Independence Farmers Market August Events

Fiber Day and Christmas in August Craft fair August 23

August 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Last Fiber Day of the season. Don’t miss it!   The Blue Ridge Fiber Guild will hold 2 Fiber Days at the Market this year: June 21 and August 23 during regular Market hours from 9 am to 1 pm. Local fiber vendors will join the weekly Farmers Market. This is a great opportunity to purchase yarns, roving, raw fiber, baskets, and an array of knit, woven, and felted goods.  Come and meet the artisans who often raise the animals providing fiber for the handmade items in their booths.  Feel free to ask questions about farming with sheep, goats, alpacas, and rabbits, and see demonstrations of how raw fiber is turned into usable products.  In addition, this is a second Craft Day to feature local artisans and kick off the Christmas season.  Seriously, we are starting early this year to list our pesticide-free trees and wreaths from Brookgreen Farm since we will ONLY be taking On-line orders again this year.  And it’s never too early to support your neighbors by shopping locally.

Ice Cream Social Fundraiser August 25

August 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The first one was so much fun, we decided to do it again! Join us for another Ice Cream Social Fundraiser Sunday, August 25 from 2-5 pm. 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 Farmers Market.

Cooking Day September 6

September 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Pepper Day September 13

September 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Here’s your chance to taste the wide variety of sweet and hot peppers at our annual pepper tasting.