It’s planting time! Here’s a refresher on using the fertilizer calculator. My test results for the high tunnel told me I needed to add all of the major nutrients-N, P, and K as well as lime. N is nitrogen which primarily promotes healthy leaves. P is phosphorus for good roots, and K is potassium[…]
Cooking demos are one of my favorite things at the Market. Until we can cook again, I thought you might enjoy one of Jen’s recipes. There are lots of greens 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[…]
Because of Covid 19 we will not be opening in Town Park. We have moved our On-line Market to Fridays until current restrictions are lifted. So, if you still would like local products, here’s how to order On-line. Go to the Online Market. Here’s the link https://independencefarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/market or you can click on “Online Market” tab[…]
We talked about using the broad fork for bed preparation in our “Grow More Vegetable” classes. Here are some pictures I took last spring. Mid to late March is the time to start planting peas, spinach, kale, carrots and cabbage outside. The row cover is handy in case we get a cold snap. The large[…]
This Thanksgiving week finds me thankful for your support in making 2019 the best year ever for the Independence Farmers Market! With more than 20 farmers markets with 50 miles of Independence, we really appreciate that you choose to support our Market. The Independence Farmers Market started in 2008 when a few determined residents decided[…]
The Farmers Market will be back to Town Park tomorrow, Friday November 29 from 11 am to 2 pm! If you can’t make it, you’ll have a 2nd chance Saturday December 7 also from 11 am to 2pm. We’ve invited area artisans to join us just in time for your holiday shopping. Celebrate the beginning[…]
The Apple Festival is always a fun and busy day. It’s also a little bittersweet because it marks the end of our regular Market season. If you have apples that you’d like to press, you’re welcome to bring them anytime during the Market. We’ll have three presses-one just for the kids! You can get a[…]
It’s always a pleasure to host the World Changers 4H club at the Market. They will be showing some of their small animals, practicing public speaking and selling crafts as well. I hope you’ll stop by and show your support for this talented group of young people.