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LOTS of PRODUCE AVAILABLE!


Hey Friends!

The online market is full of produce! We have beets, broccoli, cucumbers, carrots, onions, garlic, lettuce, kale, mushrooms, rainbow chard and even EGGPLANT available to order! A lot of what is available can be frozen, dehydrated or even canned and enjoyed later in the year! Seriously, you won’t regret preserving all of this delicious, tasty, locally grown produce this Winter! If you are available to pick up an order on Wednesday at Grayson Landcare between 4 pm and 6 pm then help our vendors out by placing an order this week.

Thanks and have a great day!

Abby

Market is OPEN for June 28th pickup!


Good evening!

It’s that time of the week, the market is open for ordering! You have plenty of time to kick back, look through the market, and check things off your grocery list!! What an easy way to shop for all of your favorite local items from all of your favorite local vendors! Be sure to place your orders by Monday, June 26th at 8 pm! Your orders will be available to be picked up next Wednesday, June 28th, at the Grayson Landcare office between 4 pm and 6 pm.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Please don’t forget about our online auction! We are auctioning off an item handcrafted by one of our market artisans each month! This month our auction item is a fabulous canning jar tray handcrafted by Scott Jackson-Ricketts and Lukas Burgher. The tray is approximately 20" long, 14" wide, 3" tall. The bidding starts at $51.00 or more this week! Be sure to look at the “Auction Items” section on the market for a picture and more information.

UPCOMING EVENTS

FARM FRESH KID’S DAY is NEXT Friday, June 30th all day at the market (9 am-1 pm)! This fantastically fun day will include GAMES, ROPING LESSONS, NATURE ACTIVITIES, PONIES, PRINTING WITH MISS ELLIE AND MORE! Please spread the word!

Wellness Day is July 7th. Bird and Hopper Farm will be offering a fermentation demonstration! Local health professionals will be onsite to offer information and health screenings.

We offer FREE kid’s activities at the market every Friday from 10 am- 11 am! This week we will be planting in our new raised bed!

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

The Market is OPEN for June 21st pickup!


Good evening!

The market is now open for orders! Be sure to place your order by Monday, June 19thth at 8 pm. Everything you order will be ready to be picked up next Wednesday, June 21st at the Grayson Landcare office (108 Courthouse Ln.) between 4 pm and 6 pm.

To Shop: https://independencefarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/market

We’re trying something new on the online market! We’ll be auctioning off an item handcrafted by one of our market artisans each month! This month our auction item is a fabulous canning jar tray handcrafted by Scott Jackson-Ricketts and Lukas Burgher. The tray is approximately 20" long, 14" wide, 3" tall. Be sure to look at the “Auction Items” section on the market for a picture and more information.

Upcoming Events:

The Kid’s Corner will be open from 10 am-11 am THIS Friday at the market! We’ll be making seed mosaic cards for Father’s Day! Children of all ages are always welcome!

Be sure to mark your calendars for Friday, June 30th at the market for KID’S DAY! We’ll be offering a variety of activities for the kids all day long at the market (9 am-1 pm)!!! We hope you can join us!

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

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Good evening!

The market is now open for orders! Be sure to place your order by Monday, June 12th at 8 pm. Everything you order will be ready to be picked up next Wednesday, June 14th at the Grayson Landcare office (108 Courthouse Ln.) between 4 pm and 6 pm.

To Shop: https://independencefarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/market

We’re trying something new on the online market! We’ll be auctioning off an item handcrafted by one of our market artisans each month! This month our auction item is a fabulous canning jar tray handcrafted by Scott Jackson-Ricketts and Lukas Burgher. The tray is approximately 20" long, 14" wide, 3" tall. Be sure to look at the “Auction Items” section on the market for a picture and more information.

Upcoming Events:

We have a fun and busy day at our outdoor market this week! Join us Friday for the first of ONLY 2 Fiber Days this year! 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 raise the animals providing fiber for the handmade items in their booths. Feel free to ask questions about farming with sheep, goats, alpacas, and rabbits, and see demonstrations of how raw fiber is turned into usable products.be sure to put the next Fiber Day on your calendar, August 5.

The KID’S CORNER will be open at the market this Friday between 10 am and 11 am! Bring all the kids you know and celebrate another great market season! We’ll be planting a three sisters guild and tasting locally grown cherries!

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

The Market is OPEN for June 7th pickup!


Good evening market friends!

Our online market is open for orders for pickup on June 7th. Please remember that the market closes on Monday night at 8 pm and your orders will be available Wednesday, June 7th, between 4 pm and 6 pm at the Grayson Landcare office.

