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Market closes Monday night at 8 pm!


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Good morning!

A big thank you to everyone who participated and came out to yesterday’s Grayson Agricultural Fair! Be sure to place your Online Market order before the Market closes for the week tomorrow night at 8 pm. Check out the fabulous varieties of peppers available this week! All of this beautiful produce won’t be around forever, time to start canning, dehydrating, freezing and fermenting, my friends!

Here’s some great news, between cash and GoFundMe donations, we raised $1,005! Thank you all so much for helping us reach our goal!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Speaking of fundraising, our second and last Ice Cream Social of the year is happening a week from today (August 19th from 2-5 pm)! If you haven’t been, we close down the entire street in front of the Grayson Landcare office, set up tents, tables and chairs, and even have a band and children’s activities. Of course, the best part is…the ICE CREAM and yummy toppings! Click here for more information. Please invite your family, friends and neighbors for a great time and a great cause!

Thank you all so much for supporting the Independence Farmers Market,

Abby

Market is OPEN for August 15th pickup!


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Good evening!

The Market is open and ready for your orders! If you didn’t see our Facebook post this week, here are some interesting numbers from our Market so far this year. More than 2000 customers have visited the IFM and our vendors have earned over $52,000. Our food travels an average of 21 miles to Market-most food eaten in the US travels 1200 miles!

Our GoFundMe campaign ends this Friday! We’ve raised $955 thus far and we are so close to our $1,000 goal! Thank you all so much for the help!

To Donate: IFM Go Fund ME!.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

IMPORTANT FAIR INFORMATION FOR THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 11TH:

Are you ready for the Fair?!
The Grayson County Livestock Show and Fair will be held next Saturday August 11. Hours are 9am to 4pm and admission is free. The location is Bottomley’s Evergreens and Farm, 10278 Elk Creek Pkwy, Elk Creek, VA 24326.

There is still time to prepare an exhibit and enter the fair. You will find all the information needed at the Grayson County Tourism website as well as the “Fair” tab on the Independence Farmers Market homepage.

We have just created a special youth art category! Anyone under the age of 12 is invited to make a print using cut vegetables. Mushrooms, apples and bell peppers cut in half work well. A bunch of celery cut at the bottom makes a print similar to a flower. Sliced okra is also attractive. Pick some vegetables and have fun! Entries will be accepted at the same time as the other exhibits mentioned below.

With the exception of the youth art category, the exhibits this first year are limited to vegetables, baked and canned goods. Please bring your entries to Bottomley’s Evergreens and Farm on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday, August 10, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Pre-registration forms are available on the websites listed above and forms will also be available during registration. Pre-registration is not necessary in order to participate in the county fair but is highly recommended. All products must be grown or made by the exhibitor during the current calendar year. There are youth and adult entry forms.

Your exhibit will be tagged and you’ll receive a claim tag. Exhibit tags will be folded to maintain anonymity during judging. Judging will occur Friday afternoon and is closed to the public. Exhibits with ribbons will be on display during the fair. Exhibits will be available for pickup Sunday from 4-6pm.

Our second Ice Cream Social of the season is happening August 19th! Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more details!

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 Market order in before 8 pm Monday night! It’s Farmers Market Week! Show your vendors a little extra love if you can!

Speaking of Farmers Market week, we’re almost at the end of our GoFundMe campaign and we’ve raised $885! We are so close to our $1,000 goal that we are hoping to reach by this Friday, August 10th Thank you all so much for your generous donations.

To Donate: IFM Go Fund ME!.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

IMPORTANT FAIR INFORMATION FOR THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 11TH:

Are you ready for the Fair?!
The Grayson County Livestock Show and Fair will be held next Saturday August 11. Hours are 9am to 4pm and admission is free. The location is Bottomley’s Evergreens and Farm, 10278 Elk Creek Pkwy, Elk Creek, VA 24326.

