Farmers Markets

Saturdays at Manakin

MANAKIN MARKET
Manakin Market is OPEN for the Season! Click here to see what's going on at Manakin Market on May 23rd!

GOOCHLAND FAIRGROUNDS MARKET
Tuesdays at
Goochland Courthouse
We are pleased to announce the opening of our newest market - Goochland Fairground Farmers Market on Tuesday, June 2nd!  GFFM will be located at 2650 Fairground Road, Goochland, VA 23063. The market is located in the field on the corner of Route 522 and Fairgrounds Road, in front of the Food Lion Shopping Center. This is a HIGH visibility intersection. The market will operate from the first Tuesday in June through mid-September. For information on becoming a vendor, contact Lisa Dearden by email or call 804-314-9141, apply online now!


We are currently accepting vendor applications for the following RVAg, Inc. farmers market and events:
  • Manakin Market 2015 Season
  • NEW!  Goochland Fairgrounds Farmers Market 2015 Season (Opens June 2nd)
    Click HERE to apply now!   (Existing RVAg vendors - use this link to log into your ManageMyMarket.com account) 
    Visit a list of RVAgriculture's 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!
    Find your favorite Manakin Vendors
    on our Interactive Market Map!
    We love Virginia Grown Products at ChiknEGG's My Manakin Market!Manakin Market is located at 68 Broad Street Road in Manakin-Sabot, just 5 minutes west of downtown Short Pump. For a Google Map, Click Here.  Check out My Manakin Market's Interactive Market Map!    Check out a video of My Manakin Market HERE. We are located at 68 Broad Street Road in Manakin-Sabot, just 5 minutes west of downtown Short Pump. Manakin Market is open every Saturday from 9am-1pm, May-October. For more information and a Google Map, click HERE
      Check out our Promo Video and Share freely!   

    NEW MARKET MANAGEMENT

    My Manakin Market will be fully owned and operated by RVAg, Inc. during the 2015 Market Season and moving forward.  RVAg, Inc. is the new non-profit "wing" of ChiknEGG Productions. Everything will look and feel the same, and ChiknEGG Productions will still be promoting and involved with the market's operations as we move forward!

    ChikneGG is a proud member of the Farmers Market Coalition
    ChiknEGG is a proud Member of the Retail Merchants Association
    Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot
    VOLUNTEERS WANTED!  RVAgriculture is seeking ambitious, energetic fun-loving people to volunteer with us during the 2015 market season. To sign up as a volunteer, please click on the VolunteerSpot logo above, or download the Job Description and Volunteer Application located at the bottom of this page.  Click HERE for a Volunteer poster to display and share!

    SEEKING MUSICIANS & PERFORMERS!  Are you a MUSICIAN or PERFORMER interested in performing at Manakin Market? Please contact Robyn Bridgman to schedule your gig. Download our Performer Rules HERE.

    SNAP IT UP - SNAP/EBT PROGRAM
    Manakin Market gladly accepts SNAP/EBT (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). SNAP can be used for foods for you and your household to eat, such as: breads and cereals; fruits and vegetables; meats, fish and poultry; and dairy products.  With our SNAP It Up™ program, SNAP/EBT customers can swipe their cards and receive DOUBLE DOLLARS! The money comes from generous donations from companies, organizations and people like YOU! If you would like to contribute to this special fund right now, click on the Donate button below.  Or, you may contact RVAgriculture for additional details. For information on applying for SNAP benefits, call 1-800-221-5689.                       

    GLEANING PROGRAM We are excited to announce our new Gleaning Program this year!  Our good friends at the Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services will be picking up 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 for the GFCFS's Food Pantry for donation to needy families.  If customers have other items that they would like to contribute to the GFCFS's Food Pantry, click on the preceding link and view a list of needed items.  We will be collecting these items weekly at the RVAgriculture booth.

    ABOUT RVAGRICULTURE'S FARMERS MARKET
    RVAg's farmers markets are managed by a non-profit corporation, RVAg, Inc,, RVAg is the non-profit "wing" of ChiknEGG Productions, LLC. Lisa Dearden is the Executive Director of RVAgriculture and is also the Market Manager.

    We have a huge assortment of local foods from farmers all over Central Virginia this year.   You'll find LOTS of fresh seasonal produce, fresh and dried herbs, berries, pastured poultry, lamb, beef, pork, sausages, olive oils and vinegars, baked goods, donuts, coffee, cheeselocal wines, honey, candy, artisan crafts, soaps, fiber products, perennials & shrubs, and MORE! COME HUNGRY - we will have HOT, ready to eat prepared foods.  Come grab some food and sit a spell under the shade while you chow down in-between shopping spurts! Over 50 high quality vendors!
    What's Cooking at the Market?
    The Local Agrarian
    CHEF'S DEMOS Find out what The Local Agrarian or one of our other chefs will be cookin' up for special Chef's at the Market Series at the market this season by signing up for our weekly e-blast! Um...smells so good!  Look for Chef's Demos throughout the season! 

    CLUB SPROUTS Kids - join our  Club Sprouts for children ages 4-11. Children will receive a Club Sprouts Card to fill-out during the  Market Season. The card will encourage kids to try new foods at the market, and will provide them with educational activities to complete during the week.  They will get regular rewards for participating in Club Sprouts and will receive a special reward at the end of the season.

    MARKETEERS CLUB
    Join Our Club Sprouts!
    Our Marketeers Club features children ages 6-16, who can sign up to be vendors at the market so they can sell what they have grown or made themselves on one of our monthly Marketeers Club dates.  Download the Rules for Participation HERE.
    For more information about either Club Sprouts or our Marketeers Club, contact Theresa Burks, our Special Events Coordinator by email or phone: 804-651-3165.
    Please call us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you all at the market!

    Market Manager:
    804 314-9141
    Business Address:  P.O. Box 4, Sandy Hook VA 23153  Market Address:  68 Broad Street Road, Manakin-Sabot, VA  23103 
    Assistant Market Manager  Erin Matthews 804-441-0020 
    Office Manager: Theresa Burks 804-651-3165 
    Volunteer Coordinator: Emily Baird
    Special Events Coordinator:  Jacquie Ableman  804-240-5931 JOIN US!

    Manakin Market is located behind Essex Bank, just five minutes west of Short Pump at 68 Broad Street in Manakin-Sabot. Open for the 2015 Season Saturdays, 9:00am - 1:00pm, May through October.  View Manakin Market in a larger map. 

    VENDORS:
    Apply for any of RVAgriculture's special events or our farmers market for the 2015 Season using our Online Application!   Please email us for assistance if you cannot apply online.  Click here to view Manakin Market's Rules & Regs.  

    Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpotINTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?:
    Contact our Volunteer Coordinator or click on this button to sign up! Volunteer Application

    COMMUNITY GROUPS:
    We love Community Groups!  Download our Community Group Application or contact us to get involved!

    SPONSORSHIPS:

    We'd be happy to speak with you about our sponsorship program. Your business could really benefit by investing in our market! Download our program flyer, or contact us and we'll send you one in the mail or meet with you in person.  If you don't see a program that works for you, we can always create one that does!

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    THIS YEAR'S MARKETS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
    Season Sponsors:
    The Experts in Rural Finance

    Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery is a proud Sponsor of RVAg's Farmers Markets!

    Our Big Green Egg Sponsor:
    Outdoor Kitchen Creations

    Club Sprouts Sponsors:


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