E-Cycling, Ice Cream and Fresh Appreciation

We are holding our 6th Annual E-Cycling/Recycling Day on Saturday, August 6th at Manakin Market. We are partnering with Four Season Recycling, who will have Earth Machine Composters and Systern Rain Barrels, Proshred Security of Richmond, who will be offering secure document destruction, and Goodwill of Virginia, who will be accepting electronic waste through their RECONNECT Program, keeping your information safe and hazardous materials out of our landfills. Make sure to start collecting your e-cyling and paper to be shredded!

 6th Annual E-Cycling/Recycling Day on Saturday, August 6th at Manakin Market.

Kids Make Ice Cream!
It's National Ice Cream Month, so the kids are going to do one of our most popular activities - make ice cream! We also have a great Chef's Demo planned, as part of our Chef at the Market Chef's Demo program, presented by Whole Foods Market, featuring Chef Mihn. Returning to the market to perform is Guy Gorman. We have a great line-up of local vendors at Central Virginia's most authentic farmers market. Come join us at our "Rural Oasis next to the Concrete Jungle" every Saturday from 9am-1pm. Make sure to visit our website for details.

We have a super line up of vendors at this growing boutique market! We now offer DOUBLE SNAP DOLLARS through our SNAP IT UP! program. This grant funded program means that every SNAP/EBT swipe gets matched, dollar for dollar (up to $25 per day...good for fruits and vegetables only), while funds last. Come visit us on Tuesdays from 4-7pm. Make sure to visit our website for details.

RVAg is working with RVA Food Collaborative and Shalom Farms to bring fresh, health local food to Western Goochland County
Come visit us on Sundays!
Visit the Grown to Go mobile market every Sunday from 1:00-2:30pm at the Fife Fire Station in Western Goochland. The Grown to Go Mobile Market is a project of the RVA Food Collaborative and Shalom Farms (and includes RVAg), Grown to Go serves Central Virginia by selling fresh, organic, and local produce to community members who have limited access to healthy food. SNAP is welcomed and discount prices are offered at all of our market locations. We also offer DOUBLE SNAP DOLLARS through our SNAP IT UP! program at this market!  Make sure to visit our website for details.


Learn to Can Tomatoes!
So eggcited about our upcoming You Can Food Preservation Program, which includes lots of canning classes. Learn how to preserve tomatoes, peaches and blueberries with the help of instructor Sharon Munyak of Hobby Hill Farm Fresh. We have the 37th Edition of the Ball Blue Book available during registration. Click here to register! 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. Do you know someone who has a food truck and 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!


ChiknEGG Owner &  RVAg Executive Director,  Lisa Dearden
ChiknEGG Owner &
RVAg Executive Director,
Lisa Dearden
Wow - I actually get to take a week off.  I'm pretty jazzed about that. I could only do that with a strong team in place to work the markets while I'm gone. I'd just like to take a moment to give them a shout out! To my husband, James (who IS the sign committee) - you do an amazing job every week putting up ALL those signs in Short Pump. They really work! To Theresa Burks (our illustrious Office Manager and Saturday Market Assistant) - I certainly couldn't do all this without you!  You are the best assistant I've ever had! And to Erin Wright (our other Market Assistant), who has been coming every week now for three seasons - you always have a smile and are ready to do whatever it takes!  We all love you! What a great team I have! I'm looking forward to visiting my parents in Oregon.  See ya'll on the flip side!

See you at the market, or in the kitchen!

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

RVAg's FARMERS MARKETS are brought to you in part by:

Special Event Sponsors:
The Experts in Rural Finance
Lickinghole Creek is a proud sponsor of RVAg's Farmers Markets!
Music Sponsor:

Our Chef at Market Sponsor:                 
Whole Foods Market presents Manakin Market's Chef at the Market Program in 2016
Kid's Activity Sponsor:
Wells Fargo Manakin Sabot is a Kid's Activity Sponsor at Manakin Market

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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