Fall Finale October 13

Join us Friday October 13 from 9am to 1pm for the Fall Finale.  Formerly known as Apple Day, the event features a free community apple pressing, an apple dessert contest and a great pumpkin contest. This is the last Market of the regular season.

Bakers of all ages are encouraged to enter the Apple Dessert Contest.  Bring your entries to the market by 10:30am, judging begins at 11. Any remaining desserts will be sold by the slice to benefit the Market after the winner is announced as soon is the judging is complete.  The top prize is a $100. You are also invited to bring your largest home-grown pumpkin to the Market by 11am.  Entries will be weighed and the winner will receive $100. Thanks to the Law office of Jonathon Venzie for sponsoring the Apple Dessert Contest and Wagon Wheel Farm for sponsoring the Great Pumpkin contest.  Three apple presses will be in operation. Everyone is invited to bring apples and containers to the Market to press free of charge.  The Market will also be pressing apples and the juice will be available for a donation to the Market.  In addition, a small press will be available at the Kids Corner. Continue reading “Fall Finale October 13”

Apple Day, Last Market and Grand Opening of On-line Market

Join us this Friday, October 9th for the LAST regular Market of the 2015 season. It’s Apple Day! Bring your entry for the Apple dessert contest to the Market by 11 am. Judging begins at noon. Prizes will be awarded! Bring your apples for the community apple pressing. It’s free. We’ll have apple juice available for a donation to the Market.

Don’t forget to buy a raffle ticket for the amazing Weigand Walnut coffee table/bench. Tickets are only $5 and it’s a beautiful piece of local craftsmanship. Thanks to Richard and Judy for their generous donation to the Market.


And I’ve saved the best for last. As Taffy mentioned in her comment, The Independence Farmers Market has received another FMPP Grant thanks to the hard work and excellent grant writing skills of the Farmers Market Committee Chair, Rick Cavey.


Not only does Rick grow great vegetables, he writes the Grants that give the Market the funds that help us teach our community how to do it too. Look for more great workshops, cooking demonstrations and farm tours. Thanks Rick!
AND the online Market opens Friday afternoon. 1st pickup is Friday the 16th from 10 to noon at the 1908 Courthouse. Just click the “on-line Market” tab at the top of the page. Create your account and start shopping.

We’ll also have our 2 Winter Markets and Christmas Tree fundraiser days on November 27th and December 5th.


Hope to see you Friday and bring a friend!

REMAINING EVENTS FOR 2015

Don’t worry, even though the kids have returned to school and the summer is coming to a close, there are still plenty of fun activities planned at the Market until we close October 9th!

August 21-Fiber day with Deb Clemens.  Learn to raise rabbits,  10-11 am.

September 4th-Cooking Day

September 11th-Pepper Day, free pepper tasting

September 18th- Fiber Day with Vivian.  Learn to raise alpacas, 10-11 am.

October 2nd Cooking Day and Customer Appreciation Day

October 9th- Apple Day and Grand Closing!  Bring your apples for a free cider pressing and  enter the Apple Dessert Contest.  It’s also the last Fiber Day.  Learn to raise goats with Deb Clemens.

October 10th-the On-line market opens for orders to be picked up at the 1908 Courthouse from 10-noon on Friday October 16th.  The On-line market will be open until the Market opens again in Town Park Friday May 13th 2016.

November 27th-Green Friday!  Winter Market and Christmas Tree Fundraiser.  Pre-order your beautiful pesticide-free tree and wreaths on the On-line Market and pick it up at Town Park. We’ll have a few extra trees as well as wreaths for sale.  Shop for Christmas presents at our Winter Market.

December 5th-Winter Market and Christmas Tree Fundraiser. Here’s another chance to pre-order your beautiful pesticide-free tree and wreaths on the On-line Market and pick it up at Town Park. We’ll have a few extra trees as well as wreaths for sale.  Shop for Christmas presents at our Winter Market.  Enter the Chili cook-off or come and taste and vote for your favorite.  Prizes will be awarded.  Stay for the Christmas parade and check out the Farmers Market Float.  Maybe I can talk someone else into wearing the cow costume this year!

Stay tuned for the popular and informative Independence Farmers Market Workshops in 2016