Jackson County Farmer’s Market
Grant Award: $8,000
Project Leaders: Ron Arps, Vegenui Garden and Amy Grimes, Community Table
The Jackson County Farmer’s Market will establish a community commercial kitchen, certified to meet N.C. Department of Agriculture requirements. The kitchen will be open to farmers and food producers to process, preserve and package foods. The venue will be available for value-added production training and classes in cooking, nutrition and food safety and sanitation.
Other group leaders include: The Community Garden, Shared Blessings Farm, Balltown Bee Farm, and a nutrition and dietetic professor at Western Carolina University.