Pumpkin Contest and more!

Pumpkin Contest

Pumpkin Contest

GET YOUR PLANTS ON SAT FOR THE GREAT PUMPKIN GROW -OFF! Plants must be purchased from JCFM info booth for $1 each on 5/13 and 5/20 and growers must register to be eligible for the awards ceremony TBA for September. There will be categories like Biggest, Smallest, Funniest, etc. so grab a pumpkin plant and get growing!
Please make sure you register so that you are a contestant in the contest in September. More details at the Info Booth on Saturday.

Will the customer that did not register last week, please see Lisa McBride, Market Manager, so that she can get your information? Thank you!

Market Bites

Market Bites

JCFM’s May Market Bites will be held on May 20th. This month’s participating vendor is Backwood’s Bakery. They will be sampling brownies and strawberries. Yum! Stop by their tent on May 20th to try their amazing brownies, then grab a pizza because they will have their pizza oven fired up all day!

On May 20th, Sylva will have their first Hook, Line and Drinker Festival from 12-4. JCFM will still be open from 9-12 that day & a number of the JCFM vendors will remain for the festival. This festival is being held to support cleaning up Scott’s Creek. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/HookLineAndDrinkerFestival/

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What you can expect at JCFM this week:

WheeTea will be there from Cullowhee Valley School with their organic fertilizer. We only have a few more weeks to enjoy the fruits of their project. By the end up May, they will be gone for the summer!
Moonshine Mtn. Candlz will have handmade candles and tye-died T-shirts!

Signature Brew/Sylva Market will be there with both hot and iced coffee.

Happy-Go-Lucky Foods will be there with vegan and organic granola and protein bars!

Vegenui Garden will be at the market this week with kale, collards, turnip greens, lettuce, herbs, garlic, plants-tomato, pepper, eggplant and nasturtiums.

Haversack Coffee will be there with freshly brewed coffee!

The Dawson Green is planning on lots of lettuce, a few cukes and tomatoes, kale and collards.

Dark Cove will be back with their scrumptous goat meat and cheese!

Bud’s Bees will be at the market with fresh, local honey!

Pineapple Sage will be there with their usual wonderful selection of herbs, spices, teas, potpourri and herb plants, including mojito mint this week!

Graceland Garden will have herb, flower and veggie starts, eggs, greens, fresh-cut chives and peppermint, dried catnip and catnip plants, and possibly a few strawberries.

Cold Mountain Angus Beef will be at the market with grass fed beef and pasture-raised poultry.

Chrysalis Earth Farm will have spring mix, spicy mix, arugula, thyme, tarragon, organically fed, pasture raised duck eggs.

Buffalo Nation Traders is returning to the market this week with pinch pots, Cherokee blackware, pipes, Native American pouches and dream stones.

Herbal Ridge Botanicals will be at the market with herbal soaps, salves, lotions, creams and aromatherapy. She grows most of her herbs, infuses the oils, uses local goats milk, honey and beeswax.

Mason Claire Pottery will be there with handmade pottery.

Backwoods Bakery will be there with an assortment of breads, cookies, brownies, caramel corn, scones (cranberry orange, cranberry, chocolate chip, and cracked pepper & cheddar), rice krispy treats, & cinnamon rolls. 

The Edge will be at the market this week with tool sharpening, potted perennials, crafts and greens. 

Peaceful Valley Nursery is back with his amazing assortment of plants for your yard.

Full Spectrum Farms will be at the market this week with crafts (bracelets, paintings and pottery), garden plants, eggs, flowers. 

Hot Mama’s Peppers will have pepper plants and tomato starts!

Worley Farms will be at the market with pork, milk products, vegetables and crafts!

Orchard Slope Family Farm will be there with young roosters, livers and gizzards, vegetables, mushrooms, wheatgrass for juicing, poultry and eggs, plus a limited supply of Chamomile starts and cut flowers.  

Peacegoods will be there, weather permitting, with her sweet array of handmade bags, toys, etc.

Balltown Bee Farm will be at the market with honey, eggs, produce and honey products.

StarBlaze Ornaments will have garden globes with air plants, wild flower vases, jars, pendants, and wine stoppers. Ornaments are half off while supplies last. Please inquire for custom orders on Memorial pieces.

Clean Slate Coalition will be in attendance with all-natural cleaning products and handmade fabric items.

