We have a roof but we can’t move to Town Park yet!

We are all excited to see a roof on the pavilion! However that is only step one of many tasks still to be completed before we can move to Town Park: brick work on the pillars, wiring, plumbing, grading-that’s a  big one, then paving and finally construction of the bathrooms and stage. It’s a great[…]

2022 is our 15th season!

Time flies when you are having fun!  We are looking forward to celebrating IFM’s 15th season this year. We will hold our birthday party on October 14, our last market of the outdoor season.  Stay tuned for details. Thanks to all our wonderful customers and vendors who have helped us get this far! Here’s pictures[…]

Winter Market December 4

Have you missed the Market? You have 1 more chance!  We’ll be back on Courthouse street and the area behind the Gate Center for our last Winter Market on December 4th. The Market runs from 11am to 2pm with some vendors staying later for the parade crowd. We will bring back Kids Bucks for this[…]

WOW! The Frame is up!

60 timber framers from all over the country worked from October 1-10, in sunshine, drizzle and pouring rain, to complete a beautiful white oak frame for the pavilion at Town Park. It will be home for Town events and the Farmers Market, and the cornerstone of the park in the center of Independence. The Farmers[…]

Farmers Market is OPEN, we’re on Courthouse Street!

The construction of Town Park has started! The Timber framers will arrive October 1st to begin building the pavilion. In the meantime, the IFM has moved right across the street onto Courthouse Street (that’s where the GLC/IFM office is located) and the parking area behind the buildings. All your favorite vendors are still with us,[…]

How to volunteer to make the Timber Farmers Guild build of the IFM pavilion a success

Farmers Feeding Framers, an ad hoc committee of the Independence Farmer’s Market, is offering multiple opportunities for individuals, churches, and community groups to participate in the Timber Framer Guild raising a community pavilion and stage complex at the McKnight Lot at the intersection of routes 58 and 21 in downtown Independence.  Two meetings have been[…]

Great news!

Press Release: Town of Independence Partners with the Timber Framers Guild Mayor E.F. “Butch” Reeves, IV, and the Independence Town Council are pleased to announce that the Timber Framers Guild, of Cooperstown, New York, has agreed to build the new Independence Farmers’ Market structure, to be located at Independence Town Park at the intersection of[…]