2012 Recipient: Jackson County Farmer’s Market

jackson kitchen2Project Leaders: Ron Arps, Vegenui Garden and Amy Grimes, Community Table

$8,000—Community Kitchen

The Jackson County Farmer’s Market is establishing a community commercial kitchen, certified to meet N.C. Department of Agriculture requirements. The kitchen is open to farmers and food producers to process, preserve and package foods. The venue is available for value-added production training and classes in cooking, nutrition and food safety and sanitation.

Other group leaders include: The Community Garden, Shared Blessings Farm, Balltown Bee Farm, and a nutrition and dietetic professor at Western Carolina University.

Visit www.communitytable.org or the Farmer’s Market page on Facebook.


Jackson County

Contact the Local Extension Agent