To shop:
https://independencefarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/market

We’re trying something new on the online market! Starting this week (should be up and running by tomorrow), be sure to click the “Auction Items” button (it’s the first option under “Categories” on the market page). We’ll be auctioning off an item handcrafted by one of our market artisans each month! You can find more details on the item listing. All proceeds will go towards funding the Independence Farmers Market.

Upcoming Events:

This Friday, June 2nd, is the Rooted in Appalachia Roadshow. The Rooted in Appalachia Roadshow is free and open to the public and will feature food tasting by Sharon Rice of the Virginia extension service, give aways, educational materials and a chance to register to win a gas grill at the end of the show season, complements of ASD and Lowes Home Improvement. .
Created to build a vibrant local food culture by deepening the connections between local farmers, consumers, restaurants and retailers; Rooted in Appalachia Roadshows are traveling to 21 farmers markets across the region. For a complete list, visit: http://rootedinappalachia.com/request-information/.

The First Friday Film Series, hosted by Grayson LandCare & The Church of the Good Shepherd brings documentary films to the public, complete with popcorn and panel discussions afterwards.

Also on Friday, June 2nd, Grayson Landcare will be screening A Will for the Woods.

With poignancy and unexpected humor, A Will for the Woods portrays the last days of a multifaceted advocate – and one community’s role in the genesis of a revolutionary movement. As the film follows Clark’s dream of leaving a legacy in harmony with timeless cycles, environmentalism takes on a profound intimacy.

First Fridays at 7:00 pm, April through August at The Church of the Good Shepherd: 9441 Grayson Pkwy, Galax.

The Center for Diversity and Common Ground will be holding a large yard sale this Saturday, June 3rd at 101 E. Stuart Drive in Galax. The yard sale will run from 7:30 am- until. All proceeds will go to The Center for Diversity and Common Ground.

Do you have a community event that you’d like to share? Feel free to e-mail me at ifmmarketplace@gmail.com.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

P.S.
Be sure to complete your order on the market by pressing the “Pay Later” button. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail then our vendors probably haven’t received your order!

Market is OPEN for May 31st pickup!


Good rainy evening market friends!

Our online market is open for orders for pickup on May 31st. Please remember that the market closes on Monday nights and your orders will be available Wednesday, May 31st, between 4 pm and 6 pm at the Grayson Landcare office.

To shop:
https://independencefarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/market

We’re working hard to keep our online market running! Feel free to forward these messages to friends or family who may be interested in shopping on our market! Also, keep us in mind if you have extra produce this season that you’d like to list for sell on the market. E-mail me at ifmmarketplace@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events:

This FRIDAY is Herb Day at the market! Join Hollis Wild and Chef Jen as they cook with and talk about herbs. Herbs of all kinds will be available for sale. Free samples from the cooking demonstration will be offered. Looking forward to another great morning in Town Park!

Have a lovely week!

Abby

P.S.
Be sure to complete your order on the market by pressing the “Pay Later” button. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail then our vendors probably haven’t received your order!

Market is OPEN for May 24th pickup!


Dear Friends of the Market,

The Market is open for ordering! Orders placed this week will be available for pickup next Wednesday, May 24th at the Grayson Landcare office (108 Courthouse Ln.) between 4 pm and 6 pm. We have a wonderful selection of meats from Olivia’s Legacy available in our freezer for sell without pre-ordering and a wide selection of canned goods.

To shop:
https://independencefarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/market

Mark your calendars…

Our OUTDOOR market is open!!!! Thanks to everyone that came out to support on us such a wet morning. Hopefully the weather will be nicer this Friday and we will see even more of you at Town Park between 9 am and 1 pm.

Speaking of our Online market, If you work in the town of Independence, and you and your coworkers are able to place a minimum order of $25, we can bring your orders to you on Wednesday afternoons between 4 pm and 6 pm! Please e-mail Ifmmarketplace@gmail.com if you are interested and spread the word!

Also, be sure to check out…

Filled with humor and pathos, the plot of ON GOLDEN POND focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiancé Billy Ray and his son Billy Ray Jr. The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage. Performances of ON GOLDEN POND will be May 12, 13, 14, 20 & 21 at the Historic 1908 Courthouse in Independence. For more information, please call the Arts Council at 276-238-1217 or email us at info@artsculturalcouncil.org.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!,

Abby

P.S.

If you happen to notice you are sometimes not receiving our market e-mails, please e-mail me at
ifmmarketplace@gmail.com.

The Market is open for May 17th pickup!


