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Market is OPEN for August 7th!


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Good evening,

Remember to place your Online Market order by 8 pm Monday night! We have a lot of variety on the Online Market right now, a lot of which can’t be found in Town Park on Fridays, so be sure to peruse the site!

Also, don’t forget about the Southern Exchange seeds available in the Grayson Landcare office or pre-order them Online and pick up on Wednesday!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Upcoming Events:

The Tomato Festival is coming up on August 2nd! It will feature a People’s Choice tomato salsa contest, and Monster Tomato Weigh-in, both first place prizes are $100! A big thank you to our generous sponsors; Matthews Foundation and Skyline Bank. Bring a quart of salsa to the Market by 9:30 am, everyone is invited to taste and vote for the winner to be announced at noon. Bring your tomato to the Market by 11, weighing at noon. We’ll also have a tomato tasting! Stop by the Kid’s Corner from 10-11 am to make vegetable prints (feel free to enter these into the Grayson County Fair!). This will be the last Kids’ Corner of the season until Apple Day in October!

The Grayson County Fair is happening August 9th-10th! Come out to participate or watch the Youth Livestock Show, Honey Show, Poster Competition, or General Competitions (including fruit, vegetable, field crops, flower arrangements, ornamental, potted plants, food preservation, art work, crafts, and more!). If you’re interested in participating in any of these competitions, please follow this link, Grayson County Fair. While you’re enjoying the various competitions, take a trip around to our various agricultural exhibitors or bring your kids out to participate in some fair games! If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Pridgen at 276-768-0597

The last Fiber day of the market season is Friday, August 23rd. This will also be our “Christmas in August” craft fair. Browse and purchase yarns, roving, raw fiber, baskets and an array of knit, woven and felted goods; and meet the artisans who often raise the animals providing the fiber for the booths!

Mark your calendars for our upcoming Ice Cream Social fundraiser happening on August 25th from 2-5 pm. Courthouse Street will be closed down for the event, which will feature ice cream with delicious homemade toppings and desserts. Cost is $10, and $5 for kids 10 and under. All proceeds fund the market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Market closes Monday night at 8 pm!


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Good morning,

Be sure to place your Online Market order by tomorrow night at 8 pm!

LANDCARE ROCKS THE RIVER IS HAPPENING THIS AFTERNOON IN FRIES ON THE BANKS OF THE NEW RIVER FROM 1-7!!!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Market is OPEN for July 31st pickup!


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Good evening,

It’s time to place your Online Market order! We still have a wide variety of organic, Southern Exposure seeds available for your Fall garden! Pre-order them Online or take a look next time you’re in the Grayson Landcare office!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Upcoming Events:

JAM Day is happening THIS Friday! Come out and help us celebrate what we hope will become an annual tradition! The Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) will perform at the Market from 11 am to noon. Everyone is invited to enter the jam contest and there is a $100 prize for the winner! The public will taste and vote for the People’s Choice award. The jam contest is sponsored by Log Jam who will be demonstrating their portable sawmill at the Market. The Kids Corner will be celebrating “Jam Day” by making instruments out of recyclables from 10-11 am. And to top it off, Take a Break from the Interstate Highway 21 yard sale begins on the 26th. Vendors will be offering yard sale items in addition to fresh local food and artisan crafts.

LandCare Rocks the River is happening THIS Sunday, July 28th from 1-7 pm. Held on the banks of the New River in Fries, features rock, soul, and folk music, craft brews, great food, a festival atmosphere with craft vendors and kids fun activities, the event has something for everyone! Bring a blanket or chair and hang out at the River!

The Tomato Festival is coming up on August 2nd! It will feature a People’s Choice tomato salsa contest, and Monster Tomato Weigh-in, both first place prizes are $100! A big thank you to our generous sponsors; Matthews Foundation and Skyline Bank. Bring a quart of salsa to the Market by 9:30 am, everyone is invited to taste and vote for the winner to be announced at noon. Bring your tomato to the Market by 11, weighing at noon. We’ll also have a tomato tasting! Stop by the Kid’s Corner from 10-11 am to make vegetable prints (feel free to enter these into the Grayson County Fair!). This will be the last Kids’ Corner of the season until Apple Day in October!

The Grayson County Fair is happening August 9th-10th! Come out to participate or watch the Youth Livestock Show, Honey Show, Poster Competition, or General Competitions (including fruit, vegetable, field crops, flower arrangements, ornamental, potted plants, food preservation, art work, crafts, and more!). If you’re interested in participating in any of these competitions, please follow this link, Grayson County Fair. While you’re enjoying the various competitions, take a trip around to our various agricultural exhibitors or bring your kids out to participate in some fair games! If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Pridgen at 276-768-0597

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Market closes Monday night at 8 pm!


