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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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July 1st at the Market

Chrysalis Earth Farm will have duck eggs, arugula, kale and salad greens plus more. Naked Sunflower Gardens will be returning with their heirloom vegetables. Graceland Garden will have potatoes, swiss chard, summer squash, fresh-cut lemon, lime and sweet basils, plus eggs.  Also coffee … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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