The Town of Independence is applying for grant funding that will include Town Park. We need your letters of support to show community involvement. The deadline is the end of February. Details are below and here is an updated design for Town Park. THANKS! Independence is applying for a Community Development Block Grant from the[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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.