Farmers Market Workshops Jan 26 & Feb 23

Saturday January 26– Grow More Vegetables for farm and garden workshop. 9 am to noon, 108 Courthouse St. $10 includes snacks.  Learn how to grow more in less space. Planting dates, spacing, interplanting and succession plantings will be addressed. Using information from the best national and local gardeners you’ll learn to apply these techniques to a[…]

IFM Christmas Markets Nov 23 & Dec 1st

The Farmers Market returns to Town Park for on Green Friday, November 23rd from 11 am to 3 pm.  Enjoy free kids activities, listen to Christmas carols, shop for delicious local products and beautiful crafts and pick up your pre-ordered Christmas trees and wreaths. The Farmers Market is back in Town Park December 1st from 11[…]

Want to be a judge at the next Grayson County Fair?

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[…]

IFM Pepper Day September 14th!

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,[…]

Wellness Day @ Independence Farmers Market July 13th

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.