Event Calendar

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Date Event Event or Farm Talk Description Music from 11-3
5/25/19 Farm Animal Day
Come see the animals that live on the farm. We will have cows, sheep, goats, hogs, and other barnyard animals. Saturday from 11-3. Dave Miller
6/1/19 Beekeeping Demonstration
Learn all about bees from local honey farmer, Glenn Clayton, from Hungry Hill Farm. Glenn and his family provide our Farm Market’s delicious local honey. Glenn will be sharing his knowledge about beekeeping and answering your questions. Event is from 10:30-11:30 and is free of charge. Keith Bradley
6/7 & 6/8/19
Pick Your Own Cherries
Bring your family out for a fun-filled day of cherry picking at our sweet cherry orchard located on Rt 29. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the spectacular view. Open from 9-5 both dates. The Ridge Runners
6/14 & 6/15/19
Pick Your Own Cherries
Bring your family out for a fun-filled day of cherry picking at our sweet cherry orchard located on Rt 29. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the spectacular view. Open from 9-5 both dates. After picking cherries stop by the Farm Market and cool off with a refreshing ice cream float!
Kim and Jimbo Cary
6/22/19 Pie and Dessert sampling with The Wooden Spoon bakery.
Sample delicious home-baked pies and desserts straight from The Wooden Spoon bakery located in Nelson County. The Wooden Spoon’s owner operator, Christina Paulino, skillfully transforms fruit from our orchard into delectable desserts. An assortment of baked items will also be available for purchase during the event.
Joe Knott
6/29/19 Beef and Pork Sampling
Get a taste of some home-raised goodness. Try our beef and pork topped with signature sauces. Beef and pork are responsibly raised here on our family farm in Piney River.
The Dancing Strings
7/6/19 Peach Sundaes!
Come to the Farm Market for some summer goodness. We will be serving peach sundaes from the Market kitchen. Your choice of ice cream with freshly picked peaches and a dollop of cream.
The Ridge Runners
7/13/19 Peach Pie Making Class
Come learn how easy it is to take fresh peaches and turn them into a mouthwatering dessert! Cost is $30 dollars. Fee includes all supplies. You take home an 8” pie. Please email mjohnson@saundersbrothers.com to pre-register for this event. Space is limited. Registration deadline is July 8, 2019.
Keith Bradley
7/20/19 Peach Freezer Jam Class
Let us show you how to make peach freezer jam. With fresh peaches and a few other supplies, your family can enjoy the taste of summer sweetness year-round. Class is $30. Fee includes peaches, pectin, sugar, and containers. Please email mjohnson@saundersbrothers.com to register. Space is limited. Registration deadline is July 15, 2019.
Kim and Jimbo Cary
7/27/19 How Do You Can Peaches?
Do you want to learn to can summer’s freshest flavors? We are here to help! Let us show you the tricks of the trade. Class times are 10-11 and 3-4. This event is free of charge.
Joe Knott
8/3/19 Antique Farm Equipment Display
Come see Mr. Saunders’ collection of antique farm equipment. See how folks farmed before the days of gas-powered machinery.
The Dancing Strings
8/10/19 Antitue Farm Equipment Display

Come see Mr. Saunders’ collection of antique farm equipment. See how folks farmed before the days of gas-powered machinery.

Joe Knott
8/17/19 Indian Artifact Display

Largest display in Virginia! Bring your family and enjoy interesting displays of Indian artifacts. There will be over 20 exhibitors present from 4 states. Event is from 9-3. This event is free of charge.

Kim and Jimbo
8/24/19 Apple Tree Grafting Demonstration

Jason Mattson, our staff Field and Orchard Horticulturalist, will be demonstrating how to graft new apple trees using a technique called budding. Jason has 20 years grafting experience, and a passion for the science behind the method.

Dave Miller
8/31/19 Customer Appreciation Day

Let us show you our appreciation. Enjoy a complimentary slice of a tasty homemade treat. More details to come as event approaches!

