Marshmallows, Watermelons and Marketeers
IT'S NATIONAL MARSHMALLOW DAY! With the Labor Day Holiday weekend upon us, the market is THE place to shop for all your bar-b-que and picnic goodies! Come join us for our Annual Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest, too! Available at the market now - Corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, cabbage, butter beans, greens, zucchini, Summer & Winter squash, plums, peaches, blackberries, raspberries & blueberries, apples, cantaloupes, watermelons, fresh flowers, pastured beef, sausages, poultry, pork, goat's cheese, local wines, vinegars, Challah, salad dressings, fresh and dried herbs, fruit, eggs, gluten free products, honey, jams and jellies, salsa, cereal, baked goods, candies, mustards, handmade goats milk soaps, fiber products, artisan crafts, perennials and MORE! Come grab some food and sit a spell under the shade while you chow down in-between shopping spurts! COME HUNGRY - we will have HOT, ready to eat prepared foods (including breakfast AND lunch), courtesy of Real Country Sausage and the Hemp Dog Cafe! We're open from 9:00am-1:00pm.
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WATERMELON SEED SPITTING CONTEST
Who can spit the farthest? Find out this Saturday during our Fourth Annual Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest. Adults and kids compete separately for prizes. We'll be giving Two Sets of Tickets Grayhaven Winery's South African Food & Wine Festival (September 13th & 14th) to the Top Two Adult Winners, and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for kids up to 16 years old. Winners must be present to win. The contest runs from 10-11am THIS Saturday at the market!
Joy Elliott has been a volunteer for the Muscular Dystrophy Association for 45 years will be at the market this Saturday Filling The Boot for Muscular Dystrophy. Muscular dystrophy (MD) is characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal or voluntary muscles which control movement. The muscles of the heart and some other involuntary muscles are also affected in some forms of muscular dystrophy, and a few forms involve other organs as well. Joy is also one of the families the receive services through the Muscular Dystrophy Association as three of her four children have MD. You may know Joy from your association with Avery's Branch Farm in Amelia - they do cow shares, beef, chickens and pork on their family farm). Joy was also recently diagnosed with MD. We hope you will be generous and add some love to The Boot to help Joy raise money and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy!
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UPCOMING FARM TOURS
Join the Virginia Association for Biological Farming and Ellwood Thompson's for their first ever Richmond Farm Tour - Shake the Hands that Feed You! on September 20th & 21st, 1pm-6pm. Load up your car with friends and family (one ticket covers everyone!) and head out for a day — or two — of meeting area biological/organic/Certified Naturally Grown farmers and seeing where and how your food is grown. Go at your own pace. This biological farm tour weekend is self-paced with farms located throughout the area.
VABF will have Information on all of the participating farms in a tour program, a mobile app and on their web site. The tour cost is $25 per vehicle in advance. Entrance tickets will also be available on tour days at every tour farm for $30 per vehicle (or $10 per vehicle for one farm). (Discounts for VABF members). Sign up to volunteer and receive a free pass!
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We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activities at both of ChiknEGG's farmers markets.
Please sign up for either My Manakin Market or My Courthouse Market - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click on either of the above links 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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