Sign-on Letter: Urge Sec. Bettina Ring to equate Virginia Farmers Markets with grocery stores and other retail outlets for the purposes of COVID19 containment policies Dear Secretary Ring, The Virginia Farmers Market Association is a member-based Association of Farmers Markets, farmers, and affiliate partners dedicated to promoting the direct farmer-to-consumer relationship, supporting Virginia’s independent farmers,[…]
2020 IFM Events -all events are Fridays unless noted otherwise May 10- Grand Opening and Mother’s Day Craft Fair featuring the Fiber Artisans & Sandy Stoneman Sunday May 24- Farm Day Sunday 2-5 pm at Wagon Wheel Farm-FREE June 5-1st Fridays Cooking Day -Cook the Kit! June 19-one of only 2 Fiber Days this season. […]
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.
October at the Farmers Market opens with Squashtober on October 4 during regular Market hours, 9am to 1pm. Market vendors will prepare their favorite squash and it will be available to sample. There are hundreds of varieties of summer and winter squashes. The Market offers tastings to encourage the public to try fruits and vegetables[…]
The Apple Festival is a community-wide event that celebrates apple season. The highlight is a community cider pressing—bring your apples to press with our presses! We’ll have three-one just for the kids! The Market also offers fresh pressed cider for donation as a fundraiser. The apple dessert contest is always hotly contested and it open[…]
Join Sandy Stoneman at the Market this Friday and learn to make fruit leathers-aka fruit roll-ups. This homemade version has WAY less sugar. Chef Charles has an injury and can’t join us, but here are the recipes from his last visit. Charles started with a bone broth soup. He started by sauteing onions, carrots and[…]
Join us THIS Friday for Fiber Day! We rescheduled due to morning drizzle on August 23rd. It’s 112 days until Christmas, but it’s never too early to support your neighbors by shopping locally. Our talented fiber artisans always have an amazing array of beautiful products and they are always willing to chat about fiber, knitting,[…]