We received the 2nd grant!

What a great way to start the New Year! The Town of Independence has been awarded $150,000 by the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission for the construction of the Independence Farmers Market. In the TRRC Financial Viability Assessment, TRRC staff stated; “This is perhaps the strongest farmers market request seen by the Commission to date,[…]

Thank you for another wonderful season

This Thanksgiving week finds me thankful for your support in making 2019 the best year ever for the Independence Farmers Market! With more than 20 farmers markets with 50 miles of Independence, we really appreciate that you choose to support our Market. The Independence Farmers Market started in 2008 when a few determined residents decided[…]

Join us tomorrow for the 1st Winter Market and Artisan Craft Fair

The Farmers Market will be back to Town Park tomorrow, Friday November 29 from 11 am to 2 pm! If you can’t make it, you’ll have a 2nd chance Saturday December 7 also from 11 am to 2pm. We’ve invited area artisans to join us just in time for your holiday shopping. Celebrate the beginning[…]

There’s still time to order wreaths and trees and support the Market

The IFM is pleased to offer beautiful wreaths and trees, grown without pesticides, from Brookgreen Farm again this year.  The wreaths  are handmade by Felicia Joyce.  You can pre-order on our Online Market, here’s the link    https://independencefarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/market or if you prefer,call or email me with your order and I’ll place it for you.  276-768-0597[…]

It’s official! Town receives $175,000 for Town Park

Here is the press release from Reid Walters, out Town manager. The Independence Town Council received notification from the United States Department of Agriculture that they have received $175,000 to help fund the construction of a farmers market on the town lot located at the corner of Highway 21 and Highway 58.The farmers market is[…]

Apple Festival THIS Friday

The Apple Festival is always a fun and busy day.  It’s also a little bittersweet because it marks the end of our regular Market season. If you have apples that you’d like to press, you’re welcome to bring them anytime during the Market.  We’ll have three presses-one just for the kids! You can get a[…]