Bug photography contest closes September 16

Just a reminder to enter the Grayson LandCare(GLC) pest and beneficial bug photography contest. The last day to submit entries is Wednesday September 16th.  The winners will be announced via Zoom during the regular monthly GLC meeting Monday September 21 at 7pm.  Winners will also be posted on the GLC and IFM facebook pages, webpages[…]

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,[…]

Thank you for another wonderful season

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[…]

JAM DAY this Friday

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[…]

We need your letters of support for Town Park

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[…]