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

HOLIDAY BAZAAR DECEMBER 13

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The Jackson County Farmers Market will celebrate the holidays with its annual Holiday Bazaar this Saturday December 13th from 10 – 1. An amazing assortment of gift choices will be available as well as greens, wreaths, sunchokes, possibly mushrooms, potatoes, sweet potatoes and garlic. You can also purchase a Market Gift Certificate, giving the gift of the Market itself. We will be serving Gypsy Soup for our monthly Farmers Market Fundraising Feast. Pictured above is Maisy and Lurae Mackey, daughters of Lori Bubb, working with Kjelsty Hanson of Family Art at the Market (FAM) a weekly program sponsored by Jackson County Arts Council. They are working on baked clay ornaments. This week FAM will be making Felted Ornaments using dyed wool from 10 – 12. Questions? email jacksoncountyfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

November 29th Market

The Jackson County Farmers Market will be open from 10:00 – 1:00 at the Community Table on Small Business Saturday after Thanksgiving. A great opportunity to support local small businesses.

While downtown this Saturday, stroll over the foot bridge and meander through the park to find more great gifts and treats at the Market.

December 6th and 13th will be our Annual Holiday Bazaar. December 6th Kim Shuler will be singing and bringing in holiday cheer. On the 13th we will be serving Beef Stew as a Market Fundraising Feast.

Family Art at the Market will take place each Saturday from 10 -12.