Shawsville Farmers' Market

This Week at the Market



Hungry? Let's eat!


The Shawsville Farmers' Market, in

beautiful downtown Shawsville,

Virginia, is open this

Saturday, July 22, 2017,

in the grass on the 460/11

side of Meadowbrook for

Christmas in July.


New extended hours for 2017:


9 a.m. - 1 p.m. normally,

(although some vendors may not be

there for the entire time) -

but 10-3 this week.


Free snow cones.

Free cotton candy.

Free popcorn.


Kids' crafts.

And Santa!


We’re open rain or shine.

Always watch out for flooded roads.


Turn around, don’t drown.


Our local producers (Montgomery County, Virginia, and surrounding areas) will have items for your health and enjoyment. We charge no booth rental fee, and no commissions! You don't need to sign a contract. We are a community service with unpaid staff.


Note to vendors: We welcome last-minute local vendors - starting again next week. New market vendors are welcome for 2017! 


You can't buy happiness, but you can buy local!


Thanks to all of you for supporting us each season!


Let’s eat the freshest veggies and fruits!

We also have great crafts!





Remember to check on your older family members, friends, and neighbors in heat and humidity, flooding, or when the snow flies.


Shawsville Farmers' Market at Meadowbrook Center

in downtown Shawsville, Virginia.

Come meet your neighbors at the Market!


Please support your local growers and artisans.


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Parking is available in front of the Library or at the Waldron Wellness Center.


The following Farmers’ Market vendors will be at the Market this week:


Charles Rencsok, TANFL Farm - look for Charles under the maple tree at the corner of the Library parking lot. Plants, produce, and herbs grown without chemicals.

* New Potatoes

* Lettuce

* Collards

* Tomatillos

* Green Beans

* Basil Plants

* Parsley Plants

Kiina Tobey, Best Friend Fibers Environmentally friendly dyes with no heavy metals, stewardship dying methods, like recycling captured rainwater for use in more than one dye bath.

* Hand-Dyed Yarns

* Hand-Spun Yarns

Kiina will be at the Market 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. this week. You can order her book, The Postmaster's Tale, from Amazon in paperback or Kindle edition, and contact her through her website at


Tracy Brockenbrough, Cricket Song Farm Grown local so you can eat local. Heirloom and vintage produce grown without pesticides or growth supplements. Organic, sustainable farming methods practiced.

Tracy will be focusing on her H2O at Home business at the Market this week, but will also have a small amount of the following:

* Cucumbers

* Yellow Squash

* Zucchini

* Okra (maybe)

You can visit Tracy's Facebook page to read about her produce and fresh herbs (basil, sage, mint, rosemary, and thyme):, learn about her H2O at Home business, which helps you do all of your cleaning with water (no dangerous chemicals, no odor), at, and Like her Facebook page of yummy recipes:


Robin Howell, Robin's Nest Homemade Crafts

* Chicken Eggs

* Crocheted Crafts

* Apple Butter - free!

* Home-Baked White and Cinnamon-Raisin Bread (maybe)

Donations toward farm operations will be gratefully accepted.

You can Like her Facebook page: and her farm Facebook page:


Shaye Lester

* Antique Chair Planters

* Crocheted Cat Toys

* Fabric Hair Bows

* Bow Ties

You can contact her for more information at


Other vendors and products include the following:

Shawsville Rescue Squad

* Barbecue Plates

* Baked Goods


Judy Spangler, Crafty Fat Chiks Primitive crafts.

* Burlap Wreaths

* Wooden Signs

* Star Wreaths

* Taking Orders for Customers’ Designs


They take debit and credit cards, as do some other vendors.


Janice Gordon

* Therapeutic Rice Bags

* Other Handmade Items

Julie Akers

* Weathered Wood Crafts

Tina Shepherd and Betty Wells

* Homemade Jewelry

* Crocheted Items

* Homemade Breads

* Painted Pictures

Samantha Vires

* Vires Jewelry

Mona Reed

* Barb Wire Primitives

Carolyn Kletnieks

* Baby and Seasonal Gifts

Delta Autocratic

* Soaps

* Bath Products

* Candles

* Knitted Items


Ashton Brockenbrough

* Arbonne Skincare Products


Misty Goff

* Scentsy Home and Personal Fragrance


Paige Helm and Wendy Turner

* LuLaRoe Women’s Clothing


Kristi Wright

* Mary Kay Cosmetics

Christy Frear

* DotDotSmile Clothing for Infants and Toddlers

Michelle Noble

* Paparazzi Fashion Accessories

Jennifer Eubanks Kennelly

* Pampered Chef Kitchen Items

Kristal Fischer

* LipSense Lip Color


Patricia Ratcliff

* Scentsy Home and Personal Fragrance


Jeremy Kilgore

* Blacksmithing Demonstrations


Angie Harris

* LuLaRoe


EastMont Boosters

* Raffle Tickets for a 4-Wheeler



* Information About Free Hearing Tests



Please join us at the Market next week!
Come grow with us!


