Hub City Farmers Market Announces New Leadership Team

Hub City Farmers Market Announces New Leadership Team

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Jordan Wolfe                                       Ellen Cartee

Executive Director                               Board Chair

(404) 216-5900                                   (864) 381-4649

   Hub City Farmers Market Announces New Leadership Team

Hub City Farmers’ Market (HCFM) is pleased to announce Jordan Wolfe as its new Executive Director. Jordan comes to HCFM from her former position as manager of Tables 301’s restaurant, Soby’s New South Cuisine, where she developed a sustainability plan for the restaurant group, including composting, glass recycling, and local food sourcing. Wolfe has enjoyed being a resident of the Upstate for the last 7 years. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainability Science, as well as an Art History degree, from Furman University. She gained an appreciation for local farmers in the Upstate and an understanding of how difficult it can be to bridge the accessibility gap of getting local produce into restaurants and institutions.

Wolfe will be responsible for articulating the mission of the Hub City Farmers’ Market, formulating and implementing policies, managing staff and volunteers in the development and operation of its markets and programs, shaping communications, outreach and education activities, modeling desired organizational behavior and driving financial, administrative and fundraising efforts.

“I am truly looking forward to being part of this established non-profit organization and help it reach its full potential,” said Wolfe. “I am also very excited about doing all of my grocery shopping at the bustling Farmers Market every Saturday!”

HCFM is also pleased to announce Heather Raines as its new Associate Director. Since joining the organization in 2014, Heather has navigated numerous roles at HCFM. From Mobile Market Associate to Mobile Market Manager and Market Manager, she has acquired invaluable insight and on-the-job experience to form a firm foundation for her new role as Associate Director. A 26-year resident of Spartanburg County, Heather currently lives in the city with her 13-year old son, Zachary.

“I am excited to continue my work with HCFM and take on a slightly new role as we begin the 2019 season,” Raines said of her new role.

Hub City Farmers Market (HCFM) is committed to increasing the supply, demand, and access to healthy, local food in Spartanburg County. HCFM operates weekly Saturday Markets from April through December, making it the longest-running farmers market in South Carolina. HCFM also operates a Mobile Market that stops at various businesses and neighborhoods throughout Spartanburg County, partially supplied from their Urban Farm. The organization also works to improve markets for local food, promote positive food policy, and advocate for a sustainable local agriculture system. To learn more about Hub City Farmers Market, visit the website at www.hubcityfm.org.