Sticky Notes, Market Totes and New RVAg Market

Look for this Sticky Note on your
Richmond Times Dispatch paper!
MANAKIN MARKET opens THIS SATURDAY, May 2nd!  If you are a Richmond Times Dispatch subscriber, look for this Sticky Note on the front page of your paper.  Bring the Sticky Note to any participating market on Opening Day and get a cool market tote bag FREE (while supplies last)! Check out the list of participating markets in the Capital Region on There's even a printable map!  We have an absolutely terrific market planned this season. Click here to check out everything going on at Manakin Market on Opening Day!  We're doing a FOOD DRIVE on May 9th, so please bring items for donation.  We hope you'll join us...come hungry!

ChiknEGG's sister non-profit RVAg, Inc. just signed the contract and are ready to announce the opening of a new market. The Goochland Fairground Farmers Market (GFFM) will be located at 2650 Fairground Road, Goochland, VA 23063. The market is located in the field on the corner of Route 522 and Fairgrounds Road, in front of the Food Lion Shopping Center. This is a HIGH visibility intersection. The market will operate from the first Tuesday in June through mid-September. For information on becoming a vendor, contact Lisa Dearden or apply online.  GFFM opens June 2nd.


The Local Agrarian is back!
Our Spring Fling 4 Course Dinner with The Local Agrarian has been rescheduled for next Monday, May 4th from 6:30-8:30. Click here to register online!  Do you know someone who has a food truck who needs a commissary kitchen?  Or someone who has an idea for a food product that they'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.

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 1:  Monday, July 6-Friday, July 10, 9:00am-12:30pm.  Click to register.  Session 2:  Monday, Aug.3-Friday, Aug. 7, 9:00am-12:30pm.  Click to register.


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Lisa Dearden, Owner/Manager of ChiknEGG Productions, LLC

Lisa and "Cupcake"
Thank you, weather gods, for providing us with an awesome forecast for Opening Day at Manakin Market!  It's going to be in the high 70's and sunny, so grab the kids and the dog and head on over to the market.  We have a terrific band, great food, fun kid's activities, lots of awesome local food and some cool artisan crafts.  I am so looking forward to seeing all of you once again, and hearing how all your family members are and what you've been up to all winter! Please look for your Sticky Note on the Richmond Times Dispatch and bring it to the market for your free market tote bag, and look for all the advertising on, the Times Dispatch and Style Weekly for the Capital Region Farmers Markets (there are 20 participating in collaborative advertising this season)!  We'll also be advertising on Channel 12 this summer.  Shop, Eat, Live LOCAL!

Scan this QR Code to 
find info about
Manakin Market!

See you at the market, or in the kitchen!
Lisa Dearden
ChiknEGG Owner/Market Manager
RVAg, Inc. Executive Director

RVAg's FARMERS MARKET is brought to you in part by: Season Sponsors:
The Experts in Rural Finance
Our Big Green Egg Sponsor:
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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