Market News

June 1st Market

Hi Market Goers,

A June 1st Market is an exciting affair. We have a variety of new vendors on the scene tomorrow including the Mozzarella Cheese Guy! He’s back. We have two new baked good vendors who will be selling bread among other things. We have a smoothie maker along with our fairly new food truck both sourcing locally where possible. Other than that, you will find strawberries, greens, onions, more delicious greens and other veggies that are sneaking their way into the market along with eggs and meats that have been happily raised right here in Jackson county.

For those of you who are still planting your garden, there are plenty of plant starts and Sylva Sprouts, the free seed lending library will be available at the Market Information booth. I have lots of seeds for checking out – become a steward of an old variety of locally grown seed.

Family Art at the Market (FAM) will be taking place under the pavilion from 10-12. Art projects for the family! City Lights will host story time under the pavilion at 11.

SNAP, Debit/Credit are now available. Swipe your card at the Market Information booth and receive tokens. There will be a small fee of $1 for Credit/Debit users.

It’s going to be a lovely day tomorrow, and we look forward to seeing you!

 

The market has been slow to pick up this season with veggies coming at a later date this year than last. Last year’s warm temperatures brought an early harvest, while this year’s heavy rains and cooler temperatures is delaying harvest. Things are looking up though with rhubarb, asparagus, leafy lettuce, spring onions, radishes and more surprises every week. Beyond veggies and strawberries, we have locally raised meats, eggs, honey, as well as  jams and jellies – all which can now be purchased using SNAP benefits. Swipe your card at the Market Information Booth and receive tokens.

Beyond food we have herbal remedies, soaps, lotions, locally made crafts such as pottery, jewelry, blown fine art glass, scarves, handcrafted wooden toys, magazine holder, bird houses and more, journals, cards, and locally raised wool.

A new food truck Cosmic Carryout offers breakfast items made with locally produced items. Also, Bubacz’s coffee beans are available, along with a menu that you can order freshly made items that will be delivered to the market from his newly renovated coffee house/restaurant on Main Street.

Family Art at the Market (FAM) has started up again. FAM will be creating art with children and their families under the pavilion from 10-12 every Saturday. FAM is brought to you by Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum and sponsored by the Jackson County Arts Council, a program of the North Carolina Arts Council.

City Lights offers story time under the pavilion at 11.

As you can see, the market has a lot to offer this year – so come on down, support your local farmer or crafter and enjoy seeing friends both new and old!!

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