Peach Pickers
9/7/19 11th Annual Baking Contest

Pull out your apron and show off your baking skills. Using produce grown by Saunders Brothers, wow us with your homemade creations in one of these 6 categories: Apple Dessert, Apple Pie, Peach Dessert, Peach Pie, Savory, and Healthy Snack. Please note that the Healthy Snack category is for children 12 and under. Prizes are awarded for 1st and 2nd place for each category. First place prize is a $100 gift card toward the purchase of our retail plants. 2nd place is $50 gift card toward the purchase of our retail plants. First place winner of the Heathy Snack category receives a t-shirt and 5 free ice cream coupons. 2nd place winner receives a t-shirt and 1 free ice cream coupon.  

Joe Knott
9/14/19 Beef Sampling and Beef Family Share
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Try before you buy! Sample our farm-raised Angus beef cooked to perfection. There will be several different cuts available for sampling. Enhance the delicious flavors with some of our signature sauces. Event is from 11-2 or while supplies last.

The Ridge Runners
9/21/19 Celebrate Autumn Festival!

Welcome fall with us! Kids crafting tent, gorgeous fall annuals and perennials to brighten your landscape, an assortment of pumpkins and gourds, apple cider doughnuts, fall-inspired baked goods, and ice cream flavors.

Keith Bradley
9/28/19 Pansy Sale

Stock up on Saunders cultivated pansies and violas to
brighten your containers and flower beds.

Dave Miller
10/5/19 Local Artisan Day

Come meet the vendors who sell their small batch products in our Market. More information to come.

Joe Knott
10/12/19 Fall Farm Animal Day

Come get down on the farm. Meet a variety of farm animals up close and personal. There will be cows, sheep, goats, hogs, and other barnyard animals. Please check our Facebook page or call the Farm Market for more details. 434-277-5455x37.

The Ridge Runners
10/19/19 Farming Photo Contest

Enter your best farm or agricultural photos in our 2nd annual contest. Prizes will be awarded for 1st 2nd and 3rd place. Call the Farm Market 434-277-5455 x 37 or check our Facebook page for more details.

Dave Miller
10/26/19 Holiday Dessert Sampling and Pre-Order

Meet Christina Paulino, local owner and operator of The Wooden Spoon bakery. She will be on hand with her best-tasting holiday desserts prepared with Saunders Brothers fruits. Pre-order for your holiday celebrations.

Kim and Jimbo Cary
11/2/19 Apple Butter Making!

We wait for this exciting event all season! Come smell the sugar and spice as we stir apples in the copper kettle. Take home a warm jar of apple butter cooked over a crackling wood fire.

Kim and Jimbo Cary
11/9/19 Veteran's Day Thank You and
Pat Saunders Art Show

Join us at 11am for a tribute to our veterans, and join Papa Saunders as he leads us in “God Bless America.”

While you’re here meet, Pat Saunders a local artist and family member. She will have her lovely paintings and note cards available for purchase from 9-5 both Friday and Saturday this weekend. Get an early start on your holiday shopping list!

11/16/19 Apple Cider Making Demonstration

Watch us press fresh apples into delicious cider the old-fashioned way. Using Papa Saunders’ antique press, we’ll press out fresh samples made from a wide variety of apples grown on our farm.

11/23/19 Wreaths, Swags, and Christmas Trees!
Select beautifully handcrafted wreaths and swags for your holiday décor. Pre-cut Fraser Firs will also be available for purchase at the Farm Market.
11/29-30/19 Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Farm Opens

Come select the perfect tree for your Christmas celebration. Please call the Farm Market for hours of operation. 434-277-5455 x37

11/30/19 Cookie Decorating with the Elves

Kids, (and kids at heart), come decorate cookies with the Elves of Saunders Brothers Farm Market. We will be decorating sugar cookies with icing and festive sprinkles. Cookies will be pre-baked from the local bakery, The Wooden Spoon. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Email mjohnson@saundersbrothers.com. Registration deadline is November 22, 2019. Event cost is $18 per dozen cookies. All supplies are included in fee.

12/7/19 Jam and Jelly Sampling

Come sample a variety of tasty jams and jellies. Enjoy a 25% discount on all jarred items; excludes honey, sorghum, and Saunders homemade apple butter.

12/14/19 Jarred Items 25% off*

*Excludes honey, sorghum, and Saunders homemade apple butter

12/18/19 Last Day of the Season