Hub City Co-op will host summer Wednesday Hub City Farmer’s Market events

Photo courtesy of Hub City Farmer's Market.

Spartanburg’s Hub City Farmers’ Market (HCFM) has found a new home for its summer Wednesday afternoon markets.

HCFM announced Thursday it has partnered with the Hub City Co-op, South Carolina’s first cooperatively owned grocery store located in downtown Spartanburg.

The markets will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from June 14 through Aug. 9.

“The summer Wednesday Markets have become a yearly tradition for the Hub City Farmers’ Market and we are thrilled to be partnering with the Hub City Co-op to present these Markets at their location this year,” said Caroline Sexton, director of HCFM, in a statement. “We believe this partnership provides a fantastic opportunity to highlight the wonderful farmers and vendors who are working to supply our community with healthy, local food.”

The Co-op is at 176 N. Liberty St. across from the Chapman Cultural Center.

HCFM said the venue’s proximity to the Spartanburg Area Regional Transit Agency’s passenger center, will make the events accessible for residents who rely on public transportation.

“We’re incredibly excited about the start of this partnership and the opportunity for local farmers to grow their distribution network, as well as our community’s ability to provide greater access to fresh local products,” said Derek Suhar, general manager of the Hub City Co-op, in a statement.

Both organizations accept Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. HCFM also has a SNAP-matching program, which matches SNAP dollars up to $40 at each market.

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