February 28th Market

The Jackson County Farmers Market will be having its annual All-Vendor Meeting this Saturday February 28th at 1:30 at the Community Table. If you are interested in vending at the Market please come. The outdoor market season begins April 4th. We are primarily looking for produce, meat, or value added vendors. There is a waiting list for non-food vendors. The winter market is still on each Saturday from 10 – 1. This week we will have some greens, Jerusalem artichokes, garlic, and eggs as well as herbal remedies, soaps, spices, pottery and more.

February 7th Market

Next weekend we will be having our Farmer Market Feast of the Month – brownies with raspberry sauce. Delicious! There will be a Valentine’s Day activity, so stay tuned to find out exactly what it will be.
And of course, the market is a PERFECT place to find a special present for that special person in your life and at the same time show love for your local market. Paula Carden will be there with her amazing line of greeting cards. Specially baked Valentine’s themed goodies will be available too.

Neil is only able to come every other weekend with his greens, so you’ll have to wait one more week for his tasty treats. However, Ron will have garlic and it is possible that Balltown Bee Farm will have something special and Neil is bound to show up with some eggs.

ALSO, if you are a backyard gardener and have extra greens or other winter veggies that you would like to share with your community then let me know. It only cost $5 to have a winter table at the market.

January 24th Market

Thanks to all who participated in the seed order! A community ordering seeds together is delightful. Kathy will have lots of baked goodness on Saturday. You can take care of all of your soapy needs with Kerri. Kathy’s Garden will have remedies to cure all that ails you. Kelley will have honey – a different sort of cure-all and who knows what else she will have in her baskets. Neil will most likely not be at the market this Saturday, but back next Saturday with his greens. Laird usually shows up around 10:30 with eggs and sells out within the hour. and of course, there is more…… come down and see us.

Seed Order Continues

… and seed potatoes, sweet potato slips, onion starts and leeks!

If you were not able to make it last Saturday for our annual Seed Order, forms will be available this Saturday January 17th as well. Along with seeds, you can order seed potatoes, sweet potato slips, onion starts and leeks. Visit the annual events and learning opportunities tab for detailed information.

We had plenty of eggs and veggies last week with some greenhouse grown  cherry tomatoes as the star. Come on down and see what’s in store this week.

January 10th Market

Market is closed January 3rd.

January 10th is our first ever Open House for potential vendors. Primarily, we are looking for a few more produce vendors for the market. A few of our long time vendors have retired, slowed down operations, or moved and we are interested in exploring what area residents have to offer. While craft items are an important and interesting part of the market, we are primarily looking for vendors who can offer a wider variety of local food options. Vendors will be available to answer questions throughout the day and a panel discussion will take place from 12:00 – 12:30. On the panel will be Steven Beltram of Balsam Garden a long time produce and meat vendor who also operates a CSA, Kathy Cirka a baker, and Kerri Rayburn a soap maker. Vendors at our market must live and produce their product in Jackson or a surrounding county, and where applicable, must follow all NC Department of Revenue, NC Department of Agriculture and local Health Department rules and regulations.

Also on Saturday January 10th is our Annual Seed Ordering Day. When we order as a group we get discounts from a few different companies. Also, onions, potatoes and sweet potato slips can be ordered. For a detailed account of what companies and discounts are click on the Annual Events and Learning Opportunities tab.

We will also be having our monthly Farmers Market Fundraising Feast with locally grown Pomme Frites.

What a great way to ring in the New Year!

Last Market of the Year this Saturday December 20 – we’ll be back January 10th!

The Jackson County Farmers Market will be open for the last market of the year this Saturday from 10:00 – 1:00 at the Community Table in downtown Sylva. Lots of great gift ideas can be found at the market this year – -Shop Local!. You can still get some greens, sunchokes, potatoes, garlic, honey and possibly some squash as well as wreaths and small trees. The market will reopen January 10th when we will have our annual Seed Ordering Day and very first Open House with Panel Discussion for interested vendors. We will also be serving locally grown Pomme Frites for our monthly Farmers Market Fundraising Feast.

For more information on Seed Order Day click on our Annual Events and Learning Opportunities Tab.

Questions? Email  jacksoncountyfarmersmarket@gmail.com