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May 2018

Farm Day

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wagon Wheel Farm Independence, VA

Join us Sunday May 27th from 2- 5 pm at Wagon Wheel Farm, 1132 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.

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June 2018

Chef Jen Cooks at the Market

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Town Park

Join us the first Friday of the month, beginning in June, for Cooking with Chef Jen.  She makes 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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Kids Korner-seed bombs

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Town Park

  Join us at the Kid’s Corner  June 8th, to kickoff the season by making seed bombs together!  We’ll also learn about pollinators and their important role they play in our environment by planting a pollinator garden in our raised bed.  

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Fiber Day

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Town Park

1st of ONLY 2 Fiber Days. Don't miss it!   The Blue Ridge Fiber Guild will hold 2 Fiber Days at the Market this year: June 15 and August 3 during regular Market hours from 9am to 1pm. Local fiber vendors will join the weekly Farmers Market. This is a great opportunity to purchase yarns, roving, raw fiber, baskets, and an array of knit, woven, and felted goods.  Come and meet the artisans who often raise the animals providing fiber for…

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Kids Korner-Garden Design Using Seed Catalogs

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Town Park

Join us June 15th at the Independence Farmers Market to design your own garden!  We’ll be exploring seed catalogs to pick out the tastiest fruits and veggies as well as our favorite flowers and cutting and pasting the pictures onto our very own garden design and garden journals!  We’ll also learn more about companion planting!

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Kids Korner-Shoe planters

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Town Park

This week at the Kid’s Corner we’ll be planting in old shoes!  We’re always looking for ways to teach kids to re-use old items.  What better way to impart this lesson by using old, worn out shoes for planting new plants!  It looks pretty cool too!  Bring your old shoes for planting or use some of ours!  

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Ice Cream Social Fundraiser

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Dairy Month with our 2nd Annual Ice cream social fundraiser Sunday June 24 from 2-5pm. We close down Courthouse Street and serve ice Cream with delicious homemade toppings and desserts. $10, kids under 10, $5.  All proceeds go to fund the Farmers Market.

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Kids Day

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Town Park
Free

Free fun for the whole family during the entire Market!  At Kids Day, learn to throw a lasso, print with wood blocks, milk a “cow,” 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, Girl Scouts, and Bessie the wooden cow. Kids Day began in 2012 and was our…

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July 2018

Chef Jen cooks at the Market

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Town Park

Come to the Market and see what Chef Jen will cook today!.  She'll 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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Kids Korner-Painting with fruits and veggies

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Town Park

Join us for a fun morning of painting with fruits and veggies!  Here at the Farmers Market, we believe any time you can involve paint AND produce, is a pretty good time!

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