We open THIS FRIDAY, May 6!

Opening Day is almost here!  We hope to see you THIS Friday, May 6th.   We have a record 37 vendors planning to join us! We will be set up on Courthouse Street, in the Gate Center parking lot AND on the 1908 Courthouse lawn.  Please stop by the managers tent-the 1st tent on Courthouse Street[…]

Meet our vendors!

We have a record 37 vendors signed up for our Grand Opening and Mother’s Day Artisan Craft Fair! Here’s the list of vendors with the code of what they sell. All products may not be available this Friday. A=Artisan, B=Baked Goods, C=Canned goods, E=Eggs, F=flowers, L=Live Plants( I know but p=produce!) M=Meat, P=Produce The numbers[…]

It’s almost planting time!

We talked about using the broad fork for bed preparation in our “Grow More Vegetable” classes. Here are some pictures I took last spring.  Mid to late March is the time to start planting peas, spinach, kale, carrots and cabbage outside.  The row cover is handy in case we get a cold snap. The large[…]

Kids Corner-Seed Bomb Lollipops

Join us at the Kid’s Corner on June 14th at the Independence Farmers Market between 10-11 am to make SEED BOMB LOLLIPOPS!  Kids of all ages are welcome to participate and activities are always free.

Farm Day

Join us Sunday May 26th 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 and[…]

See you THIS Friday for our Grand Opening!

It’s hard to believe that opening day is here at last.  We have a great day planned! Chef Charles Parker from Heartwood is now the Local Food Ambassador for Friends of Southwest Virginia.  He will be hosting a cooking demonstration during the entire  Market. We have added an Artisan Craft Fair so you can do[…]