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Market is OPEN for August 23rd pickup!


Good evening!

Great news, we have a lot of berries available!!! River Ridge Organics has a large supply of black raspberries, blackberries and red raspberries available for sell on our market! Get em’ while their in season!

The market is officially open, be sure to place your orders by Monday, August 21st no later than 8 pm. Orders will be available for pickup Wednesday, August 23rd between 4 pm and 6 pm.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Upcoming Events:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18TH THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 20TH is the 2nd Annual Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally! Get Outdoors & Discover New Heights! For more information and to purchase tickets: Blue Ridge Discovery Center.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Market closes Monday night!


Good afternoon!

The market closes for orders tonight at 8 pm! Orders will be ready to be picked up Wednesday afternoon between 4 pm and 6 pm at the Grayson Landcare office. There is still a great selection of produce and lots of different meats and more!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

As always, thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Market is OPEN for August 16th pickup!


Good evening!

It’s officially mid August and our market is full of the summer’s harvest! If you haven’t already, start preserving all of this wonderful food your friends and neighbors are growing for the community! If you’re having trouble finding the meats you’d like at our Friday market, check out the meat selection online!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Upcoming Events:

This Saturday is Empty Bowls! This summer edition of Empty bowls features soups made by Chef Jen and the talented cooks of the IFM including corn chowder, minestrone and chilled gazpacho and fruit. This may change depending on produce availability. Ingredients are locally raised and the soups will be made from scratch. A minimum donation of $10 is requested and includes bread, dessert and a drink. All proceeds benefit Backpack ministries. Come out and support a great cause!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18TH THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 20TH is the 2nd Annual Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally! Get Outdoors & Discover New Heights! For more information and to purchase tickets: Blue Ridge Discovery Center.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Market closes tonight at 8 pm!


Good morning!

The market closes for orders tonight at 8 pm! Orders will be ready to be picked up Wednesday afternoon between 4 pm and 6 pm at the Grayson Landcare office.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

As always, thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Market is OPEN for August 9th pickup!


Good evening!

The market is OPEN! So many cool things are up on our market right now! We even have barn quilts by April’s Appalachian Art! If there are specific colors, sizes, or designs you’re interested in, talk to Lindsey about personalizing at Acarico@vt.edu! There is also a great selection of produce and a lot of meat options and more!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market

Be sure to check out our newsletter this month for upcoming events!

The summer has flown by! Bring the kids out for one last bash at the Kid’s Corner this Friday between 10 am and 11 am!

You should also know that…

We’ll be stocking our freezer with naturally certified grass fed beef from A & M Farms starting next week!

Johnathan Houser of Blue Feather Creek Farm still has fresh pasture raised poultry available weekly! Birds range between 3-4 pounds and cost $4 per pound. A limited number of birds are processed weekly, typically on Thursdays. Contact Jonathan Houser at (757)687-9438 or by e-mail at houserjc@appstate.edu. Also from Blue Feather Creek, Reserve your Thanksgiving turkey TODAY! Turkeys will range between 10-12 pounds and will cost $4 per pound. A very limited number will be raised so contact Jonathan as soon as possible.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Market closes for orders tonight!


Good morning!

Be sure to get your orders in on the market tonight by 8 pm! Also, please remember Tomato Day THIS Friday at the market!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Market is OPEN for August 2nd pickup!


Good evening!

It’s hard to believe that it will be August next week! It’s not too late to start canning, freezing, fermenting, pickling, or even jamming all of the awesome produce we have on our market! Also, be sure to check out the wonderful selection of baked goods, eggs, honey, and way, way more we now have available!

The market is now open, be sure to place your online orders this week by Monday, July 31st!

This will be the last week to bid on our canning jar trays! Be sure to click on the “AUCTION ITEMS” link on the top left of the market page for more details! All proceeds go to support the Independence Farmers Market. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, August 2nd!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market

Be sure to check out our newsletter this month for upcoming events!

You should also know that….

Johnathan Houser of Blue Feather Creek Farm still has fresh pasture raised poultry available weekly! Birds range between 3-4 pounds and cost $4 per pound. A limited number of birds are processed weekly, typically on Thursdays. Contact Jonathan Houser at (757)687-9438 or by e-mail at houserjc@appstate.edu. Also from Blue Feather Creek, Reserve your Thanksgiving turkey TODAY! Turkeys will range between 10-12 pounds and will cost $4 per pound. A very limited number will be raised so contact Jonathan as soon as possible.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Market closes Monday night!


Good afternoon!

I hope everyone is able to beat the heat this weekend! The good news is, there are a lot of vegetables available on our market this week! How about ordering produce for a nice cold gazpacho! Or, try your hand at homemade pickles or spaghetti sauce! The possibilities are endless! Just be sure to place your orders by Monday night at 8 pm!

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Market is OPEN for 26th pickup!


Good evening!

The Market is open for orders and there is a lot to choose from, including RED RASPBERRIES! There is also a lot of other produce that will preserve nicely!

Berry Festival is THIS FRIDAY July 21. Co-sponsored by River Ridge Organics featuring everything Berry. Make history by entering the Traditional Berry Pie Contest sponsored by Grayson County Historical Society and win $100! This is a true berry pie contest limited to crust, berries, sweetener and spices. Support the IFM and buy some delicious Berry sorbet. This year you can buy it by the scoop or take pints home! It’s a tasty way to support the Market. Be sure to bring the kids out for some berry fun at the Kid’s Corner!

July 28. Take a Break from the Interstate HWY 21 Yardsale.

Other Happenings…

Johnathan Houser of Blue Feather Creek Farm has fresh pasture raised poultry available weekly! Birds range between 3-4 pounds and cost $4 per pound. A limited number of birds are processed weekly, typically on Thursdays. Contact Jonathan Houser at (757)687-9438 or by e-mail at houserjc@appstate.edu. Also from Blue Feather Creek, Reserve your Thanksgiving turkey TODAY! Turkeys will range between 10-12 pounds and will cost $4 per pound. A very limited number will be raised so contact Jonathan as soon as possible.

Get Out of Your Bubble Day is on July 22! The Center for Common Ground and Diversity (101 E. Stuart Dr., Galax) will be hosting a fun filled day of activities for all ages. The day will start at 8 am with a yard sale, starting at 10 am there will be a workshop on building raised beds out of pallets (if you build one, you can take it home!). Local band, Johnny Come Quickly, will go on stage at 12:30. There will also be plenty of bubbles and sidewalk chalk for the kids (and adults!) as well as popcorn and cotton candy available for purchase. Take the day to get out of your bubble and meet new people in the community!

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Place your orders for the online Market by Monday night!


Hello!

Be sure to place your orders on the online market by Monday night at 8 pm! There’s a great variety of produce that our farmers are working hard to provide! Also an abundance of meats, honeys, baked goods, eggs and more! Try cooking farm to fork all week by shopping on both our online and our outdoor markets this week!

Remember, Friday is Berry Day at the market! Be sure to join us for some berry sorbet if you can! Make history by entering the Traditional Berry Pie Contest sponsored by Grayson County Historical Society and win $100! This is a true berry pie contest limited to crust, berries, sweetener and spices.

Thanks and have a great day!

Abby