Organic Pest and Disease Control Workshop

Suzanne Slack, regional horticulture extension agent will discuss strategies for organic control of pests and diseases of vegetable crops Friday February 26th from 1-2:30 pm at the Grayson County Library meeting room. The library is located at 147 S Independence Ave, Independence, Virginia 24348 Come at noon if you’d like to join us for a potluck[…]

RECIPES FROM LAST COOKING DAY

Baked Apples: Peel and chop apples, melt 1/4 stick of butter, add 1 teaspoon cinnamon .  Cover and bake til soft-approximately 45 minutes. Carrot Soup: Jen made beautiful homemade stock and added 1/2 cup of chopped shallots(you can use onions or leeks) and 2 cloves of garlic, a 1 inch piece of ginger, 2 cups[…]

Building a Hoop House

Anthony Flacavento led a very popular Hoop House Demonstration Monday September 30th 2013 at the Bill Smith Farm. The workshop was sponsored by the NCSU Extension Service and Blue Ridge Seeds of Change. Alleghany High School Students attended as well as interested people from Alleghany, Ashe, Wilkes and Grayson Counties. A hoop house is a[…]

RECIPES FROM COOKING DAYS WITH CHEF JEN

1st COOKING DAY Roasted asparagus, roasted carrots: Pour about a tablespoon of olive oil and a good shake of salt over 1 pound of asparagus. Toss well to coat. Jen used a pan in the grill and closed the lid and roasted until the asparagus began to brown, then stirred and continued until all sides[…]

JULY EVENTS AT THE INDEPENDENCE FARMERS MARKET

Chef Jen Cavey will conduct a free cooking demonstration July 3 during regular market hours from 9am to 2pm. Enjoy free samples and the opportunity to watch a real chef at work. Learn to use the fresh fruits and vegetables found at the Farmers Market in new and delicious ways. Other July events include Wellness[…]

JUNE EVENTS AT THE MARKET

June will be busy at the Market! Chef Jen will be cooking June 5th. Come out for free samples and watch her do her magic on fresh veggies and meats from the market. June 12th is Herb Day featuring Ellen Reynolds of Beagle Ridge Herb Farm. The first free class at 10 am will feature[…]

GRAND OPENING AND SEED SWAP MAY 8th

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[…]

Gardening workshop with hands-on activities APRIL 18

Looking for a way to garden or farm and grow food and flowers for yourself, or to provide some extra income? Interested in a small way, a big way? Head for the next Independence Farmers Market workshop on April 18th at the Grayson Bank Conference Center in downtown Independence, VA. It’s a two-part all day[…]