May 30, 2024

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Cooking Day

Town Park

It's the first Friday of September and time once again for Cooking Day. This Friday features a dehydration demonstration from regional food safety agent, Sandy Stoneman. We'll be making fruit leather.  Learn how to make a healthy version of this favorite snack- just in time for packing school lunches!  Free samples will be available and[...]

Fermentation Friday AND Pepper Day

Town Park

Fermentation Friday returns to the Market on September 13.  Carrie Gualt of Bird and Hopper Farm will host 2 demonstrations on preparing fermented foods.  The demonstrations will begin at 10 am and again at noon.  Fermentation is an ancient method of food preservation and fermented foods are a healthy addition to any diet.  Fermentation kits[...]

Cooking Day and Squashtober

Town Park

This is the last Cooking Day for the season.  We'll be cooking winter squash today for Squashtober. There are so many different varieties and they are great keepers so you can enjoy eating them all winter.  Samples are available and donations are appreciated.

Apple Festival

Town Park

The Apple Festival is a community-wide event that celebrates apple season. The highlight is a community cider pressing—bring your apples to press with our presses!  We'll have three-one just for the kids! The Market also offers fresh pressed cider for donation as a fundraiser. The apple dessert contest is always hotly contested and it open[...]

1st Winter Market

The Farmers Market is back in Town Park Friday November 29 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[...]

Free

2nd Winter Market and Chili Cook-off

Town Park

The Farmers Market is back in Town Park Saturday December 7 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[...]

Free

Grow More Vegetables, for farm and garden, Jan 11

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

It’s back. Learn to pack a 21/2 X 5 foot raised bed with a huge amount of vegetables! It’s easy to multiply by 5 so this works for larger gardens too. This is an interactive vegetable growing workshop for all skill levels. We’ll meet at the Grayson LandCare/IFM office at 104 Courthouse Street, Saturday January[...]

$15

Pest, disease and fertility workshop-Feb 8

VA, United States

Join us for the 2nd workshop of the season February 08 from 9am to noon at the GLC/IFM office on 104 Courthouse Street. Cost is $15 and includes light refreshments. We'll discuss plant families, rotation and ways to reduce the need for costly chemicals. Learn to use the handy fertilizer calculator and planning for likely[...]

$15

OUTDOOR MARKET POSTONED

Hi Everyone,  We hope to reopen sometime this summer, but until the Governor lifts the stay at home order we will proceed with only the On-Line Market.  That Market is currently paused while we review safety procedures.

Pre-season Vendor Meeting POSTPONED

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

STAY TUNED:  WILL BE BY ZOOM OR EMAIL   Have you thought about becoming a vendor at the Farmers Market? Here's your chance to join returning vendors and find out about the coming season and enjoy a potluck lunch. Join us April 10 from 11-2 at the Grayson LandCare/IFM office at 104 Courthouse Street. 1)[...]

Free

POSTPONED/Grand Opening -please shop Online!

Independence Town Park

Join us for the opening of the 2020 Market Season in Town Park! We've invited area artisans to join us Opening Day so you can find a perfect gift for Mother's Day.

POSTPONED/Farm Day

Wagon Wheel Farm Independence, VA

Join us Sunday May 24 th from 2- 5 pm at Wagon Wheel Farm, 1322 Gold Hill Rd, Independence VA for an afternoon of hands-on activities.  See and try out some of the best market garden tools. If you've taken our "Grow More Vegetables" class, you'll see those spacings and planting ideas in the ground[...]