More than 30 vendors plan to participate for the Grand Opening of the Independence Farmers Market 2019 season! Some regulars are missing Friday but they’ll join us next week.
It’s hard to believe that opening day is here at last. We have a great day planned! Chef Charles Parker from Heartwood is now the Local Food Ambassador for Friends of Southwest Virginia. He will be hosting a cooking demonstration during the entire Market. We have added an Artisan Craft Fair so you can do[…]
Sarah Ross, founder of Social Roots will join the Market from 9am to 1 pm Friday May 17. Social Roots promotes heirloom plants that are particularly well adapted to the South. One of the goals is to get people “hooked” on heirlooms. An heirloom is a plant variety that has a history of being passed[…]
Chef Charles Parker is the new Culinary Ambassador with Friends of Southwest Virginia and he will join the Market for Opening Day! You may have enjoyed Chef Charles’s talents when he was the chef at Heartwood, where he has been cooking since 2015. He has always been interested in food. When Charles was a child,[…]
Only 22 days until we open in Town Park at 9 am on May 10th! We have a great opening day planned. The highlights are a Mother’s Day Craft Fair and we’ll be joined by Chef Charles, formerly of Heartwood. I can’t wait to see what he does with our delicious local ingredients. Vendors will[…]
Finally! Lots of greens are on the Online Market. You can make grits and greens with just about any green. We’ve used kale, spinach and Oriental greens during our cooking demos at the Market.. Saute the greens in olive oil with a pinch of garlic powder, paprika and we often use “holy shitake seasoning” from[…]
Farm Day is just a little over 1 month away. Please save the date, Sunday May 26th from 2-5 pm at Wagon Wheel Farm. The event is FREE and open to everyone. This is the grand finale of our “Grow More Vegetables” classes and you’ll learn a lot whether you took them or not. Rick[…]
We are thrilled to be able to offer seeds this year! Southern Exposure is known for their locally adapted seeds and promotion of regional heirlooms. In addition, all seeds are USDA Organically certified. Each packet is $2.50 and all proceeds benefit the Market. Jen and I picked our favorite varieties. We love spending hours pouring[…]