Do you want to win $100? It’s time to fire up your oven and enter the Apple Dessert Contest! Not as fussy as the traditional berry pie contest, any dessert that features apples is fair game. Just make sure to get it to the Independence Farmers Market by 10:15. I’m usually at the Market[…]
As we add more exhibit categories to the next Grayson County Fair, we also need to add more judges! Judging categories vary from food preservation, dried foods and kinds of vinegar, and baked goods to photography, Legos and models, quilts, sewing and more. 2 judging schools will be held soon. I’ll be going to the[…]
Free pepper Tasting Friday, September 14th at the Independence Farmers Market! Peppers come in all shapes, sizes, flavors and heat levels. Wikipedia estimates there are 50,000 varieties of “Capsicum” (pepper) cultivars… Peppers are a long season crop. Most varieties require several months to reach full ripeness. Almost all peppers will change from green to red,[…]
This is your last chance this season to eat cake and ice cream for a great cause! Support the Independence Farmers Market THIS Sunday! from 2-5 pm on Courthouse Street. We close down the street for our Ice Cream Social Fundraiser and set up tents and chairs and have sidewalk chalk for artists of all[…]
9am-1pm July 13th at the Independence Farmers Market Wellness Day features many local healthcare providers and offers free health screenings and activities for the community and vendors. Community partners include VDH, Twin County Hospital, In Total Health, Virginia Tech Family Nutrition, and more. Wellness Day began in 2015 in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health.
July 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Join us and sponsor River Ridge Organics for the 6th Annual Berry Festival Friday, July 20 Featuring a berry pie contest, free berry tasting, berry pancakes and a berry sorbet fundraiser for the Market. Vendors highlight berries and berry products. River Ridge Organics is USDA certified berry farm near Mouth[…]
Ice Cream Social Fundraiser June 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Celebrate Dairy Month with our 2nd Annual Ice cream social fundraiser Sunday, June 24 from 2-5pm. We close down Courthouse Street and serve ice Cream with delicious homemade toppings and desserts. $10, kids under 10, $5. All proceeds go to fund the Independence[…]
June 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Free fun for the whole family during the entire Market! At Kids Day, learn to throw a lasso, print with wood blocks, milk a “cow,” and have fun hula hooping and playing games. All activities are free and open to kids of all ages. Community partners include Cowbody Don,[…]