Cooking Day and Squashtober-October 7

Join us the first Friday of the month,  for Cooking Day. Today we’ll feature the vas array of winter and summer squash. 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[…]

Pepper Day

Here’s your chance to taste the wide variety of sweet and hot peppers at our annual pepper tasting.

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[…]

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[…]

Enter the Grayson County Fair!

The Grayson County Fair will be held August 13 and 14.  Thanks to Bottomley’s Evergreens and Farms for hosting the Fair at their warehouse in Elk Creek again this year. Bring your entries to Bottomley’s THIS Thursday August 12 from 7am to 7pm. The Fair has a full range of competitions this year.  Do you[…]