Sweet Potatoes, Sugar Bella's & Chefscapades

Chef Julie is grilling up some sweet potatoes with Sweet Potato Vinaigrette and making Apple Crisp at our Chef's Demo at Manakin Market on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016!
On the Menu:
Sweet Potato Vinaigrette
& Apple Crisp!
We have Chef Julie joining us at Market Market this Saturday for our very last Chef at the Market Chef's Demo of the season, presented by Whole Foods Market. Chef Julie is going to grill up some Sweet Potatoes and make her low-glycemic Sweet Potato Vinaigrette and Apple Crisp. Check out our website for the recipes, and make sure to share our Facebook event with your friends! Also make sure to visit Chef Julie's webpage! Raising Cane will be providing music for us this week. We have a great line-up of local vendors at Central Virginia's most authentic farmers market. Come join us at our "Rural Oasis next to the Concrete Jungle" every Saturday from 9am-1pm through the end of October. Make sure to visit our website for details.

We have a GREAT
selection of vendors!
One more Tuesday market left. We still have money left to GIVE AWAY with our DOUBLE SNAP DOLLARS through our SNAP IT UP! program at this market. This grant funded program means that every SNAP/EBT swipe gets matched, dollar for dollar (up to $25 per day...good for fruits and vegetables only), while funds last. We have a great selection of produce, baked goods, meats, eggs, soaps and more at this growing boutique market. Come visit us on Tuesdays from 4-6:30pm through the end of October. Make sure to visit our website for details.


The smell of Sugar Bella's Handcrafted Popcorn wafting through the kitchen is incredible! Fun to see these new food entrepreneurs grow and thrive! We have our Fall ServSafe Food Handler classes scheduled. If you work with food, or know someone that does, you really need to take this class. Click here to register online. Got an idea for a class in the kitchen this fall? Let us know! Make sure to visit the  Cook 'N Nook website or our Facebook page to keep up with the latest news, or email the Kitchen Manager. Do you know someone who has a food truck and needs a commissary kitchen, or who has dreamed of marketing a homemade product all their lives? Give us a call...we can help turn your dreams into reality!

ChiknEGG Owner &  RVAg Executive Director,  Lisa Dearden
ChiknEGG Owner &
RVAg Executive Director,
Lisa Dearden
We have one more Chef at the Market Chef's Demo this Saturday. This has been a fantastic program, and I would really like to thank our Program Coordinator, Amy Fowler, for her hard work and dedication, as well as her incredible photography! I've had a blast working with her, and she has done an amazing job coordinating all the chefs, the food and doing all the (manual) labor getting our temporary kitchen set-up and broken down each week, as well as working with the health department to ensure all food for sampling is safely prepared and stored. I'm very pleased with how this program has evolved, and especially proud of all the sales that these chef's demos have generated for our market vendors. If you shop at Whole Foods Market in either Short Pump or Charlottesville, please drop a note off for the Marketing Team Leader, Kristen, letting her know how much their support has meant to our community this season. We know our customers love the demos and the recipes, and we love the extra sales they generate! Make sure to give Amy a hug and let her know how much we appreciate all her efforts this season.  I'm sure we haven't see the last of Amy, so stay tuned for our next Chefscapades in the near future!

See you at the market, or in the kitchen!

Lisa Dearden
ChiknEGG Owner/Market Manager
RVAg, Inc. Executive Director

RVAg's FARMERS MARKETS are brought to you in part by:

Special Event Sponsors:
The Experts in Rural Finance

Joy Eades, State Farm Agent, is a proud sponsor of RVAg's Farmers Markets!Lickinghole Creek is a proud sponsor of RVAg's Farmers Markets!Spencer's Treble Music Makers is a proud sponsor of RVAg's Farmers Markets!   
Music Sponsor:
Renewal by Anderson is a proud sponsor of RVAg's Farmers Markets!

Our Chef at Market Sponsor:                 
Whole Foods Market presents Manakin Market's Chef at the Market Program in 2016

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Please sign up for Manakin Market - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
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