Power of Produce Club

 

An exciting new program for children will be starting this July at the Jackson County Farmers Market! Power of the Produce (POP) Club provides a fun opportunity for children to engage in the local food system through conversations directly with farmers, educational games and demonstrations, and exposure to new fruits and vegetables. POP Club will meet at the downtown Jackson County Farmers Market the last three Saturdays in July (15th, 22nd, and 29th). The program will begin at 10:00AM and will last for no more than one hour. In addition to participating in fun educational activities such as food art and a scavenger hunt, POP Club kids will receive prizes for each day they attend, and a $5.00 voucher to spend at the Jackson County Farmers Market each Saturday that will allow them to make their own shopping decisions at the market. Any child in grades K-5 is welcome to attend. Participation each Saturday will be on a first-come-first-serve basis limited to 15 children and a care taker for the child has to be in attendance the whole time. This program is locally sponsored by: The Great Smokies Health Foundation, Harris Regional Hospital, Western Carolina University’s Dietetic Internship Program, The Jackson County Department of Public Health, Jackson County Farmers Market and the Healthy for Life action team of Healthy Carolinians.

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Tomorrow at the Market 

Jackson County Transit will be our guest at the market. Please stop by their booth for more information about how they serve our community.

Chef Gary from The Community Table will be sampling greens for our Market Bites this Saturday. Donations will support The Community Table and JCFM

Peaceful Valley Nursery will be at the market this weekend.

The Hofeld’s will be at the market with heirloom produce.

Dave’s Blueberries will be at the market this weekend.

Paula’s Cards will be at the market with her lovely handmade cards.

The Barkers will be at the market with cauliflower, broccoli, onions, beets and potatoes.

Backwoods Bakery will be at the market with their fresh baked breads, sweets, and other incredible creations.

Jozef Mazurowski will be there with his wood crafts!

Kathy’s Herbals will be at the market with her herbal and aromatherapy salves, tinctures, lotions, creams, and more. She will also have her Polarity bodywork chair set up by 10, maybe sooner. Sessions are $1/minute, for as few or as many minutes as one cares to receive. A typical session is generally 5- 20 minutes. Polarity bodywork feels like a cross between massage, reiki and acupressure.

Registered Nursery will be there with her plants and lovely jewelry.

Lynn Cochran will be at the market for the first time this season.

Mason Claine Pottery will be at the market with her beautiful pottery.

Mostly Natives will be at the market with his lovely array of native plants.

Herbal Ridge will be at the market with her handmade soaps, lotions, beard care, plus more beautiful products for body and home.

Nantahala Heirlooms will be at the market with their heirloom produce.

Dark Cove will be back with Goat Cheese and Goat Meat (avg 2 lb roasts; ham, shoulder, and loin).

Berry Farms is back at the market with lots of veggies.

Pineapple Sage Herb plant and their line of dried herbs, spices, teas and potpourri.

Moonshine Mtn. Candlz will have their lovely 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 greens (and FREE recipes), plus English, Snap & Snow Peas and raspberries.

Haversack Coffee will be there with freshly brewed coffee!

The Dawson Green is planning on lots of lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes, kale and collards.

Peacegoods will be there with her sweet collection of handmade bags, toys, etc.

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

Graceland Gardens will have bright lights chard, snowpeas, aspabroc, lettuce turnips and eggs. She will also have squash, and pepper plants, herb and flower plants.

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

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

Chrysalis Earth Farm will have their sping mix, Tuscan kale, parsley, cilantro, duck eggs, radishes and garlic scapes

Allyson Gernardt will be there with her unique jewelry, plus new designs.

Ladybug Farms Pottery will be back this weekend with her lovely, handmade pottery.

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

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

Linda Kinnear will be at the market with her vegetables.

Orchard Slope Family Farm will be there with chicken, quail and duck.

A Dogs’ Life will be there with their homemade pet beds and toys.

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

Regular Vendors that are not able to attend this weekend:

Pomme de Terre

Armor Farms will not be with us for the rest of the season.

Please note that these are all subject to change without previous notice but we do our best to get you the most up-to-date info we can provide.

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Tomorrow at JCFM 


Dave’s Blueberries will make his first appearance at the market this weekend.

Paula’s Cards will be at the market with her lovely handmade cards.

Backwoods Bakery & Pizza Wagon will be back at the market with their fresh baked breads, sweets, and other incredible creations, plus they will have their awesome pizza back this weekend! 

We are also welcoming Keegan Hofeld, who has heirloom produce.

