The Independence Farmers Market is thankful for your support in making 2019 their best year ever! With more than 20 farmers markets with 50 miles of Independence, we really appreciate that you choose to support our Market.
The Independence Farmers Market started in 2008 when a few determined residents decided Independence needed a Farmers Market. The Market averaged 6-8 vendors until 2011 when Rick and Jen Cavey moved to the area and wanted to sell produce. Rick and Jen began to manage the Market and Rick wrote and received the first Farmers Market Promotion Grant in 2012. Michelle Pridgen was hired with that funding and has enjoyed being the Market manager ever since.
The Market has seen a steady increase in vendors, customers, and sales over the years- thanks to all of our customers, our family of wonderful vendors, our community partners and our awesome volunteers. The Market has become a community center and all of us have had a role in that success. Thanks to everyone!
This year, the Market hosted 3 workshops and 19 events including Cooking Days, Wellness Day, Kids day and the Berry, Tomato and Apple Festivals and offered weekly Kids activities. THANK YOU!!!!!