SC State 1890 Launches New Research Farm

  SC State 1890 Launches New Research Farm By Eva Moore | Photos by Maurice Mitchell and Pressmark LLC This story appears in the April 15, 2021 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. University and local officials and Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers gathered March 26 for a ribboncutting and groundbreaking at South Carolina State University’s future research and demonstration… read more ›
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Sand Stone Farms Turns Turkey Litter into Quality Compost

Fertile Ground Sand Stone Farms Turns Turkey Litter into Quality Compost By Eva Moore | Photos courtesy Michael Stone This story appears in the April 1, 2021 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. Michael Stone didn’t set out to start a compost business. But now that he has, he’s doing it right. Stone is a contract turkey grower, raising turkey… read more ›
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Beekeepers Can Work with Farmers to Improve Yields, Environment

  Beekeepers Can Work with Farmers to Improve Yields, Environment By Eva Moore This story appears in the March 4, 2021 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. Dave Griggs, president of the SC Mid-State Beekeepers Association, wants to improve the perception of beekeeping among farmers in South Carolina. “It’s not just something hippies and retirees do,” he says. “I have… read more ›
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Make Connections at 2021 Grower Buyer Mash Up

The 2020 Grower Buyer Meetup was held indoors, but the 2021 Mash Up will be held outdoors with social distancing. In addition, the agenda has expanded to include a panel discussion, food samples, and more.   Make Connections at 2021 Grower Buyer Mash Up Distanced Event Set for March 22 By SCDA This story appears in the February 4, 2021 issue… read more ›
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During Pandemic, Agritourism Farms Get Creative

Left: A screenshot from McLeod Farms’ Virtual Pumpkin Field Trip, available at macspride.com/virtual-field-trips Right: Denver Downs’ pumpkin patch drew people seeking outdoor fun during COVID-19. Photo courtesy Denver Downs.   During Pandemic, Agritourism Farms Get Creative Story by Eva Moore This story appears in the December 10, 2020 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. When the coronavirus pandemic struck the… read more ›
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SCDA’s New Market Development Team Works to Match Producers and Buyers

  Left: Fire Ant Farms on Johns Island grows fresh vegetables like kale, collards, specialty peppers, turnips, carrots and more. They’ve succeeded during the pandemic by selling at their local farmers market with occasional wholesale opportunities. Center: As a food hub, retailer and eatery, Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery is a key buyer for many Upstate producers. Right: Crescent Farm… read more ›
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