April 19 Easter Market

HI Folks,

The Market is in full swing outdoors at Bridge Park each Saturday from 9 – noon. We have fresh veggies, baked goods, herbs and spices, coffee, plants and starts, pottery, wool, soaps, herbal products and much, much more. Come on down and check it out. We will not be open Saturday the 26th due to Greening up the Mountains, but we will have a booth and will be raffling off some items that day.

The Market is in the middle of a Shed Your Change campaign to raise money for a Storage Shed. We are almost half way there! For more information email jacksoncountyfarmersmarket@gmail.com or visit our web page or FB page.

April 12th

Good Morning Market Customers,

It is going to be a beautiful Saturday for the Market! We are outdoors in the Bridge Park for our second week of the season and it is nice.

We will continue our Shed Your Change campaign so you may see small round containers for change at most booths. We are raising money for a Storage Shed. We are also selling raffle tickets for a variety of items including a truckful of horse manure so come and check it out. The raffle will continue through Greening Up the Mountains.

The market will be closed April 26th for Greening Up the Mountains. We will still be there with our information booth and raffle items. If anyone is interested in volunteering to watch the booth an hour or two during the day please let me know.

Also, remember to vote for Bridge Park:

Have a wonderful day,


The Jackson County Farmers Market is moving back outside for the 2014 outdoor season!

You will find us back in Bridge Park, downtown Sylva, every Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM starting April 5th.

Join the Sylva Children’s Theater in a kickoff Parade at 11:15.


The Shed Your Change Campaign had a lovely kickoff last Saturday night with a Square Dance and Silent Auction. Joe Sam Queen called the Appalachian style Square Dance to the tunes of Out of the Woodwork. Guadalupe Café, Signature Brew, City Lights Café and the Mad Batter Food & Film all supported the night as well.

We still have some auction items up for grabs and we’ll begin a raffle during the first outdoor market and continuing on through Greening Up the Mountains.

Thanks to the support of our community we are well on our way to building a Storage Shed on Bridge Park property.


Why a Storage Shed?

This fundraiser is for a storage shed that will be built on Bridge Park property so…. why does the market need a shed anyway? Well, the market provides, not only fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, responsibly raised meats, locally made crafts, soaps, remedies and more, but also the market educates and informs. Every week I pack my car full of information to share with you, and every week I haul it back to where it lives. I have signs to point the way, black boards to write pertinent information, a portable seed lending library with all sorts of seed saving information and free seeds for checking out, Local Food Guides from ASAP as well as Local Foods bumper stickers, vendor layout maps chalked full of information on our vendors, books and DVDs all related to dirt in some form or fashion for Friends of the Market and vendors to check out. I have a tent, and tables, and chairs, and cones to keep people from driving through the market, water to give out to those who are thirsty (of course, I’ll still bring that from home), a cart for customers to haul heavy items from the market to their car, kids toys and games to entertain while parents are shopping and chatting. There is more, but you get the idea. A shed would provide shelter for the many items that are used weekly to help the market run smoothly and with gusto.


2 days more…

Two more days until the square dance/silent auction. What will our Silent Auction sneak peak be today… a 6 week watercolor painting class – up to 6 people can sign up for this, a large bag of lavender, a book by local author M. Anna Fariello titled Cherokee Carving: From the Hands of our Elders, and a delicious smelling candle. Check out tomorrow’s episode for why the market even needs a storage shed and more sneak peaks.

3 Days

Three days until the Square Dance/Silent Auction. By the way, you don’t have to know how to dance to have a good time. I hear that Appalachian Square Dance is especially fun and easy to learn for beginners. That is what I am counting on! So, what else can we expect at the Silent Auction… sneak peak… A gift card to Signature Brew, a hand sewn apron with scrubbies, a trip to the grocery store with a nutritionist, a truckful of horse manure well composted and delivered.