Get to Know Our Team
The People That Make It Possible
At The Junction Area Farmers Market, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without our dedicated team behind us. Our committed market manager and board of directors goes above and beyond to make sure you have the most positive experience yet. Highly involved with the greater Junction community, our team does their best to maintain all aspects of our Market — and we couldn’t be any happier to work on building a beautiful market.
Jamie Sadler Edwards
Jamie and her family moved to Junction in August of 2022. Before settling in Junction, the "Sadwards" family lived in Calliham, Goliad, Denison, and Corpus Christi. If you're a State Parks enthusiast, you might have noticed a theme: Jamie's husband, Cody, is the current Park Superintendent at South Llano River State Park, and it's this role that happily landed the family in Junction for the foreseeable future.
Almost immediately upon arrival, Jamie and her daughter Elena became near-weekly fixtures at the Farmers Market - Elena with her tortilla blanket and wolf hat and Jamie with her books. When not at the market, you can usually find Jamie and her two dogs (Leela and Fry) hiking the backcountry trails at the State Park; her two favorites are the Frontera Trail and the East Ridge Trail.
More biographical info to come...
Founder, Past Market Manager
Although Candace stepped away from managing the Market after three seasons, we want to honor the indelible mark she has left on our community here. Candace founded the Junction Area Farmers Market in 2020 during the height of the pandemic, and the Farmers Market as served as an outdoor gathering space for locals and visitors alike ever since.
Candace still picks up the wheels of her coffee trailer, The Honey Bean, each Saturday and serves coffee, tea, and pastries to both guests and vendors at market. She is a avid kayaker, snowboarder, surfer, runner, triathlon participant and traveler. If you are ever passing through Junction, stop by and sip a cup of coffee with us, visit the river, and shop the market.
Kimble County Chamber of Commerce Board Treasurer (2021- present)
Speaker at the Hill Country Alliance Leadership Summit (October 2021)
Recipient of the KerrTop40 Award (November 2021)
Attendee of the Farmers Market Pros In Tents Farmers Market Conference (March 2022)
Business of the Year 2022 (January 2023)
Assistant Market Manager
Born and raised in Junction, TX, Sharla is a local who left Junction to build a life across the United States before settling back in this sweet town. Her Farmers Market booth is called Fat Squirrel Garden and its through this booth that she provides the community with fresh baked bread from milled wheat, jams + jellies, and her famous homemade granola. She has supported the growth of the market and its founder from day 1 back in 2020 and continues to play an active roll in the community. Serving on the Junction Texas Tourism Board, she is drectly involved in the sustainable growth of Junction and bringing people to visit this oasis in the desert.
Junction Tourism Board (2021-present)