Sarah Ross, founder of Social Roots will join the Market from 9am to 1 pm Friday May 17. Social Roots promotes heirloom plants that are particularly well adapted to the South. One of the goals is to get people “hooked” on heirlooms. An heirloom is a plant variety that has a history of being passed[…]
Reclaiming the Biodiversity of Sri Lanka. One of our founders, Jerry Moles, has been working with Sri Lankan environmentalists for decades; and this winter several of us were able to go see what they are doing. It will inspire you to think about native plants and trees, and the services they provide for us!
A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is four years in the making feature documentary film from the multiple-award-winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky. Third in a trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), the film follows the research of an[…]
Join us at the Kid’s Corner on June 14th at the Independence Farmers Market between 10-11 am to make SEED BOMB LOLLIPOPS! Kids of all ages are welcome to participate and activities are always free. Friday, June 14, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Join us the first Friday of the month, beginning in June, for Cooking Day. We make an array of dishes from whatever is available at the Market. Learn how to cook fresh, local food. Samples are available and donations are appreciated. Friday, June 7 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.
This year we had 10 projects entered in the competition, involving 14 students. First Place went to “Little Free Pantries”, presented by Laura Wingate, from the Grayson County CATE Center. Second Place went to “Medication Disposal”, presented by Michael Bean, from Grayson County CATE Center. Third Place went to “Rural Beekeeping”, presented by Natalie Hoch,[…]
Recently the Free Market has been focused on sprucing up and organization! The bulletin boards have been revised and moved to a more central location in order to attract more attention for community events, services offered by area businesses, and items/services needed by our customers. Drop off your business card, or take a moment to[…]