Town of Halifax Farmers Market Activities

The Town of Halifax Farmers Market located at 209 South Main Street in the historic Town of Halifax is open now every Saturday from 8am-Noon.  come enjoy the atmosphere and experience of the market while supporting our local farmers.  Buying local will ensure that you are getting lower prices and fresher produce all while helping to stimulate local economic growth and bring life into the downtown.  So remember to support our local farmers this season; and to, Buy Local - Eat Fresh!  If you are interested in becoming a vendor, applications are available at Halifax Town Hall, 70 South Main Street, call (434)476-2343 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Permit fee for the entire season at the Town of Halifax Farmers Market is only $35.00.  Weekly rate is $7.00

The Market also hosts and welcomes community members to participate in 1st Saturday Community Yard Sales.  Bring your yard sale items to sell during normal farmers market hours of 8am - Noon and turn your trash into cash.  The dates of remaining Community Yard Sales scheduled are July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th, and October 5th.  Spaces are $10 for a 10' x 10' space and one table provided by the market for the first 6 paid participants.

2nd Saturdays, the Master Gardeners provide various workshops at the market.  July 13th, join the Southside Master Gardener Association and the Southside Virginia Herb Society from 8 to 11am.  The Master Gardeners will lead you through the process of making a hypertufa container to take home.  Cost is $5 for each container.  Supplies will be provided.  The Herb Society will have an herbal tea tasting and be selling handmade jewelry, gourd birdhouses and herbal booklets on culinary and Biblical herbs.  On August 10th they will teach the correct way to divide perennials, and on September 14th they will provide free tool sharpening for small gardening tools during market hours of 8am - Noon. 

Also plan to join us as we celebrate Farmers Market week on Saturday, August 10th with a cooking demo hosted by Hudson Heritage Farms, using fresh USDA meat and locally grown produce and much more! 

Then new for the 2013 season there will be an Indoor Winter-Holiday Market held on Saturdays, December 7th, 14th, & 21st from 8am - Noon.  This is a great way to showcase what you have to offer for the holiday shoppers and is open to all artisans and crafters.

Halifax ABM Grand Opening

Halifax ABM will hold a grand opening on Monday, July 1st from 11:30-1:30.  Halifax ABM will provide a new way for you to improve your physical and mental health and wellbeing.  ABM, the Anat Baniel Method, offers an alternative to other therapies that deal with physical pain, such as back/neck/joint pain, stroke and cerebral palsy as well as mental and emotional concerns.  Through gentle movements of the body.  ABM will create new connections in the brainfor better physical and mental function.. Discounts and more information will be offered.  Chelsea Webber, certified practitioner of the Anat Baniel Method, can be reached on location at 60 S. Main ST., Halifax - down a side road across from Molasses Grill and within the Ohm Yoga Center or contact her via phone 434-471-6821 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cement and Tea on Second Saturday by Laverne Fuller

Where else but at Second Saturdays at the Town of Halifax Farmer's Market can you find a combination of cement and tea?  The answer is nowhere.  The Southside Master Gardener Association will be at the Halifax Farmer's Market on Saturday, July 13, from 8 to 11 am to demonstrate how to make hypertufa pots.  Hypertufa is a combination of Portland cement, perlite, sphagnum peat moss and water which is molded to resemble antique stone troughs from England.  These pots have an advantage over traditional clay pots in that they do not crack if left outside over the winter.  Visitors to the Farmer's Market will be able to make their own pot to take home for $5.00 each.  All supplies will be furnished.  In addition, the Southside Virginia Herb Society will be at the Halifax Farmer's Market with samples of herbal tea for tasting.  Many herbs used for teas are easily grown in our area.  The Herb Society will have handmade jewelry, birdhouses made from gourds and booklets on culinary and Biblical herbs for sale.

come on out to the Market to make a pot and enjoy fresh herbal tea.  For more information about the Master Gardener porgram, contact the Halifax Extension Office at 434-476-2147, visit the website at or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

jewell.jpg - 1.56 Mb     Master Gardener Jewell Giles plants herbs in this hypertufa trough.  Visit the Halifax Farmers Market on July 13th to make your own pot to take home.

Town of Halifax Farmers Market Grand Opening June 15th

Town of Halifax Farmers Market will celebrate its 5th Annual Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, June 15, from 8am - noon.  The event will feature fresh produce, fresh pork and goat sausage, along with lamb and beef, fresh goat cheese, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers, jams and jellies, door prizes and much more, according to event organizers.

The day's activities will include Halifax Regional Hospital dietary department hosting a cooking demo, starting at 8am, which will feature a roasted turkey and cranberry wrap from the wellness program.  Halifax County Humane Society will have an adopt-a-thon that will run from 8am - noon, and Southside Master Gardeners will be hosting a demo on "Gardening for a Lifetime."

Minerva the Library Mascot will be on site to visit with children from 9am - 10am, live music will begin at 9:30am with the Halifax Hillbillies and then at 11am, 9 year old, Cluster Springs Elementary student Kirsten Wellons will perform.

Hudson Heritage Farms will host a grilling demo beginning at 10am.  Other guests and vendors will include Bright Meadows Farm, Southern Virginia Meat Goat Association and Danville Community College.

Halifax Event - Blues, Brews and BBQ

Halifax Events kicks off the summer at the Farmer's Market in the Town of Halifax on Friday June 14th from 6-11pm with a great night of Blues, Brews and BBQ.  Music from the legendary Steve Bassett Blues Band (co-author of "Sweet Virginia Breeze") and Halifax's own Hot Damn! Band will fill the air along with the aroma of the finest BBQ around.

This Friday marks the debut of the Blue Flame Barbeque Sundae at the "Blues, Brews & BBQ".  It's barbeque like you've never seen it before.  No muss, no fuss, just sweet and spicy signature barbeque beans layered with fresh creamy homemade coleslaw and topped with succulent hand pulled smoked pork.  Just one of the many taste bud adventures that include smoked beef brisket and the tried and true hand pulled barbeque sandwich provided by Whitey Roark & Mark Dickerson's Blue Flame Barbeque.

There will be more of Halifax County's finest BBQ vendors on hand:  "Smokin' Jakes" will be offering free tastings of pulled pork BBQ, their original in house BBQ sauces and mascot "Lucky" will make his debut from 6pm till 7pm.  Eddie Tate "Tater Bug's Bar-B-Que" will be grilling onsite featuring his award winning dry rubbed fresh smoked pork, St. Louis style pork ribs, BBQ chicken and beef briskets.  "Ollies" will be featuring their awesome bone sucking ribs, pulled pork BBQ and chicken.  All vendors will offer a variety of sides to complete your dinner plate.

A great selection of wine and beer will be available from Bright Meadows Vineyards and Blue Ridge Beverage.  Iced tea, water and sodas will also be available.

No parking in Farmers Market parking lot - Handicap parking only will be available (first come, first served) along with a drop off area for the general public.  Parking will be available along S. Main Street and adjacent parking areas.  Tickets ar $15 in advance, $20 at the gate - Available at the Halifax Town Office (along with T-shirts), Peddler's Market Exchange Store, Common Grounds, Halifax Tourism Visitor Center, Molasses Grill and Bistro 1888.

Come join us in the Town of Halifax to eat, drink and dance in the "Sweet Virginia Breeze".  Bring your lawn chair, your appetite and dancing shoes for a great night of "Blues, Brews & BBQ."


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