Cooking with Chef Jen and Squashtober

This is the last Cooking with Chef Jen for the season.  She’ll be cooking winter squash today for Squashtober. There are so many different varieties and they are great keepers so you can enjoy eating them all winter.  Samples are available and donations are appreciated.

Cooking with Chef Jen

It’s the first Friday of September and time once again for Cooking with Chef Jen.  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.

Tomato Festival AND Fiber Day AND Cooking with Chef Jen

Three Events on one day! The Tomato Festival features a People’s Choice tomato salsa contest, free tomato tasting, and new this year,a Tomato pie contest.  Chef Jen will be cooking with tomatoes. And the Fiber Guild joins the Market as well for this fun filled day. This is the last Fiber Day of the season[…]

Chef Jen cooks at the Market

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.

Chef Jen Cooks at the Market

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.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser

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[…]

September and October Events

Chef Jen  will be cooking on Pepper Day September 9th.  We’re thinking about a Chef Jen cookbook as a fund raiser for the Market.  Stop by the manager tent and tell Michelle if you’d be interested.  Enjoy our annual free pepper tasting.  Did you know that ALL peppers change color?  Taste green and ripe varieties side[…]

Tomato Festival Kicks off August at the Market

The 5th annual Tomato festival on August 5th is a  great way to start the month of August at the Market.  Enter the Salsa contest and win $25!  No fruit salsas allowed this year, it’s the tomato festival after all!  Bring a quart of salsa to the Market by 10 am.  Tasting begins at 10:30[…]