March 2, 2024

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Grow More Vegetables, Part two: Pest, disease and irrigation

Grayson LandCare/IFM office 104 Courthouse Street, Independence, VA, United States

Everyone is invited to an interactive vegetable growing workshop for all skill levels at the Grayson LandCare office, Saturday March 2nd from 9 am to noon. The office is located at 104 Courthouse Street in Independence. Cost is $15 and light refreshments will be served. This is the second part of our Grow More Vegetables[...]

Pre-season Vendor meeting

VA, United States

Please plan to attend our annual pre-season vendor meeting and potluck Friday April 5 from 11-2  at the  VFW HALL,115 Klondike Rd, Independence, VA 24348.  Attendance is expected if you plan to be a vendor this year.  If possible, bring your scale and Donna will check them Monday the 8th.  We can figure out the[...]

Seed Library Open House April 13

Wythe-Grayson Regional Library

Everyone is invited to join us for an open house at the Wythe-Grayson Public Library Saturday April 13 from 1-3pm. The library is the host for the seed library which got it's start during the pandemic as seeds became expensive and in some cases hard to find. The premise of the Seed Library is that[...]

Opening Day, Fiber Day AND Artisan Craft Fair.

Town Park

We will open the 2024 season the First Friday in May again this year to give everyone extra time to shop with our fabulous vendors for Mother's Day gifts and to buy vegetable and flowering plants for our gardens.

Potluck, Plant sale, Tour and meeting June 17 6pm

Church of the Good Shepherd

It's a field trip, cookout, plant sale and tour! Everyone is invited to the permaculture garden for a cookout and "ragged" plant sale. The cookout begins at 6pm at the garden at the Church of the Good Shepherd located at 9441 Grayson Pkwy, Galax, VA 24333., please bring a side dish to share. This will[...]

KIDS DAY

Town Park

Join us for fun, free activities for Kids of all ages June 21st.  Kids Day was the first event ever held at the Market. It started in 2012. Join Andrea Wann and the Virginia Family Nutrition Program for KIDS BUCKS sponsored by Molina Health Care.  The 1st 25 kids to the Market get a $10[...]

No Mow, an introduction to Permaculture Principals June 22

Are you tired of spending your free time mowing? Save time and money while helping pollinators and wildlife! Learn to use permaculture design principles to reduce maintenance and increase enjoyment of your space, no matter how large or small.  Cynthia Taylor will lead this workshop Saturday, June 22 from 9 am to noon at the Grayson[...]

Wellness Day July 12

Town Park

Wellness Day features many local healthcare providers and offers free health screenings and activities for the community and vendors. Community partners include VDH, Twin County Hospital, In Total Health, Virginia Tech Family Nutrition, and more. Wellness Day began in 2015 in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health.

Introduction to Canning July 13

VA, United States

Join us for this Introduction to canning workshop Saturday July 13 from 1-4 pm.  We highlight both water bath and pressure canning.  I confess, I am a rank amateur  when it comes to pressure canning.  So let's learn together!  We make water bath pickles and pressure can some beans. Location TBA.  Please RSVP so we[...]

Berry Festival July 19

Town Park

Join us for Berry Day on July 19.  Thanks very much to River Ridge Organics for sponsoring the event again this year. They have sponsored Berry Day and donated their berries for our sorbet fundraiser since 2017! Our first Berry Festival was in 2013 and featured the Berry Pie contest. This year Berry Sorbet using[...]

21 Yardsale July 26

Town Park

This is the only IFM vendors can sell things they didn't raise or make.  Join the giant yards ale that stretches from Elkin to Wytheville on HWY 21.

Tomato Day August 2th

Town Park

Join us Friday August 2nd for the Annual Tomato Day.  Enjoy a free tomato tasting, the Monster Tomato Contest and the Salsa Contest!   Bring your largest tomato to the market by 11am  The Weigh off is at high noon!  First place is $100, winner take all.  The Salsa contest is People's Choice.  Bring a quart[...]