October 17, 2018
By Jana Jones
Farmers Market Manager
At their annual meeting held last week, the Johnson County Farmers Market (JCFM) Board of Directors introduced the new Market Manager, Bethany Anderson. Anderson will serve as the manager for both the Winter Farmers Market as well as the outdoor Farmers Market for 2019, replacing Jana Jones.Bethany comes to JCFM having experience in marketing the Campbell, CA Farmers Market, event planning, social media marketing, camp and youth center administrator, and office managing.
Boasting of a list of attributes and qualifications of a manager for the market, JCFM is pleased with its choice sharing its sentiments of “could not have found a better replacement than Bethany, who brings the skills and personality to take the market to the next level of awesomeness.
“I am so excited to be a part of such a great community weekly event and am looking forward to bringing our market to the next level”, says Mrs. Anderson. “The board and vendors have all been so friendly and welcoming, and Jana has been a huge help guiding me during this transition.”
Anderson’s family is proud to call Mountain City their home. “With my background in management, event planning, and marketing, the opportunity for me to have a hand in such a well loved local event is just amazing to me. It’s basically my picture perfect job and I couldn’t be happier!”
Anderson will jump right in beginning to shadow Jones for the next two remaining Saturdays in October which will take place at Ralph Stout Park. The last Saturday, October 27th, being our annual Holiday Fair event. Then Mrs. Anderson will take full reigns starting with the November 3rd Winter Farmers Market which is held in the basement of the Johnson County Welcome Center each Saturday from 9 am until noon with the exception of the Saturday following Thanksgiving and Christmas.
JCFM obtained a grant this year from the East Tennessee Foundation to update its website. Anderson will be designing a new JCFM website in the next few months. Stay tuned by visiting the JCFM Facebook page to hear the latest updates or go to www.JohnsonCountyFM.org for basic information.