February 5, 2015


2020 IFM Events -all events are Fridays unless noted otherwise

May 10- Grand Opening and Mother’s Day Craft Fair featuring the Fiber Artisans & Sandy Stoneman

Sunday, May 24- Farm Day Sunday 2-5 pm at Wagon Wheel Farm-FREE

June 5-1st Fridays Cooking Day -Cook the Kit!

June 19-one of only 2 Fiber Days this season.  Don’t miss it!

June 26-Kids Day.  Join Cowboy Don, 4H, Miss Ellie, hoops with Laura, BRDC and more! FREE fun for the whole family and KIDS BUCKS

July 3- 1st Fridays Cooking Day –Cook the Kit!

Saturday, July 4- Town of Independence Parade and festivities

July 10-Wellness Day Join VDH and area health professionals for free health information and KIDS BUCKS

July 17-Berry Festival.  Enter the Berry pie contest and win $100! and enjoy delicious sorbet to benefit the Market and everything Berry.  Co-sponsored by River Ridge Organics.

July 26 -Take a Break from the Interstate HWY 21yard sale weekend. And KIDS BUCKS

August 7-Tomato Festival– Free tomato tasting, enter the Monster Tomato contest and/or the salsa contest and win $100! And Cook the Kit! And Cooking Day.

Friday, August 7, 6pm-8pm, Saturday 9 am -3pm August 8- Grayson County Fair, Bottomley’s Evergreens, Elk Creek

August 14   KIDS BUCKS and Celebrate National Farmers Market Week 9-14 

August 21-Christmas in August Craft Day & Fiber Day.  Support local artisans and shop local and KIDS BUCKS

September 4-1st Fridays Cooking Day– Cook the Kit!

September 11-Pepper Day. Enjoy a free pepper tasting

October 2-Squashtober and Cooking Day.  Taste the vast array of winter and summer squash, last cooking day-Cook the Kit!

October 9-Apple Festival and end of the Market season.  Enter the Apple Dessert Contest, win $100! and join in the Community Cider Pressing.

November 27- 11am to 2pm, 1st Winter Market and Christmas Tree Fundraiser

Saturday, December 5-2nd Winter Market and Chili Cook-off.  Enter the Chili contest and win $100! Stay for the Christmas Parade and free Town Events

KIDS BUCKS are sponsored by United Health Care and The Virginia Tech Family Nutrition program.  The first 30 kids to visit will receive a $5 coupon to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables.       New this year: COOK THE KIT! Win a complete meal kit and recipe featured during our First Friday Cooking Day.

If you would like to sponsor a contest or event, please contact Michelle at 276-768-0597 or independencefarmersmarket@gmail.com