Sexton will lead Hub City Farmers’ Market

Sexton will lead Hub City Farmers’ Market

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Sexton will lead Hub City Farmers’ Market

New executive director will focus on new strategic programs and partnerships

 

SPARTANBURG— The Hub City Farmers’ Market is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Executive Director, Caroline Sexton. An Upstate native, Sexton has spent the last several years as the Executive Director for the Spartanburg County Historical Association (SCHA) developing creative, strategic programming and initiatives to benefit the Spartanburg community.

 

Under her leadership, the SCHA began several food-related projects including “Peaches & Plates A’Plenty,” an exhibit highlighting Spartanburg’s rich agricultural and diner history, and the establishment of a community garden at the historic Seay House. Sexton has also taken an active role in the Spartanburg community as an adviser on the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s Tourism Advisory Committee. She is a graduate of Leadership Spartanburg, and a member of the Spartanburg Young Professionals. Sexton received her B.A. from Furman University and her M.A. from the University of South Carolina.

 

“The high quality of applicants did not make this an easy process,” said Remsen Parrish, Board Chair for Hub City Farmers’ Market. “We had interest from a lot of great candidates, but Caroline demonstrated a real passion for making a positive impact on our community. Given her experience as executive director at SCHA, we know she will provide great leadership for our organization.”

 

Sexton wants to build on the current success of the market, she said.

“Over the last several years the Hub City Farmers’ Market has seen unprecedented growth,” Sexton said. “The energy and passion behind their mission to increase access to healthy, local food is palpable and I am beyond excited to join their team. As Executive Director, I hope to build on that success by developing strategic new programs, initiatives, and partnerships to further reach our growing community.”