Tomato Festival AND Fiber Day

Two Events on one day! The Tomato Festival features a People’s Choice tomato salsa contest, free tomato tasting, Monster Tomato Weigh-in and Cooking Day. AND the Fiber Guild joins the Market as well for this fun filled day. This is the last Fiber Day of the season so be sure to come support these talented[…]

Tomato Festival This Friday!

What a busy day! The Tomato Festival features a People’s Choice tomato salsa contest, Monster Tomato weigh in, free tomato tasting and Cameron from Baywood Forest will will be cooking with tomatoes and mushrooms. Wait, there’s more! The Fiber Folks will join the Market as well for this fun filled day. Fiber Days were one[…]

2017 Schedule

Happy New Year!  Here’s the Independence Farmers Market schedule:  all Market days are Fridays unless noted otherwise.

May  12- Grand Opening

May 26-Herb Day.  Chef Jen cooks with herbs

June 9-1st of 2 Fiber Days

June 30-Kids Day.  Join Cowboy Don,Ranger Amelia,4H, BRDC and more for fun for the whole family

Tuesday July 4- Town Parade

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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[…]

JULY AT THE MARKET

We close out June with the 5th annual KIDS DAY on the 24th.  Don’t miss this fun-filled day of FREE and FABULOUS kids activities and give-aways featuring Cowboy Don, Ranger Amelia, Miss Ellie, Grayson County 4H, Blue Ridge Discovery Center and the Virginia Department of Health. July 1st is Cooking Day with Chef Jen-she’s planning lots[…]