Kids Day

Free fun for the whole family during the entire Market!  At Kids Day, learn to throw a lasso, print with wood blocks, milk a “cow,” and have fun hula hooping and playing games. All activities are free and open to kids of all ages. Community partners include Cowbody Don, 4H, Virginia Department of Health, Blue[…]

Kids Corner-Shoe planters

Join us this week at the Kid’s Corner from 10-11 am to plant in old shoes!  We’re always looking for ways to teach kids to re-use old items.  What better way to impart this lesson by using old, worn out shoes for planting new plants!  It looks pretty cool too!  Bring your old shoes for[…]

Kids Corner-Hammer flower and leaf printing

Join us at the Kid’s Corner on June 15th at the Independence Farmers Market between 10-11 am to celebrate Fiber Day!  We’ll be hammering leaves and flowers onto fabric to make beautiful prints you can take home!  Kids of all ages are welcome to participate and activities are always free.

Kids Corner- Seed Bombs and Garden Planting

Join us at the Kid’s Corner on June 8th, from 10-11 am, to kickoff the season by making seed bombs!  We’ll also learn about pollinators and the important role they play in our environment by planting a pollinator garden in our raised bed.  Kids of all ages are welcome to participate and activities are always[…]


It’s time once again for the  4th Annual Winter Markets and Christmas Tree Fundraiser.  The Farmers Market returns to Town Park in Downtown Independence on Friday, November 27th and Saturday December 5th, from 10 am to 3 pm. Free Kids activities include decorating cookies, making marshmallow snowmen and creating pressed flower Christmas cards. <a Pick[…]


Friday, May 8 is the Grand Opening of the 2015 Independence Farmers Market, beginning the regular market season every Friday from 9am to 2pm until the second Friday in October.  The Market is held in the Independence Town Park at the corner of Highways 21 and 58 across from the Historic Court House in downtown[…]