Aunts 'N Uncles, Dancers, Marketeers & Homeschool Pickers

ChiknEGG's My Manakin Market is located at 68 Broad Street Road in Manakin Sabot, VA
IT'S NATIONAL AUNT & UNCLE DAY ON SATURDAY! Why not show them how much you care by bringing them to the farmers market? Available at the market now - Corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, cauliflower, broccoli, greens, radishes, Spring onions, peaches, blackberries, raspberries & blueberries, cantaloupes, watermelons, fresh flowers, fresh mushrooms, pastured beef, sausages, poultry, pork and lamb, goat's cheese, local wines, vinegars, Challah, salad dressings, fresh and dried herbs, fruit, eggs, gluten free products, honey, jams and jellies, salsa, cereal, baked goods, fudge and other candies, mustards, handmade goats milk soaps, fiber products, artisan crafts, perennials and MORE! Come grab some food and sit a spell under the shade while you chow down in-between shopping spurts!COME HUNGRY - we will have HOT, ready to eat prepared foods (including breakfast AND lunch), courtesy of Real Country Sausage and the Hemp Dog Cafe!  We're open from 9:00am-1:00pm.

ChiknEGG's My Courthouse Market is located at 1800 Dickinson Road in Goochland, VACAN'T COME ON SATURDAY?  Get Fresh right in the village of Goochland Courthouse!  We have fresh veggies, fruit, berries, eggs, cheese, meats, baked goods, soaps, gluten free products, honey, jams & jellies and MORE!  We often have live music and fun educational programs, too. And while you're there, why not stop by and visit some of the other great locally owned businesses in the Courthouse village?  My Courthouse Market is open on Wednesdays from 3:00pm-7:00pm, year-round, on the grounds of the Goochland Family YMCA.

Save the Date!  August 16th is our 4th Annual E-Cycling/recycling Day at My Manakin Market! This year, we're adding SHREDDING, so start collecting your recyclables and electronic items, as well as paper to shred!

4th Annual E-Cycling.Recycling Day at ChiknEGG's My Manakin Market is Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Aspire Dance Academy students are performing at ChiikEGG's My Manakin Market on Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Dance Demo @ 10:45 at Manakin
Our friends from Aspire Dance Academy are providing a LIVE DANCE DEMONSTRATION for us at 10:45.  These kids are adorable, and they've been working really hard on their dance moves. They're ready to show off their skills, so make sure kick up your heels and join us at the market this week to watch them perform!  In case you didn't realize it, Aspire Dance Academy is right across the street from the market. They teach all ages.  They also have a great boutique store for dance apparel at the same location.  Check it out!
It's Marketeers Club Day at ChiknEGG's My Manakin Market on Saturday, May 31st, 2014
Look for our young
farmers and entrepreneurs!

It's Marketeers Club Day at My Manakin Market this week. Marketeers Club vendors are kids aged 6-16 who have grown or made the products they bring to market. We certainly hope you will support these young farmers and entrepreneurs by purchasing products from them. Look for the Marketeer Club Vendor sign at their booth!  If you are interested in participating in our Marketeers Club, please contact us!

The Homeschool Pickers are playing ChiknEGG's My Manakin Market on Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Cody & Graham
Manakin - The Homeschool Pickers are a 4 piece gospel and traditional Bluegrass band that started in 2013 with Graham Donahue on guitar and Cody Miller on mandolin. In early 2014 Cody’s cousins joined the band, adding guitar and bass. The band now consists of Graham Donahue (18) on banjo, guitar, and vocals, Cody Miller (15) on vocals and mandolin, Gery Hochstetler (17) on guitar and vocals, and Bracy Hochstetler (13) on bass guitar. You might recognize Graham from the market...he's one of our vendors - Bethel Family Farm!  If you know of a band or musician who wants to play at our market, email us!

Kids make cards for Aunt & Uncle Day at ChiknEGG's My Manakin Market on Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Make cards for Aunts & Uncles!
Come join Sarah Smith or Amy Taylor this year at the picnic tables on Saturday in Manakin where kids will  be making cards for Aunt & Uncle Day. We have a free kid's activity every week at the market, so kids - come back often and bring your friends!

#DiscoverYouCan! at ChiknEGG's My Manakin Market on Saturday, July 26th, 2014!
LIVE Demo Sat. 10:30-Noon!
As part of our Discover You Can: Learn, Make, Share series, we have a FREE vacuum sealing workshop this Saturday at our Market in Manakin.  The Local Agrarian will be demonstrating how to preserve green beans, peppers and watermelon using the FoodSaver™ Vacuum Sealer.  We've also added a new Pickle Workshop (we'll make both sweet and dill pickles) at our Cook 'N Nook Kitchen on Sunday, July 27th. This is a FREE class, but space is limited, so register soon, and if you can't get in - sign-up on the Wait List.  Click HERE to register for the Pickle Workshop, and keep up with the latest news at the event on the Cook 'N Nook's Facebook page.  We still have lots of upcoming programs at our markets, community kitchen, and our local food pantry, and we'll be raffling off loads of really cool Ball® and FoodSaver® products at each of these events, so make sure to market your calendars and join the fun!  Click here to check out our Discover You Can! program schedule.

ChikneGG's Interactive Market Maps let customers find their favorite vendors at our markets!
My Manakin Market
 Interactive Market Map
ChikneGG's Interactive Market Maps let customers find their favorite vendors at our markets!
My Courthouse Market
Interactive Market Map
Check out our Interactive Market Maps (click on the pictures)! Visit a list of our vendors by clicking HERE. If you click on the +/- sign, all the vendor info displays with click through links. Looking for a specific product? Click here to find who has it!. Check out a video of our market HERE. We are located at 68 Broad Street Road in Manakin-Sabot, just 5 minutes west of downtown Short Pump. For more information and a Google Map, click HERE.

ChiknEGG's Cook 'N Nook is a commercial kitchen for rent by the hour in Goochland, VA Got an idea for a food product that you'd like to take to market, but don't know where to start? Or - maybe you'd like to teach a class in the kitchen! Give us a call...we can help turn your dreams into reality!  If you are interested in renting the kitchen facility by the hour, visit the Cook 'N Nook website or our Facebook page for details, or email the Kitchen Manager.

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We are collecting donated food each week at the markets through our Gleaning Program for our good friends at the Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services. We will be collecting food products that vendors may end up discarding at the end of each market day. In addition, customers will have the opportunity to purchase products, or bring canned or dried food products, for the GFCFS's Food Pantry for donation to needy families and/or bring items in need. How about purchasing an extra dozen eggs for our hungry neighbors for donation? We will be collecting these items weekly at the ChiknEGG booth. And don't forget, we accept SNAP (formerly know as food stamps)! Tell your friends!

Join our
Club Sprouts!
We have live music every week, cooking demonstrations, chef's demos, regular children's activities and lots of other fun activities for the whole family. Kids can join our Marketeers Club and join our vendors to sell what they have grown or made themselves, or join our Club Sprouts to try new farm fresh foods for rewards! Contact ChiknEGG for more information on our children's activities.
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 ChiknEGG's My Manakin Market!

See you at the market!

Lisa Dearden
Market Manager

CHIKNEGG'S FARMERS MARKETS are brought to you in part by:

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We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activities at both of ChiknEGG's farmers markets.

Please sign up for either My Manakin Market or My Courthouse Market - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click on either of the above links or this link to go to our invitation page. 
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

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