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March 2018

Empty Bowls Fundraiser

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Independence VFW Hall

The Independence Farmers Market is happy to partner with the Arts Council of the Twin Counties for our third Empty Bowls Fundraiser.  We'll be back at the VFW Hall in Independence. Suggested donation is $10-$15 and all proceeds will go to Back-pack Buddies and the SNAP Match program at the IFM.  Once again, all soups will be made from scratch from fresh, local ingredients by Chef Jen and other talented cooks of the IFM.  This year Hannah Martin of Heartmoss…

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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

Ag Innovations Expo and Land Stewardship contest

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come to the Grayson County High School to learn about new developments in agriculture and see the projects developed by area students.

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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, 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 Corner- Seed Bombs and Garden Planting

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

Join us at the Kid’s Corner on June 8th, from 10-11 am, to kickoff the season by making seed bombs!  We’ll also learn about pollinators and the important role they play in our environment by planting a pollinator garden in our raised bed.  Kids of all ages are welcome to participate and activities are always free.  

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Empty Bowls Fundraiser, Saturday June 9 4-6:30 pm

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Independence VFW Hall
$10 - $15
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Fiber Day and getting ready for canning season

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 Corner-Hammer flower and leaf printing

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

Join us at the Kid's Corner on June 15th at the Independence Farmers Market between 10-11 am to celebrate Fiber Day!  We'll be hammering leaves and flowers onto fabric to make beautiful prints you can take home!  Kids of all ages are welcome to participate and activities are always free.

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