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April 2018

Pre-season Vendor meeting

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Skyline Bank Conference Center, Guynn Shopping Center
Independence, VA United States
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Have you thought about becoming a vendor at the Farmers Market? Here's your chance to join returning vendors and find out about the coming season and enjoy a potluck lunch. The main meeting will be from 11-2 at the Skyline Bank Conference Center in the Guynn Shopping Center 1) IF you plan to sell canned or baked goods or offer samples,including meats,please come at 10am for a presentation by Sandy Stoneman. Rules have changed and there are lots of issues…

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May 2018

Grand Opening!

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for the opening of the 2018 Market Season in Town Park!

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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 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 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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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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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 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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Wellness Day

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Town Park

Wellness Day features many local healthcare providers and offers free health screenings and activities for the community and vendors. Community partners include VDH, Twin County Hospital, In Total Health, Virginia Tech Family Nutrition, and more. Wellness Day began in 2015 in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health. 

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Berry Festival

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Town Park

Join us and sponsor River Ridge Organics for the 6th Annual Berry Festival Friday, July 20  Featuring a berry pie contest, free berry tasting, berry pancakes and a berry sorbet fundraiser for the Market. Vendors highlight berries and berry products. River Ridge Organics is USDA certified berry farm near Mouth of Wilson. You can find their berries at the Friday and On-line Farmers Markets.  River Ridge donated the berries for the Sorbet fundraiser that is a highlight of Berry Day. …

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