Dear Friends of the Market,

The Market is open for ordering! Orders placed this week will be available for pickup next Wednesday, May 17th at the Grayson Landcare office (108 Courthouse Ln.) between 4 pm and 6 pm. We have a wonderful selection of meats from Olivia’s Legacy available in our freezer for sell without pre-ordering and a wide selection of canned goods.

To shop:
https://independencefarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/market

Mark your calendars…

Our OUTDOOR market opens THIS
week!!! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone that can make it out this week from 9 am-1 pm at Town Park for our first outdoor Market day of the season! We’ll be highlighting our crafters and hope to offer a variety of Mother’s Day gifts. We hope you can join us, but if you can’t, no worries, our Online market will continue to run throughout the season on Wednesday afternoons!

Speaking of our Online market, If you work in the town of Independence, and you and your coworkers are able to place a minimum order of $25, we can bring your orders to you on Wednesday afternoons between 4 pm and 6 pm! Please e-mail Ifmmarketplace@gmail.com if you are interested and spread the word!

Also, be sure to check out…

Filled with humor and pathos, the plot of ON GOLDEN POND focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiancé Billy Ray and his son Billy Ray Jr. The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage. Performances of ON GOLDEN POND will be May 12, 13, 14, 20 & 21 at the Historic 1908 Courthouse in Independence. For more information, please call the Arts Council at 276-238-1217 or email us at info@artsculturalcouncil.org.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!,

Abby

P.S.

If you happen to notice you are sometimes not receiving our market e-mails, please e-mail me at
ifmmarketplace@gmail.com.

Market is OPEN for May 10th pickup!


Dear Friends of the Market,

The Market is open for ordering! Orders placed this week will be available for pickup next Wednesday, May 10th at the Grayson Landcare office (108 Courthouse Ln.) between 4 pm and 6 pm. If you do not place an order, you can still stop by and check out our extras table (eggs, vegetables, fruits, breads, etc. on any given week). We also have a wonderful selection of meats from Olivia’s Legacy available in our freezer for sell without pre-ordering and a wide selection of canned goods.

To shop:
https://independencefarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/market

Mark your calendars…

Our OUTDOOR market opens next week!!! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday, May 12th, from 9 am-1 pm at Town Park for our first outdoor Market day of the season! We’ll be highlighting our crafters and hope to offer a variety of Mother’s Day gifts. We hope you can join us, but if you can’t, no worries, our Online market will continue to run throughout the season on Wednesday afternoons!

The First Friday Film Series, hosted by Grayson LandCare & The Church of the Good Shepherd brings documentary films to the public, complete with popcorn and panel discussions afterwards.

May 5th, we will screen Green Fire: A Land Ethic for Our Time
Sponsored by: Grayson Natural Farms

The first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land.

First Fridays at 7:00 pm, April through August at The Church of the Good Shepherd: 9441 Grayson Pkwy, Galax.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!,

Abby

P.S.

If you happen to notice you are sometimes not receiving our market e-mails, please e-mail me at
ifmmarketplace@gmail.com.

Market is OPEN for May 3rd pickup!


Dear Friends of the Market,

The Market is open for ordering! Orders placed this week will be available for pickup next Wednesday, May 3rd at the Grayson Landcare office (108 Courthouse Ln.) between 4 pm and 6 pm. If you do not place an order, you can still stop by and check out our extras table (eggs, vegetables, fruits, breads, etc. on any given week). We also have a wonderful selection of meats from Olivia’s Legacy available in our freezer for sell without pre-ordering and a wide selection of canned goods.

To shop:
https://independencefarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/market

Thank you to all who turned out for the Earth Day DIY Expo! It was a great success!

Mark your calendars…

Our OUTDOOR market opens in 2 weeks!! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday, May 12th, from 9 am-1 pm at Town Park for our first outdoor Market day of the season! We’ll be highlighting our crafters and hope to offer a variety of Mother’s Day gifts. We hope you can join us, but if you can’t, no worries, our Online market will continue to run throughout the season on Wednesday afternoons!

The First Friday Film Series, hosted by Grayson LandCare & The Church of the Good Shepherd brings documentary films to the public, complete with popcorn and panel discussions afterwards.

May 5th, we will screen Green Fire: A Land Ethic for Our Time
Sponsored by: Grayson Natural Farms

The first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land.

First Fridays at 7:00 pm, April through August at The Church of the Good Shepherd: 9441 Grayson Pkwy, Galax.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!,

Abby

P.S.

If you happen to notice you are sometimes not receiving our market e-mails, please e-mail me at
ifmmarketplace@gmail.com.