Farmers Market Week 2019

Hand Painted Picnic Table Fundraiser for the Libraries

July 13th Hypertufa Workshop at the Farmers Market

Hypertufa coming to the Halifax Farmers Market

            The Southside Master Gardeners will hold a make and take hypertufa workshop at the Halifax Farmers Market on July 13th from 8 to 11 a.m.  Cost for the workshop is $5 to cover all the supplies and materials needed but it can get messy so old clothes are suggested. 

            Hypertufa is the art of mixing Portland cement, sphagnum peat moss, perlite and water to make stone-like garden pots. The mixture can be made into many different shapes depending on what is used for molds. Boxes, bowls and old flowerpots can be used. Hypertufa pots have the appearance of an alpine trough, but are much lighter and easier to handle. They can add a natural, organic look to your landscape. Unlike clay pots, hypertufa does not crack if left outside over the winter.  Sedums and Hens and Chicks are good plants for the containers and winter hardy.

            Hypertufa is fun to make and easy enough for kids to participate.  Bring out the family to the Halifax Farmers Market on July 13th and have fun making your own hypertufa container.  As always, the freshest local produce and homegrown and homemade items will be available for sale. Visit the indoor market for a variety of special crafts, homemade soaps and lotions and collectibles.  What a great opportunity to support your friends and neighbors and feed your family the best food available. See you there!

July 15th - Scanning Day at the Library with Profiles of Honor


On July 15 from 11:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. the Halifax branch of the Halifax County-South Boston Public Library System will be hosting the Virginia WWI and WWII Profiles of Honor Scanning Program.

Visitors are invited to bring photographs, documents, and letters that will be scanned and digitally preserved in the state’s archives.  There is no charge for this service.

Along with the scanning program there will be also be a display featuring artifacts from WWI and WWII.  The artifacts will be accompanied by interpretive panels containing information about the items. 

Also on July 15 at 3:30 p.m. at the Halifax branch local author Barbara Bass will present the program “POWs from Halifax County.”  Mrs. Bass is a noted Halifax County historian and is the author of the book Halifax County Prisoners of War.

Registration is not necessary for the scanning program or for Mrs. Bass’ program.  However, individuals with large numbers of items to be scanned are asked to contact Jay Stephens at the Halifax Public Library prior to July 15.

Jay Stephens


Halifax County-South Boston Public Library System

People's Choice Fairy Garden Contest 2019 Winner

 Fairy Garden People's Choice Winner

The Southside Master Gardener Association held the annual Fairy Garden Contest at the Halifax Farmers Market on June 8th.  This fairy garden with a fairy relaxing at the beach was made by Lacy Owen.  This garden was the overall favorite chosen by market visitors.  Lacy was awarded the People's Choice selection.  


Kathy Conner Cornell



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