If seed sales this year are any indication, most of you planted a garden this year. The IFM and Grayson LandCare would like to encourage you to “Plant a row for the hungry”. Plant A Row for the Hungry (PAR) is a national people-helping-people program that encourages gardeners to grow a little extra and donate[…]
Grayson LandCare(GLC) is sponsoring a pest and beneficial bug photography contest. This was originally planned to be a special class of the Grayson County Fair photography contest. Unfortunately, like so many large events this year, the Fair has been cancelled. However, GLC decided to proceed with the competition. These should be common pests of our[…]
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,[…]
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 highlight of JAM Day is a performance by the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) from 11am to noon. There is still time to make jam and enter the new jam contest! The People’s Choice jam contest is sponsored by Log Jam who will be demonstrating their portable sawmill during the regular Market from 9am to[…]
It makes my heart happy to have you all as part of the IFM family. Thanks and Happy Valentine’s Day!
The Town of Independence is applying for funding that will include Town Park. If you are so inclined, please send a letter of support to our Town Manager Reid Walters BEFORE the end of February. Here are all the details and thanks! Independence is applying for a Community Development Block Grant from the Virginia Department[…]
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. Thanks for being part of the Farmers Market family and here’s to a wonderful 2019.