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.

On-Line Media Workshop and Pre-Season Vendor Meeting, April 8th

 

The Independence Farmers Market will host an On-line Media workshop Friday April 8th from 10:30 to 11:45 in the auditorium of the 1908 Courthouse.  Learn how to best use Facebook to promote your business.  To get the most out of the training, please bring your computer. The workshop is free and open to the public. In addition, paid season vendors will receive an additional hour of personalized training. See the instructor after the class to schedule a time.

The preseason vendor meeting will begin at noon with a potluck lunch.  The meeting will begin as soon as everyone is served.  Please bring any scales you plan to use at the market for certification.  In addition, Danny Neel will discuss the Senior coupon program. We’ll go over rules and fees and assign spaces.  Please send me a brief description of your business and some pictures for inclusion on the webpage(independencefarmersmarket@gmail.com).  Please also consider whether you want to be a vendor for the Wednesday evening Market beginning June 15th.  It will be included in your vendor fee.  See you then. Here’s to another great year!