Author: Caroline Sexton

The Next Generation of Leadership at HCFM

One Door Opens . . . Market Friends, I wanted to pass on some big news, and present an incredible opportunity for someone. In mid-November, I will be leaving HCFM to open an office for a state-wide nonprofit in Spartanburg. I leave after much thought and prayer, but feel like with the year we’ve had,…
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Colors of the Season

Great thoughts from our friends at Spartanburg Regional! Colors of the Season Mama always said to eat carrots “for your eyes.” Well, as usual, it seems that Mama was on the right track. Carotene, the pigment responsible for the beautiful orange color of carrots and many other fruits and vegetables, has been shown to delay…
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USDA Awards HCFM SNAP Support Grant

We are very excited to share this news – USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service awarded Hub City Farmers’ Market, Eat Smart Move More South Carolina, and the University of South Carolina’s Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities a Farmers Market SNAP Support Grant. What will it mean for HCFM and SNAP shoppers? It…
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Bringing It Home – Again!

Fighting Obesity Starts at the Earliest Stages of Development Last year, we tested a series of classes we called “Bringing It Home.” The idea behind the classes was to teach parents how to use the market to feed themselves and their young children. I largely credit this idea to my wife, who has had our…
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From Chef Derrick’s Kitchen #4 – Roasted Carrots with Cumin & Mint

Here’s a great recipe for those cooler evenings that are coming upon us! Fall is here, and roasting is a great way to celebrate the change of season. Carrots are a good late-season crop, so there’s going to be plenty of opportunities to make these delicious roasted carrots, a dish that was recently served in…
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Gardening Workshop: Starting a Home Nursery Part 2

Load up on cool “tricks” for creating a nursery full of “treats” this Halloween! Grow your home garden, landscape and orchard stock naturally! Andrew Padula of Padulas Plants and Gardens will be presenting a workshop on how to create a perennial nursery without the need for greenhouses or artificial growing systems. Tickets are $35 per…
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