Biking, Cooking, Weaving - We've got it all!

It's Bike to the Market Week
at Manakin Market
It's Bike to the Market Week at Manakin Market. LOTS going on this Memorial Day Weekend! 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, May 23rd!

Only a few weeks left until we open the Goochland Fairground Farmers Market (GFFM)!  We'll 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 from 4-7pm. For information on becoming a vendor, contact Lisa Dearden or apply online.


The Cook 'N Nook is a commercial kitchen for rent by the hour in Goochland County, VA
Please let us know what types of Cooking Classes you would like to see on the schedule this summer! Email the Kitchen Manager with suggestions.  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.

Join Hooked on Alpacas at the Rassawek Spring Jubilee 6/6-6/7/15
Rassawek is one of
Central Virginia's
most beautiful venues!
Join us on June 6th and 7th for the Rassawek Spring Jubilee 5th Anniversary! This is where we celebrate the local, the handmade and the homegrown. They've added new wineries, new entertainment, more kids activities and some incredible artisans & demonstrators.  There's something for all ages and we encourage you to bring friends to the wonderful atmosphere of Rassawek Vineyards.  Look for the Virginia Alpaca Cooperative, where you'll find some wonderful fiber demonstrations and get to visit with the alpacas!  Tickets available online or at the event.

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"
So excited to announce that RVAg, Inc. was selected by SlowFood RVA to receive one of their very first Feeding the Future Micro Grants!  Manakin Market will receive a grant to provide a series of Chef's Demos featuring Slow Food's Ark of Taste Foods at the market.  The Ark of Taste is a tool for farmers, ranchers, fishers, chefs, grocers, educators and consumers to seek out and celebrate our country's diverse biological, cultural and culinary heritage.  Stay tuned for details about the Chef's Demo Series.  In the meantime, make sure to purchase your tickets to the Rassawek Spring Jubilee!  This DO NOT MISS event is the premier cultural event in Goochland County.  Hooked on Alpacas will be collaborating with the Virginia Alpaca Cooperative at the event.  Yours truly will be teaching several weaving classes during the two day event.  Come join us!

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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 MARKET is 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 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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