Thanks to Robin Howell for managing the Market’s Facebook page!


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Plan now for these
extra-special events in 2017!
All are on Saturday at Meadowbrook, unless otherwise stated.
May 6 - Garden Day and Tractor/Lawn Mower Show 
June 10 - Stitch Out for Knit in Public Day
July 4 (Tuesday) - Fourth of July celebration at Shawsville Middle School
July 22 - Christmas in July
August 19 - EastMont Tomato Festival
September 23 - Back to School with Shawsville Farmers' Market (educational programs)
October 7 - Fall Harvest Festival (our final weekly session for 2017)
November 25 - Small Business Saturday at the Market (do your holiday shopping!)

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New vendors welcome for the 2017 season! The Shawsville Farmers' Market is a community service. We charge no booth rental fees or commissions, and parking is free. Staff members are unpaid. You may be a produce and/or craft vendor if you live in Montgomery County or one of the surrounding areas (the counties of Floyd, Pulaski, Giles, Craig, or Roanoke, and the cities of Radford, Salem, and Roanoke). No contracts, no cost.


LIKE our Facebook page at


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Please contact Virginia Blood Services at 800-989-4438 or at

to find out about donating.

You must be at least 17 years old (or 16 with written parental permission) to donate, and there is no upper age limit.

  One donation can save up to three lives.

Thanks so much to the Virginia Blood Services Donor Honor Roll members who gave the gift of life July 27th.


Since the fall of 2011, VBS has been the sole provider of blood to all Carilion Clinic Hospitals in the Roanoke and New River Valleys, and they are the sole blood provider to all Veterans Affairs Hospitals in Virginia and West Virginia.

Be the #GivingType.



2015 Tomato Festival photos from Roanoke Times:


Also visit our vendors inside Meadowbrook Center:

(Use the Waldron Wellness Center entrance during their open hours: Monday - Thursday 5:30 am - 8 pm; Friday 5:30 am - 6 pm; Saturday 7 am - 1 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm.)

Lavender Dreams: Handmade all-natural personal care products

Thanks for your patronage!


Remember to visit the Meadowbrook Branch of the Montgomery Museum, which is open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 12 noon, and by appointment ( They have an amazing collection of historic artifacts, documents, and photographs related to eastern Montgomery County (EastMont), which included plantations and resorts connected to the natural springs in the area. Fran and Don Poole are a wealth of information.

The Meadowbrook Branch of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed Sundays through Labor Day. Closed Monday and Tuesday for Independence Day. If you don’t have high-speed internet, the Library is the place to go. Stop by to see Cindy and the gang. For future activities, see, call 268-1964, or Like their Facebook page at

The George A. Gray Gallery at Meadowbrook is open whenever the Waldron Wellness Center is (5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday). Go straight through the Waldron Wellness Center from the front door to reach the Gallery.  



Shawsville is located on Rt. 460 (Rt. 11) between Salem (to the east) and Christiansburg (to the west).

If you are traveling from Salem, look for the speed limit to decrease from 55 to 45 mph (shortly after the 60 mph zone); Meadowbrook will be on the far left corner of the intersection with the left-turn lane, diagonally opposite the Dollar General.

If you are traveling from Christiansburg, look for the speed limit to decrease from 60 to 45 mph; Meadowbrook will be on the near right corner of the intersection with the right-turn lane, diagonally opposite the Dollar General.

If you are traveling north on I-81, take the Christiansburg exit (Exit 118-C), turn right at the end of the ramp onto Rt. 460 East, and follow the Christiansburg directions.

If you are traveling south on I-81, take the Ironto exit (Exit 128), turn left at the end of the ramp onto Rt. 603, then right onto Rt. 460 West, and follow the Salem directions.


Thank you for your patronage!