Fiber Day and Christmas in August Craft Fair

August 18 is the last Fiber Day of the season as well as the Christmas in August Craft Fair. Local fiber artisans will anchor the Craft Fair. This is a great opportunity to purchase yarns, roving, raw fiber, baskets, and an array of knit, woven, and felted goods.  Come and meet the artisans who often raise the animals providing fiber for the handmade items in their booths.  Feel free to ask questions about farming with sheep, goats, alpacas, and rabbits, and see demonstrations of how raw fiber is turned into usable products.  In addition, this is a second Craft Day to feature local artisans and kick off the Christmas season; it’s never too early to support your neighbors by shopping locally.  Artisans do not have to be juried to join the Market, but all items must be handmade.

For more information about any of these events and pre-registering for the Craft Fair, please contact Michelle Pridgen at [email protected] or 276-768-0597.

The Independence Farmers Market is a proud member of VAFMA and is on the Virginia is for Farmers Market Lovers trail.  The On-line and regular Friday Farmers Markets welcome Snap and EBT and offer up to a $30 match for SNAP purchases to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.  This grant funding is provided by the Gus Schumaker Nutrition Incentive network.  In addition, the Market welcomes WIC and Senior Farmers Market coupons. The IFM is a project of Grayson LandCare.

For more information, please contact Michelle Pridgen, Market Manager at [email protected] or 276-768-0597.