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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.

Market is OPEN for April 26th pickup!


Dear Friends of the Market,

The Market is open for ordering! Orders placed this week will be available for pickup next Wednesday, April 26th at the Grayson Landcare office (108 Courthouse Ln.) between 4 pm and 6 pm. We also have quite a variety of canned goods and meats that can be purchased on Wednesdays without advance orders. Our vendors have been bringing in a variety of extra produce, eggs and bread that are also available without advance ordering. So, if you don’t place an order this week, you can still feel to stop by and see all that we have to offer!

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

Please join us THIS Saturday, April 22nd for the DIY Expo at Grayson County High School! 24 DIY projects including a Raised Bed Workshop recap and a Organic pesticide, disease,and fertilization workshop from 1:30- 2:30pm. I’ll be running some activities for the kids, so please come out and bring the whole family! It’s all free!

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!,

Abby

Market is OPEN for April 19th pickup!


Dear Friends of the Market,

The Market is open for orders to be picked up next Wednesday, April 19th. If you place your order early, be sure to check back later in the week so you don’t miss any of the wonderful products our vendors have to offer! Also, if you don’t place an order, but have time to stop by the Grayson Landcare office between 4 pm and 6 pm, we have an “extras table” (usually includes a variety of breads, eggs and greens), canned goods, and extra meat for sale from Olivia’s!

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

Upcoming event…

Please join us Saturday, April 22nd for the DIY Expo at Grayson County High School! 24 DIY projects including a Raised Bed Workshop recap and a Organic pesticide, disease,and fertilization workshop from 1:30- 2:30pm. It’s all free!

Thanks and have a great week!

Abby

Market is OPEN for April 12th pickup!


Dear Friends of the Market,

The Market is open for orders to be picked up next Wednesday, April 12th. If you place your order early, be sure to check back later in the week so you don’t miss any of the wonderful products our vendors have to offer! Also, if you don’t place an order, but have time to stop by the Grayson Landcare office between 4 pm and 6 pm, we have an “extras table”, canned goods, and extra meat for sell from Olivia’s!

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

Upcoming events…

Our vendor meeting is coming up THIS Friday, April 7th! Learn about becoming an IFM vendor, sign up for the season and enjoy a potluck lunch with your fellow vendors. 11 am to 2 pm at the GNB conference center in Gywnn shopping center between Food City and the high school.

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. April 7th, we will screen Polyfaces: A World of Many Choices
Sponsored by: Grayson Natural Farms. We hope you can make it!

Please join us Saturday, April 22nd for the DIY Expo at Grayson County High School! 24 DIY projects including a Raised Bed Workshop recap and a Organic pesticide, disease,and fertilization workshop from 1:30- 2:30pm. It’s all free!

Thanks and have a great week!

Abby

Market is OPEN for April 5th pickup!


Dear Friends of the Market,

The Market is open for orders to be picked up next Wednesday, April 5th. If you place your order early, be sure to check back later in the week so you don’t miss any of the wonderful products our vendors have to offer!

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

We have some upcoming events…

We have a few spots left for our Free Raised Bed workshop and potluck THIS SATURDAY April 1st at the GNB/Skyline Conference Center in the Gwynn Shopping Center next to Food City. Just send an email to independencefarmersmarket@gmail.com if you’d like to attend. Hope to see you Saturday!

Our vendor meeting is coming up next Friday, April 7th! Learn about becoming an IFM vendor, sign up for the season and enjoy a potluck lunch with your fellow vendors. 11 am to 2 pm at the GNB conference center in Gywnn shopping center between Food City and the high school.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the DIY Expo at Grayson County High School on April 22nd!!!

As always, thank you for supporting our Market and have a great week!

Abby

Weblog Entry


Dear Friends of the Market,

The Market is now open for orders to be picked up next Wednesday, March 29th .

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

We have some upcoming events…

Plan to join us Saturday April 1st from 10 am to 2 pm for a potluck lunch and a hands on raised bed workshop for all skill levels at the GNB conference center in the Gywnn shopping center. We’ll talk about planting dates, spacing, interplanting and succession plantings. Using information from the best national and local gardeners you’ll learn to apply these techniques to a single raised bed or a full sized market garden. Hope to see you then! We are able to offer the workshop free of charge thanks to our FMPP grant from the USDA. The class is limited to 50 people. Please email Michelle Pridgen at independencefarmersmarket@gmail.com to register.

Learn about becoming an IFM vendor,sign up for the season’ and enjoy a potluck lunch with your fellow vendors. 11 am to 2 pm at the GNB conference center in Gywnn shopping center between Food City and the high school.

Mark your calendars for the DIY Expo at Grayson County High School on April 22nd, more details to come!

Thank you!

Abby

Market is OPEN for March 22nd pickup!


Dear Friends of the Market,

The Market is now open for orders to be picked up next Wednesday, March 22nd. I am so excited that the next time I see all of you it will officially be SPRING!

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

We have some upcoming events…

Plan to join us Saturday April 1st from 10 am to 2 pm for a potluck lunch and a hands on raised bed workshop for all skill levels at the GNB conference center in the Gywnn shopping center. We’ll talk about planting dates, spacing, interplanting and succession plantings. Using information from the best national and local gardeners you’ll learn to apply these techniques to a single raised bed or a full sized market garden. Hope to see you then! We are able to offer the workshop free of charge thanks to our FMPP grant from the USDA. The class is limited to 50 people. Please email Michelle Pridgen at independencefarmersmarket@gmail.com to register.

Learn about becoming an IFM vendor,sign up for the season’ and enjoy a potluck lunch with your fellow vendors. 11 am to 2 pm at the GNB conference center in Gywnn shopping center between Food City and the high school.

Thanks and have a lovely week!

Abby