Mission: The hub city farmers' market is a nonprofit community organization that aims to increase supply, demand, and access to healthy, local foods in spartanburg, south carolina.
Programs: Farmers' market - farmers' market goals are to increase the demand, availability, and access to fresh produce. In addition, create a public space to serve as a tool for social integration and provide an incubator for small farmers and distressed areas. The farmers' market program also includes a mobile market that travels to communities with fresh produce to provide access to healthy foods and community supported agricultural programs, that helps small farms reach more residents. Farmers' market served approximately 40,000 and the mobile market served approximately 1,500.
urban farm - a working farm managed by hub city farmers' market staff, the urban farm seeks to educate the public about farming practices and the benefits of healthy, local food through programming and volunteer opportunities. The urban farm covers approximately 1/2 acre located at northside harvest park. Produce from the farm is sold or donated to individuals, businesses, and community organizations with over 250 individuals served.
I was a vendor at the Hub City Farmers market and they discriminated against me. The new executive director told me that I needed to go away and that my presence was not needed at the market. BUT found all the time to cater to their white vendors and kicked me out because vendors didn't want to be beside me. It's a LONG story!