ICSC will be at the market this week with her WPK Digital Greeting Cards.

Regular Vendors that are not able to attend this weekend:

Mostly Natives 

Registered Nursery 

Pomme de Terre

Ladybug Farms Pottery

Kathy’s Herbals

We will miss Poplar Cove Farm and Jozef Mazurowski for much of this summer season. If you are seeking yarn or wool, please email me and I will get you in contact with Joyce from Poplar Cove.

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Farmers Market Facts

Here are some current facts about farmers markets, compiled by the Farmers Market Coalition:

Farmers markets fuel rural economies

Farmers markets support healthy communities

  • The American Fitness Index includes the number of farmers markets per capita as a factor contributing to community health, using it as an indicator for community members’ access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Over 90% of participants in Wholesome Wave’s Double Value Coupon Program reported that the amount of locally grown fruits and vegetables that they purchased at farmers markets made a difference in their family’s diet.
  • According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, if Americans boosted their average daily consumption of fruits and vegetables by just one additional portion per day, it would save America more than $2.7 trillion. Farmers markets offer shoppers the freshest, most flavorful fruits and vegetables in America

Farmers markets support farmland preservation, conservation, and education.

81% of direct marketing farmers incorporate cover crops, reduced tillage, on-site composting, and other soil health practices into their operations. 75% of direct marketing farmers use practices at or above USDA Organic standards according to the American Farmland Trust.


This document can be found by clicking on this link and clicking on “Farmers Market Facts.”

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Open from 10-4 for Greening Up the Mountains!

IMG_1181.JPGWe are excited to say we will have a full market with 26 vendors at GUTM festival in the Bridge Park parking lot!

Come get some goat cheese and meat, beef, pork, chicken, eggs, veggies, granola, honey, breads, cookies, coffee… Come enjoy a pizza and listen to music in Bridge Park!

And come find have locally made art, bags, purses, toys, amazing soaps, herbal products, pottery, birdhouses, plants, starters for your garden, handmade cards, jewelry, candles, herbs and spices.

A number of the vendors have offered to hold purchases that need refrigeration for customers. Just ask them if that is an option.

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Getting ready for Greening Up the Mountains

The Jackson County Farmers Market will have a full market with over 20 vendors attending the market and will still be located at Bridge Park parking lot.  Please come visit us and enjoy the celebration!

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Come Join Us This Weekend!

The weather is supposed to be perfect!  So, instead of dragging yourself through the aisles of the grocery stores, come shop for the perfect Easter dinner at Jackson County Farmers Market!

We have all you need, including pork, sausage, chicken, beef, goat meat and cheese, milk, butter and cream, herbs and spices, mushrooms, honey, eggs, veggies such as spinach, kale, swiss chard and lettuce, bread, cookies and brownies, and more!

Grab some coffee and a granola bar (or two) to sip and snack while you shop. Take some coffee home to brew for the rest of the week.  We will soon be offering more options for breakfast at the market.  Stay tuned!

There are beautiful handmade Easter cards, soaps, lotions, cremes and other herbal and aromatherapeutic body care products, crafts, pottery, bags, plus starts like garlic, rosemary, tomatoes, herbs, greens for your garden and plants for your yard and house.

Come join us for the fun, goodies and food this beautiful weekend!  Bring your family, friends and loved ones!

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Science at the Market! 

Although it was cold enough to have snow-capped mountains, The Jackson County Farmers Market will be open for business on Saturday at Bridge Park!

After our great start to the outdoor season last weekend, we are excited to have Science at the Market this weekend!  Please bring the whole family and enjoy the fun!

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There are candles, beautiful pottery, tie-dyed T-shirts, bags, natural cleaning products, handmade cards, soaps, lotions, cremes and other herbal and aromatherapeutic body care products, crafts, plus starts like garlic, rosemary, tomatoes, herbs, greens for your garden and plants for your yard and house.

Pick up all you need for meals for the upcoming week, including pork, sausage, chicken, beef, goat meat and cheese, milk, butter and cream, herbs and spices, mushrooms, honey, chicken and duck eggs, spinach, kale, swiss chard, lettuce, cilantro, bread, cookies and brownies, and more!

Grab some coffee and a granola bar (or two) to sip and snack while you shop. Take some coffee home to brew for the rest of the week.  Also chow down on gourmet sausages, sandwiches, and hot dogs!

Come join us for the fun, goodies and food!

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