2 Contests for August

We miss our contests! So we are announcing 2 contests for August: the Monster Tomato contest and a new Veggie Creature contest.  IFM is taking the Monster Tomato contest online.  The rules are the same:  it doesn’t have to be pretty or ripe, just BIG and grown by you.  To enter, take a picture of your tomato on a scale and email it to independencefarmersmarket@gmail.com  If you don’t have an accurate scale, you can call Michelle at 276-768-0597 to schedule a time to weigh your entry at the IFM office.  Entries will be accepted until August 31.

Not a gardener, the Veggie creature contest is for you!  Take a picture of your veggie creation and email your photo to independencefarmersmarket@gmail.com.  We will allow 2 entries per person.  Deadline is also August 31st.  We will create a gallery on the IFM facebook page and invite the public-that’s YOU- to vote for their favorite.

The prize for the winner of each contest is a $50 gift certificate to the Independence Farmers Market valid until August 2021.  The winners will be announced Friday September 4th, along with the winner of the Online Market raffle.  You are automatically entered into the raffle anytime you spend more than $30 shopping on the IFM Online Market. You can also purchase tickets for $5.

The  year-round On-line Market welcome EBT/Snap. Use your benefits at the Market and get up to $25 of free fresh fruits and vegetables. This includes the pandemic assistance sent to school kids. We also accept Senior and WIC farmers market coupons.  For more information about the contests, using SNAP, coupons or shopping Online, don’t hesitate to contact Michelle at 276-768-0597 or independecefarmersmarket@gmail.com, visit the webpage indepedencefarmersmarket.org, and facebook https://www.facebook.com/independencefarmersmarketva