Tomato Festival THIS Friday!

The Tomato Festival is back!  We’ll have a free tomato tasting, a People’s choice salsa contest and the Monster Tomato weigh-in AND Miss Andrea is back with Healthy Kids Bucks for the the first 50-yes 50!- Kids.  $10 of Kids Bucks to buy fresh fruits and vegetables and eggs. This is your chance to taste[…]

National Farms Market Week- August 7-13

Hello Independence Farmers Market Friends. It’s almost National Farmers Market Week!  Think of your favorite Independence Farmers Market story and either write it on piece of paper or send me an email.  Pictures are great too.  Everyone who submits an entry by noon on the 12th will be entered to win a bag of Market[…]

Fiber Day and Christmas in August Craft Fair

August 19 is the last Fiber Day of the season as well as the Christmas in August Craft Fair. Local fiber artisans will anchor the Craft Fair. 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[…]

Berry Day-THIS FRIDAY the 22nd

It’s time for the Berry Festival! Fire up those ovens and bring your pie to the Market Friday between 9-10am.  Judging starts at 10:30.  You could win $100! It’s going to be hot, so plan to cool off with refreshing berry sorbet!  This is a Market Fundraiser.  Scoops are $2, frozen pints are $7.  Raspberry,[…]

Tomato Festival August 5th

The Tomato Festival is back!  We’ll have a free tomato tasting, a People’s choice salsa contest and the Monster Tomato weigh-in. This is your chance to taste most of the tomatoes at the Market for free and vote for your favorite. To enter the salsa contest, bring a quart of salsa to the Market by 10[…]

July Events at the Market

The Independence Farmers Market features several special events on Fridays in July. Plan to attend Wellness Day, the Berry Festival and the HWY 21-yard sale. All events are free and open to the public and occur during the entire Market from 9am to 1pm at our temporary location on Courthouse Street, the Gate Center parking[…]

Kids Bucks

IFM started our Kids Bucks program during the pandemic to replace our Kids Corner.  We followed the same rules as the Healthy Kids Bucks distributed by the Virginia Family Nutrition Program (VFNP) to avoid confusion about what kids could purchase with their bucks. After discussions with our board and vendors, we decided to make IFM[…]