There is still time to prepare an exhibit and enter the fair. You will find all the information needed at the Grayson County Tourism website as well as the “Fair” tab on the Independence Farmers Market homepage.

We have just created a special youth art category! Anyone under the age of 12 is invited to make a print using cut vegetables. Mushrooms, apples and bell peppers cut in half work well. A bunch of celery cut at the bottom makes a print similar to a flower. Sliced okra is also attractive. Pick some vegetables and have fun! Entries will be accepted at the same time as the other exhibits mentioned below.

With the exception of the youth art category, the exhibits this first year are limited to vegetables, baked and canned goods. Please bring your entries to Bottomley’s Evergreens and Farm on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday, August 10, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Pre-registration forms are available on the websites listed above and forms will also be available during registration. Pre-registration is not necessary in order to participate in the county fair but is highly recommended. All products must be grown or made by the exhibitor during the current calendar year. There are youth and adult entry forms.

Your exhibit will be tagged and you’ll receive a claim tag. Exhibit tags will be folded to maintain anonymity during judging. Judging will occur Friday afternoon and is closed to the public. Exhibits with ribbons will be on display during the fair. Exhibits will be available for pickup Sunday from 4-6pm.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Market is OPEN for August 8th pickup!


Good evening!

Be sure to check out all of the amazing groceries and other products we have available this week, all brought to you by your friends and neighbors!

We’ve raised $885! We are so close to our $1,000 goal that we are hoping to reach by next Friday, August 10th (which will be Farmers Market week!). Thank you all so much for your generous donations.

To Donate: IFM Go Fund ME!.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Upcoming Events

The Tomato Festival is THIS Friday!
It will feature a People’s Choice tomato salsa contest, Monster Tomato weigh in, free tomato tasting and Cameron from Baywood Forest will will be cooking with tomatoes and mushrooms. AND the Fiber Guild joins the Market as well for this fun filled day. This is the last Fiber Day of the season so be sure to come support these talented fiber artisans. This is your chance to sample all the different varieties we sell at the Market for free. You can also enter the People’s Choice salsa contest and Monster tomato weigh in. Prizes for both events are $100- first, $30 second, $20 third. A big thank you to our generous sponsors , 1908 Courthouse and Skyline Bank.
Bring a quart of salsa to the Market by 9:30 am, customers and visitors to the Market are invited to taste and vote for the winner to be announced at noon. Bring your tomato to the Market by 11, weighing at noon. This will be the last day at the Kid’s Corner for the Summer season! We’ll be making kid friendly salsa and working on fruit and veggie prints for the Grayson County Agricultural Fair from 10-11 am!

Saturday, August 11th, for the first time ever, an agricultural fair will be part of the popular Grayson County youth livestock show! Enter your produce, baked and canned goods and win ribbons. View agriculture exhibits, enjoy local food and more. Help make this event a success and watch us grow next year! More details here.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Market closes Monday night at 8 pm!


Good afternoon!

I hope you’ve had a great weekend! The Market closes tomorrow night at 8 pm, so be sure to place your order for the week!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!,

Abby

Market is OPEN for August 1st pickup!


Good evening!

I cannot believe that August begins next week! Talk about a fast summer! Just a reminder about our new promotion, find a new customer to shop on the Market, have them put your name in the “Comments” section when they place their first order and you get a free market bag!

Thank you so much for your generous donations to the Market! We’re up to $865! Just a couple more weeks of asking and this fundraising campaign is all over until next year! Seriously though, when our grant funding ran out last year, we weren’t sure how we were going to proceed, but you have all stepped up and we can’t profess our gratitude enough!

To Donate: IFM Go Fund ME!.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Upcoming Events:

This weekend is the Highway 21 yard sale! Some of our vendors may be participating AND Chef Jen is making TACOS (all taco proceeds go to the Independence Farmers Market!). At the Kid’s Corner, we’ll be making garden creations. Bring the kids out from 10-11 am and watch them get creative!

