The Jackson County Farmers Market is an independent collective of local farmers, vendors, and crafters. The Market currently has not received grant funding and is a taxable non-profit. We do have a board and one paid staff, the Market Manager. So that we can continue to promote our vendors and provide the quality of the market, we ask that you and/or your business consider becoming a sponsor of the Jackson County Farmers Market.

Since we are a taxable non-profit, we seek to work with our sponsors in exchange for visibility, marketing, and partnership opportunities so that we can continue our dedication to consumer education and community involvement as a critical component of building sales for local agriculture. Vendors’ fees at the Jackson County Farmers Market cover the basic cost of operating the markets, but in order to keep vendors’ fees as low as possible and still fund market programs, the Jackson County Farmers Market solicits sponsors to support its programming goals, which include market events, food outreach, and more.

Your sponsorship provides much-needed funding and support of the Jackson County Farmers Market, which provides the community with a marketplace for food grown locally using sustainable farming methods and for locally produced, handcrafted goods and prepared foods.  It will be used to pay for the operating expenses, outreach programs and advertising costs of the market.

Annual sponsorship packages begin at $50.00.  At this level, sponsors will have their logo and web link displayed on our main page on the website for the current year.

Sponsors that give $100.00 will have their logo and web link displayed main page of our website and it will be sent out in our customer newsletter, which is also bi-weekly during the months of April through October.

Sponsors that give $200.00+, will have their logo and web link on the website main pages, plus will have it sent out in our weekly newsletter to customers, and advertised on market days at JCFM.

Furthermore, sponsors tap into community goodwill, with the association of your business or non-profit with the Jackson County Farmers Market, dedicated to promoting sustainable economic growth and healthy living in Jackson County and the surrounding area.

Other opportunities for more visibility may be available should you desire more exposure for your business. We are receptive to new ideas.

If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Market Manager, Lisa McBride at jacksoncountyfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Current statistics for Jackson County Farmers Market (as of Monday, October 15,, 2018)
1844 Facebook followers
322 Newsletter subscribers
19 Website views/day current average
580 Website clicks/month current average
30-42 Vendors at Outdoor Market
About 500 weekly customers/Outdoor Market

Support the Market and your local Bookstore!


The Jackson County Farmers Market is a member of the City Lights Bookstore Affiliate Program.  When you connect to the bookstore via this City Lights link (or by clicking on the City Lights Bookstore logo where it shows in the footer on all pag ), and then place an order for a book, City Lights will donate 5% of the book’s purchase price to our market.


Location 110 Railroad Avenue, Sylva, NC 28779 Phone 828-393-5236 E-mail jacksoncountyfarmersmarket@gmail.com Hours Feb - March Saturdays 10a-1p * April - October Wednesdays 3:30p-6:30p & Saturdays 9a-noon * Nov - Dec Saturdays 10a-1p
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