay for the Christmas Parade.