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Good morning,

Be sure to place your Online Market order by tomorrow night at 8 pm! Not sure about you guys, but I have tomato sauce and pickles on my mind! ’Tis the season for canning!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Market is OPEN for July 24th pickup!


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Good evening,

The Market is open for new orders! Eat what you can now and freeze or can the rest for Winter! Check out our website to learn three different ways to win $100 over the next few weeks!

We’d like to welcome Southern Fork Farm to both the Online and Town Park Markets! Out of Sugar Grove, Virginia, they are providing us with a variety of produce, chicken and eggs! We’d also like to welcome Kerri Porter of Porter’s Pickles to the Online Market! Our customers are loving her refrigerated dill pickles! Check out all of our Online Vendors under the Our Growers section on the Online Market!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Upcoming Events:

The Berry Festival is happening THIS Friday, July 19th! It will feature a berry pie contest, free berry tasting and a berry sorbet fundraiser for the Market. River Ridge Organics is our co-host and The Grayson County Historical Society sponsors the Traditional Berry pie contest, 1st place is $100! Enjoy sorbet by the bowl or frozen pint.. It’s a tasty way to support the Market!The Kids Corner will offer a berry tasting and will use their beautiful, vibrant colors to paint 10-11 am.

July ends with a new event, JAM Day on July 26th. The Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) will perform at the Market from 11 am to noon. Everyone is invited to enter the jam contest. The public will taste and vote for the People’s Choice award. The jam contest is sponsored by Log Jam who will be demonstrating their portable sawmill at the Market. The Kids Corner will be celebrating “Jam Day” by making instruments out of recyclables from 10-11 am. And to top it off, Take a Break from the Interstate Highway 21 yard sale begins on the 26th. Vendors will be offering yard sale items in addition to fresh local food and artisan crafts.

LandCare Rocks the River is happening on Sunday, July 28th from 1-7 pm. Held on the banks of the New River in Fries, features rock, soul, and folk music, craft brews, great food, a festival atmosphere with craft vendors and kids fun activities, the event has something for everyone! Bring a blanket or chair and hang out at the River!

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Market Closes TONIGHT at 8 pm!


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Good morning,

Be sure to get your Online Market in before the Market closes tonight at 8 pm! I apologize for the late notice, I’m on vacation time!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Market is OPEN for July 17th pickup!


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Good evening,

The Market is open for new orders and there is an abundance of produce! Eat what you can now and freeze or can for later!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Upcoming Events:

Wellness Day is this Friday, July 12th! Come out for free screenings and health education from local health professionals. Virginia Department of Health will be giving free tetanus vaccinations. AND Chef Charles returns to cook fresh, healthy , local food! We’ll be making stress balls for the kids (and the parents!) at the Kid’s Corner from 10-11 am.

The Berry Festival is happening next Friday, July 19th! It will feature a berry pie contest, free berry tasting and a berry sorbet fundraiser for the Market. River Ridge Organics is our co-host and The Grayson County Historical Society sponsors the Traditional Berry pie contest, 1st place is $100! Enjoy sorbet by the bowl or frozen pint.. It’s a tasty way to support the Market!The Kids Corner will offer a berry tasting and will use their beautiful, vibrant colors to paint 10-11 am.

July ends with a new event, JAM Day on July 26th. The Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) will perform at the Market from 11 am to noon. Everyone is invited to enter the jam contest. The public will taste and vote for the People’s Choice award. The jam contest is sponsored by Log Jam who will be demonstrating their portable sawmill at the Market. The Kids Corner will be celebrating “Jam Day” by making instruments out of recyclables from 10-11 am. And to top it off, Take a Break from the Interstate Highway 21 yard sale begins on the 26th. Vendors will be offering yard sale items in addition to fresh local food and artisan crafts.

LandCare Rocks the River is happening on Sunday, July 28th from 1-7 pm. Held on the banks of the New River in Fries, features rock, soul, and folk music, craft brews, great food, a festival atmosphere with craft vendors and kids fun activities, the event has something for everyone! Bring a blanket or chair and hang out at the River!

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Market closes Monday night at 8 pm!


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Good morning,

Be sure to get your Online Market in before Monday night at 8 pm!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Market is OPEN for July 10th pickup!


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Good evening,

The Market is open for new orders! Feel free to check back in later in the week for more options! We hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Upcoming Events:

Join us this Friday in Town Park for Cooking Day with Chef Jen! At the Kid’s Corner, from 10-11 am, we’ll be serving up healthy garden snacks!

Wellness Day is next Friday, July 12th!

Grayson Rocks the River is coming up on July 28th!

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Market closes Monday night at 8 pm!


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Good morning,

Be sure to place your Online Market order before tomorrow night by 8 pm! There’s a wonderful variety of produce up right now, be sure to check it out!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby