End of May already!

It is already the last market of May! Honey is flowing again in Webster so  Elizabeth and Ralph are back. Help your allergies with the local honey cure!

Backwoods Bakery is unable to attend the market again this week which we will miss. You can order food from Signature Brew coffee stand and they will have it waiting for you a block up the street.

Family Art at the Market will be doing Sand Mandalas/ sand painting from 10:00 – 12:00 under the Pavilion.

Still plenty of time to get starts in the ground and you can find plenty at the market. Lots of greens greens and more greens! delicious and good for you. Not sure what to do with them? Pick up a Greens Recipe sheet full of ideas at the Information Table.
Don’t forget at about the Whee Farmers Market taking place each Tuesday from 4 – 7 at the entrance to Forest Hills along 107.

The Pros and Cons of Market Day

The Jackson County Farmers Market takes place each Saturday morning from 9 to 12:00 at Bridge Park in downtown Sylva. We are a producer only market which means we sell products that have been grown, raised or created locally in Jackson or surrounding counties. It also means we are subject to the whims of the weather, and this has created an issue for Shelton Family Farm strawberries this year. Sad to say, there just aren’t that many and more than likely, not enough to make it to market.

Family Art at the Market (FAM) will be making miniature Market Booths and/or gardens with modeling clay from 10 -12 under the pavilion this Saturday with kindergarten teacher Ms. Madill.  FAM is sponsored by the Jackson County Arts Council and provides hands on projects for kids at the market each Saturday.

The Market is looking for local vegetable growers, meat producers, trout farmers, and jam/jelly makers. If you are interested in vending food related items at the market and live in Haywood or one of the Far West counties please visit our registration page for more information or email Jenny at jacksoncountyfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Visit our website or Facebook page – Glorious Jackson County Farmers Market to keep informed of what the market has to offer each week and remember – SNAP, Debit or Credit cards are welcome – stop by the Information Booth for tokens.

Spring in full Swing

Bridge Park downtown Sylva 9 – 12. The market is growing weekly!! More veggies, tons of vegetable starts, landscaping plants and a wide variety of native plants. Soaps, pottery, cards, wooden toys and delights, jewelry, journals and so much more. We are amazingly close to raising enough money for our shed so, be on the lookout for Shed Your Change signs to take part! Family Art at the Market will take place under the pavilion from 10 – 12. I know everyone has been anxiously awaiting the spring arrival of Shelton Strawberries. Sad to report that William has let me know that his strawberry crop is just not great this year, and he will come to the market when he is able. See you Saturday!

Mother’s Day!

Farmers Market Saturday 9 – 12! Lots of plants, veggie starts and more farmers here this week than last!! Trillium Farms happy raised Pork will be at the market this week – it is a rare occurrence so catch them while you can. Family Art at the Market will happen under the pavilion from 10 -12 – making a little surprise for Mother’s Day.See you Saturday!

Scavenger Hunt and Pollinator Masks! May 2

This Saturday, May 2nd we will be having our First Saturday Scavenger Hunt for the kids from 10 – 12. Stop by the Information Booth to pick up a list – bring it back after completing and you may just win a little prize! Plenty of veggie starts, herb plants and landscaping plants available at the Market this time of year. Greens greens greens! Eggs, and there should be Rhubarb, but I can’t guarantee. Wander on down to see what else is growing in the area – we are a producer only market meaning that everything sold at the market was grown or made locally – so you won’t find any tomatoes just yet! The Master Gardeners of Jackson and Swain will be there to answer your gardening questions and 4H will have information on raising chickens. Cards by Paula will be there to help you pick out the perfect Mother’s Day Card. Family Art at the Market will be learning about different pollinators and making pollinator masks under the pavilion from 10 -12 and Storytime with City Light will be under the pavilion at 11:00.

Greening Up!

The Market will be open during Greening Up the Mountains this Saturday from 9:00 – 4:00. We will have coolers on hand for storing fresh produce while you attend the Festival. Lots to see and do this year!

The Sylva Herald has an everything-you-need-to-know guide with details about the food, music and crafts.

Visit: http://www.thesylvaherald.com/top_stories/article_029eba0e-e79b-11e4-9919-d342a3623dac.html  for all the details.

Cooking Demo April 11

We had a great first outdoor market of the season! Thanks to all who came out for the Scavenger Hunt. I think we will be doing that the first Saturday of every month it was so much fun.

This week will be just as exciting with HEAT doing a Cooking Demo using the food of the month: Lettuce. The Healthy Eating Action Team will be showing us how to make spring rolls and will also be handing out samples. The action starts at 10.

Family Art at the Market can be found under the pavilion from 10 – 12 making Seed Mosaics with kiddos.

See you Saturday