Marshmallows, Watermelons and Marketeers

ChiknEGG's My Manakin Market is located at 68 Broad Street Road in Manakin Sabot, VA
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 CafeWe're open from 9:00am-1:00pm.
ChiknEGG's My Manakin Market carries baskets and offers chair recaning
Wicked Wicker offers Baskets
& Chair Recaning

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!

ChiknEGG's Featured Non-Profit on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 is the Muscular Dystrophy AssociationJoy 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!


Kids make Marshmallow Animals at ChikneEGG's My Manakin Market on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014Come join Sarah Smith or Amy Taylor this year at the picnic tables on Saturday where kids will be marking MARSHMALLOW ANIMALS! We have a free kid's activity every week at the market, so kids - come back often and bring your friends!

Tommy Luhmann play's ChiknEGG's My Manakin Market Saturday, August 30th, 2014
Tommy Luhmann
Singer/Songwriter Tommy Luhmann returns to the market this week with his friend Jeremy White. Tommy plays acoustic versions of classic rock songs from all time periods.  He hosts open mics and plays throughout the Richmond area.  Jeremy White also plays original acoustic music. To book Tommy for your next party or gig, text 2215895 or contact him via his Facebook page.  Jeremy can also be contacted by Facebook.  If you know of a band or solo artist who would like to play at the market, please email us or call us @ 804-314-9141.

It's Marketeers Club Day at ChiknEGG's My Manakin Market on Saturday, May 31st, 2014
Look for our young
farmers and entrepreneurs!
Saturday is our Marketeers Club Day, and we have some very special kids participating!  Marketeer Club vendors are kids aged 6-16 who have grown or made the products they bring to market. We certainly hope you will support these young farmers and entrepreneurs by purchasing products from them. Look for the Marketeer Club Vendor sign at their booth!  If you are interested in participating in our Marketeers Club, please contact us!

ChikneGG's Interactive Market Maps let customers find their favorite vendors at our markets!
My Manakin Market
 Interactive Market Map
Check out our Interactive Market Map (click on the picture)! Visit a list of our vendors by clicking HERE. If you click on the +/- sign, all the vendor info displays with click through links. Looking for a specific product? Click here to find who has it!. Check out a video of our market HERE. We are located at 68 Broad Street Road in Manakin-Sabot, just 5 minutes west of downtown Short Pump. For more information and a Google Map, click HERE.

ChiknEGG's Cook 'N Nook is a commercial kitchen for rent by the hour in Goochland, VASharon Munyak of Hobby Hill Farms will be doing a Mozzarella & Ricotta Cheese Making Class on Sunday, September 21st from 4:30-6:00pm. Space is limited for this popular class, so sign up fast! Click here to register.  Got an idea for a food product that you'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.

UPCOMING FARM TOURS 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!

We love to help food & ag businesses!
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We are collecting donated food each week at the markets through our Gleaning Program for our good friends at the Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services. We will be collecting food products that vendors may end up discarding at the end of each market day. In addition, customers will have the opportunity to purchase products, or bring canned or dried food products, for the GFCFS's Food Pantry for donation to needy families and/or bring items in need. How about purchasing an extra dozen eggs for our hungry neighbors for donation? We will be collecting these items weekly at the ChiknEGG booth. And don't forget, we accept SNAP (formerly know as food stamps)! Tell your friends!

Join our
Club Sprouts!
We have live music every week, cooking demonstrations, chef's demos, regular children's activities and lots of other fun activities for the whole family. Kids can join our Marketeers Club and join our vendors to sell what they have grown or made themselves, or join our Club Sprouts to try new farm fresh foods for rewards! Contact ChiknEGG for more information on our children's activities.
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 ChiknEGG's My Manakin Market!

See you at the market!

Lisa Dearden
Market Manager

CHIKNEGG'S FARMERS MARKETS are brought to you in part by:

Season Sponsors:
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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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