June 12, 2024

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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

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

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[...]

First Friday Cooking Day with Chef Jen

Independence Town Park

Cooking Days are back!  Join Chef Jen as she makes delicious quick dishes from whatever is available at the Market.  Free samples.  Donations are appreciated and help to fund our cooking program.

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

Gate Center Kitchen Davis Street, Independence, United States

Did you miss the earlier canning classes or just need a refresher now that your produce is coming in? 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[...]

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[...]

First Friday Cooking day with Chef Jen

Independence Town Park

Cooking Days are back!  Join Chef Jen as she makes delicious quick dishes from whatever is available at the Market.  Free samples.  Donations are appreciated and help to fund our cooking program.

Pepper Day Friday September 13

Town Park

This Friday is Pepper Day!  While the selection isn’t quite as extensive as our tomato tasting, it’s a great way to taste lots of sweet and hot peppers. Don’t worry, we’ll label the hot ones!  We’ll have water, but if you plan to eat lots of hot ones, bring your own milk or cheese.  Dairy[...]

Invasive plant Control, Sept 14

This was one of our most popular presentations last year.  If you need a refresher or missed the presentation last year, here's your chance.  Cynthia and Rick Taylor will share their expertise on how to control invasive plants common to our area.  The workshop is from  1-4pm, location to be announced.