Peaceful Valley Nursery will be at the market this weekend.

We are happy to have Jozef Mazurowski back at the market with his wood crafts!

Kathy’s Herbals will be at the market with her herbal and aromatherapy salves, tinctures, lotions, creams, and more. She will also have her Polarity bodywork chair set up by 10, maybe sooner. Sessions are $1/minute, for as few or as many minutes as one cares to receive. A typical session is generally 5- 20 minutes. Polarity bodywork feels like a cross between massage, reiki and acupressure.

Registered Nursery will be there with her plants and jewelry.

Mason Claine Pottery will be at the market with her beautiful pottery.

Mostly Natives will be at the market with his lovely array of native plants.

Dark Cove will be back with Goat Cheese and Goat Meat (avg 2 lb roasts; ham, shoulder, and loin).

Berry Farms is back at the market with lots of veggies.

Pineapple Sage Herb plant and their line of dried herbs, spices, teas and potpourri.

Moonshine Mtn. Candlz will have their lovely 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 greens (and FREE recipes), plus English, Snap & Snow Peas and raspberries.

Haversack Coffee will be there with freshly brewed coffee!

The Dawson Green is planning on lots of lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes, kale and collards.

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

Graceland Garden will have greens, aspabroc, cabbage, snow peas, turnips and eggs. She will also have squash, and pepper plants, herb and flower plants.

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

Chrysalis Earth Farm will have their sping mix, Tuscan kale, parsley, cilantro, duck eggs, radishes and garlic scapes

Allyson Gernardt will be there with her unique jewelry.

Ladybug Farms Pottery will be back this weekend with her lovely, handmade pottery.

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

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

Orchard Slope Family Farm will be there with chicken, quail and duck.

Peacegoods will be there with her sweet collection of handmade bags, toys, etc.

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

Clean Slate Coalition will be in attendance with all-natural cleaning products and handmade fabric items.
Regular Vendors that are not able to attend this weekend:

Pomme de Terre

Herbal Ridge

Nantahala Heirlooms

Please note that these are all subject to change without previous notice but we do our best to get you the most up-to-date info we can provide.

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June 3, 2017 – What’s at JCFM

Peaceful Valley Nursery will be back at the market this weekend.

Herbal Ridge Botanicals will be returning with her lovely array of soaps, creams, body care and other herbal and aromatherapy products.

Registered Nursery will be there with her plants and jewelry.

Mason Claine Pottery is returning with her pottery.

Backwoods Bakery will be back at the market with their fresh baked breads, sweets, and other incredible creations.

Paula’s Cards will be back with her lovely handmade cards.

Pomme de Terre will be back and will have have greens, cilantro, plants and trees.

Mostly Natives will be at the market with his lovely array of native plants.

Nantahala Heirlooms will be making their first appearance of the season and we are so excited to have them back!

Dark Cove will be back with Goat Cheese and Goat Meat (avg 2 lb roasts; ham, shoulder, and loin).

Berry Farms is back at the market with lots of veggies.

Pineapple Sage Culinary herb plants, as well as teas and potpourri, will be available. Focusing on mints this week, the following will be offered: pineapple, mojito, peppermint, orange, chocolate, spearmint and lemon. Many of our blended spices and dried herbs will enhance weekend grilling and barbecue menus. Try Tuscan blend, steak seasoning, Greek seasoning, barbecue and blackened mixes or salt-free and lemon pepper blends.

Moonshine Mtn. Candlz will have their lovely 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!

Kathy’s Herbals will be at the market with her herbal and aromatherapy salves, tinctures, lotions, creams, and more.

The Dawson Green is planning on lots of lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes, kale and collards.

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

Graceland Garden will be there with greens and Chinese vegetables, starter plants, dried catnip and fresh cut mint.

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

Chrysalis Earth Farm will have baby salad greens, Tuscan kale, fresh herbs, and duck eggs.

Ladybug Farms Pottery will be back this weekend with her lovely, handmade pottery.

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

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

Orchard Slope Family Farm will be there with chicken, quail and duck.

Peacegoods will be there with her sweet collection of handmade bags, toys, etc.

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

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

Allyson Gernardt Jewerly will be at the market this weekend!

Regular Vendors that are not able to attend this weekend:
The Edge
A Dog’s Life/Puppy Days

Buffalo Nation Traders
Hot Mama’s Peppers

Please note that these are all subject to change without previous notice but we do our best to get you the most up-to-date info we can provide.

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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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