Kid's Activities, Spring Fling & Hoop Houses

Want to help with our
Kid's Activities?
MANAKIN MARKET opens on May 2nd. FOR FULL DETAILS ABOUT OUR FARMERS MARKET, PLEASE VISIT OUR MARKET PAGE! We are looking for people to help our with our Kid's Activities at the market this season.  Do you know someone who's good with children? Contact Lisa Dearden for details.  We are also still recruiting vendors.  If you, or someone you know, is interested in becoming a vendor for the upcoming market season, please visit our website, or contact Lisa Dearden, Market ManagerRVAgriculture, Inc., the new non-profit "wing" of ChiknEGG Productions, LLC, has taken over management of Manakin Market as of 2015.

The Local Agrarian is back!
The Local Agrarian returns to the kitchen for a Spring Fling 4 Course Dinner on Monday, April 20th from 6:30-8:30pm.  This class will fill up soon, so make sure to register online soon!  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.

ChiknEGG Productions endorsed Duron Chavis with Renew Richmond for a $10k loan to purchase hoop houses, lumber and drip irrigation equipment for an inner city garden.  Can you loan as little as $5 to help another socially impactful cottage industry business get a ZERO interest 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"
Things are heating up...both above ground and below! We'll be putting in a small hoop house at the Cook 'N Nook next week for our Camp C.H.E.F. kids to work in over the summer, filled with culinary herbs and pizza veggies!  RVAG, Inc. has an Earth Day event coming up out at Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery on April 18th (details next week), and I'm participating in the Powhatan Festival of Fibers on April 25th.  With alpaca sheering squeezed in the middle there somewhere and planning for opening both Manakin Market AND the Pearisburg Community Market on May 2nd, this girl is going flat out! Within the next few weeks, at least, we're expecting some warmer weather, so hopefully the ground will warm up enough for our farmers to get everything planted so we'll actually have veggies for sale on opening day!  What are YOU growing this year?

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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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