On-line Market IS Open

We are taking the Corona Virus seriously as well as our commitment to bringing you fresh, healthy local food.  Here is our plan. Independence Farmers Market Customers/Vendors/Staff, Considering all of the recent closures, you are probably wondering how the Market will proceed in this unpredictable and dangerous health crisis. While it seems prudent to close[…]

Ordering Online is easy!

Have you thought about ordering On-line and just didn’t know how to get started?  Follow these easy steps! Go to the Online Market. Here’s the link https://independencefarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/market or you can click on “Online Market” tab on the Market homepage. 2) Click the “Sign In” button  to get started. If you’d like to look around first,[…]

Please support Farmers Markets-sign the letter!

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,[…]

Join us tomorrow for the 1st Winter Market and Artisan Craft Fair

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[…]

Apple Festival THIS Friday

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[…]

Squashtober

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[…]

Apple Festival

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[…]

Cooking Day this Friday/recipes from Chef Charles

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[…]