We received the 2nd grant!

What a great way to start the New Year! The Town of Independence has been awarded $150,000 by the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission for the construction of the Independence Farmers Market. In the TRRC Financial Viability Assessment, TRRC staff stated; “This is perhaps the strongest farmers market request seen by the Commission to date,[…]

2020 events are here!

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[…]

There’s still time to order wreaths and trees and support the Market

The IFM is pleased to offer beautiful wreaths and trees, grown without pesticides, from Brookgreen Farm again this year.  The wreaths  are handmade by Felicia Joyce.  You can pre-order on our Online Market, here’s the link    https://independencefarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/market or if you prefer,call or email me with your order and I’ll place it for you.  276-768-0597[…]

It’s official! Town receives $175,000 for Town Park

Here is the press release from Reid Walters, out Town manager. The Independence Town Council received notification from the United States Department of Agriculture that they have received $175,000 to help fund the construction of a farmers market on the town lot located at the corner of Highway 21 and Highway 58.The farmers market is[…]