RAIN OR SHINE

Just a reminder that the Market is RAIN or SHINE! Please support your local growers, who need rain, after all, to grow your deliciously local food. Tomorrow we will have raspberries and blueberries along with lots of summer time veggies. Shelton Family Farm is returning with half runners among other things!! I know many will be happy to have William back at the market after his poor strawberry season kept him away. We have mozzarella cheese as well as goat cheese, goat meat and eggs, herbal remedies and locally hand crafted items.

A structured Family Art at the Market is taking a break for one week, but art materials and a table will be in place so please feel free to stop under the pavilion and create something with your kids.

Mad Batter hosts Taste of Local Favors JCFM Fundraiser

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 Click on flyer above for more info!  Farmers Market vendors will supply locally grown products to connect people with the local farm scene.  “It’s exciting this time of year when great seasonal produce begins to come from local farms and gardens.  The diversity and fresh vibrant colors and tastes really add a lot to the local food scene. We’re delighted to be working with the Farmers Market to promote local food and our own hometown market.” Evans added.

The day long event will take place on Thursday July 2nd.

The Mad Batter is open daily 11am -9pm, Sunday 10:30 – 2:30.  They are located at 617 West Main St. downtown Sylva. The Farmers Market is open every Saturday morning from 9 -12 at the Bridge Park. Email  jacksoncountyfarmersmarket@gmail.com for more information or visit our website www.jacksoncountyfarmersmarket.org.

The market accepts SNAP, as well as Credit and Debit cards. Stop by the Information booth for more information.

First Market in June – Scavenger Hunt Time!

Happy June!

Our First Saturday Scavenger Hunt will be happening this Saturday from 9:30 – 11:30. Pick up the Hunt at the Information Booth and when you are finished you may just win a prize!

Eggs, Goat Meat and more and more veggies each week are available at the market along with herbal remedies, and an assortment of locally made crafts such as candles and pottery. The Bakers are unavailable for just this one more week! Order a breakfast burrito and other delights from Signature Brew coffee stand (menu available) and your tasty delights will be delivered right to the market.

Family Art at the Market takes place each week under the pavilion from 10 -12. This week we will be making watercolors, but not just ordinary watercolors! Glue and Salt are involved as well.

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!