Feature: Rita Bachmann Applies Her Farming Background to Lowcountry Gardens

Photo courtesy of Rita Bachmann A Helping Hand Rita Bachmann Applies Her Farming Background to Lowcountry Gardens By Eva Moore  This story appears in the Oct. 3, 2019 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. A former organic farmer, Rita Bachmann launched the gardening consulting business Rita’s Roots Backyard Harvest in 2011. We spoke with Bachmann about farming, her business, and… read more ›
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Feature: Fast-Growing Vertical Roots Expands to Midlands

Onward and Upward Fast-Growing Vertical Roots Expands to Midlands By Eva Moore  This story appears in the Sept. 5, 2019 issue of the South Carolina Market Bulletin. On a recent Wednesday, Vertical Roots’ new West Columbia facility was a hive of activity. And “hive” is no idle metaphor: The facility is modular, built from retired refrigerated shipping containers joined together… read more ›
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Beware of Potential Hay Scams

Area farmers should be aware of potential scams from out-of-state buyers targeting hay and other commodities. Kentucky and Texas have had problems with hay scammers, and a few South Carolina farmers have had complaints about potential hay purchases. Producers should take extra care to protect themselves from scam artists when buying or selling commodities such as hay or livestock, especially… read more ›
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SCDA Partners with SC Biz

The winter 2017 issue of SC Biz is all about agriculture and agribusiness, thanks to a partnership between the magazine and SCDA.  Articles range from the Certified SC Grown brand’s 10th anniversary to the promotion of South Carolina agribusiness on the global stage.  Click below to read SC Biz and learn more about SCDA’s role in growing the economic impact of South… read more ›
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Christmas Trees for Sale at State Farmers Market

Christmas trees are now available at the State Farmers Market (3483 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia).  Come shop a variety of trees and find the perfect one for your home.  The market is open Monday – Saturday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information, call the market office at 803-737-4664. read more ›
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