Farmers Market is OPEN, we’re on Courthouse Street!

The construction of Town Park has started! The Timber framers will arrive October 1st to begin building the pavilion. In the meantime, the IFM has moved right across the street onto Courthouse Street (that’s where the GLC/IFM office is located) and the parking area behind the buildings. All your favorite vendors are still with us,[…]

How to volunteer to make the Timber Farmers Guild build of the IFM pavilion a success

Farmers Feeding Framers, an ad hoc committee of the Independence Farmer’s Market, is offering multiple opportunities for individuals, churches, and community groups to participate in the Timber Framer Guild raising a community pavilion and stage complex at the McKnight Lot at the intersection of routes 58 and 21 in downtown Independence.  Two meetings have been[…]

Great news!

Press Release: Town of Independence Partners with the Timber Framers Guild Mayor E.F. “Butch” Reeves, IV, and the Independence Town Council are pleased to announce that the Timber Framers Guild, of Cooperstown, New York, has agreed to build the new Independence Farmers’ Market structure, to be located at Independence Town Park at the intersection of[…]

We received the 2nd grant!

What a great way to start the New Year! The Town of Independence has been awarded $150,000 by the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission for the construction of the Independence Farmers Market. In the TRRC Financial Viability Assessment, TRRC staff stated; “This is perhaps the strongest farmers market request seen by the Commission to date,[…]

It’s official! Town receives $175,000 for Town Park

Here is the press release from Reid Walters, out Town manager. The Independence Town Council received notification from the United States Department of Agriculture that they have received $175,000 to help fund the construction of a farmers market on the town lot located at the corner of Highway 21 and Highway 58.The farmers market is[…]