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February 2020

Pest, disease and fertility workshop-Feb 8

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Default title VA United States + Google Map
$15

Join us for the 2nd workshop of the season February 08 from 9am to noon at the GLC/IFM office on 104 Courthouse Street. Cost is $15 and includes light refreshments. We'll discuss plant families, rotation and ways to reduce the need for costly chemicals. Learn to use the handy fertilizer calculator and planning for likely diseases and pests so you can catch things early when they are easier to control. We'll bring our favorite tools and control measures. We'll also…

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May 2020

Grand Opening and Mother’s Day Craft Fair May 8

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Independence Town Park

Join us for the opening of the 2020 Market Season in Town Park! We've invited area artisans to join us Opening Day so you can find a perfect gift for Mother's Day.

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Farm Day

May 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wagon Wheel Farm Independence, VA + Google Map

Join us Sunday May 24 th from 2- 5 pm at Wagon Wheel Farm, 1322 Gold Hill Rd, Independence VA for an afternoon of hands-on activities.  See and try out some of the best market garden tools. If you've taken our "Grow More Vegetables" class, you'll see those spacings and planting ideas in the ground and growing! Tour the greenhouse, high tunnel and field. Plant sale and Free kids activities. We'll repeat the demonstrations 3 times.  Vegetables will start on…

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June 2020

Cooking Day

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Independence Town Park

Join us June 5th for the first Cooking Day of the season. We cook at the Market the first Friday of the month, beginning in June. Learn to make an array of dishes from whatever is available at the Market.  Learn how to cook fresh, local food. and try new vegetables.  Samples are available and donations are appreciated.

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Kids Day

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free fun for the whole family during the entire Market!  At Kids Day, learn to throw a lasso, print with wood blocks, and have fun hula hooping and playing games. All activities are free and open to kids of all ages. Community partners include Cowbody Don, 4H, Virginia Department of Health, Blue Ridge Discovery Center, local artist Ellie Kirby, hula hoops with Laura, and Girl Scouts. Kids Day began in 2012 and was our 1st Farmers Market Event. It remains…

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July 2020

Cooking Day

July 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Independence Town Park

Join us the first Friday of the month, beginning in June, for Cooking Day. We make an array of dishes from whatever is available at the Market.  Learn how to cook fresh, local food.  Samples are available and donations are appreciated.

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