Pre-Season Vendor Meeting April 6, 2018

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. Tentatively scheduled for the Grayson Landcare office at 108 Courthouse street unless we need to move somewhere larger.

1) IF you plan to sell any kind of food: canned or baked goods or offer samples, including meats, please come at 10 am for a presentation by Sandy Stoneman. Rules have changed and there are lots of issues to cover.

2) All other vendors,  please come at 11am. We’ll cover rules, fees, online market and more.

3) If you are an artisan joining us for the 1st time, please bring 3 representative items for jurying.

4) If you plan to sell produce please plan to stay after the meeting for a presentation by Jen Cavey.

Looking forward to a another fun and fabulous season!

Last Winter Market Saturday December 2

Join us for a regular Farmers Market Saturday December 2 from 11-3 in Town Park. You’ll also be able to pickup the pesticide-free wreaths and trees you ordered from the Online Market. We will have some extra trees and wreaths but come early for the best selection! It’s also the 3rd Chili Cook-off! Free to enter, and $5 to taste all the chili. Last year we had 10 entries, so it’s a bargain! 1st prize is $100 sponsored by Chestnut Creek Counseling, $40 2nd prize sponsored by Jack and Jesse’s Melons and 3rd-10 prizes sponsored by the Mabe Family. Stay for the Parade (we’ll be in it) and the Town festivities! Visit with Santa in Town Park after the parade and more. A fun day for the whole family!

Free Raised Bed Workshop April 1st

Plan to join us Saturday April 1st from 10 am to 2 pm for a potluck lunch and a hands on raised bed workshop for all skill levels at the Grayson National Bank conference center in the Gywnn shopping center next to FoodCity

. We’ll talk about planting dates, spacing, interplanting and succession plantings. Using information from the best national and local gardeners you’ll learn to apply these techniques to a single raised bed or a full sized market garden. Hope to see you then! We are able to offer the workshop free of charge thanks to our FMPP grant from the USDA. The class is limited to 50 people. Please email Michelle Pridgen at independencefarmersmarket@gmail.com to register. Don’t forget to bring a dish to share.


Pre-season Vendor Meeting and Potluck lunch

Friday April 7th

Plan to join us Friday April 7st from 11 am to 2 pm for a potluck lunch  at the Grayson National Bank conference center in the Gywnn shopping center next to FoodCity

Learn about becoming an IFM vendor,sign up for the season and enjoy a potluck lunch with your fellow vendors. Please bring any scales you plan to use at the Market so they can be certified by VDACS.