We have a roof but we can’t move to Town Park yet!

We are all excited to see a roof on the pavilion! However that is only step one of many tasks still to be completed before we can move to Town Park: brick work on the pillars, wiring, plumbing, grading-that’s a  big one, then paving and finally construction of the bathrooms and stage. It’s a great[…]

2022 is our 15th season!

Time flies when you are having fun!  We are looking forward to celebrating IFM’s 15th season this year. We will hold our birthday party on October 14, our last market of the outdoor season.  Stay tuned for details. Thanks to all our wonderful customers and vendors who have helped us get this far! Here’s pictures[…]

WOW! The Frame is up!

60 timber framers from all over the country worked from October 1-10, in sunshine, drizzle and pouring rain, to complete a beautiful white oak frame for the pavilion at Town Park. It will be home for Town events and the Farmers Market, and the cornerstone of the park in the center of Independence. The Farmers[…]

Great news!

Press Release: Town of Independence Partners with the Timber Framers Guild Mayor E.F. “Butch” Reeves, IV, and the Independence Town Council are pleased to announce that the Timber Framers Guild, of Cooperstown, New York, has agreed to build the new Independence Farmers’ Market structure, to be located at Independence Town Park at the intersection of[…]

It’s official! Town receives $175,000 for Town Park

Here is the press release from Reid Walters, out Town manager. The Independence Town Council received notification from the United States Department of Agriculture that they have received $175,000 to help fund the construction of a farmers market on the town lot located at the corner of Highway 21 and Highway 58.The farmers market is[…]

We need your letters of support for Town Park

The Town of Independence is applying for funding that will include Town Park. If you are so inclined, please send a letter of support to our Town Manager Reid Walters BEFORE the end of February. Here are all the details and thanks! Independence is applying for a Community Development Block Grant from the Virginia Department[…]