Independence, Vacuum Sealing and Healthy Choices

Pick up all your 
holiday grillin' goodies! 
It's Independence Day at Manakin Market! Come help us celebrate our nation's independence, and while you're there, make sure to support our local farmers and artisans! Join us on Saturdays from 9am-1pm at 68 Broad Street Road in Manakin. Come get your local on, and have a bite of food while you're visiting us. We have something for everyone, including the kids. Click HERE to find out all the haps at the market this Saturday, July 4th!

Goochland Fairground Farmers Market opens June 2nd, 2015
We're growing FAST!
Goochland Fairground Farmers Market is gaining traction!  Join us on Tuesdays from 4-7pm in the field on the corner of Route 522 and Fairground Road, in front of the Food Lion Shopping Center, at 2650 Fairground Road in Goochland Courthouse. We have produce, beef, sausage, baked goods, homemade soaps and more! For information on becoming a vendor, contact Lisa Dearden or apply online.


Discover Market Fresh: Learn, Make, Share℠ at Manakin Market!
Watch a Vacuum Sealing Demo at Manakin Market and provide your email for a chance to WIN a Vacuum Sealing System from FoodSaver®!

We are kicking off our Discover Market Fresh: Learn, Make, Share℠ food preservation education program at Manakin Market THIS SATURDAY! The program is designed to help visitors learn to vacuum seal local produce, meats, and cheeses, and make “farm-to-table” recipes to enjoy and share with friends all year long.  Visit the Vacuum Sealing Station to watch a Vacuum Sealing Demo at the market, enter your email on our tablet for a chance to WIN a Vacuum Sealing System + get coupons from FoodSaver®, look for "seal and save" me stickers on produce available at the market, and sign the "photo consent" so we can take a picture of your Market Fresh pose to post on our Facebook page!  We want to see lots of photos of what you love to preserve most!

ChiknEGG's Cook 'N Nook is a Commissary Kitchen for rent in Goochland County, VA
Got an idea for a food product
you'd like to take to market?
Do you know someone who has a food truck who 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! 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.

Camp C.H.E.F. at the Cook 'N Nook, with Edible Education
Camp C.H.E.F. is fun!
Camp C.H.E.F. @ the Cook 'N Nook - "Down on the Farm"!  Join us for Culinary Fun, Healthy Lessons, Exercise and Farming! The chefs at Edible Education are excited to create nutritious, tasty food with produce harvested right in Goochland County. Suitable for ages 6-14. $225. Space is limited, so sign up soon! Two sessions at our Goochland location! Session 2:  Monday, Aug.3-Friday, Aug. 7, 9:00am-12:30pm. Click to register.

Zero interest loans for entrepreneurs doing good things!  Over $55 million loaned!  Know someone who could use a $5k loan to start their socially impactful cottage industry business (ag-based businesses can get up to $10k their first loan)?  Learn more about ChiknEGG's role as a KivaZip Trustee, and how you can make a difference by becoming a Kiva Zip Lender. Click to make a $5 or more micro loan to someone who needs a break!  Every dollar counts!

Lisa Dearden, Owner/Manager of ChiknEGG Productions, LLC

Lisa and "Cupcake"
Most of you who come to the market regularly know my parents, Bob and Marian New.  They come to the market every week and are my biggest fans.  They love supporting local farmers and artisans as much as I do.  My dad had a bad car accident over Easter, and had fallen, and is now in a rehab center.  He's having a difficult time adjusting to life without much independence.  On this weekend when our entire nation is celebrating our independence, I hope you will take a few moments to think and reflect on your health.  It's a precious thing, and it is often taken for granted.  I work extremely hard to be healthy, and love that I can contribute in some small way to the health of others, and to my own community.  If you care about your health, you MUST care about local food and farmers.  You have a choice to make, three times a day, to support local agriculture.  I hope you choose to create a healthy future for you and your family!  If you care to send a card to my dad, it would life his spirits immensely!  He will be in rehab and/or a nursing home for quite some time.  Send to Bob New in care of RVAg, Inc., P.O. Box 4, Sandy Hook, VA  23153.  Thank you for your prayers and support!
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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:

Season Sponsors:
The Experts in Rural Finance
Spencer's Treble Maker Music is a proud sponsor of RVAg's Manakin Market and Goochland Fairground Farmers MarketLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery is a proud sponsor of RVAg's Manakin Market and Goochland Fairground Farmers Market!

Our Chef at the Market Sponsors:

Outdoor Kitchen Creations is one of Manakin Market's Chef Demo Sponsor for the 2015 Market Season
Outdoor Kitchen Creations

Club Sprouts Sponsors:
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpotWe're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activities at RVAgriculture's farmers market.
Please sign up for Manakin Market - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click on the above link 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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