New Donation Station!

Jackson County rolls out the welcome mat

By Katy Phillips

We are excited to share that the Jackson County Farmers Market in Sylva, NC has launched a Donation Station! They’ve chosen The Community Table as the local recipient agency for all of the collected produce.

On a recent visit to the western part of the state, Allysan, our Volunteer and Communications Coordinator, and I had the opportunity to visit Sylva and meet up with Lisa McBride, the new market manager and her daughter (and helpful market assistant), River. Lisa is new to Sylva (she relocated after falling in love with the sweet mountain town) and is eager to help support local farmers and those in the community who have a difficult time accessing nutritious, fresh food.

The Donation Station should fit right in: Jackson County Farmers Market is committed to nourishing its community by providing an abundance of fresh veggies, botanicals, handicrafts, and local pasture raised meats.  They seek to inspire “regional living” by creating a meeting place for local family farms, entrepreneurs, and local residents of all kinds.  Plus, the market is dedicated to educating the community around sustainable farming practices and eating nutritional foods.  Sounds like our kind of place!


From left : River McBride, Lisa McBride (market manager), and Katy in Sylva, NC

From left: River McBride, Lisa McBride (market manager), and Katy in Sylva, NC

If you are ever in the western part of the state on a Saturday, pay a visit to Sylva and stop by the Donation Station. We’re grateful to have the opportunity join with Lisa and everyone at the Jackson County Farmers Market in helping both farmers and eaters throughout Jackson County. 

-- Katy, Director of Community Partnerships

If you go…

  • The market is open year-round on Saturdays, rain or shine.
  • From April to October, the market operates from 9:00am - 12:00pm in the Bridge Park parking lot in downtown Sylva, across the railroad tracks from Mill Street.
  • Starting in November, the market moves indoors and shifts to slightly different hours: 10:00am – 1:00pm at the Community Table on Central Street.