Author: Caroline Sexton

Hub City Farmers’ Market receives USDA grant for Upstate Food Assessment

The Hub City Farmers’ Market (HCFM) is excited to announce an award for over $98,000 in funding from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Agricultural Marketing Service’s “Local Foods Promotion Program” to undergo a comprehensive food system assessment and plan for Spartanburg and Greenville Counties! Through this project, HCFM and its partners will…
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Farmers’ Market, Sept. 1, 2018

Bill and Tad’s Excellent Duo on the Wade’s Community Stage!   Presents 8:00 — Opening Bell 8:00-12:00 Apple Stamping Children’s Activity 9:00-11:00 Spartanburg County Library Bookmobile 9:00-11:00 Bill and Tad’s Excellent Duo on the Wades Community stage   Vendors Beechwood Farms: Fresh, seasonal produce Belue Farms: Peaches, Okra, Sweet Onions, Grass-fed Angus beef, peach wood, Milky Way Farm raw…
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Water Matters (Boy Does It!)

As I wrap up my tenure here at HCFM, I wanted to share one of the really cool things that I’ve been pleased to witness. For the last several weeks, I’ve been attending, with about two dozen other concerned citizens, Spartanburg Water’s “Water Matters” classes. We have been going through the inner workings of Spartanburg…
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The 2015 Market Survey Results

Back in the summer, we created a market survey to help us better understand what customers love about the market and what we can improve. We had over 230 responses, and got great feedback. We have already implemented a number of suggestions that showed up repeatedly, and are working on addressing many more. We found…
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From Chef Derrick’s Kitchen #5 – Cooking with Spinach

Spinach is tough to grow in the Upstate, but a few farmers make a go of it. Here are some great recipes from our friends at Spartanburg Regional and Morrison Healthcare. Cooking with Spinach Spinach may not cause Popeye-sized muscles to spontaneously pop up, but it’s a delicious, nutritious vegetable. Fall is the perfect time…
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Extended Markets – Now It Gets Fun!

I remember years ago I had a rare Saturday morning off in late October. My wife got me up and we headed to the market. I was excited because in those days I rarely got to go, and I couldn’t wait to see all the vendors, the shoppers, and the goings-on of the bustling market.…
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