Hub City Farmers’ Market is committed to increasing the supply, demand, and access to healthy, local food in Spartanburg County. We operate a fantastic weekly farmers market at Northside Harvest Park, as well as seasonal pop-up markets. We also staff a Mobile Market that serves the greater Spartanburg area, partially supplied from our Urban Farm. We also work on improving markets for local food, promoting positive food policy, and advocating for a sustainable local agricultural system. The infographic below shows the multifaceted, interconnected nature of our work:
Caroline Sexton, Executive Director:
Caroline joined the HCFM team as Executive Director in December of 2015. Caroline has been a member of the Spartanburg community for several years and is excited about the opportunity to increase access to healthy, local produce throughout Spartanburg.
Heather Raines, Market Manager
Heather joined our team in August, 2014 as the Mobile Market Associate, then Mobile Market Manager. In that position she grew the Mobile Market business enormously, and made connections all across Spartanburg. She now manages our farmers markets, and serves as a point person for HCFM in the community. Heather has great interest in farming, cooking, and healthy food.
Meg joined the HCFM team in November as Mobile Market Associate before moving into the Urban Farmer position in April after a recent move to Spartanburg from Connecticut. As Urban Farmer, she oversees the Urban Farm, leads volunteer groups and tours at the farm, and works with community groups on garden projects. Meg is interested in the environmental causes, farming and increasing access to health food.
Jamie Gibson, SNAP Champion
Jamie joined the HCFM team in March, 2016 as part of a grant-funded project from the US Department of Agriculture. For the next two years, Jamie will work to increase SNAP participation at the Hub City Farmers’ Market and create programming models which can be used to increase SNAP participation at farmers’
markets across South Carolina.
Hannah Heacox, Mobile Market Manager
Hannah joined the HCFM team in June of 2017 as the Manager for the reboot of the Mobile Market program. In this position she works to build relationships with farmers and members of the community to make local food more accessible to everyone. A Texas native, Hannah is interested in sustainable living, gardening, making and drinking good coffee, and spending time with her husband and 2 spoiled rotten pitbulls.
Gigail Petty, SNAP Outreach Coordinator
Cooper Gerus, Engagement Coordinator
Cooper joined the Hub City Farmer’s Market as an
AmeriCorps VISTAin August, 2017. Over the next
year he will be working to build the organization’s capacity and create a structured volunteer program for the farmer’s market and urban farm. Originally from Elkridge, Maryland, he graduated from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania, and is looking forward to his year of service in Spartanburg.
Board of Directors
Ben Montgomery, USC Upstate, Board Chair
Remsen Parrish, Spartanburg Water
Tonja Smith, Founder, Ruth’s Gleanings
Crystal Stoudemire, Milliken
Martin Huff, Johnson Development Associates
Alexandra Lautenschlaeger, DCI
Hannah Allchin, Timken
George Dickert, Clemson Extension
Carole Bledsoe, Spartanburg County Public Library