Tomato Festival Kicks off August at the Market

The 5th annual Tomato festival on August 5th is a  great way to start the month of August at the Market.  Enter the Salsa contest and win $25!  No fruit salsas allowed this year, it’s the tomato festival after all!  Bring a quart of salsa to the Market by 10 am.  Tasting begins at 10:30[…]

JULY AT THE MARKET

We close out June with the 5th annual KIDS DAY on the 24th.  Don’t miss this fun-filled day of FREE and FABULOUS kids activities and give-aways featuring Cowboy Don, Ranger Amelia, Miss Ellie, Grayson County 4H, Blue Ridge Discovery Center and the Virginia Department of Health. July 1st is Cooking Day with Chef Jen-she’s planning lots[…]

June Events at the Market

Friends of the Market, It’s finally June and starting to feel like summer!  Lots of produce is coming into the Market and Chef Jen is ready to cook this Friday, June 3rd.  To date the menu includes carrot top pesto, grilled kale salad, beef  with shiitakes,  edible flowers, curried beets and carrots and ….June 10th[…]

Apple Day, Last Market and Grand Opening of On-line Market

Join us this Friday, October 9th for the LAST regular Market of the 2015 season. It’s Apple Day! Bring your entry for the Apple dessert contest to the Market by 11 am. Judging begins at noon. Prizes will be awarded! Bring your apples for the community apple pressing. It’s free. We’ll have apple juice available[…]

REMAINING EVENTS FOR 2015

Don’t worry, even though the kids have returned to school and the summer is coming to a close, there are still plenty of fun activities planned at the Market until we close October 9th! August 21-Fiber day with Deb Clemens.  Learn to raise rabbits,  10-11 am. September 4th-Cooking Day September 11th-Pepper Day, free pepper tasting[…]

AUGUST EVENTS

Celebrate National Farmers Market week at the Independence Farmers Market! It’s the 3rd annual Tomato Day  Friday the 7th.  Festivities include a free tomato tasting (bring your favorite to share!) and cooking demonstration by Chef Jen Cavey as part of the monthly 1st Friday cooking classes.  In addition, everyone is invited to participate in both[…]

GRAND OPENING AND SEED SWAP MAY 8th

Friday, May 8 is the Grand Opening of the 2015 Independence Farmers Market, beginning the regular market season every Friday from 9am to 2pm until the second Friday in October.  The Market is held in the Independence Town Park at the corner of Highways 21 and 58 across from the Historic Court House in downtown[…]