Loafin' Around and Small Business Saturday

We have a great Pop-up Market planned for Small Business Saturday, November 28th, at Aw Shucks Country Store in Glen Allen.! We have lots of cool local vendors and a wine and cheese tasting, free chair massages, as well as great homemade food and a huge assortment of local craft beers and wines. Make sure to bring canned goods for donation to the Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services Food Pantry and also a new, unwrapped gift for our toy drive for Mason's Toy Box.  Bring the whole family and get a jump start on your holiday shopping! #ShopSmall #ShopLocal

Here's a list of who will be vending:

Come visit the alpacas!
Hooked on Alpacas (Huacaya Alpaca Farm in Goochland)
Breeze Hill Farms (Sheep & Goat Farm in Powhatan)
Pactamere Alpaca Farm (Huacaya Alpaca Farm in Goochland)
Shady Nook Alpaca Farm (Huacaya Alpaca Farm in Powhatan
Suri Downs Alpaca Farm (Suri Alpaca Farm in Goochland)
Real Country Sausage (Hands down, the best sausage EVER)
Great Harvest Bread Company (Farm to Table Bakery)
Grabinska Studios (Fine artisan crafted metalwork jewelry)
Sea Breeze Massage (Offering FREE chair massages inside)

Manakin Market Holiday Farm & Craft Market is Saturday, December 5th, 2015So excited about our upcoming Annual Holiday Farm & Craft Market on Saturday, December 5th from 10am-2pm at Manakin Market. We have a terrific line-up of great local producers and artisan crafters this year, although we are still accepting vendors for this fun and festive holiday market. If you, or someone you know, are interested in becoming a vendor, you can click HERE to apply now, or contact Lisa Dearden for additional information.  Santa is coming, and we'll have free kid's activities and live music, too!


You can order local food all season for delivery at Manakin Market through the ChiknEGG MarketPlace!
Shopping for local food has never been easier! At the ChiknEGG MarketPlace, you shop by the item from our participating farms selecting only the items you would like to order. There is no minimum order and you are not required to order each week. Orders are placed Thursday through Monday, with delivery at Manakin Market on the following Thursday afternoon from 4:00-6:00pm. Members who are new to the system receive a Two-Week Membership FREE using this code: NewMember2015Season.  Click here to get started!

Artisan Bread making at ChiknEGG's Cook 'N Nook in Goochland County
Our next class at the Cook 'N Nook is an Artisan Bread Making Class on Sunday, December 13th! Ticket price includes a  Bread Making Kit to take home, complete with bread mixes! Register online and join our Facebook event page! 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.

Lisa Dearden, Owner/Manager of ChiknEGG Productions, LLC

Lisa and "Cupcake"
Gearing up for a big day tomorrow with family.  So blessed to have my parents and both children, and all four of our grandkids coming. And gee, we have a special guest coming who just happens to be a chef...how did that happen?  I truly hope all of you are able to be with those you love and enjoy the bounty of our family farms. Please take a few moments to give thanks to those who serve in the military and area away from home.  Speaking of being away from home, we are doing a toy drive for Mason's Toy Box again this year, at both Aw Shucks Country Store and at the Manakin Market Holiday Farm & Craft Market.  Please bring a NEW, unwrapped toy to a child who is in the hospital this holiday season, suffering from or recovering from cancer.  My own grandson, Wilson, had cancer five years ago, and I have to tell you...it is a lonely, scary place. Your generous gifts and monetary contributions to both children and their caregivers during the holiday season make a world of difference!  Last season was a huge success for Mason's Toy Box.  You truly have no idea what a difference you can make!  In the meantime, I'll be doing some extra lovin' on my little man, Wilson tomorrow.  Come join me at Aw Shucks Country Store on Saturday!

See you at the market, or in the kitchen!

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

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