Apple Festival October 12, 9am to 1pm

  Do you want to win $100? It’s time to fire up your oven and enter the Apple Dessert Contest!  Not as fussy as the traditional berry pie contest, any dessert that features apples is fair game.  Just make sure to get it to the Market by 10:15.  I’m usually at the Market by 7:30[…]

Using the Online Market is easy!

ON-LINE MARKET PRIMER Have you thought about ordering On-line and just didn’t know how to get started?  Follow these easy steps! 1) Go to the Online Market.  Here’s the link:https://independencefarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/market, or you can click on “Online Market” tab on the Market homepage. 2) Click the “Sign In” button  to get started. If you’d like to look around[…]

Recipes from Cooking Day-September 7

Jen and Suzanne started the day by spiralizing squash.  Spiralized squash makes a really delicious pasta substitute.  We tried it out on Kim Moxley’s culinary arts students and they were ALL pleasantly surprised.  You can buy one online or locally at Walmart.  They are about $15 for the counter top version, much less for this[…]

Fermentation Friday, September 28

We are very pleased to have Bird and Hopper Farm present 2 fermentation demonstrations on Friday September 28 at the Market.  The first will begin at 10 am, the second will start at noon.  Fermentation kits will be available for sale. Fermentation is a very old method of food preservation. It has been around since the[…]

September Events at the Market feature peppers.

The September edition of the Market’s cooking program, First Fridays with Chef Jen, features peppers. Peppers come in all shapes, sizes, flavors and heat levels.  Wikipedia estimates there are 50,000 varieties of “Capsicum” (pepper) cultivars. Peppers add so much flavor and can be a main course as well as an ingredient in almost anything.  Chef Jen will[…]