LandCare Rocks the River is happening THIS Sunday, July 29th! With three bands, kids activities, food trucks, Fries Farmers Market Vendors and Creek Bottom Brews, it’s going to be a rockin’ good time! Please spread the word!

Firday, August 3rd will be our Tomato Festival! We’ll have a largest tomato competition as well as a salsa competition! Stay tuned for more details!

Saturday, August 11th, for the first time ever, an agricultural fair will be part of the popular Grayson County youth livestock show! Enter your produce, baked and canned goods and win ribbons. View agriculture exhibits, enjoy local food and more. Help make this event a success and watch us grow next year! More details here.

Thank you all so much for your continued support of the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Market closes Monday night at 8 pm!


Good afternoon!

The Market closes tomorrow night at 8 pm, so be sure to place your order for the week!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!,

Abby

Market is OPEN for July 25th pickup!


Good evening!

What an awesome time of year for local foods!!! Check out the Market this week, we have so much to offer! Thanks to all of our vendors for all of their hard work! Thanks to all of our customers for supporting your friends and neighbors!

Interested in financially supporting the Market? Here’s your chance!

To Donate: IFM Go Fund ME!.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Upcoming Events:

BERRY DAY IS THIS FRIDAY! This is definitely a Market day you won’t want to miss! Sorbet will be available to purchase (all proceeds go directly to the Independence Farmers Market) by the bowl or pint (so bring a cooler if you plan to take it home)! We’ll be painting with blackberries at the Kid’s Corner from 10-11 am. And there will be a berry pie contest with a first place prize of $100!!! Click here. for more information. Hope to see you all in Town Park!

LandCare Rocks the River is happening July 29th! With three bands, kids activities, food trucks, Fries Farmers Market Vendors and Creek Bottom Brews, it’s going to be a rockin’ good time! Click here for more information! Please spread the word!

Thank you so much for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

The Market closes for orders TONIGHT at 8 pm!


Good morning!

Tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, carrots, oh my! The Online Market is full of produce and LOTS more, but you need to place your order by tonight night at 8 pm!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Berry Day is this Friday at the outdoor Market in Town Park! Join us for a great time if you can!

Have a lovely day!

Abby

Market is OPEN for July 18th pickup!


Good evening!

In an effort to increase shoppers on the Online Market, we’re running a new promotion, and we need your help! It’s super easy. You find new customers to shop on the Market, and when they place their first order, you get a free market bag! Just be sure they put your name in the “Comments” section at the bottom of their first order. Let’s see who can get the most new customers to place their first orders! With the abundance of products currently on the Market, now is the perfect time to introduce new customers to all that we have to offer!

Also, if you are in need of anything from 7 Springs Farm, you are in luck! Rick Cavey will be going up to Check, VA to pick up some products next week and he has extra room in his truck! Please e-mail ricknjencavey@gmail.com for more information.

Thank you for all of your generous donations to the Market. To date, we have raised $845.00! We’ll continue to run our GoFundMe campaign from now until Farmer’s Market week happening August 5-11. We’ll be actively promoting this campaign once again on social media, so feel free to share posts when you see them! (We really appreciate all of your help! We did not receive major grant funding this year and there’s no way we could run such an awesome market without your help and support!).

To Donate: IFM Go Fund ME!.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Upcoming Events:

Wellness Day is happening this Friday at the Market. Join area health professionals for free screenings! Twin County Regional will provide an educational booth with Hands-Only-CPR, EHAC training and information, nutrition, blood pressure, BMI screenings and more. Over at the Kid’s Corner, we’ll be sampling some tasty, kid approved garden snacks from 10-11 am!

LandCare Rocks the River is happening July 29th! With three bands, kids activities, food trucks, Fries Farmers Market Vendors and Creek Bottom Brews, it’s going to be a rockin’ good time! Click here for more information! Please spread the word!

Thank you all so much for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby