Junior League of SpartanburgOverview

The Junior League of Spartanburg is partnering with the Hub City Farmers Market to teach children in the area about healthy eating, and offer the community access to fresh fruit and vegetables. This Saturday market offers a variety of produce, plants, and prepared goods. In addition, there are a variety of events held including cooking demonstrations and children’s activities, for which JLS will be responsible. The Northside, where the market is located, is a high crime area which the city has been working to clean up. The Farmers Market will allow those in this low poverty area to obtain fresh fruit and vegetables.

Community partners

  • Hub City Farmers Market
  • Local farmers
  • City of Spartanburg
  • County of Spartanburg

How it works

The 2013 season will run from Saturday, May 11 until Saturday, November 9. The market is from 8:00 a.m. until noon each Saturday and offers events for the children such as cooking demonstrations, small yoga classes, and exercises. JLS will teach children about the food groups, the fresh produce available, and how to make the right choices when their guardian is not around.

What’s the impact?

The goals of the Farmers Market are to increase community access to healthy, local, affordable food; support small farms and family farms; construct useful public amenities; bring the community together; promote active lifestyles; and highlight the diversity of Spartanburg.