Market Innovation, Wild Caught Salmon and Silly Pictures

ChiknEGG Marketplace on Lulu's Local Food
The ChiknEGG Marketplace
is coming soon!
ChiknEGG Productions is pleased to announce an new and innovative approach to expanding our farmers market vendor's sales. Starting soon, ChiknEGG Productions will offer online sales from our farmers market vendors with pick up at the market. The ChiknEGG Markeplace will be a unique opportunity to purchase products from our vendors before the market opens, guaranteeing you the most fresh local products around.  We will also have a limited number of vendor products that are not available on market days, but members will still be able to order them online and have them delivered to the market. The ChiknEGG Marketplace will be opening soon, so stay tuned for details!

Manakin Market Farmers Market
Celebrate National
Farmers Market Week!
We're celebrating National Farmers Market Week! We are once again honoring a culturally significant food with one of our Chef at the Market Demos. Chef Ann from Edible Education will be grilling up some wild-caught Salmon from our newest vendor, Cold County Salmon, from 10am-Noon! Join us on Saturdays from 9am-1pm at 68 Broad Street Road in Manakin. 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, August 1st!  Don't forget to save up your old electronics and paper to shred for our August 8th market!

Goochland Fairground Farmers Market opens June 2nd, 2015
So convenient for
Weekday Shoppers!
Goochland Fairground Farmers Market is growing rapidly!  Join us on Tuesdays from 4-7pm in the field on the corner of Route 522 and Fairground Road, in front of the Food Lion Shopping Center, at 2650 Fairground Road in Goochland Courthouse. We have produce, beef, sausage, baked goods, homemade soaps and more! Make sure to Like us on Facebook for up to the minute details!  This boutique market is taking off, and we're looking for more vendors.  For information on becoming a vendor, contact Lisa Dearden or apply online.


RVA Beer Games at Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, Saturday, August 1st, 2015
Don't miss this first EVER
RVA Beer Games!
What's better than all of your favorite breweries getting together for one day? Getting them all together for an epic field day at Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery. Yes that's right ladies and gentleman LCCB and Richmond Breweries United are joining forces to put on the first ever RVA Beer Games. Each brewery is serving beer and joining in the days festivities! Don't miss your chance to play alongside or against your favorite brewery. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and best in show!  Join SIX local breweries at Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery on Saturday, August 1st, from Noon-9:00pm at 4011 Knolls Point Road in Goochland.  Food Trucks, Live Music by Freds Unplugged, Free Kid's Activities.  Leased, well-behaved dogs welcome!

Save the Date!  August 8th is our 5th Annual E-Cycling/Recycling Day at Manakin Market! We are also offering SHREDDING again, so start collecting your recyclables and electronic items, as well as paper to shred!

5th Annual E-Cycling/Recycling Day at Manakin Market, Saturday, August 8th, 2015

ChiknEGG's Cook 'N Nook is a Commissary Kitchen for rent in Goochland County, VA
Got an idea for a food product
you'd like to take to market?
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.

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Lisa Dearden, Owner/Manager of ChiknEGG Productions, LLC

Lisa and "Cupcake"
National Farmers Market Week is coming up August 2-8, but we're kicking things off a bit early. ChiknEGG Productions is very pleased to announce our brand new ChiknEGG Markeplace!  We are working furiously behind the scenes to line up some very special vendors (hint...sausage) to participate in this unique and innovative online ordering system.  We'll keep you informed in the weeks to come as to how you can join as a member to take advantage of some very special products that you normally can't find just anywhere.  In the meantime, I hope you'll celebrate National Farmers Market Week with me by sharing your favorite farmers market memory, a picture with a farmer, your favorite produce, or a simple selfie at the market. Be creative and silly. Tag the photo with #FarmMktWk @USDA - Become a kid again!
Scan this QR Code to 
find info about
Manakin Market!

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:

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 Chef at the Market Sponsors:

Outdoor Kitchen Creations is one of Manakin Market's Chef Demo Sponsor for the 2015 Market Season
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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