NCDA&CS activates hotline to help farmers impacted by Hurricane Irma

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has activated its hotline to connect farmers with resources that can assist with agricultural emergencies. The toll-free number is 1-866-645-9403. The hotline operates 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. “There is still uncertainty about how Hurricane Irma will affect our state,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “We anticipate impacts to…

Farmer FoodShare Donation Station coming to JCFM

In the coming weeks, you will see a new booth at the market.  There will be a Farmer FoodShare Donation station set up so that you can buy food at the market and donate to locals in need.  You can also donate money that will be used to buy food from the market vendors. This…

Why you should buy your tomatoes and other veggies at the farmers market

Source & full article https://www.treehugger.com/green-food/why-modern-tomato-tastes-cardboard.html Here’s an article on why the modern tomato tastes like cardboard from Tree Hugger: Summer tomatoes are so filled with promise: The deep, saturated color; the unique grassy fragrance; the expectation of a mouthful of sweet-salty tomato exuberance. But alas, supermarket-tomato after supermarket-tomato do little more than disappoint. How can…

Farmers Markets Stimulate Local Economies

Source: http://farmersmarketcoalition.org/education/stimulate-local-economies/ With little fanfare, the nation’s several thousand farmers markets are growing jobs and strengthening local and regional economies. As demand grows for fresh local food, and shoppers seek relationships with the farms that make such food possible, farmers markets represent an important retail option that bolster local economies in communities large and small. Growers…

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…

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! …

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…

Pumpkin Contest and more!

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…

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…

Farmers Market Facts

Here are some current facts about farmers markets, compiled by the Farmers Market Coalition: Farmers markets fuel rural economies According to the USDA, of the $3 billion in direct-to-consumer sales in 2015, on-farm stores and farmers’ markets accounted for $2 billion, or 67 percent. There are 3.5 times as many U.S. farmers over the age…

Open from 10-4 for Greening Up the Mountains!

We 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…