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August 2020

Tomato Festival

August 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Tomato Festival features a People’s Choice tomato salsa contest, free tomato tasting, Monster Tomato Weigh-in    This is your chance to sample all the different varieties we sell at the Market for free. You can also enter the People’s Choice salsa contest and Monster tomato weigh in. Prizes for the Salsa contest are $100- first, $30 second, $20 third. A big thank you to our generous sponsors; Matthews Foundation and Skyline Bank.  The Weigh-in is a winner take all…

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Cooking Day

August 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us the first Friday of the month, beginning in June, for Cooking Day. We make an array of dishes from whatever is available at the Market.  Learn how to cook fresh, local food.  Samples are available and donations are appreciated. Chef Jen will cook a recipe 3 times during the Market at 10, 11 and noon. There will be a random drawing each time among participants and the winner will take home a bag with the featured recipe and…

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Grayson County Fair

August 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for the 3rd Grayson County Fair! The 2020 Grayson County Fair will be held Friday August 7 from 6-8 pm and Saturday August 8 from 9am to 3 pm at Bottomley’s Farm and Evergreens in Elk Creek. We made great strides last year with more exhibits, vendors, and livestock categories.  This year look for more vendors and demonstrators and fun stuff for the kids to do. It's fun and easy to join the fun and enter one (or…

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Fiber Day and Christmas In August Craft Fair

August 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Last Fiber Day of the season. Don't miss it!   The Blue Ridge Fiber Guild  will join the weekly Farmers Market. 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…

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September 2020

Cooking Day

September 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us the first Friday of the month, beginning in June, for Cooking Day. We make an array of dishes from whatever is available at the Market.  Learn how to cook fresh, local food.  Samples are available and donations are appreciated. Chef Jen will cook a recipe 3 times during the Market at 10, 11 and noon. There will be a random drawing each time among participants and the winner will take home a bag with the featured recipe and…

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November 2020

First Winter Market

November 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Independence Town Park

The Farmers Market is back in Town Park Friday November 27 from 11 am to 2 pm for our 1st of 2 Winter Markets. Kick off the Holiday season by shopping locally for delicious local products and beautiful crafts. Enjoy free Kids activities at the Market This is the first day to pick up your pre-ordered Christmas trees and wreaths from Brookgreen Farm.

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December 2020

2nd Winter Market and Chili cook-off

December 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Independence Town Park

The Farmers Market is back in Town Park Saturday December 5 from 11 am to 2 pm for our 2nd Winter Market and Chili Cook-off. Enjoy free kids activities, shop for delicious local products  and beautiful crafts and stay for the Parade and Town Activities.Be sure to enter or judge the Chili Cook-off. A $5 ticket lets you taste all the chili and vote for your favorite, we had a dozen entries last year, so it's a bargain. FREE to…

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May 2021

Cook the Kit

May 28, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Independence Town Park

Join  Arwen Cayton of Matthews Living History Farm Museum for Cook the Kit.  Everything you need to make a delicious breakfast or dinner of grits and greens with sausage and eggs in kit form.  Each box contains a recipe, a link to the cooking video, a colander, spices, butter and parmesan, plus fresh, local ingredients. The boxes are completely free to the 1st 13 families with kids.  You do need to fill out an information form so Arwen can write…

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June 2021

Nutrition Day- June 4

June 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Independence Town Park

Join Andrea Wann of the Virginia Family Nutrition Program and Sandy Stoneman of VA extension for healthy recipes using fresh Farmers Market products.

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May 2022

Opening Day, May 6, Mother’s Day Craft Fair

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Courthouse Street

Surprise, we are opening a week early so we can celebrate all the wonderful women in our lives on Mother's Day.  We will be opening on Courthouse street this year.  In addition to our usual vendors, we'll be joined by other craft artisans as well. We are looking forward to moving to Town Park under the new pavilion sometime this season. This will be our 15th year!  Thanks to Taffney Taylor Collins, Maureen Madden and Carol Lundgrun for starting the…

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